Roger Young, Director of Career Services
Roger came to Southwestern as Director of Career Services in August 1998. In addition to providing leadership for the office, Roger helps students with career advising and builds connections with employers. Roger is also active in the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors of the 15-state Southern Association of Colleges and Employers. Roger earned an M.S. in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio, and a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating from Illinois, Roger spent the next 21 years with the Air Force in various assignments including training, engineering management, project management, and recruiting scientists and engineers for Air Force scientific positions. After retiring from the Air Force in 1994, he joined Career Services at St. Mary’s University as the Recruiting & Placement Coordinator before coming to Southwestern. Roger and his wife have three grown children (one of whom attended Southwestern) and two grandsons. Contact Roger at email@example.com.
Alexandra Anderson, Associate Director
Alexandra joined Career Services in July 2000 as the Assistant Director and was promoted to Associate Director in July 2007. She assists students with major, career and graduate school advising, maintains the website, coordinates many career-related presentations and serves as an academic advisor and fellowship advisor. Alex also chairs the Central Texas Liberal Arts Career Consortium professional development group and serves on the 2012 conference planning committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers. Alex earned an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics from UT. Alex worked in Residence Life at UT, The University of Arizona and The University of California, Davis, for 10 years as a Resident Assistant, Graduate Resident Director and Resident Director. She also completed internships in Career Services offices at U of A and UCD. A former Army brat, Alex is happy to call Central Texas her adopted home. She lives in Georgetown with her husband, daughter and furkid (a yellow Lab). Contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Kruger ‘91, Internship Coordinator
Maria returned to Southwestern to join the Career Services Staff as Internship Coordinator in November 1999. Maria assists students, faculty, and employers with all aspects of the internship process, including opportunities in New York City and Washington, DC. Maria also serves as an academic advisor and is the campus representative for the New York Arts Program. Maria earned an Ed.M. in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained her B.A. in History from Southwestern University in 1991. For eight years, Maria worked in the field of Academic Services for Intercollegiate Athletics with the University of Illinois and the University of Houston. Maria’s partner, David Seiler, is Associate Director of Academic Success at SU. They live in Austin with their daughter. Contact Maria at email@example.com.
Dana Luna, Office Coordinator
Dana joined Career Services in August 2009. She works with employers to schedule on-campus interviews, manages PirateLink and is happy to help students and alumni schedule appointments, arrange meetings, check out books and answer questions about services and resources. A native of Austin, Dana earned her B.S. in Education from The University of Texas at Austin and worked for 14 years as a bilingual elementary school teacher in Austin and Georgetown. More recently Dana spent nine years serving as the office manager for Casablanca CenTex Realty. She is fluent in English and Spanish and also skilled in American Sign Language. Dana lives in Hutto with her husband and daughter. Her two sons attend Southwestern. Contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year Career Services hires students in part-time positions for the academic year and summer. Student staff maintain the Resource Center and PirateLink job postings, correspond with alumni to complete the Post-Graduation Survey, track statistical data, maintain the Success Showcase in the McCombs Campus Center and more. Career Associates for 2012-2013 are Kate Hayden ‘13 (Spring only), Annie Emswiler ’15 (not pictured), Brooke Chatterton ’15 (Fall only), Phuong-Hieu Nguyen ‘14 (Spring only), Sarah Puffer ’14 (Fall only, not pictured) and Kyrie Cassin ’14.
Ichabod Black and Antoinette Gold
Ichabod and Antoinette serve as Career Services’ mascots, raising awareness of the office around campus and representing it on Facebook. They also model appropriate business attire! Friend “Ichabod Black” on Facebook to get regular updates on Career Services happenings and other career-related news. You can also read about Ichabod’s award-winning marketing campaign.