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Career Development Center – Students
Career Development Center

Jill Thirion

As a Career Counselor, I support students throughout their career development and encourage them to explore and pursue meaningful careers. I assist students with identifying relevant factors that influence their career development, as well as collaborate with them on selecting a major, exploring career options or experiential learning opportunities, and planning for their future post-graduation. In addition, I provide students with constructive feedback on a variety of career documents, educate them on effective job search strategies, assist them with the development of their LinkedIn profile, as well as facilitate interview preparation. I also lead presentations on a variety of career-related topics. Lastly, I encourage and motivate students to have a positive outlook on work and learning, through understanding that higher education and life-long learning are necessary for career success.”

Education: Jamie received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from SIUE. She received a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Lindenwood University-Belleville. In addition, Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Illinois.

Favorite Part of Your Job: “I enjoy seeing students overcome barriers and accomplishing their academic and career goals. In addition, I love being a resource to a diverse student population during their journey at SIUE!”

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Shopping, Cooking, Exercising, Reading, Traveling

Favorite Food: French Fries

If you could travel anywhere, you would go to: Santorini, Greece; Maldives Islands

Why did you choose your career path in career services: “Through providing career services, I am able to assist students during the career development process and witness them develop holistically. My role as a Career Counselor has been the perfect opportunity for me to assist students throughout their career development journey.”

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