Career Services

Planning to visit Career Services? Whether you’re attending one of our celebrated career events or visiting our campus for other reasons, we have provided information that will assist you with your preparations.

Administration
Lynn Hansen
Executive Director

Responsibilities: Oversee overall operation and administration of Career Services

Education: BS Marketing, MEd College Student Personnel Administration

Fun Fact: Favorite leisure activity is going to the beach!

Marta de Corral
Office Manager / HR Liaison

Responsibilities: Serve as a primary liaison to the university's Human Resources department and SDES. Verify eligibility and monitor changes in status of students participating in the Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program (CWEP). Process payroll and hiring packages for students in the CWEP program and Career Services' OPS, USPS, A&P, and student staff.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Bilingual Education, Boston College

Fun Fact: Favorite TV show is Big Bang Theory.

Melanie Brown
Coordinator, Marketing Information and Data

Responsibilities: Manage all Career Services marketing efforts, Direct the comprehensive strategic marketing and public relations plan for Career Services, Manage the First Destination Data survey process and Supervise Marketing and Graphic Design Student Staff.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Minor in Mass Communications from UCF.

Fun Fact: I love crazy outdoor adventures like Skydiving!

Nilsa Cotto-Durand
Accountant

Responsibilities: Manage the Career Services Front desk, processing CWEP applications, scheduling student interviews, extending offers to employment, processing new hire paperwork and additional office tasks.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Education, University of Puerto Rico.

Fun Fact: Favorite food SUSHI!

Allison Bryant
Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities: Serves as the primary administrative support for the Executive Director of Career Services and the Career Services Management Team.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English/Technical Writing and Editing; UCF

Fun Fact: I love horseback riding!

Career Development
Bill Blank
Director, Career Development

Responsibilities: Lead Career Development Unit in providing career counseling and assessment, career education, and employment readiness skills.

Education: Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration- University of Northern Colorado, M.S. in Counseling-University of Wisconsin; B.S. in Social Work-University of Wisconsin

Fun fact: Favorite outdoor recreation activity is long boarding!

Jeanne Battersby
Front Desk Manager, Career Development

Responsibilities: Manage Career Services front desk. Providing employers, faculty and students with information regarding programs, resources, and services.

Education: Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrations in Behavioral Science and Education, Minor in Leadership Studies, University of Central Florida

Fun Fact: Passion for landscape design, herb gardening and butterfly gardens.

Brian Creel
Assistant Director, Career Development

Responsibilities: Assist in the management and coordination of career development including career counseling and advising. Coordinate the Graduate & Professional School Fair, Graduate Career Symposium, and Graduate Planning Series.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Loyola University New Orleans; Master of Education in Instructional Technology, University of South Florida

Fun Fact: Favorite movie is Back to the Future

Laura Crouch
Assistant Director, Career Development

Responsibilities: Counsel and advise students regarding major and career choices through individual appointments and programming.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of West Florida; Master of Education in College Student Personnel administration

Fun Fact: Favorite TV show is Doctor Who.

Shauna Strickler
Assistant Director, Career Development

Responsibilities: Counsel and advise students regarding major and career choices through individual appointments and programming.

Education:Bachelor of Arts in History, Mansfield University, Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University

Fun Fact: Favorite Band is the Beach Boys

Sheila Perez
Coordinator, Career Development, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Responsibilities: Counsel and advise students of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management regarding major and career choices through individual appointments and programming.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Florida State University

Fun Fact: Favorite Music is Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton & Bachata

Tiana Tucker
Coordinator, Career Development

Responsibilities: Counsel and advise students regarding major and career choices through individual appointments and programming.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Central Florida; Master of Arts in Career & Technical Education, University of Central Florida; Career Counseling Certificate, University of Central Florida.

Fun Fact: Favorite Song is I Have Nothing, by Whitney Houston

Emily Flositz
Coordinator, Career Development

Responsibilities: Counsel and advise students regarding major and career choices through individual appointments and programming.

Education:Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, University of South Florida; Master of Arts in Counselor Education, with a Concentration in Career Counseling, University of South Florida.

Fun Fact: Favorite TV Show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Courtney Hand
Coordinator, Career Development

Responsibilities: Counsel and advise students regarding major and career choices through individual appointments and programming.

Education: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, University of Notre Dame; Masters of Counseling, Seton Hall University

Fun Fact: I enjoy theme parks, Universal Studios being my favorite!

Employer Relations
Veena Garib
Director, Employer Relations

Responsibilities: Manage employer relations efforts and services for UCF students including employer communications, new employer development efforts, career fairs, on-campus recruiting, and job listings. Provide leadership in developing strategies and plans for enhancing employer connections for UCF students, improving employer services, and increasing recruiting partnerships with new employers.

Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida

Fun Fact: Favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.

Doris Alcivar
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain partnerships with local and national employers seeking to hire graduates within the College of Business. Recruit employers to recruit UCF students and graduates.

Education: Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, New York University; Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Fun Fact: Favorite activity is traveling!

