Clifton Strengths: Developer, Empathy, Maximizer, Relator, Positivity
How I Identify: cis-gendered female, able-bodied, white, professional, mother, partner, daughter, sister and aunt
Hobbies: going to sporting events (professional, college and my children’s!), everything about up north Michigan, kayaking, hiking, working out and being outside
I lead the strategic direction and operations of the UMSI Career Development Office. I manage an innovative, high-impact career development team who is 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 career education workshops, and provide career counseling to alumni as well as PhD students seeking industry careers. I work closely with many innovative and diverse employers across all industries and around the world who want to recruit our students. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a core principle of our team and our work.
Areas of Interest
Expertise in professional career counseling, Strengths coaching, student development, strategic employer development, team development, program management, DEI work, and data/metrics to inform strategic direction.
Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/jckroll/
Honors and Awards
UM Distinguished Diversity Award
UMSI Peer to Peer Award
UM Presidential Award for Innovative & Collaborative Leadership: Finalist
UM StaffWorks: Best Practice in Technology to Support Cross-Campus Collaborations
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; National Career Development Association NCDA; iSchool International Conference
B.A. in Psychology, Central Michigan University
M.A. in Counselor Education, Wayne State University
Gallup Strengths Coaching Certification