Associate Dean University Advising & Career Development
- BA in Social Sciences - Buena Vista University
- MA in Political Science - University of Missouri, Columbia
In college, Bill was on the student senate, where he participated in discussions involving the University’s academic affairs activity. Witnessing major decisions being made drove Bill to seek a management and leadership position for his career.
If he could have any super power, it would be to use all of his brain (where’s the ‘Limitless’ pills when you need them?). Bill would also love to travel around the world, specifically to Europe and the Middle East. During this adventure, he would also like to explore his interest in archaeology.
If Bill won a million dollars, he would first put some away for his children’s academic fund (very responsible, Bill). With the rest, he would focus on philanthropy by both giving money to charities and establishing need-based academic scholarships.
- B.S. Organizational Communication, University of Nebraska at Kearney
- M.S.Ed, Counseling-Student Affairs, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Tracy holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling-Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has worked in many student development roles including Admissions Counselor, Residence Hall Director, Fraternity and Sorority Advisor, and with extra enthusiasm, Career Advisor. Tracy is obsessive about making career education more engaging, impactful and fun, which has helped her team develop dynamic programming and tools that facilitate self-awareness and strategy development in career workshops and appointments. She is enjoying her current role which involves a lot of leading, training, and learning from a diverse team of people who all care deeply about helping students answer three big questions: Who Am I? Who Do I Want To Be? And How Do I Get There? In her free time, you will find her on a golf course, eating at The Oven, jamming (loudly) to her Spotify playlists, and staying connected to her family and friends.
Assistant Director for Career Education and Peer Programming Education Background
- BA in Business Administration - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- MA in Education - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Emily is always on the lookout for promising potential Peer Career Guides, a team in University Career Services she leads. She loves working with the team, supporting their development and helping them help other students in the job search. She loves working with all UCS staff and Nebraska students. Emily nerds out on anything that helps students move forward and gain career management skills, such as career learning outcomes, self-reflection worksheets, and personal positioning/branding activities. She over-edits everything, which sometimes can be helpful and sometimes not. When Emily is not involved with all of this, she enjoys hanging out with family which includes a VVIP (very, very important pup). If you are a promising potential Peer Career Guide, visit Emily in UCS!
Assistant Director of Employer and Internship Strategy Education Background
- BS in Business Administration, Marketing - Colorado State University
- Master of Business Administration, BIS Certification, Advanced IT Project Management Certification - Colorado State University
Mallory moved to Nebraska from the front range of Colorado, where she previously worked at Colorado State University and Front Range Community College. For the past seven years she has focused her work efforts in higher education, starting as a teacher before moving into student services. Before this, she was an Executive Pastry Chef for ten years. Mallory's goal is for every student to have opportunities for experiential learning before they graduate and to have a job they can succeed in after. Mallory enjoys stand up comedy, visual art, being a dog owner, and spending way too much time in her garden.
Senior Advisor-Program Coordinator Education Background
- BS in Business Administration, BA in Journalism - Midland Lutheran College
- MEd in Educational Administration - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thomas Allison joined the Military and Veteran Success Center as the Senior Advisor and Program Coordinator in 2019 after working as a Senior Career Adviser in Career Services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2005. He has over 25 years of professional experience in planning and implementing programs and advising students on academic and career development. Tom is a Certified Federal Job Search Trainer and Counselor, specializing in assisting those searching and applying for positions within the federal government. He is also a GI Bill Certifying Official with the Veterans Administration.
Prior to being at UNL, Tom was the Career and Retention Support Specialist and Student ADA Accommodations Coordinator for the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, taught at the International Study Center of Peshawar located in Peshawar, Pakistan, and was a Project Facilitator for Opportunities | Jobs | Careers, a school-to-work organization, with Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska.
Employer and Campus Relations Coordinator Education Background
- Employer and Campus Relations Coordinator
Holly was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska but her family is originally from Vietnam. Being a Husker native at heart, she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at UNL. She loved her experience at UNL so much, that she now works alongside her team to serve students. She enjoys meeting new people every day, which is perfect because she helps to create and coordinate connections between employers, faculty, staff, and students. Holly loves spending time with her family, cooking, practicing her calligraphy, spend time doing her many hobbies including playing her all-time favorite game, overcooked, on the Nintendo switch and making dumplings.
Career Advisor Education Background
- Central Community College-Hastings (2015)
- B.A. in Psychology minor Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha(2016)
- M.S. Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska-Kearney (2019)
Letty is originally from Gilroy, California, but has lived in Nebraska for 16+ years. Letty started her college career at Central Community College in Hastings and later transferred to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After graduating from UNO, Letty started graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where she earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs. During her time at UNK, Letty worked as Graduate Assistant, where she developed a strong insterest for Higher Education and helping students explore their interests, skills, personal and cultural strengths as it relates to their own academic and career journey. Letty started her journey with UNL in the Summer of 2019 and is committed to providing first generation and underrepresented students the best guidance and support they need to succeed. In her free time, Letty enjoys attending fitness classes like Strong by Zumba and Plyometrics. Letty also enjoys spending time with her family, going on walks with her family's dog, and having family cookouts.
