Career Advisors

After starting with the Learning Center, you may want to meet with some of our professional staff.

The professional career advisors at Career Services are happy to help you with every aspect of your career and professional development. We’ll be happy to work with you on everything from a quick question to starting right from the beginning. Everyone is at a different place in their career development, and we’ll help you every step of the way. A one-on-one meeting with a career advisor gets you special attention to your specific needs - it’s easy, informative, and can make a difference in your career path.

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Meet Our Advisors 

Kirsti Arko

Kirsti Arko

  • Assistant Director for Experiential Learning and Career Development

Links of Interest

Responsibilities

  • Manage the cooperative education and internship programs
  • Course instructor for the Career Development Foundations course: UN2525
  • Advise students, alumni, and prospective students in career exploration, development, and job search skills and strategies
Sharon Attaway

Sharon Attaway

  • Associate Director for Employer Relations

Links of Interest

About Sharon

  • A self-proclaimed life launcher, Sharon creates exciting engagement strategies and meaningful partnerships that enhance internships and career on-ramps for students.

Responsibilities

  • Lead corporate partnership team in expanding internship and career opportunities for Michigan Tech students.
  • Engage corporate sponsorship of activities across campus
  • Enhance collaborative efforts to develop students’ career skills
Shelley Farrey

Shelley Farrey

  • Coordinator - Career Development and Corporate Event Promotions

Responsibilities

  • Promote relationships with employers including special event creation and execution
  • Advise students, alumni, and prospective students in career exploration, development, and job search skills and strategies
Elaine Hommowun

Elaine Hommowun

  • Graphic Design Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Design and produce marketing and communication promotional material
Jen Wall

Jen Wall

  • Communications Specialist
  • Career Plus Program Advisor

Responsibilities

  • Create, implement, and oversee internal and external communications that promote events and services offered by Career Services
  • Advise students, alumni, and prospective students in career exploration, development, and job search skills and strategies