Brittany Straw, M.S., GCDF


Assistant Director of Career Education


ARKU 607




StrengthsQuest Themes:

Restorative... Harmony... Relator... Learner... Arranger


How did you get started in the Career Services profession?

I have been in Higher Education for over 7 years now. I began my tenure in NEA at Arkansas State University. During this time I served in First Year Studies, Administrative Specialist III, Financial Aid Counselor, and Career Counselor. In my current role as the Assistant Director of Career Education, I manage the Career Track Razorbacks.

Describe a “typical work day” in the Career Center.

It is very thrilling that every day brings different events and people. We have a great team in the Career Center which allows us to work together and achieve great task.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I am also excited to travel and experience new places and cultures. In the winter I enjoy cooking and spending the holidays with family and friends. In the summer I must be out doors. I like going to the park with my dog.

What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

Washington D.C. both times I was able to view the White House. It was like having a virtual History Lesson. I prefer going in the winter. Something about the snow made it magical.

What do you like best about living in NWArkansas?

All of the diversity! It makes me so happy that everyone can be themselves but still welcome others and their differences. There is so much to do and explore in North West Arkansas.