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Where They Are Now – Trisha Crowe, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Trisha Crowe

Assistant Environmental Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Trisha Crowe

Trisha Crowe

Trisha received a B.A. Environmental Science and Criminal Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA. She has been in her current role and organization for 3 years.

What was your career path to get your current role? Finding my way to this point has definitely involved more time off the beaten track than on a true path but I wouldn’t change a thing. After I graduated from Pitt I was not sure what I wanted to do. My creative side was calling and I became a floral designer for three years until I decided I wanted to get a graduate degree. I still was not sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue so as an alumnus I met with a career counselor at the University of Pittsburgh Career Services office. Ironically, a position at the front desk Read more

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Where They Are Now – Robbin Beauchamp, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Robbin Beauchamp

Director of Cooperative Education and Career Services – Wentworth Institute of Technology

robbin-beauchampRobbin received a BS from Emerson College and a MS from Boston University.  She recently started in her current role at Wentworth Institute of Technology in October.

What was your career path to get your current role?  I began my “professional life” in television in Hollywood, California working on game shows. I came back to Boston after one year and worked at WSBK-TV in it’s hayday as “the Boston sports channel” and during the Dana Hersey years. After some career counseling, I realized my calling was in HR so I began a 10 year career in HR at Boston University, Joslin Diabetes Center and Putnam Investments. I then decided to move into college career services and went to Stonehill College (Easton, MA) as first the Employer Relations person and promoting to Associate Director, then went to Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI) for 12 years as the Director and now am back in Boston at Wentworth.

Why did you choose this career?  After speaking to my peer group, I knew that I Read more

Where They Are Now – Tammy Samuels, Montclair State University

Tammy Samuels

Assistant Dean – Montclair State University

tammy-samuelsTammy received a BA from Rutgers University and a MA from Montclair State University.  She has just started in her current role at Montclair State!

What was your career path to get your current role?  Prior to my current role: Assistant Director of Graduate Programs at Duke University, Assistant Director of Internship Programs at Rutgers University, Dean of Students at Wilson College and Director of Career Development at Wilson College

What was your first job?  I was a Counselor at Medgar Evers College.

Why did you choose this career?  I chose this career in higher education because I wanted to give back to students in a way that was afforded to me. Throughout my career, I have had some great mentors including my college dean and coaches. I wanted to positively influence young men and women in their early career development stage and help shape their decisions. It’s rewarding to help those around me become empowered and strong, ethical leaders.

What is the skill that is most important in your current role?  The skills I believe are most important in my current role are Read more

Where They Are Now – Camille Franklin, 2U

Camille Franklin

Director of Career Services – 2U

Camille-FranklinCamille earned a BA from Howard University and a M.A. from George Washington University.  She recently started in her role at 2U a little over a month ago.

What was your career path to get your current role?  I received my master’s degree in international affairs and worked for several years supporting international development projects. It was through that work that I discovered I had a knack for providing career advice. So, I eventually transitioned into a role as a career advisor for students pursuing degrees in international studies. I served in the American University Career Center as the Career Advisor for students in the School of International Service at American University for two years and was then promoted to Director of Career Development. I did that for eight years before leaving AU to start a career services office for the College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University. I did that for a couple of years and once I felt like the office was sustainable and thriving I left for a new challenge. I spent the last four years at Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm, where I managed the firm’s onboarding program, a talent development program which was designed to help successfully integrate and engage new hires and interns into the organization of over 20,000.

What was your first job?  Hmmm. I don’t know if I can remember that far back. It was Read more

Where They Are Now – Shannon Kelly, Temple University

Shannon Kelly

Associate Director of Assessment and Technology – Temple University Career Center

kelly_shannonShannon earned a BA in Sociology from University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  She attended University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education for graduate school where Shannon earned a MSEd in Higher Education Management.  Shannon recently started in her role at Temple.

What was your career path to get your current role?  In college, I held a front desk-workstudy position at the Office of Student Affairs at UMass and it enlightened me to the possibility of doing something similar when “I grew up”. I did Americorps in the Amherst area after I graduated and then decided I wanted to move home to Philadelphia and there was an opening for an administrative assistant at University of Pennsylvania Career Services. I got that position and from there consistently (and very fortunately) moved up the ladder in the department. After being an administrative assistant, I moved to Job and Internship Coordinator where I managed the NACElink system and established a social media presence. I got reclassified to an Associate Director after I earned my master’s and slowly incorporated counseling to my existing duties. From there, I took a slightly higher Associate Director role in the department to focus more on counseling, program development and social media. When the unique opportunity came to join Temple University Career Center during their growth period, I jumped at it – so here I am today as Associate Director of Assessment and Technology!

