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University of Michigan School of Information

Joanna Kroll

Joanna Kroll

Director of Career Development and Adjunct Lecturer in Information Email: Phone: 734/615-8294
Office: School of Information/777 N. University LinkedIn Profile


I lead the strategic direction of the Career Development Office and am committed to building an inclusive environment for all students to feel welcome, supported and empowered to reach their dreams.

I am passionate about working with students to help them discover and utilize their strengths to reach their fullest potential. I teach career courses, conduct lots of career workshops, and I provide career counseling to alumni as well as PhD students seeking industry careers. I also enjoy working with employers to help them find the talent they need to meet their organizational needs. I work closely with many innovative and diverse employers across all industries and around the world who want to recruit our students.

Areas of Interest

Expertise in professional career counseling, Strengths coaching, student development, strategic employer development, team development, program management, and data/metrics to inform strategic direction.

I am a mother of two teenage boys. I am a sports enthusiast, pop culture junkie, and love everything about Up North Michigan.

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!

Honors and Awards

Co-Author: The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age

Conference Presenter: National Association of Colleges & Employers NACE; Midwest Association of Colleges & Employers MWACE, American College Personnel Association ACPA

UMSI Peer to Peer Award


B.A. in Psychology, Central Michigan University

M.A. in Counselor Education, Wayne State University

Strengths Coaching Certification


City of Ann Arbor
UMSI students exceed expectations for 2020 summer internships

Internship numbers for the summer reached 90% of pre-COVID numbers.

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