Staff Listing

Stephen Patchin

Director, Career Services

About Steve

  • Steve has a passion for researching how teaching techniques need to change to adapt to how future generations learn most effectively. He enjoys traveling and meeting people, then writing about their unique stories. The avid boater knows his way around the grill and enjoys spending time with his family, including two black Labs, Zeus and Apollo.

Kirsti Arko

Assistant Director for Experiential Learning & Career Development

906-487-2313
karko@mtu.edu
220H Admin Bldg

Links of Interest

Responsibilities

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

Jim Desrochers

Associate Director for Employer Relations

906-487-2313
jtdesroc@mtu.edu
220G Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

  • Solicit and secure partnerships and funding with corporate employers of Michigan Tech students
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with corporate representatives on behalf of Career Services
  • Collaborate with Corporate Partners and other University administrators in the stewardship of corporate gift programs and proposals

Stacey Donnelly

Office Assistant, Experiential Education & Career Development

906-487-2313
swdonn@mtu.edu
220C Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical coordination for the Experiential Learning Program, the Student Employment Program, and the Career Development Education Program.
  • Provide administrative support to Career Services staff
Shelley Farrey

Shelley Farrey

Coordinator - Career Development and Corporate Event Promotions

906-487-2313
mafarrey@mtu.edu
220I Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

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

Chris Houston

Office Assistant, On-Campus Recruiting

906-487-2313
chhousto@mtu.edu
220 Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical coordination for on-campus recruiting
  • Provide administrative support to Career Services staff

Adam Griffis

Manager of On-Campus Recruiting

906-487-2313
agriffis@mtu.edu
220D Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate on-campus recruiting activities, including full-time, co-op/intern job postings, interview schedules and company information sessions
  • Provide support to employer HuskyJOBS users to ensure effective recruiting efforts
  • Provide logistical coordination for the Employer Relations Program
  • Provide administrative support to Career Services staff

JR Repp

Career Advisor

906-487-2313
jrrepp@mtu.edu
220A Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

  • Advise and counsel students, alumni, and prospective students in career exploration, development, and job search strategies.
Julie A. Way

Julie Way

Assistant Director for Career Development Education

906-487-2313
jaway@mtu.edu
220B Admin Bldg

Responsibilities

  • Design, organize, and conduct campus-wide Career and Professional Development programming and events
  • Present Career and Professional Development programming to student organizations, classes, and special groups
  • Teach/advise/coach university students and alumni in all aspects of their career and professional development: ● Career Exploration ● Internship, Co-op, and Full-time Job Search ● Resume/CV/Cover Letter Development ● Job Offer Comprehension and Negotiation ● Career Fair Preparation ● Professional Networking and Interaction ● Graduate School Application Materials ● LinkedIn
  • Founded and advisor for Career Services Career Ambassador student organization
  • Manage robust corporate volunteer program to support student educational programming and facilitate direct student-corporate interaction