What was your first job?   Read more

Where They Are Now – Alex Gant, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Alex Gant

Manager, Meetings & Conventions – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Gant-AlexAlex received a B.A. in History from George Mason University.  She has been in her current role and organization for 5 months.

What was your career path to get your current role? Conference & Operations Manager, OUT for Work; Program Coordinator, OUT for Work; Program Coordinator, George Mason University Office of LGBTQ Resources

What was your first job? My first real job was at Blockbuster Video at the end of my sophomore year of college. Quickly after starting there as a customer service representative, I rose up to Shift Manager and unofficial Assistant Manager while being a full-time student at George Mason University. After graduation from Mason, I started working at OUT for Work as an intern, then as a part time volunteer, then as the only full-time staff member. After serving in a variety of capacities at OUT for Work for six years, I started at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Why did you choose this career? Originally, I had planned to become a High School History teacher. I have always had a passion for history, but it was always about the Read more

Where They Are Now – Trisha Crowe, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Trisha Crowe

Assistant Environmental Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Trisha Crowe

Trisha Crowe

Trisha received a B.A. Environmental Science and Criminal Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA. She has been in her current role and organization for 3 years.

What was your career path to get your current role? Finding my way to this point has definitely involved more time off the beaten track than on a true path but I wouldn’t change a thing. After I graduated from Pitt I was not sure what I wanted to do. My creative side was calling and I became a floral designer for three years until I decided I wanted to get a graduate degree. I still was not sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue so as an alumnus I met with a career counselor at the University of Pittsburgh Career Services office. Ironically, a position at the front desk Read more

Where They Are Now – Rae Ann Bories-Easley, University of Denver

Rae Ann Bories-Easley

Director, Office of Career Development and Professional Development, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School

Rae Ann Bories-Easley

Rae Ann Bories-Easley

Rae Ann obtained her Masters degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University and her Bachelors in Economics from UC San Diego.  She has been with the University of Denver in her current role for 3.5 years.

What was your career path (previous roles) to get your current role? Director, Office of Career and Professional Development, Josef Korbel School at the University of Denver July 2010 – Present (3 years 6 months); Director, Outreach and Marketing, American University Career Center American University 2000 – 2008; Coordinator, International Internship Program American University Career Center 1997-2000; Fellow Robert Bosch Fellowship June 2004 – May 2005 (1 year); Studied German, worked at the Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) of the Arbeitsargentur (Central Foreign Placement Office of the German Federal Employment Agency) in Bonn and worked in Career Service at the University of Muenster; Assistant Resident Dean, Eleanor Roosevelt College, UC San Diego August 1993 – March 1997 (3 years 8 months); Manager, Family Student Housing Colorado State University August 1991 – July 1993 (2 years)

What was your first job? My first job was probably as a babysitter when I was 11 or 12. My first job with a “real” paycheck was at a gift shop where I dusted shelves.

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Where They Are Now – Nancy Williams, Adecco

Nancy Williams

Contingent Engineering Labor Manager for Corning Incorporated, Adecco

Nancy Williams

Nancy Williams

Nancy studied at Alfred University. She has been in her current role just shy of 2 years.

What was your career path to get your current role? Worked closely with Corning Incorporated on talent pipelining while at Alfred University.

What was your first job? Lifeguard at Keuka Lake State Park in Branchport, NY. Also was a pianist/organist for local church services.

Why did you choose this career?  I’m a true believer in Krumboltz’s Planned Happenstance Career Theory. I didn’t really choose this career but followed the opportunities provided to me and each instance lead me to where I am now.

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Where They Are Now – Mark Anthony, University of South Carolina

Mark Anthony

Assistant Director for Career Development, University of South Carolina

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony

Mark earned both his bachelors and masters from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mark has been in his current role and organization for close to a year now.

What was your career path to get your current role? Assistant Director, Punxsutawney Campus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP); Assistant Director, Career Services, Clarion University; Associate Director, Career Services, IUP; Director, Career Development Center, IUP.

What was your first job? As a teenager, I mowed lawns for some older people. My first real job was working in the kitchen of a restaurant doing cooking and food prep to help pay for college.

Why did you choose this career?  Coming out of my bachelors program in the 1982 Read more

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