Career Development Director
I love talking with students about their ideas, hopes, dreams and challenges while supporting them in their career exploration and planning. Students often leave our appointments feeling supported and optimistic moving forward. My work is to help students feel confident in their planning, and create pathways to be successful while at St. Kate’s and after graduation.
Skilled in Career and Mental Health Counseling, Student Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Social Justice, I am passionate about the engagement I have with current Students and Alumni.
As a Career Counselor, I will be supporting you in developing strong resume & cover letters, advising and providing relevant resources to make effective decisions around your major and career exploration, and help prep you for the job hunt.
I am an alum from St. Kate’s! Ask me about my experience :)
Associate Director of Career Development and Internships
I love to problem-solve and be a career development resource to students and grads. See me with internship questions or to receive help with choosing a major, career planning, resume and job search assistance. I have a breadth of previous experience working in non-profits, healthcare and business that is beneficial to guiding students and grads through the career development process. I can be additionally helpful to alumni that are in the midst of career transition to find a new path or prepare for a new job search.
I provide technical support, office management as well as training to students, alumni, faculty and staff. I also manage career technology resources, and collaborate with vendors to determine ongoing technology solutions that keep our resources fresh and interesting.
I am a twice alum of St Kate’s with a BA in Communications Studies and MA in Organizational Leadership. I specialize in Organizational Change and Leadership Development.
If you have questions about using Handshake, or any of our career tools reach out to me!
Specialities and InterestsTechnology, Data Analysis, Organizational Change
Career CommunitiesBusiness & ManagementCommunicationsDEMO Organizational Leadership Career Community
Mary Beth Pickett
Hi, my name is Mary Beth Pickett and I’m the Recruiting Coordinator for the Career Development Office. My job is to help you find work! I do this by organizing our annual Career Fair, helping get our students to other locals Fairs, helping you find on-campus employment, and attracting local/national companies to St. Kate’s. I also help with our Priority Placement program that places first years that receive FAFSA in campus jobs.
I love helping introduce Katie’s to the employment world!
Specialities and InterestsEmployer Relations
Career and Future Readiness Project Specialist
Emily manages the Career and Future Readiness Project that was made possible by the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant St. Kate’s received in October 2019. This project expands career readiness programming all throughout the campus.
In the Career Development Center she coordinates the Professional Development Program with UpTurnships.
If you are interested in learning more about the Career and Future Readiness Project, or the Professional Development Program feel free to send her a message, call or text.
Career Development Research Specialist
I support Career Development’s engagement with potential and existing external partners.
I research and identify corporations, business and employers to develop great
opportunities for St. Kate’s students and alum.