Employer Relations Assistant
Chance is still in the process of figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up. She plays violin, piano and has performed with a few bands as a lead singer, so a music teacher always peaked her interest. She couldn’t live without headphones because she has to listen to music throughout the day, and loves spending time playing piano and singing with her son. As our Employer Relations Assistant, Chance loves how personable people are at Career Services and appreciates working in an office full of different personalities who share a common goal.
Events and Marketing Coordinator
- BFA in Graphic Design- Kansas State University
Amber joined the Career Services team in 2016 and loves working with logistics and details to help teams succeed. She currently coordinates many of the Career Services programing efforts, including career fairs and career prep events. Outside of the usual office day, she enjoys being outdoors and connecting with family and friends. You might see her zipping around downtown on her kick scooter, biking to a local lake with her kayak in tow, or sitting at a local coffee shop patio planning out her next trip to the mountains. .
In his spare time, Alex prefers to be as active as possible. He has been flying small aircrafts as a hobby for a few years now, and some day hopes to be a jet pilot with the US Air Force. He graduated from UNL with a major in journalism and a minor in voice acting, and claims he most values the writing skills he learned during his undergraduate degree. In years past, he has narrated multiple television programs for PBS. On the top of his bucket list is to make it to the base camp of Mount Everest. His second bucket list item is to surf the Iceland Black Sand Beach.
Graduate Student Advisor
Greyson is a first year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program, which is pretty big shift from his first job as a paper boy in fifth grade. Originally from Missouri, he has played the trombone since elementary school and was even in the trombone ensemble at Mizzou for all four years of his undergrad in Psychology. He’s a big supporter of Husker basketball and volleyball, but has yet to jump on the football bandwagon. His favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell. The best piece of advice he’s ever been given is that it is better to be patient and find the right fit, which is what brought him to UNL.
Career Development Specialist Education Background
- Bachelor of Journalism
"As a CoJMC student herself, Kris remembers the challenge of finding an internship. And prior to that, there was the mysterious resume cloud looming over her head. How do I write a resume? Where do I start? WHO can help me? After seeking assistance from a professor, who handed her a floppy disk and simply said, ""this should help you,"" Kris embarked on the creation of her first resume which would ultimately help her land her first internship. (Oh - if you have to ask, ""what's a floppy disk?"" Stop by and see Kris, she'll fill you in!)
Little did she know that she could and would have a career helping students in this very same way. Kris feels strongly that having experienced such similar challenges and situations helps her better relate to CoJMC students and fuels her passion to do so. Kris is a Lincoln native, has a Bachelor of Journalism from UNL, and lives with her family in a small community outside of Lincoln."
Information Technology Coordinator
As IT Coordinator, Rob is our go-to tech guy. He loves utilizing his problem solving skills on a daily basis to help staff with any issues we may have. He is a proud "Papaw" of five grandchildren.
As his greatest passion is children, he is a Past President of Lincoln Center Kiwanis and a TeamMate Mentor.
Director Education Background
- Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- MA in Educational Administration/Student Affairs - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- PhD in Adult Learning - University of Connecticut
Rachel is a daring one. She’s eaten pig hoof, been cliff jumping and parachuting, and took the risk of making a professional move to come work at CBA. Her advice is, “If you’re not scared or nervous, you're not aiming high enough.” Her favorite thing about her job is ringing the ‘Job Bell’ when a student gets a job.
Work aside, Rachel’s favorite thing to do is play with her three kids. She also enjoys traveling and would love to explore Europe and Asia for a month. A couple things she couldn’t go a day without are chocolate and smiling (we don’t blame you, Rachel!).
Associate Director Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Chadron State
- Master of Arts, Adult Education
- Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chris was raised in Western Nebraska and loves reading all types of books and learning about places and their history. Her previous work experience includes being a radio announcer, park ranger, job search trainer, career guidance software trainer and researcher, and now Associate Director in the Business Career Center, providing career coaching and employer outreach. She has increased her global awareness through a Fulbright program in Germany, visiting universities in China, a vacation in Peru, South America, and serving as a faculty leader for an education abroad in Italy. Her bachelors degree was awarded by Chadron State and masters and PhD from UNL. Gallup Certified Strengths Coach: Strategic, Responsibility, Arranger, Achiever, Connectedness..
