Katie serves as the Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations, leading her team in the outreach, collaboration, and communication with employers seeking to hire CSU Rams in order to fill their internship and job needs. Partnering closely with college career liaisons and other campus partners, her team works to connect employers directly to their target students through career fairs, on-campus interviews, student programming, CareerRam and the Recruiting Partner’s Program. Before joining CSU in February of 2013, Katie worked in employer relations and marketing at The Career Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for three and a half years. During this time she also served as a career counselor, providing her a strong understanding of both students’ needs and employers’ needs in the career development and recruiting process. Prior to entering the career services field, Katie worked for 5+ years at various organizations managing events, public relations and community outreach. Katie is passionate about connecting the right employer to the right student and is excited to be part of the CSU community!
Katie serves as the Senior Associate Director of Career Counseling Services, leading her team in providing high-quality career education to all CSU undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to coming to CSU, Katie worked in career services for nearly a decade at both Indiana State University and Indiana University Bloomington. Her career services experience includes coordinating internships, managing employer relationships, teaching career courses, and one-on-one career counseling. She also spent her own time as a college student working in student employment, helping students find on- and off-campus jobs. She has co-authored two career development textbooks – Ready or Not: Beginning Your Career Journey, and Ready or Not: The Art and Science of the Job Search – and is passionate about enhancing career education for Colorado State Rams. When she’s not working on behalf of CSU students, Katie enjoys traveling, history and politics, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer!
Summer has worked in communications for over a decade and has experience working in training and development. Her undergraduate degree is in Advertising & Public Relations and her Master's is in Organizational Leadership. Summer enjoys working with student interns and staff from across campus as well as offering developmental opportunities to those she leads. Her work at the Career Center involves leading the Communication & Outreach and Technology team as well as developing engaging multi-faceted marketing campaigns with the assistance of the marketing interns and Student Marketing Advisory Committee.
Barb has worked in career services in higher education for over 13 years where she has been a general career counselor, an alumni career counselor, and a liaison to the Warner College of Natural Resources. Within each of these roles, she enjoyed helping students figure what they want to do next and how to do it. However, her interests in understanding data and learning outcomes have led her to the role of Associate Director of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives at CSU. Barb’s undergraduate degree is in History from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and her graduate degree is in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Ohio.
As Business Manager Jamie handles Accounting, Budget and Human Resources for the Career Center. Jamie is a proud CSU Alum; she received her BS from the College of Business in Organization & Innovation Management. She joined this dynamic team leveraging her many years in accounting, office management & tax preparation for various local small businesses and non-profits. Jamie uses her creativity and love for efficiency to problem solve and brings a fresh perspective to her role on campus. She is passionate about design, upcycling, making spaces beautiful & celebrating others.