Our Staff

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Julie Burris, Program Assistant

Since 2001, Julie has assisted students to locate jobs on and off campus through her involvement in the Federal Work-Study program, updating and maintaining the Career Center Jobs web site and by recruiting employers to attend campus job fairs and events. Julie has an extensive clerical & computer background as well as graphic design and marketing communications. She attended Oregon State University and Lane Community College, and gained valuable experience working in city government and a small school district before joining the corporate high-tech world with a Silicon Valley start-up.

June Dressler, Associate Director

June strives to help Pacific students and alumni enter, excel at, and exit the workplace with dignity. Her education and experience have equipped her to counsel individuals dealing with critical life choices during times of career transition.  June earned both her BA in Business Management in Human Resources and an MA in Counseling from George Fox University. She is certified as a Career Development Facilitator by the Center for Credentialing and Education.  Past research projects include: Utilizing Choice Theory in Practice and Factors that Influence Career Choices of College Students. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Counseling at Oregon State University with a research focus on Fostering Career Resiliency Utilizing a Conflict Resolution Intervention for Unemployed Adults.

Katie Lardy, Assistant Director and Pathways Coordinator

Katie joined the CDC in June of 2006 after working for the Institute of Computer Technology (ICT) as the Marketing Coordinator supporting various marketing and communication efforts for Intel Teach, a program which provides free professional development to educators in effective technology integration. Katie began her role with Pacific University as the Internship Coordinator and has served as the Assistant Director and Pathways Coordinator since July 2007. In this role, Katie coordinates the Advantage Scholars Program, providing a structured career development program for assisting students with their process of preparing for a career as a health professional, specifically focusing on how to prepare to be a competitive applicant and effectively managing the process of applying to graduate or professional school. Katie genuinely values working with and supporting students individually, in addition to putting together large and small scale events to support groups of students with other career related needs. Graduating from Pacific University, Katie received her B.A. with a double major in Integrated Media with an emphasis in marketing and in Spanish, including an eight month study abroad experience in Quito, Ecuador.

Brian O'Driscoll, Director

Since 1998, Brian has been providing vision and leadership aimed at making the Career Development Center at Pacific an outstanding and integral resource for students and alumni, and an exemplar to similar types of institutions. Accomplishments along these lines include fostering extraordinary contributions from an exceptional staff, aligning the center’s mission, vision, goals, and operations with curricular and co-curricular offerings, obtaining student usage rates and satisfaction ratings far above national norms, and helping the center to remain responsive to ever-changing constituent needs. Brian has a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from Pacific University, an MA in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and is completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Portland State University. His dissertation research involves building on George Kuh’s research on college student engagement and Alexander Astin’s theory of student involvement to develop career-preparatory interventions responsive to the needs and expectations of liberal arts students and alumni.

Melissa Vieira, Internship Coordinator

Melissa joined the Career Development Center as the Internship Coordinator in 2010.  She is responsible for coordinating the Community Service Work Study program in addition to her primary focus: helping students find, and successfully complete, enriching internships.  Melissa’s passion for internships stems from her undergraduate experience at the University of Puget Sound, where she benefited from a public relations internship during her senior year.  That internship led directly to her subsequent jobs in public relations, marketing and sales.  Prior to moving back to her home state of Oregon, Melissa taught at Xiamen International School in Xiamen, China for three years.