Contact the Career Development Office

Whether you are a studentalum or employer, the Career Development Office is here to help meet your needs. We offer students and alumni comprehensive career services and resources that are tailored to your specific career interests and goals, and we assist private and public sector organizations from across the U.S. and abroad with finding new talent.

Our team

Joanna Kroll, Director of Career Development 

Kelly Kowatch, Director of Engaged Learning 

  • All  students seeking community engagement, public service, social impact, service learning opportunities (internships, jobs, projects) and/or international engagement
  • Advising for the Engaged Learning programs (Citizen Interaction Design, Peace Corps, Global Information Engagement Program, Community Impact Projects), and general commnity and social engagement for student organizations (Service Day, A2 DataDive, community projects)
  • Schedule an appointment with Kelly
  • Email Kelly:

Katie Dunn, Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator 

Alissa Talley-Pixley, Career Development & Engaged Learning Coordinator 

Michael Williams, Employer Relations Coordinator 

Rachel Jasso, International Engagement Intern

Emma Wise, Career Development Intern

CDO mission statement and guiding principles

The UMSI-Career Development Office CDO supports, guides and empowers students through strategic, comprehensive and individualized services to meet your career development goals for lifelong career satisfaction.We accomplish this by aligning our work in support of the Students Affairs mission, the School’s mission and the mission of the University and are guided by the following principles:

  • Excellence in service
  • Inclusivity
  • Empathy and genuineness
  • High work ethic
  • Student-centered
  • Continuous improvement