Associate Director Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, UNL
- Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, Doane University
- PhD, Educational Administration (August 2020), UNL
Celeste grew up on a farm in north central Nebraska where she attended a country elementary school with 3 kids in her class! She continues to love country living with her husband and three boys on an acreage outside of Lincoln. Celeste has worked at UNL since 2008 in academic advising and career coaching, and is passionate about higher education and the career development of college students. She is currently the Associate Director for Career & Professional Development at the College of Business where she oversees career coaching and the Professional Enhancement Program. Her goal is to maximize the educational experience for students.
Assistant Director Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, History, St. Cloud State University (2005)
- Master of Arts, Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2008)
- Doctor of Philosophy, Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2024 anticipated)
Katie Sewell graduated with a bachelor's degree in History from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and a Master's degree in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University and is currently purusing a doctorate at UNL with a focus in leadership studies. In 2013, she began working in the College of Business as a Career Coach. She currently oversees the curriculum and instruction for BSAD 222: Career Development and Planning. Before working at UNL, Katie worked at Indiana University in Bloomington for five years. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing with her cats, gardening, running her side-business, and pursuing creative arts..
Assistant Director Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Minnesota State University Moorhead
- Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Stout
As Assistant Director for Career Services at CBA, Katie loves all of the different hats she wears at her job. She gets to try new things every day, and loves working with not only students and staff, but also employers.
In addition to being a rock star Assistant Director, Katie is also an incredible softball player. If she could go back in time, she would go back to her senior year of high school to relive her undefeated softball season. Her dream is to someday go to the women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. Her other (unrelated) dream is to be a hippo because they get to hangout all day and soak up the sun, but can also be aggressive when necessary.
Assistant Director Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication & Communication Studies, University of Iowa
- Master of Arts, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
Janessa Hageman has over five years of career services experience coaching students on career development and leads BSAD 333: Internship & Job Search Strategies in the College of Business. Prior to working at UNL, she worked as a consultant for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. She is energized by motivating individuals to pursue their career aspirations and teaching how to manage a career path over a lifetime. Janessa grew up on an Iowa farm, was a first generational college student, and holds her bachelor's from the University of Iowa and master's from the University of Northern Iowa.
Career Coach Education Background
- Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, Indiana University
- Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Doane University, December 2020
Emma Stewart (she/her/hers) is a Career Coach at the College of Business Career Center. This is Emma’s first year at UNL and was previously working in Residential Life and Career Services at Doane University. Emma is originally from the Chicago Suburbs and graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Doane University. Outside of work, Emma enjoys cooking vegan food, knitting, reading, triathlons, and half marathons.
Emma can be contacted via canvas or by email at email@example.com. You may also set up a meeting with her on MyPLAN or by contacting the Business Career Center at 402-472-7272.
Graduate Career Coach Education Background
- Bachelor of Science, Organizational Communication, University of Nebraska at Kearney
- Master of Science, College Student Affairs, Eastern Illinois University
Lauren is a Nebraska native and grew up on a farm in eastern Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication degree and a Master of Science in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. Lauren is passionate about working with college students and has experience in working with Greek Life, advising, and career services. Lauren works with business graduate students and enjoys helping them achieve their career goals.
Paula started working at the financial aid office in undergrad and loved the opportunities to interact with students. As a student, she was given the opportunity to teach a class at UNI on the topic of money management. Paula then received a masters degree in Higher Ed and Student Affairs. Her favorite thing about the job, outside of working with students and learning a lot of business, was the curriculum development.
Paula dreams of one day traveling outside of the country because, let’s be real, Canada doesn’t really count. She would like to travel to Europe, specifically Holland. Paula is also interested in England because of her reading of English royalty as a kid. Another bucket list item would be watching all of the Academy Award winners for ‘Best Picture.’ Paula loves movies and never misses one about superheroes. Even though she hates choosing favorites, Inception and Lord of the Rings are definitely up there for all-time favorite movie. One thing she can positively say is a favorite is steak (although her husband would say she lives off of Goldfish and Dr. Pepper).
Career Development and Corporate Relations Director Education Background
- BA in Advertising - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Julie’s first-ever job was a farmhand for her family. She still goes back and helps them with harvest each year, where she’s in charge of driving the auger wagon or the grain cart. Apart from helping out on the farm, Julie’s favorite thing to do with her free time is read and exercise. She would read three books a week if she had the time. For exercise, running is her go-to. Julie participated in the market-to-market run from Lincoln to Omaha (way to go Julie!).
Other things Julie enjoys are her mom’s famous French dip sandwich, watching her 18-month-old son grow and develop, and traveling. Her dream is to visit the United Kingdom and see where her family came from. And while overseas, she would visit other parts of Europe.
If Julie had a million dollars, she would invest most of the money into stocks and bonds. That is, of course, after buying high-heels and purses, as well as Red Wings hockey tickets for her husband.
