Career Development Office mission, principles & DEI commitment
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"