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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.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Rudisill Library, Room 204

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Opportunities

Students

Services

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.

Networking
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.

Faculty/Staff

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

Alumni

We offer free career coaching and resources for all alumni! Contact our office to set up an in-person or virtual appointment. Looking to Hire a student or alum? Want to Mentor a student? Alumni are also welcome to attend our events as job seekers or recruiters.

Create an account on Handshake to connect with employers.


Parents

Looking to Hire a student or alum? Want to Mentor a student?

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.

Recruiters

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.

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

Submit a Registration Fee for an Event

Submit a Local Part-time Job Opportunity - Community Job Board

Career Center Events

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Contact

LRU Internship Liaisons

College of Arts and Sciences
Natural Sciences - Dr. Marsha Fanning
Chemistry - Dr. Andy Steele
Biology - Dr. Scott Schaefer
Physics - Professor Helen Caldwell
Criminal Justice - Dr. Robert Stallings
Environmental Studies - Dr. John Brzorad
Graphic Design - Dr. Claire Pope
English - Dr. Jennifer Heller
Medical Studies - Dr. Joshua Stone
Studio Arts - Dr. Claire Pope
Theatre - Dr. Lindsay Weitkamp
Psychology - Dr. Jay Dill
History - Dr. Veronica McComb
Music - Dr. Christopher Nigrelli
Political Science, Politics and Law, International Affairs - Joseph.Mancos@lr.edu
Foreign Language - Dr. Eric Schramm
Sustainability Studies (MS Asheville) - Dr. Keith McDade
Sociology (on sabbatical) - Dr. Beth Wright

College of Education and Human Services
Elementary Education Coordinator - Dr. Michael Lemke
Middle Grades Education Coordinator - Dr. Janet Painter
Instructional Studies (non-public settings) - Dr. Summer Carrol
Master of Arts in Teaching - Professor David Schouweiler
Online Teaching and Instructional Design (graduate MS) - Dr. Jayme Linton
Human and Community Service - Professor Charlotte Williams

College of Theology
Religious Studies (for academic credit) - Dr. Mindy Makant
Religious Studies (non- academic credit) - Dr. Jonathan Schweibert

College of Health Sciences
Nursing - Dr. Kerry Thompson
Occupational Therapy - Dr. Sue Friguglietti
Master in Public Health (Hickory) - Dr. Randall Bergman
Master in Public Health (Asheville) - Dr. Kimberly Price
Community Health (undergraduate) - Dr. Supriya Reddy
Exercise Science (undergraduate) - Professor Ingrid Smith
Master of Science in Exercise Science - Dr. Alex Koch
Athletic Training (College student to hire) - Dr. Michael McGee
Athletic Training (High School student to hire) - Professor Michael Flicker
Sports Management - Dr. Joe Smith
Dietetic Internship Program - Dr. Julie Covington

College of Professional and Mathematical Studies
Accounting, Management, Finance, Marketing, Business, and International Business - Professor Jamie Conrad
Computer Science - Dr. Doug Burkholder
Information Technology - Dr. Doug Burkholder
Mathematics - Dr. Doug Burkholder
Multimedia Communication - Dr. Lisa Harris

Rita Purvis

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

Katie Wohlman

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