Career Services Staff

Mary Beth Barnes

Senior Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Arts and Science

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

Melissa Brown

Data Coordinator

Melissa assists students, alumni and employers with questions regarding Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready). She provides supervision of employer registrations and job postings. She is also responsible for generating a variety of reports for Career Services. 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 Career Services. 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.

Mitzie Campbell

Client Services Specialist

Mitzie provides clerical support and assistance for on-campus interviewing and career advising programs. She oversees the daily operations of Career Services' lobby/front desk area. Mitzie can be contacted at campbem8@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3831.

Heather Christman, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Director, Career Development and Employer Relations

Heather serves as the department specialist for career curriculum and student development. Heather also works on employer outreach to build relationships with new employers and maintain relationships with existing employers. Heather can be contacted at christhs@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3837.

Betty Davidson

Program Associate

Betty is responsible for administering Career Services’ student employee program. She also provides administrative and technical support for the office’s campus-wide student and employer programming activities and the office’s communications with stakeholders in Miami’s career community. Betty can be contacted at davidsbj@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-3834.

Jen Franchak

Assistant Vice President

Jen oversees the Center's leadership team which sets and executes the overall strategy and vision for the Center.  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.

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.

Shamika Karikari

Doctoral Associate

Mika serves as the Career Services' Doctoral Associate. She is earning her Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami. Mika will work on multiple projects as an associate, but her first major project is developing and delivering a new career development curriculum for international students. Mika can be contacted at johns263@miamioh.edu or (513)-529-3296.

Victoria Masny

Assistant Director and Liaison/Farmer School of Business & College of Arts and Science: Economics and Strategic Communications

Victoria is the liaison for the Farmer School of Business as well as the College of Arts and Science: Economics and Strategic Communications. She works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career services including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Victoria can be contacted at masnyva@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3486.

Jennifer McLaughlin

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

Jennifer is the liaison to the College of Education, Health and Society. She coordinates and supervises services and programs for students, including career advising, mock interviewing, and educational programming. Jennifer can be contacted at mclaugjl@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3847.

Kia Nalls

Mock Interview Coordinator 

Kia is the point of contact and coordinator for Miami University’s Mock Interview service, 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

Marketing Coordinator

Craig coordinates all of Career Services' 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.

Lesley Pihlajamaki

Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Career Exploration

Lesley develops and maintains employer relations and promotes recruitment of Miami University students. She also advises employers on recruiting strategies that will help them build and maintain their brand on campus. Lesley also develops internship opportunities with regional employers within their organizations and is responsible for coordinating the Ohio Means Internship grant for the Oxford campus. In addition, she provides assistance to students engaged in the internship search process. Lesley can be contacted at pihlajle@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-5925.

Janie Spires

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Creative Arts

Janie is the liaison to the College of Creative Arts as well as the College of Arts and Science. She works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career services including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Janie can be contacted at janiespires@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3241.

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 services including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Shelby can be contacted at summers4@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-9379.

Kelly Thompson

Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Engineering and Computing

Kelly is the liaison for the College of Engineering and Computing. She works as part of the advising team to provide a full range of career services including job and internship search strategies, interviewing techniques, and networking resources. Kelly can be contacted at thomp165@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3846.

Corey Watt

Assistant Director, 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.

Related Career Services Offices

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Shelley Cassady

Regional Director, Career, Co-op and Internship Services

Shelley manages the co-op program and provides resume, cover letter and interview preparation, as well as job search services at the regional campuses. Shelley can be contacted at cassadss@miamioh.edu or (513) 785-3113.

Krissy Smith

Assistant Director

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.