Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify employers’ top challenges and share various tactics to support them in addressing these challenges.
  • Understand the employers’ context and think creatively about how to support their success
  • Discuss and develop concrete methods career offices can apply to better support employers’ diversity recruitment efforts.
  • Identify strategies for sourcing employer leads and identifying business development opportunities.
  • View the “selling” aspects of employer relations as an opportunity to become a trusted advisor and help clients solve key challenges.
  • Examine various techniques for nurturing and building stronger relationships with employer partners.
  • Collaborate with employer relations professionals to co-create high-impact employer events, practice consultative conversations, and share value-add practices for engaging employers.
  • Acquire the tools to help employer partners build a solid business case for student hiring.
  • Measure their performance against key success factors and create an action plan to improve employer relations on campus.
  • Understand the three key elements to building stronger relationships with employer partners and the value of a consultative approach.

Congratulations to the graduates of the Employer Engagement Academy!

Class of Spring 2024

(course completed May 2024)

Name Organization
Addison Welsh Western Governors University
Angie Vermillion University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business
Ann Schnuer 10,000 Degrees
Barry Miller Pace University
Bill Stahley Washington State University Vancouver
Breanna Benn Purdue University
Casey Rosser University of Colorado Boulder
Charla Dubes Austin Community College
Deidre Murphy Washington University in St. Louis
Donyiel Crocker DePaul University
Grace Champion University of North Carolina Asheville
Hank Hankerson Western Governors University
Jocelyn Salcedo-Edwards Bennington College
Joshua Carrierre Austin Community College
Justine Harrison The College of Wooster
Kasani Bell University of Alabama at Birmingham
Katherine (Kate) Byron Coastal Carolina University
Kaya Hertkorn Temple University
Kelly Dougherty Swarthmore College
Kelsey Wat Los Rios Community College District
Kenta Thiamprasert Washington University in St. Louis
Kerri Roesner Macalester College
Laura Marsh University of Michigan
Lucy van Beever Boston University Questrom School of Business
Marcus Carrigan Augsburg University
Mary Beth Bulger Washington State University Vancouver
Monica Barry University of Chicago
Nicole Smith WSU
Nikki Mercer University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Pamela Goodman Georgia Southern University
Russell Zillman University of Illinois
Scott Unrein University of Colorado Boulder
Shelby Schroeder Washington University in St. Louis
Stacey Stevens University of Denver
Stacie Nardizzi Boston University Questrom School of Business

Class of Fall 2023

(course completed Nov 2023)

Name Organization
Aimee Heinly Vassar College
Amanda Pearce Grinnell College
Ashley Hicks Northwestern University
Chris Szolyga Carthage College
Courtney Kantoski The Pennsylvania State University
Danielle Dagen Dickinson College
Janet Collins University of Arkansas
Jenni Szolwinski Miami University
Margareth Jourdan Alfred University
Margi Strickland Duke Career Center
Martha Day Sanford Boston University
Michelle Crouse University of Alabama - Engineering Career Development Center
Stephanie Christel Grinnell College

Class of Summer 2023

(course completed June 2023)

