Center for Career Exploration & Success Staff

Shelby Summers Ballard

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Arts & Science: University Studies

Shelby is the liaison to the College of Arts and Science: University Studies. She works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career support including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Shelby can be contacted at summers4@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-9379.

Katie Bowling

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Education, Health and Society

Katie is the liaison to the College of Education, Health and Society. She works as a part of the advising team to provide a full range of career support including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Katie is also responsible for the development and coordination of programs to support students’ career development in the College of Education, Health and Society. Katie can be contacted at bowlinks@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3837

Melissa Brown

Data Coordinator

Melissa assists students, alumni and employers with questions regarding Handshake, Miami’s. She provides supervision of employer registrations and job postings. She is also responsible for generating a variety of reports for The Center for Career Exploration & Success. Melissa can be contacted at brownm10@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3835.

Sandy Burger

Career Fair Coordinator and Administrative Associate

Sandy provides administrative support to the Director of The Center for Career Exploration & Success. She handles all accounting and purchasing activities and maintains personnel records. The Career Fair Coordinator stewards the three annual Career Fairs: the fall Career Fair held in September, Spring Internship and Career Expo (Spring ICE) held in February, and the Teacher Job Fair typically held late March and the Architecture + Design Career Fair which is held in December. For more information concerning the Career Fairs, please contact Sandy Burger at careerfairs@miamioh.edu, for administrative questions, please contact her at burgersd@miamioh.edu.

Theresa Carver

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Engineering and Computing

Theresa is the liaison to the College of Engineering and Computing. She works as a part of the advising team to provide a full range of career support including internship and job search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources to students. Theresa is also responsible for the development and coordination of programs to support students’ career development in the College of Engineering and Computing. Theresa can be contacted at theresa.carver@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3846.

Jen Franchak

Assistant Vice President

Jen oversees the Center's leadership team which sets and executes the overall strategy and vision for the Center of Career Exploration & Success.  She also engages with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that our students are situated for post graduate success. Jen can be contacted at jen.franchak@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-3831.

Tekeia Howard

Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives & On-Demand Career Advising

Tekeia is responsible for the coordination and collaboration of existing and developing partnerships and programs for underrepresented and underserved students. Tekeia develops services and infrastructure of support for underrepresented populations and executes and evaluates strategic plans as they apply to equity, access to opportunity. She develops and manages career community partnerships with students, faculty, staff and employers, consulting with employers to develop strategies to meet their diversity recruitment goals. Tekeia can be contacted at howardt9@MiamiOH.edu.

Crissy Jessie

Recruiting Coordinator

Crissy assists employers with scheduling on-campus interviews and other on-campus recruitment activities. Crissy can be contacted at jessiecd@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3840.

Jennifer McLaughlin

Associate Director for Student Populations and Liaison to the College of Education, Health and Society

Jennifer's role has the responsibility to ensure there are campus-wide structures in place to support underserved student populations with effective and efficient career development resources. In addition, as the Liaison to CEHS she partners with CEHS on career development efforts in advising and programming; employer relations and internship development; and classroom partnership and strategy. Jennifer can be contacted at mclaugjl@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3847.

Kia Nalls

Program Coordinator & Office of Diversity Affairs Liaison 

Kia is the Program Coordinator & ODA Liaison is responsible for Miami University’s signature Mock Interview program, preparing students for real-world interviews by connecting them with seasoned professional interviewers. Kia can be contacted at rayspek@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-1882.

Craig Patrick

Assistant Director of Marketing

Craig coordinates all of the Center for Career Exploration & Success' print and web media/promotions as well as student and employer marketing initiatives and communications. He is also responsible for the evaluation of new technologies, both hardware and software-related. Craig can be contacted at patriccm@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-1285.

Angela Pontious

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Creative Arts

Angela is the liaison to the College of Creative Arts. She works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career support including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Angela can be contacted at pontioam@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-9380.

Shayna Smith

Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives

Shayna is responsible for the execution of existing and developing programs for underrepresented populations. She focuses on programming and outreach for targeted populations as well as develops and manages career community partnerships inclusive of students, faculty and staff. Shayna can be contacted at smiths63@miamioh.edu

Corey Watt

Associate Director of Employer Relations

Corey develops and maintains employer relations and promotes the recruitment of Miami University students by for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental organizations. Corey can be contacted at wattc@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3487.

Matt Yepez

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Arts & Science

Matt is the liaison to the College of Arts and Science. He works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career support including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Matt is also responsible for the development and coordination of programs to support students’ career development in the College of Arts and Science. Matt can be contacted at yepezmo@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-9763.

Beth Zink

Associate Director and Senior Liaison/College of Arts & Science

Beth is the senior liaison to the College of Arts & Science. She works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career support for first year students through recent alumni including career assessments, job and internship search assistance, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Beth also provides career development to students in the University Studies majors as well as other majors in the College of Arts & Science. She can be contacted at beth.zink@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3486.

Regional Campus Offices

Douglas Reichenberger

Regional Director, Career Services & Professional Development

Doug oversees the Career Services & Professional Development team at the Regional campuses (Hamilton & Middletown), establishing and implementing the overall strategy and vision for the CSPD centers. He also engages with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the Regional students are situated for post-graduate success. In addition, Doug engages with students to teach and equip them the skills necessary for their post-graduate endeavors. Doug can be contacted at reichedc@miamioh.edu or 513-785-3177.

Krissy Smith

Assistant Regional Director, Career Co-op and Internship Services

Krissy provides resume, cover letter and interview preparation, as well as job search services at the regional campuses. Krissy can be contacted at smithkl@miamioh.edu or directly at (513) 217-4030 or at the Middletown campus at (513) 785-3233.

Linda Vogt

Master Sr. Program Assistant

Linda provides administrative support to the Regional Director of Career Services & Professional Development, as well as offering resume, interviewing preparation and job search tips to the students. She maintains student records and employer registrations for internships/co-ops. Linda can be contacted at vogtlm@MiamiOH.edu or 513-785-3113.