Launching incredible careers

A photo of John Middleton, Craig Benson, President Choi, Ashtin Holman and Ashley Eldridge in the Career Center.
(Left to right) John Middleton (associate vice president for academic affairs), Craig Benson (Career Center interim director), President Choi, Ashtin Holman and Ashley Eldridge.

The Career Center helps put our students on the path to long-term success. The center’s dedicated staff and more than 40 student workers help with many stages of the process, including mock interviews, resume feedback and career consultations. This year, they’re on track to serve nearly 4,000 students in the center and many more through campus presentations, classes and online resources.

Last week, I toured their facilities in the Student Success Center, which include spaces for drop-in visits and scheduled appointments. At the front desk, I met Ashtin Holman, a junior international business major from Kansas City, and Ashley Eldridge, a freshman accountancy major from St. Joseph, Ill. Ashtin has worked at the center since 2020 and was training Ashley. It was great to see Ashtin, Ashley and so many Tigers helping our community.

To better serve students, the Career Center continues to expand by hiring additional career coaches as well as an employer relations coordinator. Their goal is to collaborate even more with academic units and industry partners to ensure that our students preparing to graduate find high-impact careers.

The results speak for themselves: 95.4% of our undergrads have successful outcomes six months after graduating.

— Mun