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Career Development Office mission, principles & DEI commitment

UMSI CDO Team

Educate, Empower, Engage

  • We strive to provide innovative career education programs, courses and individualized coaching services that empower UMSI students to use their strengths in designing successful strategies for lifelong career management.
  • We engage with employers locally and globally to create high-touch, personalized partnerships to facilitate beneficial recruiting relationships.
  • We aim to be agile and collaborative as we stay at the forefront of career development best practices among all iSchools and career centers nationwide and globally. 
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a core principle of our team and our work.

CDO’s Mission & Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

The Office of Career Development is committed to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion, and anti-racism into all curricular and co-curricular offerings, policies, practices, and assessment with a particular focus on student empowerment and advocacy, as well as employer education and accountability.

Meet the CDO Team:

Joanna Kroll, Director of Career Development

Katie Dunn, Assistant Director of Career Development

Emma Frazier, Career Advisor/Internship Program Manager

Lauren Shackleford, Career Advisor

John Goebel, Employer Relations Coordinator

Alicia Baker, Administrative Assistant/Front-Line “Ambassador"