Everything. I love my co-workers, the other employees who work at the university, as well as the students who work in the Career Center and those who I work with on a daily basis. I can't imagine a better place to work. I am so lucky to have been here for over 5 years.
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with my BA in Psychology. After working as a Peer Advisor in the Residence Halls and Peer Advisor for Academic Advising, I decided to stay at UNI to work on my MA in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs. While working on my master's degree I had the opportunity to work in Admissions, Campus Ministry, the Career Center, the Education Department as an Editorial Assistant, and Academic Advising. I really enjoyed working in the Career Center and decided that is where I wanted to obtain a full-time position.
When I moved to the Quad Cities with my husband, there were not any jobs in student affairs open, so I found a job at Handicapped Development Center working as a case manager. I loved working with mentally and physically handicapped individuals but was very eager to obtain a position at a university. I was extremely lucky to find a position a year later at SAU in the Career Center. I immediately felt welcome at the university and was grateful to work at such a great place.
Outside of the Career Center, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and reading. I don't have time for much else, because I am usually chasing a little one around.
I do a variety of things at the Career Center. I help students who are undecided in their major by administering several inventories and discussing their interests, values, and skills. For those headed to graduate school, I help with that process.
Additionally, I coach students on resume and cover letter writing; assist with mock interviews; help maintain our website and assist with marketing; and finally, I assist with my office's special events.