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Career Development Center – Students
Career Development Center

Megan Gilbert

“As a Career Counselor, I help students connect their skills, interests, and personality characteristics to various careers. I assist students with determining the career path and major that would be best associated with their career aspirations.   Additionally, I help students develop the professional skills necessary to be successful in their chosen career field.  I work with students to develop and enhance their resumes, assist with job search strategies, inform students about social media platforms, facilitate interview training, among other professional development skills.”

Megan received her Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration from SIUE.

What is your favorite part of your job? “I love my position and I am so happy to be able to assist students during their time at SIUE. I really enjoy interacting with students! I enjoy helping students see the “bigger picture” in their academics and supporting them as they discover and pursue their goals."

What do you like to do outside of the office?  “I love being outdoors, cooking and hanging out with friends.”

Hobbies: “My hobbies include hanging out with my fiancé’, friends, and dogs. I have a Boxer named Roxy and a German Shorthaired Pointer name Maple. I also love to cook and really enjoy trying new recipes in my free-time.”

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate chip cookies

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Ireland, Italy, or Alaska

Why did you choose your career path in career services: “I chose career services as my career path due to my strong desire to help individuals discover their true passion and interests in life. I believe college is a transformative time that creates many new interests and career options for students. Providing guidance during a student’s academic journey is a valuable task and I am excited to support students as they gain more confidence in their abilities and discover a career that is perfect for them.”

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