Staff Directory

Cristina (Cris) McDavid
Director
304-696-2248
mcdavidc@marshall.edu

  • Ensures that the mission of the unit informs all programs and initiatives and supports the University’s mission and long-term strategic plans for student career development.

Jennifer Brown, M.Ed.
Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Marketing
304-696-3396
jennifer.brown@marshall.edu

  • Coordinates on-campus recruiting and student-focused events such as All Majors Career Expos, Pharmacy Career Expo, Physical Therapy Career Expo, Educator Expo, Etiquette Dinners, etc.
  • Manages and develops content for the website using WordPress
  • Overall department marketing efforts, including social media, website, and event promotion
  • Provides student and alumni career coaching


Erin LaFon
Employer Relations Coordinator
304-696-6679
lafone@marshall.edu

  • Develops, cultivates, and maintains all employer relationships for the career center
  • Liaisons with faculty to connect employers to students
  • Plans and executes on-campus recruiting and facilitates employer/faculty relationships

Rodney Sanders
Coordinator Career Exploration Experiences
304-696-6051
rodney.sanders@marshall.edu

  • Guides students on career and major options by organizing career exploration opportunities such as job shadowing and informational interviews
  • Connects students to possible internship opportunities
  • Provides career education to students through in-class presentations, resume/cover letter reviews, LinkedIn profile reviews, mock interviews, etc.
  • Works with Employee Relations Coordinator to develop and cultivate employer relations to advance experiential learning opportunities

Kristin Sims
Senior Career Development Specialist
304-696-2250
williams233@marshall.edu

  • Meets with students to discuss current/prospective majors and career prospects
  • Assists with outreach workshops and presentations for classes and student organizations

Samantha Aretz
Senior Career Development Specialist
304-696-6432
samantha.aretz@marshall.edu

  • Works with students to better understand major and career opportunities
  • Assists students in preparing for job applications and interviews
  • Coordinates workshops and presentations across campus
  • Creates data reports analyzing student engagement and outreach

Alec Neu
Career Education Specialist
304-696-3843
neu2@marshall.edu

  • Provides career education to students through in-class presentations, resume/cover letter reviews, mock interviews, etc.
  • Assists in office events such as career expos, etiquette dinners, mocktails, etc.

Administrative Assistant
304-696-2370

  • The first point of contact for students, employers, faculty/staff, and other guests of the Career Center
  • Updates and maintains all Career Education accounting and budget items
  • Supports staff with career expos/event registration

Nick Russo
Graduate Assistant
304-696-2370
russo15@marshall.edu

Lorelai Danes Aretz
Certified Therapy Dog and Good Girl

Contact the Office of Career Education

1681 5th Avenue | Huntington, WV 25755

Staff Directory