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Staff

To make an appointment with your career advisor or explore majors with a career specialist please call (785) 532-6506.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Closed between Christmas and New Year's Day

Career Exploration
Jared MeitlerSenior Assistant Directorjmeitler@k-state.edu785-532-6506

JaredJared’s Bio

Jared oversees major and career exploration within the Career Center and serves as the coordinating instructor for the Find Your Fit CAT Community and EDCEP 120, the center's 1 credit-hour career exploration class.

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He advises students in the Open Option program and provides leadership for the visitor services team. Jared has a Master's in Counseling & Student Development and a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology, both from Kansas State University. He started working at the Career Center in 2012.

Strengths: Analytical, Competition, Includer, Maximizer, Relator

Favorite K-State tradition: Teaching my 2 son's the words to the Wabash Cannonball, the Alma Mater, and the Fight Song!

Victoria BerteroPracticum Studentvbertero@k-state.edu
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Ross JohnsonGraduate Assistantrjohn108@k-state.edu
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Bryanna WishcopPracticum Studentbryannaw@k-state.edu
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Career Specialists

Makayla

Makayla Alderson
Career Specialist
Social Sciences

Ashley

Ashley Anderson
Career Specialist
Communication Studies

Taylor G

Taylor Gnagi
Career Specialist
Family Studies & Human Services

Sierra

Sierra Grimm
Career Specialist
Kinesiology

Olivia

Olivia Harding
Career Specialist
Management

Siba

Siba Khojah
Career Specialist
Political Science

Megan

Megan Malm
Career Specialist
Communication Studies

Dalton

Dalton Mitchell
Career Specialist
Communication Studies

Tori

Tori Mitchell
Career Specialist
Secondary Education

Chris

Chris Reusz
Career Specialist
Bakery Science, Chemistry and Spanish

Merani

Merani Rivarola-Gragg
Career Specialist
Family Studies & Human Services

Taylor T

Taylor Thompson
Career Specialist
Communication Studies

Ashlenn

Ashlenn Wellbrock
Career Specialist
Psychology

 
College Liaisons
Mary Ellen BarkleyAssistant Directormebark@k-state.edu785-532-1685

Mary EllenMary Ellen’s Bio

Mary Ellen serves as liaison to the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine.

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Mary Ellen has a bachelor's in psychology from Washington State University and a master's in college student personnel services from K-State. Mary Ellen is a Start Smart Salary Facilitator. She has worked for the Career Center for over 13 years.

Strengths: Belief, Developer, Input, Positivity, Relator

Favorite K-State tradition: Call Hall!

Anne DeLucaAssistant Directorajdeluca@k-state.edu785-532-1685

Anne DeLucaAnne’s Bio

Anne serves as liaison to the College Engineering.

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Anne received her bachelor’s in sociology/criminology from Doane College and a master’s in communication studies from Kansas State. She previously was a graduate assistant for the K-State Forensics Team and taught public speaking classes on campus.

Strengths: Activator, Individualization, Positivity, Restorative, Woo

Favorite K-State tradition: I enjoy learning about the history of campus and of course the WABASH!

Pat HudginsAssociate Directorphudgins@k-state.edu785-532-6508

Pat HudginsPat’s Bio

Pat serves as the liaison to the College of Education students and leads center-wide programming and the advising team.

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Pat received her bachelor's in communication from the University of Cincinnati and her master's in college student development from K-State. Pat is a Start Smart Salary Facilitator. She has worked at the Career Center since 2013.

Strengths: Includer, Learner, Maximizer, Relator, Responsibility

Favorite K-State tradition: My favorite K-State traditions include attending Purple Power Play with a great display of fireworks and K-State Open House. It’s a time I share K-State with new members of the community.

Andrew KohlsAssistant Directorandrewkohls@ksu.edu785-532-1669

Andrew KohlsAndrew’s Bio

Andrew serves as the liaison to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design students and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Andrew received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development from Kansas Wesleyan University and completed his master’s degree in academic advising from K-State in 2016. He has been working in higher education since 2010 having previous experience in immigration advising and admissions. He has worked at K-State since 2012 and joined the Career Center team in 2014

Strengths: Context, Communication, Empathy, Positivity, Woo

Favorite K-State tradition: The Week of Welcome at the beginning of the semester. I love feeling the buzz and energy from all of our new Wildcats navigating campus for the first time!

