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What we do
We’re here to help you connect your talents and abilities with the right opportunities—from identifying your major and graduate school to securing internships and jobs for a strong start in your career. Whether you’re a current student or part of our alumni community, we invite you to make the most of our resources, services and expertise of our staff.
Let us help you find the experiences and connections you need to find your true vocation and begin your professional life.
Use our resources
Get going on the kind of real-life experience that will complement your academic life and help you stand out to employers and graduate programs. Visit our Resources page to build your toolkit for applications and pursue internships, part-time work and networking opportunities. There you’ll find help in a variety of areas, including:
- Four-Year Plan for Professional Success
- Career exploration
- Job search process
- Applications, resumes, CVs and cover letters
- Internships and undergraduate research opportunities
- Graduate school search, networking and working abroad
More Than Money
See more about how Career Development can help you find personal fulfillment both on the job and off.
Career Development Staff
- Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Tracy, a native of Lexington, graduated from Transylvania University in 1990 with a B.A. in psychology. She went on to receive an M.A. in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2005, Tracy joined the Transylvania University Alumni office as Assistant Director of Alumni Programs, where she served for 10 years. In her subsequent roles as Director of Mentoring Programs, and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, she uses her extensive knowledge of Transy’s alumni base to pair students with mentors and to help them make connections for life after college. Tracy also works to secure internship and shadowship opportunities with alumni for current students.
- Associate Director of Career Development
Michael began his career at Transylvania in 2003 after working as a counselor at Augusta State University in Georgia. Michael has a master’s degree in college counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh and is a National Certified Counselor. His undergraduate degree in philosophy and economics is from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., where he was Phi Beta Kappa and inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society.
- Coordinator of Pre-health Preparation Programs
Robin attended Transylvania before graduating from Pharmacy School at the University of Kentucky. Her role is to help prepare students in the pre-health disciplines for acceptance into graduate and professional programs. She does career counseling, helps students explore vocations, aids in preparing students for interviews and serves on the Pre-Health Advisory Committee. Robin’s purpose is to help guide each pre-health student to achieve their goal.
- Career Services Coordinator
Jill is a Florida native who relocated to Scott County over fifteen years ago. She is nearing completion of her B.A. in Psychology with special emphasis in Counseling and Crisis Intervention. Jill has extensive experience with non-profit organizations, especially in the areas of international and domestic adoption/orphan care. She currently volunteers as an adoption advocate and mentor for families in the adoption process.
Jill will provide assistance to ensure students obtain all available resources offered through the Career Development Center. Contact her or stop into the office to set up an appointment.