Success Stories

“Career Services empowered me to pursue and obtain my dream job as an analyst. I strongly recommend taking advantage of the counseling and resources available in the office. ”

-Tonnie Mike, Government Accountability Office (Health Informatics)

“Denise, I was accepted into Marshall’s SLP graduate program!!! I want to thank you for all you have helped me with! Career Services has been a life line for me and I cannot thank you or the department enough.”

-Samantha Graffius, Communication Disorders

“Thoughts of graduation and submitting applications to graduate programs can be extremely stressful. For me career services was the perfect way to jumpstart my ideas in the right direction for both. During my last semester as an undergraduate student I went to the career center seeking guidance on updating my resume and writing my personal statement. The career service team was welcoming, motivating and made sure I left with a finished product that I was proud of.”

-Shakira Bowman, B.A. Psychology

“Attending Marshall University and connecting with the community has been a great learning experience and has offered me many opportunities. During my final semester of my master’s degree program, I decided that I wanted to move away from Huntington, WV but I had no connections in other areas. I visited Career Services unsure of how I was going to find a job, but I left with a game plan. Denise Hogsett immediately knew how to help and who I should reach out to for additional advice. Within a couple of weeks, I had found a job and created so many valuable relationships. I hope that everyone visits Career Services and utilizes the opportunities that they can help you find!”

-Shawna Bartram, Master of Science in Accountancy

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Career Services for helping me back in 2008. You all took time to prepare me for my interviews, develop my resume along with other key factors that helped me find my job. I spent over five years at my first position and the experience I learned there has helped me land at the company I’m with today. I’m now in a business development role with a growing company and I am grateful for the help from Career Services that got me started on this career path.”

-Mark “Kipper” Hesson, MU Class of 2008 Crawford Electric
Houston, Texas

“Mirek and the entire Career Service team was my dream team in helping find me a degree relevant job. Had I not worked with them each week, I would not have gotten the Discharge Planning position. They helped polish my accomplishments and efforts into a competitive resume. The bottom line: If you are willing and wanting to work, these guys will work for you and produce results.”

-Nick Hemlepp

“I have a job, thanks to the help from Denise Hogsett at Career Services. She helped me prepare for employment opportunities which resulted in me landing a full time job with Frito-Lay/PepsiCo as a Sales District Leader. Joining Career Champions was how I first met Denise. She was welcoming and interested to help from the beginning. She helped me assess what I wanted to do, with my resume development and revision assistance and assisted me with looking for internships through JobTrax. She helped me with everything from how to approach situations, what to wear, proper manners, and preformed mock interviews. It was Denise that provided the opportunity to meet the PepsiCo rep that resulted in me getting a job. She encouraged me to follow-up and to send him an email with my resume. When I was called for an interview, I was prepared and that made me calm and confident to do well. And I nailed the interview! Honestly, I can say it was Denise’s expertise that enabled me to come out of college with an awesome career! Her positivity, enthusiasm, and patience made the process a great experience. I can’t thank her enough. I would highly recommend for every student to explore the Career Services at Marshall. ”

-Morgan Cain

“It’s important for students to prepare for their careers, even as freshmen. I asked Career Services to talk to my sophomore class. They went above and beyond my expectations. They suggested helpful activities that they could include, despite the extra work it would cause their staff. They helped students create and polish resumes, provided the opportunity for them to practice interviewing, and helped them develop personal statements. They provided feedback to each student and worked with the class to help them understand self-marketing expectations and parameters. They made my job much, much easier, for which I am very appreciative.”

-Carla Lapelle, HON 200 instructor

“Upon visiting Career Services and having them polish my resume, I applied for an internship at Columbia Gas. A few weeks later, I interviewed over the phone, which I had also practiced with Career Services. I received a call towards the end of the semester and won the position for the summer internship. Thanks for all your help!”

-Sawyer Smith, Energy Management

“I just first want to thank you for doing a mock interview with me. The interview went well I got a second interview! Career services has been a huge help to me with helping me get everything set up and on track to get a career.

-Grant Evans

“I had a appointment today because I needed help with my resume and advice on how to organize my portfolio and make it look nicer. Well not only did I receive superb service, they were kind and really help me understand how to present yourself to a employer. So I wanted to say thank you and I will definitely recommend career services to all my friends.”

-Jordan Fanelli

“The staff is knowledgeable and encouraging; they make sure students are prepared for turning their professional aspirations into a reality. I cannot thank the Career Services staff enough for all they have done to help me.”

-Lance West Jr., International Business Student

“The career center at Marshall has been such a resourceful place that I would not have known about if it wasn’t for Career Champions. Denise, along with the other staff members at the career center, have pushed me out of my comfort zone to prepare me for building resumes, attending business meetings, and being interviewed. I now feel comfortable and confident as I continue to look for employment opportunities.”

-Sarah Rose Schimenti

“Career Services helped me with my resume last week for the upcoming interview that I had for a counseling position. I am happy to say that they offered me the position! I just wanted to thank you for all the help with my resume and the preparation for the interview process. It was a huge help!”

-Michelle Sabo

“The staff at MU career services was very welcoming and encouraging when I approached them for guidance. After talking to their career counselors about my situation, they looked over my various resumes and cover letters and pinpointed small nuances that made a big difference in want I thought were already well-developed documents. But more importantly, they helped identify the people and networks available to me that could further my understanding of hiring practices.”

-Sean Pauley