Kevin MokhtarianAssociate Directorkevinm@k-state.edu785-532-6508

Kevin MokhtarianKevin’s Bio

Kevin serves as the liaison to the College of Business Administration and oversees employer operations.

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Kevin received a bachelor's in human resource management from Friend's University and a master's in adult and continuing education from K-State. Kevin brings 23 years in business combined with seven years in higher education experience to his role at the Career Center. He has worked at K-State since 2014.

Strengths: Ideation, Individualization, Learner, Responsibility, Strategic

Favorite K-State tradition: University support throughout the community. Everyone I have encountered is proud of KSU and speak positively of the students. KSU has done a good job of being part of the community not just in the community.

Ashley MotleyAssistant Directorakmotley@k-state.edu785-532-1685

AshleyAshley’s Bio

Ashley serves as the liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences' undergraduate students.

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Ashley received her master’s in college student affairs from the University of South Florida and bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kansas State University. She joined the K-State Career Center in June 2016 after working in Florida career services for 7 years.

Strengths: Individualization, Strategic, Empathy, Woo, Learner

Favorite K-State tradition: The Wabash Cannonball! I met my husband in my last year at K-State and when we tied the knot we got all of our wedding guests to participate in the Wabash during our reception at the Alumni Center.

Dana NordykeSenior Assistant Directornordyke@k-state.edu785-532-1680

Dana NordykeDana’s Bio

Dana serves as the liaison to the College of Human Ecology.

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A K-State grad, Dana received a B.S. in business administration and M.S. in college student development. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in student affairs in higher education. Dana is a certified Career Development Facilitator and is a Start Smart Salary Facilitator. She has been with the Career Center since 2009.

Strengths: Communication, Developer, Includer, Positivity, Woo

Favorite K-State tradition: There is nothing like K-State family gatherings on football game days---the purple, tailgates, Willie doing push-ups, and of course the Wabash.

 
Alumni Career Services
Debra Rodenbaugh-SchaubAlumni Consultantdschaub@k-state.com785-532-3392

DebraDebra’s Bio

Deb serves as the liaison to the K-State Career Center and the Alumni Association assisting K-State alumni in defining their career options and helping them develop their job searching and other resources.

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Deb is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations. For the past 10 years Deb has worked as a Program Consultant for the Kansas Department of Commerce and also previously worked for the JQ Hammons Corporation, Kansas Bankers Association and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.

Favorite K-State tradition: The super deal combo: enjoying Call Hall Ice Cream while listening to K-State Band play Wabash Cannonball

 
Employer Relations
Debbie GuillenProject Managerdebra3@k-state.edu785-532-3450

Debbie GuillenDebbie’s Bio

If you are an employer with a career fair question, Debbie likely has answers. Debbie is the go-to for registration, payments, and day-of concerns.

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Debbie has been with the Career Center since 2004.

Strengths: Adaptability, Harmony, Maximizer, Positivity, Woo

Favorite K-State tradition: Purple Power Play on Poyntz and Wabash!

Debbie OwensOn-Campus Interview Coordinatordowens@k-state.edu785-532-1681

Debbie OwensDebbie’s Bio

Debbie schedules on-campus interviews, posts jobs, and books interview rooms in the Career Center.

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Debbie has worked at the Career Center since 2001.

Strengths: Achiever, Context, Individualization, Learner, Relator

Favorite K-State tradition: Purple Power Play!

Kevin MokhtarianAssociate Directorkevinm@k-state.edu785-532-6508

Kevin MokhtarianKevin’s Bio

Kevin serves as the liaison to the College of Business Administration and oversees employer operations.

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Kevin received a bachelor's in human resource management from Friend's University and a master's in adult and continuing education from K-State. Kevin brings 23 years in business combined with seven years in higher education experience to his role at the Career Center. He has worked at K-State since 2014.

Strengths: Ideation, Individualization, Learner, Responsibility, Strategic

Favorite K-State tradition: University support throughout the community. Everyone I have encountered is proud of KSU and speak positively of the students. KSU has done a good job of being part of the community not just in the community.

Anthony YbarraEmployer Relations Coordinatoranthonyy@k-state.edu785-532-6506

Anthony YbarraAnthony’s Bio

Anthony assists all current and prospective employers recruiting on campus.

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Anthony has a bachelor's in human resources from Kansas State University and is pursuing a master's in college student development. Anthony has been with the Career Center since 2011.

