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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
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.
- Pre-Health Advisor
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.
- Administrative Assistant
Taylor grew up in Lexington, KY. She graduated from Transylvania in 2021 and is currently working on obtaining her Master’s degree in History at the University of Kentucky before moving on to a PhD with the hopes of becoming a Professor. Taylor runs the office’s social media, plans office events, and supervises CAPE work studies. She helps with any and everything that is needed around the office. Taylor is here for any general as well as specific questions you may have. Please stop by 107 and say hello!
- Career Advisor
Erin is a Kentucky native who graduated from Transylvania before earning a master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Florida. As a career counselor, Erin’s role is to help students and alumni prepare for the next chapter in their lives. She offers career counseling, resume and cover letter assistance, interview preparation and support to students as they apply for graduate school programs.
- Career Services Coordinator
Jill is a Florida native who relocated to Scott County. She majored in Psychology with special emphasis on Counseling and Crisis Intervention. Jill has extensive experience with non-profit organizations, especially in the areas of international and domestic adoption/orphan care. She volunteers as an adoption advocate/mentor for families in the adoption process and with other organizations.
As the Career Services Coordinator, Jill is the primary contact person for academic internships, shadowships, and assistance with employment searches.