Director of Student Development Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin (2010)
- Master of Arts, Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University (2012)
Jen is from the Texas coast, where she dreamt of being a wide variety of things: a veterinarian, a teacher, a forensic pathologist, and a genetic counselor. Winning the spelling bee is one of her greatest grade school memories, as was growing up with a lot of different pets. A passion for education led her to study education disparities at the University of Texas and brought her to a career in higher education through her masters from The Ohio State University. She spent her first four years in higher education focused on financial literacy for college students, before joining the College of Engineering in 2014. She is especially passionate about social justice and supporting LGBTQIA+ students. She lives in Omaha with her partner and their cat, Mango, and loves to bake without a recipe.
Career Coach Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, English; Bachelor of Journalism (Drake University, 2010)
- Master of Science, College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University (2014)
Meagan wanted to be a writer growing up, so she studied English and Journalism as a college student. But during college she became involved in a national service organization, which led to her first job where she traveled the country helping other college campuses grow student leaders where she learned how much she loves working with college students. She went to graduate school to learn about student development in higher education, and moved to Nebraska right away after graduation to become an academic advisor. Three years ago she began her career coaching role in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her favorite part of the job is getting to teach students about the value of a broad, flexible degree--in work and in life! .
Career Coach Education Background
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa
- Master's in Post-Secondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa
Kristen grew up either wanting to be a veterinarian to help animals or a lawyer so she could make money to argue with people (or so she thought!). Now she gets to help people as a Career Coach for the College of Arts & Sciences. Her favorite part of her current role is the colleagues she works with every day because they’ve made her feel like a part of the UNL community since day one.
Aside from work, Kristen enjoys listening to classical, instrumental music. She also couldn’t go a day without some sort of sweets — whether it’s candy, a cookie, or ice cream (great, now we’re hungry!).
Assistant Director of Career Services Education Background
- Bachelor of Arts, English (Minors: History, Communication Studies, Women's & Gender Studies), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2014)
- Master of Arts, Critical & Creative Thinking (Emphasis: Writing & Critical Reflection), University of Nebraska at Omaha (2019)
- Graduate Certificate, Advanced Writing, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2019)
Bonnie grew up wanting to be a pediatric cardiologist surgeon. She loved “big” words from a young age, which was likely a factor in Bonnie selecting her undergraduate major: English.
A small-town Nebraska native and UNL alumnus, Bonnie loves working at her alma mater.
In the College of Engineering, Bonnie empowers students through one-on-one career coaching, developmental programming, teaching ENGR 20, supporting career fairs, and connecting students to industry. She’s here to help you as you join the engineering and construction industry!
Career Services Coordinator, College of Engineering Education Background
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Nebraska Omaha
- Master of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha
Robia joined the College of Engineering in May 2019. As Career Services Coordinator on Scott Campus, Robia provides engineering students with career readiness support. Such support includes working one-on-one with students on their resumes and cover letters, as well as enhancing their interview skills. Additionally, she teaches ENGR 200—an 8-week career development seminar every Fall/Spring semester. Robia keeps in regular contact with industry and works to build strong connections between them and our students through various panels, workshops, and events during the school year. She also works alongside College of Engineering faculty and Engineering Student Services staff to organize the annual Durham School Career Fair. In her free time, Robia enjoys crafting, reading novels, and watching Bollywood films!
Career Advisor Education Background
- B.S. in Communication Studies from Kansas State University (2013)
- M.S. in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University (2015)
Kelsey began her college career at Kansas State University as an "open option" student and has loved exploring majors and careers ever since. After graduating from K-State, she went to graduate school in Arkansas, where she studied higher education and the art of hammocking. Kelsey has worked at UNL for 4 years, all of them in the Explore Center, where she enjoys helping students discover their interests, and make the connection between academics and careers. In her free time, Kelsey likes to run, try new recipes, and hang out on the patio with her roommates.
Assistant Director- Career and Professional Development Education Background
- Master of Arts- Higher Education Administration, UNL
- Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education- Northwest Missouri State University
Erin joined the Career and Professional Development Team in the Office of Graduate Studies in June, 2019, and couldn't be happier! She graduated with her master's degree in August, and is excited to dive into the world of higher education and helping graduate students take the next step in their careers. She will be working primarily with graduate students who want to go into industry (non-academic careers), as well as promoting events that focus on wellness for graduate students. A Nebraska native, Erin has lived in three countries and seven cities over the last decade, so she's ready to make Lincoln home. In her free time, you can find Erin cheering on the Huskers and the Cubs, playing slow-pitch softball with her husband, and basically living at the dog park with her Mini Aussie named Harvey.
Director, Alumni Engagement Education Background
- B.A., Political Science and History, with honors (2012)-University of Nebraska at Kearney
- M.A., Higher Education Administration, with distinction (2017)-University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Executive Certificate, Leadership (2019)-University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Higher Education (In progress)-University of Nebraska–Lincoln