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The Alex Lee Career & Professional Development Center

We assist students in maximizing their potential for career and professional success - both in college and beyond! You can set up an individual appointment for career research, resume review, choosing the right major and planning for post-graduation.

9 am - 5 pm
Rudisill Library, Room 204




One-on-one counseling is available to all Lenoir Rhyne University students and alumni. Call career counselor, Katie Wohlman at 828.328.7699 or email her for an appointment.

Résume Review
Ready to craft a resume but not sure how to get started? Make an appointment to talk about how your resume can showcase your unique skills and abilities.

Career Workshops
We collaborate with faculty, recruiters and other individuals to enhance career development skills.

Job Search Assistance and Strategies
We can share our jobs boards, employer contacts and strategies for finding the job of your dreams.

Graduate School Preparation
We assist in the application process and provide information on the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, LSDAS and the MCAT. We also provide opportunities for you to take practice tests in both the fall and spring semesters of each year, to help better prepare you for these graduate exams.

Mock Interviews
Nervous about interviewing for an internship or full-time job? Make an appointment to practice the interview - from delivering the best handshake to the answering the tough questions to bringing closure to the interview.

The Mock Interview lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a 20-minute critique. During the review, you will learn what you did well and how you can improve.

Most people in this country get their jobs through people they know. Curious about how to build your professional network? Make an appointment with us to discuss ways you can get to know employers in the Hickory area (and beyond) and improve your chances of being considered for internship and job opportunities.

Work Study Program

The LRU Work Study Program allows current undergraduate students the opportunity to earn income while developing essential workplace skills for post-graduation careers.

Graduate students are eligible to work on campus as graduate assistants. To apply for a GA position, visit the Employment page.

  • The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is designed to promote access to part-time employment to help students with their indirect educational expenses. The Financial Aid Office, based on federal regulations and confidential information regarding the student's financial status, determines eligibility for FWS. Eligible students will receive an award of FWS and an annual earnings limit on their financial aid award letter. The offer of FWS on a financial aid award letter is not a guarantee of work.
  • The Departmental Work Study (DWS) Program was designed by Lenoir-Rhyne University to allow students who are ineligible for FWS access to part-time employment to help with their indirect educational expenses. Students who do not receive an award of FWS may seek and apply for on-campus positions that are funded through individual departments.
  • The America Reads*America Counts (AR*AC) Project, a Federal Community Service Program, is an off-campus tutoring program designed to allow college students to help elementary school-aged children improve their reading and mathematics skills while helping themselves with their indirect educational expenses. Students must have received an award of FWS on their financial aid award letter to be eligible for the AR*AC Project. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the tutoring site.


We would love to partner with you to support your programs’ career and professional goals. Please contact Katie Wohlman to schedule a class visit or to plan a meeting to discuss how we can work together to help our students.

Your fellow professors already work with us to:

  • Conduct in-class résumé workshops
  • Conduct mock interviews for all students
  • Assist with finding internship contacts
  • Co-facilitate career fairs
  • Identify companies to visit classes, share case studies


We offer free career coaching and resources for all alumni! Contact our office to set up an in-person or virtual appointment.

Connect with our College Central Network Jobs Board to look for career opportunities.

Looking to Hire a student or alum? College Central Network can do that too!

Want to Mentor a student? Sign up on College Central Network.

Alumni are also welcome to attend our events as job seekers or recruiters.



Looking to Hire a student or alum? College Central Network can do that too!

Want to Mentor a student? Sign up on College Central Network.

Please email Rita Purvis if you would like to post a job or internship for a student or alum.

If you would like your student to take advantage of career support, please encourage them to contact us – you can be a great advocate.


We want to help you connect with our talented students and alumni. Join us and be a part of the Annual Metrolina Career Fair in Charlotte.

Want to Mentor a student? Sign up on College Central Network.

Please email Rita Purvis for more information on recruiting Lenoir-Rhyne students and alums.

Submit a Job/Internship/Work Study Position

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Rita Purvis

Titles: Coordinator, Career and Community Relations
Phone Numbers:
School: 828.328.7709

Katie Wohlman

Titles: Assistant Dean, Students, Director, Career and Professional Development
Phone Numbers:
School: 828.328.7699