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Contact Our Staff


Office:
Fax:
E-Mail:
(254) 710-3771
(254) 710-3770
Hireabear@baylor.edu
Mailing Addresss: Baylor University-Office of Career and Professional Development
One Bear Place #97036
Waco, TX 76798-7036
Location: Paul L. Foster Success Center
Sid Richardson Building, Room 132
1410 S. 4th Street, Waco, TX
Interview Suites: Sid Richardson Lower Level
(East Wing)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



      THE OFFICE OF CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Marjorie Ellis Marjorie Ellis
Executive Director

Education:
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College
B.A., Communications, Loyola University

Professional Experience:
Director, Career Development Center, Appalachian State University
Associate Director, Career Development Center, Appalachian State University
Associate Director, Career Center, Clemson University
Associate Director of Student Development, Clemson University

Phone: (254) 710-8669
Office: Sid Rich, Room 118
Email: Marjorie_Ellis@baylor.edu
In the News:
Ellis Brings Re–focused Energy, Direction for Career and Professional Development ServicesBaylor News, Winter 2013




Audra Szanto Audra Szanto
Assistant to the Executive Director

Manages the office financial resources and supervises student workers.

Professional Experience:
Office Manager, Baylor University Office of Career and Professional Development, 2009-Present
Supervisor, Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, 2002-2009
Accountant, Capital Marketing, 2000-2002

Phone: (254) 710-8677
Office: Sid Rich, Room 117
Email: Audra_Szanto@baylor.edu




Julie Copenhaver
Julie Copenhaver
Outreach and Communications Coordinator


Education:
Master's of Arts, Baylor University, 2008
Bachelor's of Arts, Baylor University, 2001

Professional Experience:
Marketing and Communications Coordinator / Photographer and Videographer, Baylor Alumni Association, 2009-2013

Phone: (254) 710-6431
Office: Sid Rich, Room 137
Email: Julie_Copenhaver@baylor.edu



               PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Carolyn Muska Carolyn Muska
Director of Professional Development

Project manager for career fairs, workshops and mock interviews. Assists students with job search management.

Education:
Master of Science in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University, 1998
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems, Baylor University, 1990

Professional Experience:
Director of Professional Development, Office of Career and Professional Development, Baylor University, 1988–present
Coordinator, Student Financial Aid, Baylor University, 1985-1988

Phone: (254) 710-8668
Office: Sid Rich, Room 141
Email: Carolyn_Muska@baylor.edu




Kat Evans Katherine Evans
Assistant Director of Professional Devlelopment

Provides resources for students who are searching for an internship or full-time employment. Advises Delta Epsilon Iota.

Education:
Master of Science in Education, University of South Florida, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Oklahoma State University, 2003

Professional Experience:
Assistant Director of Professional Development, Office of Career and Professional Development, Baylor University, 2009-Present
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Texas Christian University, 2008-2009
Coordinator for Greek Life, Baylor University, 2006-2008
Traveling Leadership Consultant, Zeta Tau Alpha, 2003-2004

Phone: (254) 710-8521
Office: Sid Rich, Room 139
Email: Kat_Evans@baylor.edu




Emily Riley Emily Riley
Graduate Assistant

Assists students in their career development. Critiques resumes and provides job search assistance for internships and full-time employment.

Education:
Master of Education in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University, May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Baylor University, May 2011

Professional Experience:
Graduate Assistant, Baylor University Office of Career and Professional Development, 2012-Present
Dillard's, 2011-2012

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Office: Sid Rich, Room 102
Email: Emily_Riley@baylor.edu





EMPLOYER RELATIONS


Kevin Nall Kevin Nall
Director of Employer Relations

Develops relationships with companies who want to hire Baylor students. Actively supports Hankamer School of Business, Student Athletes, and alumni with experience.

Education:
Master of Business Administration, Baylor University 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Baylor University 1990

Professional Experience:
Director of Employer Relations for Office of Career and Professional Development, Baylor University, 1998 – Present
Financial Analyst, Raytheon, 1996 – 1998
Admissions, Baylor University, 1993 – 1994
University Relations, Baylor University, 1990 – 1993

Phone: (254) 710-8522
Office: Sid Rich, Room 142
Email: Kevin_Nall@baylor.edu




DonnaSparks WebSz Donna Sparks
Assistant Director of Employer Relations

Manages the on-campus recruiting program that includes scheduling interviews, organizing campus presentations, and publicizing employers' visits to students.

