To move anything forward you need momentum, and oftentimes finding momentum for planning our careers is difficult to muster during the safety of our college years. That’s why we’ve developed EMPLOYola_Surge – the energy source for aligning your education with your career success. Plug in regularly to jolt you through the complacency of thinking about your future plans. Find the sparks of career ideas by receiving internship and career alerts. Generate new tactics by viewing posted videos. Ride the current of our coaches’ expertise in our tips and suggestions. Propel your skills into action by attending our workshops and other posted events. EMPLOYola_Surge, it’ll move you.
For more information on the things you read here, or better yet — an appointment with your career coach (listed below) — please contact Loyola’s Career Development Center:
Office Location: Danna Center, 2nd floor
Mailing Address: 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 200, New Orleans, LA 70118
Meet the bloggers
Roberta Kaskel joined Loyola as the Director of the Career Development Center in 2007. Previously she worked as a consultant with the university to restructure the Center as a full service career center with emphasis on the infusion of vocational discernment in the career planning process and students’ post-graduation success.
Tamara A. Baker, Associate Director of Career Planning, is the career coach for the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and coordinates career related educational programming for the campus community. She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Jill Boatright, Assistant Director for the Career Development Center, serves as the liaison and career coach for the College of Social Sciences, School of Mass Communications, and School of Nursing. A Virginia native, Jill received both her B.A. in Sociology and Foreign Affairs and her M.Ed. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education from the University of Virginia.
Laura Coutts serves as a Career Coach for Loyola University students and alumni. She is responsible for providing individual and group career coaching covering career choice, resume preparation and development, job and internship search strategy, interviewing skills, and personal branding.
She grew up across the Mid-Atlantic (Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland), and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in International Studies with a concentration in Modern Europe and minors in French and Art History.
Clayton Shelvin serves as Career Coach for the College of Music and Fine Arts (CMFA). A native of Lafayette, LA, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in theatre and dance, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In his role at Loyola, Clayton works with CMFA students in all aspects of career development including resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, internship search, job search, professional development and decision making.
Elise Walter is the Internship and Recruitment Manager in the Career Development Center. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Elise manages the recruiting efforts of local, regional, and national employer partners seeking to hire Loyola University New Orleans students for jobs or internship. Elise oversees EMPLOYOLA, the Loyola online job and internship board, and organizes on-campus recruiting events such as job fairs, on-campus interviewing, and employer information sessions and tabling.