Bradley Loomis
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain partnerships with local and national employers seeking to hire graduates within the College of Health and Public Affairs, the College of Nursing, and the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Recruit employers to recruit UCF students and graduates. Manage the Job Shadow Program.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Arkansas at Monticello

Fun Fact: Favorite book series is Harry Potter

Earnestine Gould-Jackson
Assistant Director, Events Manager

Responsibilities: Manage the planning and implementation of Career Services events.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration - University of Central Florida.

Gian-Karlo Alvarez
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain partnerships with local and national employers seeking to hire graduates within the College of Education and Human Performance, College of Sciences, and the College of Arts and Humanities. Recruit employers to recruit UCF students and graduates.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, University of Central Florida.

Fun Fact: Favorite Movie is "The Mummy"

Jessica Thomas
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain partnerships with local and national employers seeking to hire graduates within the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Optics and Photonics. Recruit employers to recruit UCF students and graduates.

Education: Master of Arts in Strategic Communication, American University; Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Susquehanna University.

Fun Fact: My favorite vacation spot is Acadia National Park

Tiffany Alexander
Assistant Director, Employer Relations, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain partnerships with local and national employers seeking to hire graduates within the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Recruit employers to recruit UCF students and graduates.

Education: Master of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration, University of Pittsburgh. Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Fun Fact: Favorite food is Mexican.

Mark Greenwood
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Responsibilties: Coordinate the UCF/Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program.

Education: Master of Business Administration, Lincoln University of Missouri; Bachelor of Science in Fine Art, Lincoln University of Missouri.

Fun Fact: Favorite food is Indian

Autumn Reisz
Recruiting Coordinator

Responsibilities: Support the mission of Career Services by utilizing a comprehensive database program to provide services such as employers' on-campus schedules, information sessions, job posting, resume referrals, reporting and student registration.

Education: Master of Arts in Public History (in progress), Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Central Florida

Fun Fact: In my free time, I love to garden.

Jacqueline Graci
Events Coordinator

Responsibilities: Assist in the organization, planning and implementation of career services events. Aid employers with event registration and manage the accounts receivables for events.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida

Fun Fact: Favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz

Jenina Davis
Office Manager, Lockheed Martin College Work

Responsibilities: Manage the day to day clerical and administrative duties for the UCF/Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program, including on-boarding of new students and processing student/manager requests.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Central Florida; Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation, University of Central Florida.

Fun Fact: I enjoy camping and hiking.

Lisa McDonough
Program Assistant, Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program

Responsibilties: Assist in the UCF Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program, this includes processing applications, scheduling interviews, and preparing new hire paperwork.

Education: Major: Early Childhood Development

Fun Fact: I love going to the beach.

Vanessa Palmer
Career Education and Exposure-Americorps VISTA

Responsibilities: Responsible for the development of an on-campus job shadowing program at the University of Central Florida in order to better accommodate low-income students and students lacking transportation. To create career development resources for underrepresented students populations within the university, and to collaborate with key UCF departments in order to centralize the posting of on-campus job opportunities.

Education: Major: Health Sciences Pre-Clinical.

Fun Fact: I was born on valentines day and have over 50 valentines day teddy-bears!

Roshane Walker
Events Assistant

Responsibilities: Assist in the organization, planning and implementation of career services events.

Education: Major: Civil Engineering, UCF

Fun Fact: A few summers ago, I traveled to Australia and won a gold medal for team USA in the Down Under Sports Basketball Classic, and won a free Hawaii vacation in the process.

Career Peer Advisors
Jasmine Carter
Career Peer Advisor

Responsibilities: Critique resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Education: Major in Psychology, Minor in Sociology

Fun fact: My favorite video game is Borderlands 2

John Serrano
Career Peer Advisor

Responsibilities: Critique resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Education: Sports and Exercise Science

Fun fact: I played at the varsity level on 5 sports teams during high school

Kayla Infantino
Career Peer Advisor

Responsibilities: Critique resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Education: Psychology Major, Women's Studies and Sociology Minors

Fun fact: I play the drums

Tajah Foster
Career Peer Advisor

Responsibilities: Critique resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Education: My major is Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Biomedical Sciences and Behavioral Science with a minor in health.

Fun fact: I like to color coordinate my clothing when I find the time!1

Cashari Grant
Career Peer Advisor

Responsibilities: Critique resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Education: Major in Health Science Pre-Clinical

Fun fact: I am a natural hair in enthusiast.

Louska Moise
Career Peer Advisor

Responsibilities: Critique resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Education: Health Services Administration Major

Fun fact: I have 10 brothers and sisters.

Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-2361
Fax 407-823-5909
Email career@ucf.edu
Location Career Services and Experiential Learning, Room 101

Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am - 3pm (unless otherwise specified)
Drop-in applies to Resume/Cover Letter critiques only

Other Location Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Reasonable Accommodations

Career Services is committed to providing reasonable accommodations upon requests. Advance notice is encouraged to best meet the needs of attendees and can be arranged by contacting our office.

In order to keep the focus on your ability when marketing your education, skills, and experience to prospective employers, it may be helpful to understand the risks and benefits of disclosing disability status to employers at key points in the job search. It's your decision when you decide to disclose. View this handout to understand your options.