Career Center

Career Center Staff

Thom Rakes

Thom Rakes

Career Center Director and
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for Technology

M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia
National Certified Counselor, National Certified Career Counselor, Master Career Counselor

Joined UNCW Career Center in 1996; over 30 years of career development experience.

Professional Affiliations: ACPA, NACE, NCACE, SoACE

Career Center Leadership, Campus & Community Liaison, Career Counseling

Specialized areas of expertise:
CareerLeader business interest assessment
Curriculum vitae
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Planning for grad school

Rebecca Christiansen

Rebecca Christiansen

Associate Director for Employer Development

M.S. Ed. Human Resources, Central Michigan University
B.A. Economics, Michigan State University
SHRM-CP and PHR Certified

Joined UNCW Career Center in January 2016 with 11 years previous experience in financial/career planning and corporate recruitment.

Professional Affiliations: SHRM, NACE, NCACE

Provide leadership for all programs and services related to employer development. Coordinator for Career Fair, On-Campus Recruiting, Employer Advisory Board, Graduate Survey and Corporate Partner initiatives.

Specialized areas of expertise:
Programming for military and veteran populations
Recruitment policies and procedures
Labor market trends

Diane Reed

Diane Sledden Reed

Assistant Director

M.S. Counseling and College Student Personnel, 1991
Mankato State University

Joined UNCW Career Center in July 1998; over 24 years of career development experience.

Professional Affiliations: ACPA (Diamond Honoree), NCCPA, AAEE, SAEE

Liaison to Education sector (Watson College of Education) and STEM sector (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Geoscience, Marine Biology and Oceanography). Campus Outreach Coordinator, Web Manager, Coordinator for CareerFest, Education Job Fair, Multicultural Programming, Professional Etiquette Dinner, Taking Flight, Disney College Program, Skill Seeker Orientation, and Career Center Quarterly.

Specialized areas of expertise:
Networking and Job Searching
Marketing Leadership Skills
Portfolio Development
Resume Writing

Leslie Wright

Leslie Wright

Assistant Director

M.S. Education, Counselor Ed Track, College Student Personnel, 2001
Old Dominion University

Joined UNCW Career Center in November 2002.

Professional Affiliations: NCACE, SoACE, NACE, LCFHRA

Liaison to Business & Accounting Sector (Accountancy, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management & Leadership, Marketing and Recreation, Sports Leadership & Tourism Management) and STEM sector (Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology and Operations Management). Coordinator for Career Fair, Meet the Firms, SeaWork, Career Center social media, niche internship programs.

Specialized areas of expertise:
Using social media in your job or internship search
The impact and use of mobile devices in your job or internship search

Sarah Crockett

Sarah Crockett

Career Development Counselor

M.A.Ed. Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Concentration in Higher Education Administration, 2012
Virginia Tech

Joined UNCW Career Center in July 2012.

Professional Affiliations: NCACE, SoACE

Liaison to Social Sciences and Services sector (Anthropology, Criminology, Philosophy & Religion, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work) and Government & Non-Profit Sector (History, International Studies and Political Science). Coordinator for Certified Internship Program, Career Fest, Law School Day, Federal Career Series, Professional Etiquette Dinner and Career Planning Guide.

Specialized areas of expertise:
Federal Government Jobs/Internships
International Job Search
Pre-Law Advising
Professional Etiquette

Stacey Huffman

Stacey Huffman

Career Development Counselor

M.A. College Student Development & Student Affairs, 2016  
Appalachian State University

Joined UNCW Career Center in June 2016.

Professional Associations: NCACE, NCCDA

Liaison to Deciding Students and STEM sector (Engineering, Math, Physics and Statistics). Coordinator for Academic Majors & Minors Fair, Career Fair, University College Programming and Career Center social media.


Specialized areas of expertise:
Career Exploration
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
LinkedIn

Rosalyn Hundley

Rosalyn Hundley

Career Development Counselor

M.S.Ed. Educational Leadership, Concentration in Higher Education – Student Affairs, 2015
Old Dominion University

Joined UNCW Career Center in May 2016.

Professional Affiliations: NACADA

Liaison to Arts, Media & Entertainment sector (Art History, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, French, German Studies, Music, Spanish, Studio Art and Theatre). Coordinator for e-Portfolios, Career Fest, Career Fair, Multicultural Programs and Campus Planner.


Specialized areas of expertise:
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Interview Preparation
Professional Etiquette
Job Search Strategy/Research

Malorie Wolf

Malorie Wolf

Career Development Counselor

M.S. Counselor Education: Community Counseling
Winona State University

Joined UNCW Career Center in May 2016.

Professional Affiliations: ACA, Chi Sigma Iota

Liaison to Health & Human Services sector (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Clinical Research, Nursing, Public Health Studies and Recreation Therapy). Coordinator for Nursing Career Fair, Health Grad School Expo and Multicultural Programs.


Specialized areas of expertise:
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Interview Preparation
Job & Internship Search Process/Strategy

Ashley Navarra

Ashley Navarra

Office/Budget Manager

Joined UNCW beginning August 2007 and the Career Center in June 2015.

Coordinator for On-Campus Recruiting, Career Events, Residency Appeals Board, Employer Advisory Board, Supervisor of Student Office Assistants and Leavekeeper.


Professional Achievements:
UNCW Staff Senate Communications Committee Chair, 2010-12
Committee of the Year, 2012
Senator of the Year, 2012
Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile, 2012
UNCW Level 1 Finance Certification, 2010

heather roughton

Heather Roughton

Jobs & Credentials Coordinator

B.A. English, Concentration in Professional Writing, 2013
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Joined UNCW Career Center in August 2015.

Coordinate student, alumni and employer access to CSO/SeaWork; manage job & internship listings, online credential files and CAS & CSB internship reporting. Update and manage Career Center website content, including biweekly featured jobs and internships. Assist with Career Center event logistics and planning.