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Career Development Center – Students
Career Development Center

Carrie Smolar

My role in the office is to recruit employers to utilize the Career Development Center’s services and to connect employers with students.  I manage all the career fairs, on-campus interviews, full-time job postings, employer information tables/sessions, and the Mentor Program.  I handle most of the marketing for our events and workshops along with all of our social media. 

Favorite part about her job:  “I have many favorites, but my absolute best part is connecting students with employers and seeing students get full-time or internship positions that they love.  I like all the planning and details that go into making the events successful and I really enjoy the social media aspect of my job.”

What do you like to do outside of the office?  “I like to spend time with my family and friends.  We enjoy going camping, traveling, hiking, and having fun!”

Favorite movie:  Sweet Home Alabama

Favorite food: Crab legs with grilled zucchini

Guilty Pleasure: DQ Blizzard with chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cups

Hobbies: Camping, hiking, spending time with my family, and reading.

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Tahiti, Alaska, or Australia.

Why did you choose your career path in career services?  “I wanted to help students that are having trouble choosing a major and helping the students prepare for their careers by giving them tips on job searches, resume help, and much more.  This seemed like a great fit to be able to help students by connecting them with employers.”

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