Strengths: Arranger, Communication, Individualization, Positivity, Woo

Favorite K-State tradition: Finals week ... the bells in Anderson hall play the Fight Song and Alma Mater. It reminds me of when I was walking from my last final about to go out into the world, creating a surreal moment in time.

 
Student Staff
Lucas DudgeonGraduate Assistantljdudgeon@k-state.edu785-532-6506

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Lucas advises students in all K-State majors and programs.

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Jin KimGraduate Assistantjinkim@k-state.edu785-532-6506

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Elisa WilsonGraduate Assistantelisawilson@k-state.edu785-532-6506

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Aoife

Aoife Callanan
Paraprofessional
Architectural Engineering

Mary

Mary Carr
Paraprofessional
Business Administration- Pre-professional

Ana

Bailey Driver
Event Planning Intern
Mass Communications

Pamela

Pamela Hernandez
Data Entry Intern
Psychology

Ana

Ana Landsverk
Marketing Intern
Mass Communications

Kelsey

Kelsey Proctor
Graphic Design Intern
Graphic Design

Regan

Regan Roth
Paraprofessional
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Grant

Grant Thompson
Paraprofessional
Mass Communications

Melani

Melanie Wertzberger
Event Planning Intern
Finance

Jingyi

Jingyi Zhu
Data Entry Intern
Accounting

 
Administration
Ashley BaileyMarketing Coordinatorabai1005@k-state.edu785-532-1687

 AshleyAshley’s Bio

Ashley serves as the Marketing Coordinator. She supports marketing, digital promotion technology, website and social media initiatives for the Career Center.

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Ashley is a 2012 K-State graduate in Public Relations and Spanish. She furthered her education at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, where she earned her master’s in Visual and Digital Media. She joined the Career Center team in 2015.

Strengths: Developer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner

Favorite K-State tradition: Seeing a friendly face you know to say “Hi” to around every corner!

Jami ClarkOffice Managerjclark@k-state.edu785-532-1637

Jami ClarkJami’s Bio

Jami serves as the human resource liaison and helps coordinate and support office operations.

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Jami earned her bachelor's in business administration from K-State. Jami completed her PHR certification in 2014. She has worked at the Career center since 1998.

Strengths: Arranger, Competition, Maximizer, Positivity, Responsibility

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Mary EwingAdministrative Assistantmewing@k-state.edu785-532-1685

Mary EwingMary’s Bio

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student in Arts & Sciences or Engineering, Mary can help you connect to a career advisor.

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Mary provides support to students, faculty, and alumni for the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. She has a bachelor's in restaurant management from K-State. Mary has been with the Career Center since 2006.

Strengths: Communication, Connectedness, Harmony, Input, Woo

Favorite K-State tradition: Purple … because it's an awesome color!

Sharon FritzsonDirector's Assistantsfritzso@k-state.edu785-532-1691

Sharon FritzsonSharon’s Bio

Sharon supports the director's area and also facilitates the center's accounting.

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Sharon has an associate's degree in accounting and has worked for the Career Center since 2001.

Strengths: Achiever, Empathy, Focus, Maximizer, Responsibility

Favorite K-State tradition: Willie the wildcat!

Kerri KellerExecutive Directorkdkeller@k-state.edu785-532-1691

Kerri KellerKerri’s Bio

Kerri directs the overall operations of the Career Center and teaches the LEAD 399 Internships for Career Development class.

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Kerri has a PhD from K-State, a master’s in student personnel and a bachelor's degree in psychology/social work. She has worked in career services for over 20 years at universities in IN, OH, NC, MO and KS.

Strengths: Connectedness, Futuristic, Learner, Maximizer, Strategic

Favorite K-State tradition: K-State Family – this is a special place and I appreciate the extra effort that everyone gives to take care of the family.

Alison SotkovskiAdministrative Assistantalison@k-state.edu785-532-6508

Alison SotkovskiAlison’s Bio

If you are student needing an advising appointment in the colleges of Business or Education, Alison will take care of you. Alison is also the go-to person for Education On-Campus Interviews.

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Alison has been with the Career Center since 2001.

Strengths: Adaptability, Empathy, Intellection, Responsibility, Restorative

Favorite K-State tradition: The family atmosphere.

