Meet the Career Center

The Career Center staff is here to help undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni develop and implement their short and long-term career plans. We have experienced Career Advisors who specialize in different disciplines, offering sound career advice and professional connections relevant to their specialty. Whether you're still deciding on a major, trying to identify professional career paths related to your major, or ready to start your job/internship search, be sure to connect with us early and often! 

Career Advising Team

Chris

Meet me in CareerLab Mondays, 11am - 4pm in 101B DeVos

Chris Babbitt

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: babbitc1@gvsu.edu

Chris is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing, mathematics, statistics, and physics departments.

Career Community: STEM

people

Meet me in CareerLab on Thursdays, 11am - 4pm in 200 STU

Rachel Becklin

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: becklira@gvsu.edu

Rachel is a Career Advisor and Internship Specialist, helping students and faculty with internship programming and initiatives. She also serves students in psychology, dance, theatre, and music. 

Career Community: Human & Public Service | Communication & the Arts


Brian

Meet me in CareerLab Wednesdays, 11am - 4pm in 200 STU

Brian Bossick

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: bossickb@gvsu.edu

Brian is the Coordinator of Career Development and works with undeclared students still looking to identify a major and students seeking information about graduate and/or professional school.

Nick

Exploring majors and graduate programs

Nick Debernardi

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: debernan@gvsu.edu

Nick is the Coordinator of Career Outreach and works with undeclared students looking to select a major.


Stephanie

Meet me in CareerLab Fridays, 11am - 4pm in 200 STU

Stephanie Dombrowski

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: dombrows@gvsu.edu

Stephanie is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the natural and hard sciences and health related programs. 

Career Community: Healthcare | STEM (physical science)

Troy

MBA, MSA, MST

Troy Farley

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: farleytr@gvsu.edu

Troy is the Director of the Career Center and advises students and alumni in the MBA, MST, and MSA programs.


Lisa k

Meet me in CareerLab Mondays, 11am - 4pm in 200 STU

Lisa Knapp

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: knapplis@gvsu.edu

Lisa is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the communications, humanities, and liberal studies programs. She also works closely with our first and second year students as they begin exploring the world of work. 

Career Community: Communication & the Arts | Education

Lisa Orlando

Meet me in CareerLab Wednesdays, 11am - 4pm in 101B DeVos

Lisa Orlando

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: orlandli@gvsu.edu

Lisa is a career advisor who works with students, faculty, and staff in the health and science programs. She also works with students and prospective students in the LEADS program.

Career Community: Healthcare


Megan Packer

Seidman College of Business and employer recruitment

Megan Packer

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: s_packemeg@gvsu.edu

Megan is a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership program here at GVSU. She helps coordinate career related events and will serve students in our Seidman College of Business.

Dayna Philips

Meet me in CareerLab Wednesdays, 11am - 4pm in 200 STU

Dayna Phillips

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: phillday@gvsu.edu

Dayna works with students exploring majors and career options, and those interested in career testing.

Career Community: Exploring


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Meet me in CareerLab Fridays, 11am - 4pm in 101B DeVos

Amy Pierce-Danders

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: piercamy@gvsu.edu

Amy is a Career Advisor and works with students, faculty, and employers in the Seidman College of Business, as well as HTM and Sport Management.

Career Community: Business & Entrepreneurship 

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Meet me in CareerLab Thursdays, 11am - 4pm in 101B DeVos

Grace Pushman

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: pushmagr@gvsu.edu

Grace is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the public, nonprofit, and social science areas. 

Career Community: Human & Public Service


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Megan Riksen

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: riksenm@gvsu.edu

Megan is an Assistant Director who leads the marketing and communication efforts for the Career Center.

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Meet me in CareerLab Tuesdays, 11am - 4pm in 101B DeVos

Lori Staggs

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: staggsl@gvsu.edu

Lori is a Career Advisor and works with students, faculty, and employers in the Seidman College of Business, as well as HTM and Sport Management.

Career Community: Business & Entrepreneurship 


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Meet me in CareerLab Tuesdays, 11am - 4pm in 200 STU

Meghan Veltri

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: veltrim@gvsu.edu

Meghan is a career advisor who works with students, faculty, and staff in the health and science programs. She also helps students parallel plan as they seek entrance into competitive programs. 

Career Community: Healthcare

Employer Relations Team

Azra

Azra Causevic

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: causevaz@gvsu.edu 

Azra is the Employer Relations Assistant and supports our Employer Relations Team. She manages our On-Campus Interviews and office events.

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Susan Proctor

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: proctors@gvsu.edu

Susan is the Employer Development Manager and works with our employer partners to connect to GVSU, recruiting students and alumni for full-time jobs and internships.


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Kristie Scanlon

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: scanlokr@gvsu.edu

Kristie is our Employer Relations Coordinator. She specializes in helping employers create and enhance internship programs for GVSU students.


Support and Operations Team


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Sonya Barrett

Office Address: 200 STU
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: barretso@gvsu.edu

Sonya manages the front desk of our Allendale office, as well as works with the training and development of our Student Assistants.

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Joy Hecht

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: hechtjo@gvsu.edu

Joy manages the front desk of our DeVos office as well as works with the training and development of our Student Assistants.


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Student Staff

You'll find Career Center Student Assistants covering our Allendale and DeVos offices' front desk; scheduling appointments, checking in students, and helping the office run smoothly.

 

Career Center Career Connectors can be found out and about around campus; marketing our events, and sharing career advice to resident halls and student groups! You'll also find our Career Connectors running our peer-advising space, CareerLab