Meet Our Staff

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Vision

To advance the success of all U of A students and recent alumni by establishing ourselves as the premier university community resource for comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive career services.

Mission

We empower and educate students through our comprehensive career services, focusing on:

  • Counseling - Utilizing a holistic approach to support students as they identify their career path and develop action plans.
  • Employer Relations - Forging strong employer relationships to maximize students' employment-seeking and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Career Events - Enhancing student marketability via real-world professional development.

Services

We provide career counseling, resume reviews, mock interviews, and job search strategies. Make an appointment with us today!

Employers, whether you're a new employer engaging with the University Career Development Center for the first time, or you are already recruiting with us, we provide a variety of ways you can connect with hundreds of talented University of Arkansas students.

Office

Arkansas Union
Nola Holt Royster Suite 607
Phone 479.575.2805
Fax: 479.575.6742


Please submit your comments and/or questions

Full-Time Staff

Aviance Taylor Aviance Taylor

Aviance Taylor

Director of Career Education
CORD 303
479-788-7676
Catherine Beasley Catherine Beasley

Catherine Beasley

Director of Employer
Relations - Bumper's College
AGRI 231A
479-575-4097
Debbie Ritter Debbie Ritter

Debbie Ritter

Employer Relations Coordinator
of Career Services
ARKU 607
479-575-2804
Erica Estes Erica Estes

Erica Estes

Interim Assistant
Vice Chancellor
of Career Services
Director of Employer
Relations - Fulbright College
Old Main 525
479-575-3514
George Winter George Winter

Dr. George Winter

Career Counselor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Janet Collins Janet Collins

Janet Collins

Career Counselor -
Bumpers College
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Jessica Park Jessica Park

Dr. Jessica Park

Career Services Specialist -
Engineering
BELL 2258
479-575-2805
KayLee Simmons KayLee Simmons

KayLee Simmons

Director of Career
Events
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Kelsey Lavigne Kelsey Lavigne

Kelsey Lavigne

Director of Employer
Relations - College of
Engineering
BELL 2258
479-575-6265
Kuatbay Bektemirov Kuatbay Bektemirov

Dr. Kuatbay Bektemirov

Career Data Analyst
ARKU 607
479-575-8652
Lindsey Navarrette Lindsey Navarrette

Lindsey Navarrette

Office Manager and
Career Events Assistant
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Madelyn Jones Madelyn Jones

Madelyn Jones

Director of Employer
Relations - College of
Education and Health Professions
GRAD 316
479-575-8636
Madelyn Jones Margot Purdy

Margot Purdy

Career Events & Co-Op
Coordinator - Engineering
BELL 2258
479-575-7309
Michelle Pribbernow Michelle Pribbernow

Michelle Pribbernow

Associate Director of
Employer Relations & Career
Education - Fulbright College
Old Main 525
479-575-7963
Nakell Baker Nakell Baker

Nakell Baker

Assistant Director of
Career Studio
SCCS 107
479-575-4733
Robert Ellis Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

Career Counselor -
College of Education
and Health Professions
SCCS 332
479-575-2933
Robyn Williams Robyn Williams

Robyn Williams

Associate Director of
Career Design &
DEI Initiatives
ARKU 620
479-575-2805
Trish Nicholson Trish Nicholson

Trish Nicholson

Fiscal Analyst
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Xavier Smith Xavier Smith

Xavier Smith

Career Counselor -
Fulbright College
SCCS 333
479-575-2805
Yu Ning Yu Ning

Yu Ning

Webmaster and
Technology Manager
ARKU 607
479-575-2805

Part-Time Staff

Debra Boddington Debra Boddington

Debra Boddington

Employer Relations Assistant
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Marshall Carter Marshall Carter

Marshall Carter

Career Counselor
ARKU 607
479-575-4284
Breana Hicks Breana Hicks

Breana Hicks

Public Relations Career Ambassador
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Amour Alier Amour Alier

Amour Alier

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Emma Benesek Emma Benesek

Emma Benesek

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Grant Aboytes Grant Aboytes

Grant Aboytes

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Masheyat Rahman Masheyat Rahman

Masheyat Rahman

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Octavio Borenholtz Octavio Borenholtz

Octavio Borenholtz

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Rachel Watson Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Reeya Gandhi Reeya Gandhi

Reeya Gandhi

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Sydney Boudrey Sydney Boudrey

Sydney Boudrey

Career Peer Mentor
ARKU 607
479-575-2805
Jessica Hampton Jessica Hampton

Jessica Hampton

Front Desk Assistant
ARKU 607
479-575-2805

Career Development Center

Arkansas Union

Nola Holt Royster Suite 607

479-575-2805

career@uark.edu

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm

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