Education:
Master of Science in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Baylor University, In progress
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Baylor University, 1993

Professional Experience:
Assistant Director, Office of Career and Professional Development, 1998-Present
Graduate Assistant, Baylor University Career Services, 1996-1998

Phone: (254) 710-8666
Office: Sid Rich, Room 140
Email: Donna_Sparks@baylor.edu



HeatherWheeler WebSz
Heather Wheeler
Assistant Director of Internships


Education:
Master of Education, Higher Education, Abilene Christian University
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Science, Texas A&M University

Professional Experience:
Director, Policy Internship Programs, Texas A&M University
Program Coordinator, Policy Internship Programs, Texas A&M University
Agricultural Science Teacher, Seymour ISD
Agricultural Science Teacher, Midway High School, Sampson County Schools
Agricultural Science Teacher, Cape Fear High School, Cumberland County Schools

Phone: (254) 710-4256
Office: Sid Rich, Room 124.01
Email: Heather_R_Wheeler@baylor.edu




Christie Walker Christie Walker
Employer Relations Coordinator 

Assists students, employers, and alumni with the HireABear program and supports all campus recruiting activities.

Education:
McLennan Community College

Professional Experience:
Administrative Associate – Baylor University Office of Career and Professional Development, 2009-Present
Registrar – China Spring ISD for 8 years

Phone: (254) 710-8662
Office: Sid Rich, Room 116
Email: Christie_Walker@baylor.edu


  







      CAREER COUNSELORS

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Pat Weaver Pat Carney Weaver
Director of Career Exploration
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Provides individual and group career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.
Teaches EDP 1101, Identifying Potential Careers.

Education:
Post-graduate coursework at Baylor University, 2003-2004
Post-graduate coursework at Georgia Southern University, 1992-1993
Master of Arts in Christian Education, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and History, University of Richmond, 1977

Professional Experience:
Director of Career Counseling, Baylor University, 2005-present
Career Counselor, Baylor University, 2004-2005
Academic Advisor, Baylor University, 2004
Director of Counseling, Hill College, 2003
Director of Counseling, Brewton-Parker College, 1998-2003
Educational Coordinator, Brewton-Parker College, 1993-1998

Phone: (254) 710-8239
Office: Sid Rich, Room 138
Email: Pat_Weaver@baylor.edu




Amy Ames Amy Ames
Assistant Director of Career Exploration

Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor
Provides individual and group career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.
Teaches EDP 1101, Identifying Potential Careers.

Education:
Master of Education in Counselor Education, Texas Tech University, 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Philosophy, Texas Tech University, 2002

Professional Experience:
Assistant Director of Career Exploration, Baylor University, 2005-present
College of Arts and Sciences Advisement, Academic Advisor (Part-Time, Temporary), Baylor University, 2006-2007

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Office: Sid Rich, Room 135
Email: Amy_Ames@baylor.edu




Carroll Crowson Carroll Crowson
Career Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Provides individual and group career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.
Teaches EDP 1101, Identifying Potential Careers.

Education:
Master of Theological Studies, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 2012
Master of Science in Education, Baylor University, 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Business Administration, Baylor University, 2003

Professional Experience:
Career Counselor, Baylor University, 2005-present

Phone: (254) 710-8664
Office: Sid Rich, Room 134
Email: Carroll_Crowson@baylor.edu




Mandi Canuteson Mandi Canuteson
Career Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
Supervised by Pat Carney Weaver, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Provides individual and group career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.
Teaches EDP 1101, Identifying Potential Careers.

Education:
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Baylor University, 2008

Professional Experience:
Career Counselor, Baylor University, June 2012-present

Phone: (254) 710-8251
Office: Sid Rich, Room 136
Email: Mandi_Canuteson@baylor.edu




Katy Linn Katy Linn
Career Counselor Intern

Works under the supervision of Pat Carney Weaver, Director of Career Exploration
Provides individual career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.

Education:
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University, Expected Graduation 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Baylor University, 2011

Professional Experience:
Office Assistant, Dr. Khan PhD, LPC Counseling Services, July 2013-present

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Email:
Katy_Linn@baylor.edu




Ashley Alcala Ashley Alcala
Office Support Manager

Education:
McLennan Community College Cosmetology School 2004-2005

Professional Experience:
Career Counseling Administrative Associate, Baylor University, 2009-present
Hairstylist, Cuttin' Up Hair Salon, 2005-present

Phone: (254) 710-8312
Office: Sid Rich, Room 133
Email: Ashley_Alcala@baylor.edu








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