Career Development Center Faculty & Staff

Since the Career Development Center is situated in the College of Arts and Sciences, we enjoy a greater ability than do most career centers to collaborate with the faculty and deans of the College. This allows us to integrate career and academic advising effectively, and to emphasize connections between academic majors and careers in order to respond to the particular needs of liberal arts students. At the same time, we also partner with the faculty of the professional schools and colleges, as well as with Alumni Relations, in order to meet the career needs of professional students and alumni as well. Regarding any of the matters below, please feel free to contact us individually, or collectively at careerdc@pacificu.edu.

Department Listing

Julie Burris | Administrative Assistant & Work-Study Coordinator
work-study program coordination, CDC program support, site administrator for job posting on CareerCenterJobs and alumni career network

June Dressler | Associate Director
career counseling, choosing a major, career assessment and inventory administration, skills and strength articulation, mock interviewing, and program development

Katie Lardy | Assistant Director and Pathways Coordinator
career advising, résumés, cover letters, job and clinical experience search, and Advantage Scholars program coordination

Brian O’Driscoll | Director
CDC, work-study program management, graduate & professional school application, alumni career network, job search

Melissa Vieira | Internship Coordinator
Internship, internship search and learning contracts, résumé writing and cover letters, and Community Service Work-Study.

Career Advising for Students and Alumni

We provide a full range of career development resources, opportunities, and support for students and alumni. We are delighted to collaborate with faculty and staff to deliver the very best career advising possible. Please contact us if you know about a student or graduate we should follow up with for career advising, or if you have an idea for a career program.

Alumni Updates

Faculty and staff are often the first to hear back from alumni who have just landed that great new job or graduate school acceptance. Please share the news with us when you can so we can update our records and add the story to our newsletter.

Internships

The Internship Coordinator is available to assist students in all phases of the internship process, from needs-assessment and search to applications and harvest, and articulation of the benefits of internship experiences. Aspiring interns frequently have strong career-related motivations for interning, and so even if faculty or the students themselves have arranged an internship, students stand to benefit a great deal from input and assistance from a career development perspective.

Employer Referrals

If your work has brought you into contact with an employer for us to follow up with regarding opportunities for students and alumni, please drop us a note (UC Box A-152 or careerdc@pacificu.edu).