Coordinator of Employer Relations
Belief... Empathy... Developer... Responsibility... Harmony
Employee relations, on-campus interviews, Razorback CareerLink contact
How did you get started in the Career Services profession?
I accepted the “Employer Relations Coordinator” position in the summer of 2006. I had worked at the university in another department for several months before coming to the career center in an administrative position. Career Services was something I had never been exposed to, but kind of “fell” into.. It is a joy to work with employers as they seek to employ our students!
Describe a “typical work day” in the Career Center.
The “typical work day” doesn’t exist in the career center! My work revolves around the employers that contact the career center. I prioritize my work by responding to employers’ needs first, mainly through emails and phone calls. A large part of my day is devoted to posting jobs and internships within our “Razorback CareerLink” system. We have numerous events throughout the year that bring a steady stream of students through our doors. We work as a team to bring the employers and students together in a variety of ways.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I think everyone in the department can answer this question for me. I LOVE spending time with my granddaughter. My husband and I enjoy every minute we can spend with her. Whether it’s sitting on the front porch or playing her favorite game on the Wii. As long as we’re with her, life couldn’t get much better!
What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The most interesting place I’ve ever visited was during the time my husband and I lived in Germany while he served in the military. The rich and long history in Europe that I was able to see is something that changed my life forever. We made lifelong friendships from the people we met while living there. During our time there, we took a trip to the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. I was very young at the time and it left a deep impression on my life. It gave me a deep sense of appreciation for my freedom and endeared me to the people who suffered and died there.
What do you like best about living in NWArkansas?
The best thing I like about living in northwest Arkansas besides being near my children and grandchild is the scenery. I love the mountains! The fall is my favorite time of year when the mountains change to look like a patchwork quilt. I try to not take for granted that beauty that surrounds me as I drive to work every day.