Jodi SwendsonAdministrative Assistantjswend@k-state.edu785-532-1680

Jodi SwendsonJodi’s Bio

If you are a student in the Colleges of Agriculture; Architecture, Planning & Design; or Human Ecology, or Vet Med, Jodi can connect you to a career advisor.

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Jodi received her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University. She joined the Career Center team in 2015.

Strengths: Adaptability, Empathy, Ideation, Input, Positivity

Favorite K-State tradition: Doing the Wabash at K-State games!

Dawn WallTechnology Coordinatordawnmw@k-state.edu785-532-1683

Dawn WallDawn’s Bio

Dawn manages the center's computer systems and operations.

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Dawn has a bachelor's in secondary education from K-State. She has worked at the Career Center since 1995.

Strengths: Discipline, Empathy, Harmony, Individualization, Maximizer

Favorite K-State tradition: Wearing purple!

 
Alpha List
Ashley BaileyMarketing Coordinatorabai1005@k-state.edu785-532-1687
Mary Ellen BarkleyAssistant Directormebark@k-state.edu785-532-1680
Victoria BerteroPracticum Studentvbertero@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Jami ClarkOffice Managerjclark@k-state.edu785-532-1637
Anne DeLucaAssistant Directorajdeluca@k-state.edu785-532-1685
Lucas DudgeonGraduate Assistantljdudgeon@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Mary EwingAdministrative Assistantmewing@k-state.edu785-532-1685
Sharon FritzsonDirector's Assistantsfritzso@k-state.edu785-532-1691
Debbie GuillenProject Managerdebra3@k-state.edu785-532-3450
Pat HudginsAssociate Directorphudgins@k-state.edu785-532-6508
Ross JohnsonGraduate Assistantrjohn108@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Kerri KellerExecutive Directorkdkeller@k-state.edu785-532-1691
Jin KimGraduate Assistantjinkim@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Andrew KohlsAssistant Directorandrewkohls@ksu.edu785-532-1669
Jared MeitlerSenior Assistant Directorjmeitler@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Kevin MokhtarianAssociate Directorkevinm@k-state.edu785-532-6508
Ashley MotleyAssistant Directorakmotley@k-state.edu785-532-1685
Dana NordykeSenior Assistant Directornordyke@k-state.edu785-532-1680
Debbie OwensOn-Campus Interview Coordinatordowens@k-state.edu785-532-1681
Alison SotkovskiAdministrative Assistantalison@k-state.edu785-532-6508
Jodi SwendsonAdministrative Assistantjswend@k-state.edu785-532-1680
Dawn WallTechnology Coordinatordawnmw@k-state.edu785-532-1683
Elisa WilsonPracticum Studentelisawilson@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Bryanna WishcopPracticum Studentbryannaw@k-state.edu785-532-6506
Anthony YbarraEmployer Relations Coordinatoranthonyy@k-state.edu785-532-6506

Student Staff

Makayla Alderson, Career Specialist, Major: Social Sciences

Ashley Anderson, Career Specialist, Major: Communication Studies

Aoife Callanan, Paraprofessional, Major: Architectural Engineering

Mary Carr, Paraprofessional, Major: Business Administration Pre-professional

Bailey Driver, Event Planning Intern, Major: Mass Communications

Taylor Gnagi, Career Specialist, Major: Family Studies & Human Services

Sierra Grimm, Career Specialist, Major: Kinesiology

Olivia Harding, Career Specialist, Major: Management

Pamela Hernandez, Data Entry Intern, Major: Psychology

Siba Khojah, Career Specialist, Major: Political Science

Ana Landsverk, Marketing Intern, Major: Mass Communications

Megan Malm, Career Specialist, Major: Communication Studies

Dalton Mitchell, Career Specialist, Major: Communication Studies

Tori Mitchell, Career Specialist, Major: Secondary Education

Kelsey Proctor, Graphic Design Intern, Major: Graphic Design

Chris Reusz, Career Specialist, Major: Bakery Science, Chemistry, and Spanish

Merani Rivarola-Gragg, Career Specialist, Major: Family Studies & Human Services

Regan Roth, Paraprofessional, Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Grant Thompson, Paraprofessional, Major: Mass Communications

Taylor Thompson, Career Specialist, Major: Communications Studies

Ashlenn Wellbrock, Career Specialist, Major: Psychology

Melanie Wertzberger, Event Planning Intern, Major: Finance

Jingyi Zhu, Data Entry Intern, Major: Accounting