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The WVU Career Services Center is a University-wide student resource serving undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni.We offer a wide range of career and professional development services including self-assessments, one-on-one career counseling, resume writing assistance, mock interviews, career fairs, and other specialized programs and events. Here is a complete list of our services available to assist you.

Dave Durham

David L. Durham

Director
304-293-8220

Primary duties and responsibilities

Create and maintain an efficient and effective career center on the WVU campus by overseeing all employer relations and student outreach. Responsible for maintaining a collaborative relationship with all major stakeholders on and off campus such as parents, students, faculty, and staff, as well as WVU offices including the Foundation, the Alumni Association, and the Research Corporation.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Take advantage of the programs and services that are available to you. Work hard and have fun, but remember why you are here. Most importantly, take ownership of your education, your career and your future.

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would probably still be teaching in the Safety and Environmental Management program at the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. My dream job would be to host an outdoor hunting and fishing show.

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Toni R. Jones, LPC.

Associate Director of student outreach
304-293-8219

Primary duties and responsibilities

Supervise the career counselors, psychologist, and graduate students and all activities related to student outreach. These activities include: oversight of all career events and programs, serving as a liaison to students and employers.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Finding a great job is what you have been working towards since you selected your career path.  You have spent many years to prepare, so now is the time to market yourself. Plan at least 6 months out and several hours per week working on your job search so that you have choices. Doing what you want, living where you want and making the salary you should be made based on your career choice!

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be a real estate entrepreneur or own a bed-and-breakfast.

Sarah R

Sarah Rotruck Glenn

associate Director of employer relations
304-293-8214

Primary duties and responsibilities

Oversee employer outreach, career fairs and events, marketing and communication, on-campus recruiting and Alumni Association liaison.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Employers start recruiting very early in the academic year. You need to start looking in September for jobs or internships that will occur the following summer.

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would own and operate my own wine and coffee shop.

Rachael

Rachael Conrad

Employer relations specialist
304-293-8215

Primary duties and responsibilities

Responsible for recruiting activities for full-time and internship positions, increasing employer presence on campus, and marketing efforts for the Center. Primary point of contact for the Davis College Career Fair, Professional Education Career Program, Pharmacy Recruitment Program & Residency Fair, and the Workforce Recruitment Program. 

One piece of advice to job seekers

Start early. It takes work to find what you are looking for. 

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be a professional beach reviewer.

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Sherri Lilly

Event Coordinator
304-293-8211

Primary duties and responsibilities

Coordinate career fairs, receptions and other events.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Be sure to “dress for success,” it will be one of the first things a recruiter will remember about you!

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be working in a greenhouse and in a veterinary clinic. 

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Alli Colasante

Public Relations manager
304-293-2223

Primary duties and responsibilities

Responsible for overall management, creative direction and promotion for marketing communications.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Make sure to tailor your resume to fit the job description of the job you are applying to.

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be a real estate agent. 

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Erica LaRue

Office administrator
304-293-2221

Primary duties and responsibilities

Schedule appointments and meetings for career counselors and staff, manage records and files, perform financial operations, maintain inventory and other administrative tasks for efficient day-to-day operations.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Early in your college experience, learn about our services and utilize them to prepare for a successful future.

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be a realtor because I would enjoy the interaction with clients, helping them find their dream home. 

Sue H

Sue Hodgson, Ph.D.

Career Counselor Psychologist
304-293-2221

Primary duties and responsibilities

Help students consider their future career and lifestyle choices and to think about the steps needed to increase their chances of achieving the desired results. This includes selecting an appropriate major, minor, volunteer experiences, etc., but may also involve looking at alternatives if they discover their original plans aren’t working.

One piece of advice to job seekers

If there is one thing students need to know it’s that there are usually multiple occupations that would be satisfying for them; it’s finding those that best balance their dreams and reality.

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be working at another university doing the same thing—I love helping students!

Virginia Cox

Virginia Cox, Ph.D.

Career Services Counselor
304-293-2221

Primary duties and responsibilities

Teach developmental career planning courses and meet one-on-one with students providing career education and advising.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Never give up your dream, and dream big.

jessie barclay

Jessie Barclay, MA NCC

Career Services Counselor
304-293-2221

Primary duties and responsibilities

Help students explore their interests and possible career options through counseling, teach career-related classes for credit, assist in the developing and formatting of cover letters, resumes, and CVs, conduct mock interviews, teach basic dining and interview etiquette, and assist students with the job search, providing available resources.

One piece of advice to job seekers

All experience is good experience. Think of new ways to see your experience. What did you learn you were capable of? Think of lessons and skills learned instead of a list of computer skills. 

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

Appalachian Oral Historian, owner of a vinyl record store, or a florist. 

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Jessica Johnston

career counselor
304-293-2221
Primary duties and responsibilities 

Counsel students and alumni on issues related to career planning. This may include job search strategies, discussing interview etiquette/strategies, and developing other career related documentation such as resumes and cover letters. Teach career classes and help with career fairs, presentations, and other career-related events.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Start early and make sure you are prepared. Don't be afraid to get help from others; set up an appointment to review your resume, cover letter, and practice your interview skills. The more practice you have the better you will do!

If you weren't a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I have experience as a school counselor, so perhaps working with students in that capacity. I could see myself pursuing a creative career—maybe interior design or teaching music.

Kelly

Kelly Stewart, MS

Operations Manager
Evansdale Satellite Office
149 Engineering Sciences Building
304-293-2221

Primary duties and responsibilities

Manage the Evansdale Satellite Office. Expert career counselor in career planning, the job search process, critiquing resumes and CV’s, reviewing career letters, and personal/mission statements; along with providing mock interviews. Speaker for presentations to large groups, classrooms, seminars and workshops. Teach courses for credit.

One piece of advice to job seekers

Job seekers must be confident when presenting their perfected cover letter and resume. Be organized, patient, and friendly.

If you weren’t a Career Services professional, what would you be?

I would be a professional tour guide to historical sites all over the world or a writer living at the beach in the winter months and the mountains during the summer months.