Meet the New Career Development Center
Posted 8.17.06The career services office has now officially been renamed the Career Development Center, and the changes do not stop there. While students were hard at work in their summer internship positions, the Career Development department was undergoing a transformation.
As the Weatherhead community gears up for another fast-paced school year, the Career Development Center is ready to stand by our new motto, “Supporting Your Success”. This means our goal is to provide you with relevant and timely resources to help develop your success. As usual, we will help you develop your resume, cover letter and interviewing skills. We also will partner with local and national employers to encourage them to hire our students and graduates.
New resources this year include the job search guides and networking journal. Career Fridays will be an ongoing education forum to help you develop your skills in preparation for interviewing and for your internship or career position. Now it is up to you to use our support to your advantage.
Folks who are here to help you include:
Regina Olbinsky the Director of the Career Development Center is no stranger to Weatherhead career development, having previously worked with second-year students and alumni as a Career Consultant, and having graduated from Weatherhead herself. She can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org / 368.1662.
Amy Lucal - Career Development Manager (email@example.com /368.1694)
Amy will be working directly with students to help them with their career planning and job development process. Amy brings 13 years of experience in career management, training, and organization development. Most recently, Amy worked at Federated Systems Group as the IT Recruiting and Training Coordinator. She earned her MSODA from Weatherhead in 2005 and a BA in English from Kent State University.
J.T. Neuffer - External Relations Manager
(firstname.lastname@example.org / 368.1629)
J.T. will work on business development and nurturing existing relationships that will benefit our students, staff and school. J.T. brings a wealth of experience, contacts, and most importantly a passion for this work. J.T. Neuffer has over 8 years of human resources experience in the banking, staffing, business-to-business media and manufacturing industries, concentrated in managing employee relations, compensation analysis, strategic recruitment planning, and training. He received a BA degree in Interpersonal Communications from Bowling Green State University and completed his certificate in Human Resource Management at Baldwin-Wallace College. J.T. is a member of Cleveland Society of Human Resource Management (CSHRM), currently serving as VP of Education, leading the college relations and workforce development initiatives. J.T. was awarded the 2005 CSHRM Outstanding Member Award. In addition, J.T. serves on the Personnel Committee at a church in Solon consulting them on their human resources needs.
Kim Orndorff - Career Development Manager (email@example.com / 368.1663)
Kim has experience in corporate banking, university career services, and international education. Her passion is working with students and she is looking forward to continuing this at Weatherhead, and assisting them with their career development needs. Kim holds an MA from The Ohio State University in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a BS in Business (Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences) from Miami University. Kim has been a member of ACPA: College Student Educators International, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Previously, Kim has worked at Ohio State’s College of Engineering Career Services office, assisting students with their career search efforts, and the Office of International Education, advising international students on immigration regulations and planning programming for international students.
The Career Development Center is passionate about connecting successful students to top local and global companies. Information sessions and interview dates with companies such as American Greetings, Booz-Allen, Eaton, FedEx, GE, Harris Williams, McKinsey, National City and Nationwide Insurance have already been set. You should check the WeRs Calendar to keep track of upcoming events.
A revised website is another marked improvement at the Career Development Center. The new site makes it easier for students, alumni and employers to navigate through the services the Center offers. There are also helpful additions to the site, including information specifically for international students, an in-depth career interest survey for current students and a considerable increase in online career resources. Click here to explore the new site.
We welcome your participation in mock interviews and any of our Career Friday events. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.