Contact Us - Career and Employment Services

Mission Statement

The mission of K-State Career & Employment Services is to provide career advising, training, employment connections, and resources to K-State students, alumni, faculty, administration, employers and members of the community which the university serves. CES is a student services unit within K-State's Division of Student Life.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM | Closed between Christmas and New Year's Day

CES Job Openings

See current job openings within Career and Employment Services


Advising Staff

Mary Ellen BarkleyAssistant Directormebark@k-state.edu785-532-1680

Mary Ellen BarkleyMary 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 CES for over 13 years.

Strengths: Belief, Developer, Input, Positivity, Relator

Favorite K-State tradition: Call Hall!

Anne DeLucaInterim Assistant 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: K-State Tradition - I enjoy learning about the history of campus and of course the WABASH!

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 with 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 CES since 2006.

Strengths: Communication, Connectedness, Harmony, Input, Woo

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

Angela HayesAssistant Directorangelagh@k-state.edu785-532-3392

Angela HayesAngela’s Bio

Angela focuses on career services programming and advising for all K-State alumni as well as Arts and Sciences graduate students. Please complete this form to make an appointment with Angela. Angela's office location: Alumni Center #1720, 2nd Floor, Program Suite.

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Angela has a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology and a Ph.D. in professional coaching and human development. Angela is a Start Smart Salary Facilitator. She has worked at CES since 2007.

Strengths: Connectedness, Intellection, Learner, Relator, Strategic

Favorite K-State tradition: The K-State Proud program … it’s wonderful to see students helping other students as part of the culture of the K-State family. I think it’s one of the many things that makes K-State a uniquely friendly and welcoming place to be.

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

Pat HudginsPat’s Bio

Pat serves as CES liaison to the College of Education students and leads other center-wide initiatives including marketing and communication.

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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 CES 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.

Risa LangeloGraduate Assistantrisalangelo@k-state.edu785-532-6506

Risa LangeloRisa’s Bio

Risa advises all K-State undergraduate and graduate students.

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Risa received a bachelor’s in communication from The George Washington University and is pursuing a master’s in college student development from K-State. She has worked at CES since 2013.

Strengths: Discipline, Empathy, Harmony, Includer, Learner

Favorite K-State tradition: The purple pride and school spirit! I love that the entire city is united around the campus and the excitement and energy that K-State produces. As a Massachusetts native I have loved being adopted into the K-State Family and all the purple!

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

Kevin MokhtarianKevin’s Bio

Kevin serves as the liaison to the College of Business Administration.

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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 CES. He has worked at CES 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.

Dana NordykeAssistant Directornordyke@k-state.edu785-532-1680

Dana NordykeDana’s Bio

Dana serves as the liaison to the Colleges of Human Ecology and Architecture, Planning & Design.

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A KSU grad, Dana received a B.S. in business administration and a M.S. in college student development. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in student affairs. Dana is a certified Career Development Facilitator and is a Start Smart Salary Facilitator. She has been with CES 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.

Jorge PiocudaGraduate Assistantjep0151@k-state.edu785-532-6506

Jorge PiocudaJorge’s Bio

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

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Jorge received a bachelor’s in psychology from University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is pursuing a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. Jorge has worked with CES since 2010.

Strengths: Achiever, Harmony, Input, Intellection, Input

Favorite K-State tradition:

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

Alison SotkovskyAlison’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 CES since 2001.

Strengths: Adaptability, Empathy, Intellection, Responsibility, Restorative

Favorite K-State tradition: The family atmosphere.

Quantrell WillisInterim Assistant Directorqwillis@k-state.edu785-532-1685

Quantrell WillisQuantrell’s Bio

Quantrell is the liaison for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

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Quantrell assists with advising students on career related issues. Quantrell received his bachelor's in sociology/African American studies and a master's in higher education from the University of Arkansas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in counseling and student development at K-State.

Strengths: Belief, Developer, Input, Learner, Strategic

Favorite K-State tradition: Showcasing my "Purple Pride".

Stefan YatesAdministrative Assistantsyates@k-state.edu785-532-1680

Stefan YatesStefan’s Bio

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

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Stefan has a bachelor's in social sciences from Kansas State University and is pursuing a master's in college student development. He completed his academic advising graduate certificate in 2014. Stefan has been with CES since 2011.

Strengths: Adaptability, Arranger, Developer, Empathy, Includer

Favorite K-State tradition: Oh, and my favorite K-State Tradition is the Wabash Cannonball and the history behind it.

 

Employer Relations Staff

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 CES since 2004.

Strengths: Adaptability, Harmony, Maximizer, Positvity, Woo

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

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

Debbie OwensDebbie’s Bio

Debbie schedules on-campus interviews, posts jobs, and books interview rooms in Holtz Hall.

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Debbie has worked at CES since 2001.

Strengths: Achiever, Context, Indivdiaulization, Learner, Relator

Favorite K-State tradition: Purple Power Play!

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 CES 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.

 

Administrative Staff

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 CES since 1998.

Strengths: Arranger, Competition, Maximizer, Positivity, Responsibility

Favorite K-State tradition:

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 CES 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 CES and leads the university-wide StrengthsQuest program.

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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.

Jared MeitlerCampus Engagement Coordinatorjmeitler@k-state.edu785-532-1687

Jared MeitlerJared’s Bio

Jared serves as the Campus Engagement Coordinator at CES. He supports StrengthsQuest, coordinates CES social media and manages other initiatives involving partnerships with employers.

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Jared has a Bachelor’s in human ecology from Kansas State University and will complete his master’s in counseling & student development in May of 2015. He has worked at CES since 2012.

Strengths: Achiever, Arranger, Includer, Relator, Responsibility

Favorite K-State tradition: Wearing Purple and doing the Wabash!

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

Dawn WallDawn’s Bio

Dawn manages the center's computer systems and administers the center's website.

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

Strengths: Discipline, Empathy, Harmony, Individualization, Maximizer

Favorite K-State tradition: Wearing purple!

 

Student Staff

Gaby Armendariz, Paraprofessional, Major: Industrial Engineering

Alex Bright, Paraprofessional, Major: Sociology

Jite Ekpere, Data Entry Student Worker, Major: Sociology

Emma Montgomery, Paraprofessional, Major: Interior Architecture and Product Design

Sterling Muse, Paraprofessional, Major: Business Administration Pre-professional

Shelby Wallace, Event Planning Intern, Major: Mass Communications

Jacob Winkel, Paraprofessional, Major: Wildlife and Outdoor Ent Management