About Us - Career and Employment Services
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
|Mary Ellen Barkley||Assistant Directoremail@example.com||785-532-1680|
Mary Ellen’s Bio
Mary Ellen serves as liaison to the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine.
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!
|Ashley Bailey||Marketing Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1687|
Ashley serves as the Marketing Coordinator. She supports marketing, promotions, and social media initiatives for CES.
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 CES 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!
|Janelle Brooks||Graduate Assistantemail@example.com||785-532-6506|
Janelle advises students in all K-State majors and programs.
Janelle received her bachelor's in Exercise Science-Sports & Recreation Management from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She is currently pursuing a master's in College Student Development from K-State.
Strengths: Adaptability, Connectedness, Harmony, Intellection, Restorative
Favorite K-State tradition: Wearing purple, but of course!
|Anne DeLuca||Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1685|
Anne serves as liaison to the College Engineering.
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 Ewing||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||785-532-1685|
If you are a graduate or undergraduate student in Arts & Sciences or Engineering , Mary can help you connect to a career advisor.
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 Hayes||Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-3392|
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.
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 Hudgins||Associate Directoremail@example.com||785-532-6508|
Pat serves as CES liaison to the College of Education students and leads other center-wide initiatives including marketing and communication.
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.
|Andrew Kohls||Career Development Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1669|
As the Career Development Coordinator, Andrew is responsible for the career advising needs of first-year and open-option students, walk-ins, and coordinating for student outreach. He also manages the Visitor Services area and assists students in finding part-time employment.
Andrew received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development from Kansas Wesleyan University and is pursuing a master’s degree in academic advising from K-State. He has been working in higher education since 2010 having previous experience in immigration advising and admissions. He joined the CES 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 Mokhtarian||Associate Directoremail@example.com||785-532-6508|
Kevin serves as the liaison to the College of Business Administration.
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 Nordyke||Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1680|
Dana serves as the liaison to the Colleges of Human Ecology and Architecture, Planning & Design.
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 Piocuda||Graduate Assistantemail@example.com||785-532-6506|
Jorge advises students in all K-State majors and programs.
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: Analytical, Deliberative, Input, Intellection, Learner
Favorite K-State tradition:
|Alison Sotkovski||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-6508|
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.
Alison has been with CES since 2001.
Strengths: Adaptability, Empathy, Intellection, Responsibility, Restorative
Favorite K-State tradition: The family atmosphere.
|Jodi Swendson||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||785-532-1680|
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.
Jodi received her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University. She joined the CES team in 2015.
Strengths: Adaptability, Empathy, Ideation, Input, Positivity
Favorite K-State tradition: Doing the Wabash at K-State games!
|Quantrell Willis||Interim Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1685|
Quantrell is the liaison for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
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".
|Debbie Guillen||Project Manageremail@example.com||785-532-3450|
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.
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 Owens||On-Campus Interview Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1681|
Debbie schedules on-campus interviews, posts jobs, and books interview rooms in Holtz Hall.
Debbie has worked at CES since 2001.
Strengths: Achiever, Context, Indivdiaulization, Learner, Relator
Favorite K-State tradition: Purple Power Play!
|Anthony Ybarra||Employer Relations Coordinatoremail@example.com||785-532-6506|
Anthony assists all current and prospective employers recruiting on campus.
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.
|Jami Clark||Office Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1637|
Jami serves as the human resource liaison and helps coordinate and support office operations.
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 Fritzson||Director's Assistantemail@example.com||785-532-1691|
Sharon supports the director's area and also facilitates the center's accounting.
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 Keller||Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||785-532-1691|
Kerri directs the overall operations of CES and leads the university-wide StrengthsQuest program.
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.
|Dawn Wall||Technology Coordinatoremail@example.com||785-532-1683|
Dawn manages the center's computer systems and administers the center's website.
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!
Gaby Armendariz, Paraprofessional, Major: Industrial Engineering
Alex Bright, Paraprofessional, Major: Sociology
Hannah Condrey, Graphic Design Intern, Major: Mass Communications
Meghan Hunt, Job Data Entry Student Worker, Major: Marketing
Sterling Muse, Paraprofessional, Major: Business Administration Pre-professional
Katie Pfeifer, Paraprofessional, Major: Accounting
Mandy Simons, Event Planning Intern, Major: Hospitality Management
Maya Tilmon, Marketing Intern, Major: Mass Communications
Jacob Winkel, Paraprofessional, Major: Wildlife and Outdoor Ent Management