Name Organization
Addie Roberds Auburn University College of Liberal Arts
Alena Anberg North Far North Regional Consortium
Alexis Catanzarite Case Western Reserve University
Amanda Mansfield Murray State University
Amy Kienast Taig University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Annette Ferguson University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Arielle Cortez Cal State LA
Barbara Fouts North Central College
Brianna Battiste Skidmore College
Charisse Ross Michigan State University
Crista Hernandez California State University, Los Angeles
Danielle Kolman Lawrence University
Dan Ortego College of Lake County
Derrick Dancer II Pasadena City College
Drew Poppleton Case Western Reserve University
Emily Pelkowski Nazareth College
Emily Purificacao Lassen/Shasta College
Erica Elbery University of South Carolina
Erin Kangas College of the Siskiyous
Henryne Tobias Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Ian Mercer Miami University
Ingrid Belete Núñez Wellesley College
Janine Gomez Butte College
Jennifer Johnson Amarillo College
Jennifer Phifer The University of Alabama
Jonathan Lee Sistona University of California, Riverside
Julia Siderakis Mendocino Community College
Karen Fritchman College of Charleston
Karissa Chabot-Purchase Michigan State University
Kathy Krause DeSales University
Kellee Massie West Texas A&M University
Kellie Horzewski University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kristen McKnight Western Governors University
Krittika Grau Case Western Reserve University
Leanne Ralstin Washington State University
Linda Bermudez LA Regional Consortia/ Pasadena City College
Lisa Boothe Virginia Tech
Lisa Heisman Nazareth College
Lynn Hart New York Institute of Technology "NYIT"
Madison Holmes Georgia Southern University
Marcos Rivera Case Western Reserve University
Marinda Horan Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Meghan Pippenger University of Kentucky
Melissa Patrizi Case Western Reserve University
Nadia Peters-Marulaz SUNY, Fashion Institute of Technology
Nancy Vue California State University, Fresno
Nicole Askew North Dakota State University
Nicole Todd Skidmore College
Omar Urbano-Rendon Washington State University
Pamela Heston-Bechtol North Far North Regional Consortium
Preston Nielson Western Governors University (WGU)
Rachel Mangiavellano Michigan State University
RJ Ponesse Western Governors University
Sabrina Di Marzio Chapman University
Shelby Ford West Texas A&M University
Shinder Gill Los Rios Community College District
Sonya Starks University of South Alabama
Steve Sellars West Texas A&M University
Susanne Mata Tomorrow's Talent
Suzanne Goebel Beloit College
Wendy Porter North Far North Regional Consoritum

Class of Fall 2022

(course completed November 2022)

Name Organization
Carissa Forde Temple University
Catherine Beasley University of Arkansas
Chris Young Rider University
Corissa Wandmacher Purdue University
Daniel Spiess Boston University
Dylan Cundiff Eastern Kentucky University
Elise Allington State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego
Ella Portwood University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ericka Navarro Trinity University
Holly Hernandez University of Rhode Island
Jamel Mallory University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Janeé Folston University North Carolina Wilmington
Janell Ciemiecki Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jason Leturmy Brandeis University
Jennifer Tortora Virginia Tech, Pamplin College of Business
Jess Arrazolo The University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Kant University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Kara Alves University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karl Craft Rider University
Katy Wick Wisconsin Lutheran College
Kelsey Durham UNC Chapel Hill
Leslie Long Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business
Mariah Stopplecamp Montana State University
Marion Benoit Macomb Community College
Mark Almeida Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Matt Smith The Pennsylvania State University
Matt Stein The Pennsylvania State University
Megan Blaser Aims Community College
Michelle Pribbernow University of Arkansas
Monica Parker-James Boston University Questrom School of Business
Morgan Hulsey The University of Alabama
Natalie R. Alexander Illinois State University
Nicole St. Onge Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhonda Gifford PennWest University
Sarah Burrows Suffolk University
Sarah Krupp Penn State University
Taylor Conteh Miami University
Taylor Snipes University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
Whitney Jorns Kuhnlenz Amherst College

Class of Spring 2022

(course completed July 2022)

Name Organization
Aimee Tejeda Lunn Washington State University
Alisa Stocking Milwaukee Area Technical College
Christina Badini University of Connecticut
Chrys Tsilibes University of Connecticut
Dustin Acker St. Norbert College
Dylan Tedder Arkansas State University
Emily White Harvard University
Erin Bruce Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences
Gabrielle Comella University of Connecticut
Hillary Allen Auburn University
Hillary Nienhouse Indiana University
Jennifer Applebee Rice University
Kate Daher Northeastern University
Kellen Abe Rice University
Keniesha Fields University of South Alabama
Kim Lane Presbyterian College
Kristine Topmiller Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Lisa Gwyn Diablo Valley College
Lynn Downie Presbyterian College
Mary Malerba University of Connecticut
Megan Crowe Florida State University
Michael Nuttle Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Miranda Redman Indiana University -O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Naomi Pollek Milwaukee Area Technical College
Shana Love UC Berkeley
Stefanie Engels Jones Graduate School of Business
Steven Bonney Indiana University - Bloomington
Wendy Kopp University of Connecticut