Shelby Pieper


Graduate Assistant


ARKU 607



StrengthsQuest Themes:

Developer... Includer... Belief... Responsibility... Arranger


How did you get started in the Career Services profession?

I actually began working in Career Services in my undergrad at Truman State University. Having a job was required to keep any Truman scholarships. Little did I know I was going to fall in love with the work! I am now pursing my Masters in Higher Education in order to continue my career in Career Services.

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

As a Graduate Assistant my typical work day consists mostly of meeting with students but I also help out at any career events as well as work on special projects.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Being outside! I have taken up hiking since I have moved to Arkansas and love it. But I also enjoy relaxing with friends, watching Netflix, biking, reading, and traveling!

What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

Mammoth Cave National Park. I spend six hours army crawling through tight spaces in a cave. It was the most scary but awesome thing I have ever done!

What do you like best about living in NWArkansas?

My favorite thing about living in NWArkansas is all of the beautiful scenery. I am excited to have the opportunity to explore more of the state!