B.S. Marian University, Wisconsin
Sara is an innovative career services professional having recently served as Director of Career and Professional Development at Ripon College in Wisconsin and also bringing 14+ years of business experience as co-founder, partner and project manager of a marketing and technology firm. At Western, she looks forward to developing strategy and programming to create career-ready students along with building relationships between career services, employers, and the community through partnerships and collaborations to further the long-term success for Western students and alumni. She holds a MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a BS from Marian University and is a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP). Along with her professional experience, she has mentored middle and high school competitive robotics teams and served the last few years as a robotics tournament judge at state competitions and the World Championships.
How did you discover Western?
A former colleague who now teaches in the School of Business, Jennifer DeBoer, sent me the job posting.
What are some of the highlights of your career?
Having a micro-internship program I created receive national award nomination, developing an alumni webinar series on leadership and professional development, receiving the President’ s award from the Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers, contributing to an AASCU report on Integrating Career Advising for Equitable Student Success, leading a year-long RFP process for a 17 school career services software collaborative purchase and co-founding a marketing/technology company.
What most excites you about your field?
The growth of opportunities for students beyond the traditional internship such as micro-internships and remote or hybrid projects that can open up pathways for students earlier in their college career and allow them to develop those valuable skills sought by employers.
External Professional Affiliations
- NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers)
- NCDA (National Career Development Association)