Daniel Orozco, Director of Career Services
Daniel came to Southwestern as Director of Career Services in August 2013. In addition to leading the office, Daniel helps students with career advising and builds connections with employers. He earned a Master of Education and BS in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. After a very brief stint as a 5th grade teacher, Daniel has spent the rest of his career helping students with career development, including 22 years at the Texas A& M Career Center and five years as Associate Director of the Career Center at Abilene Christian University. Daniel and his wife, Cathie, have two grown daughters and three grandchildren who live in Lima, Peru. Daniel also enjoys his Australian shepherd and playing golf. Contact Daniel 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, is active in the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers leadership and serves as a mentor to new professionals through the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Alex earned an MEd in Higher Education Administration and an MA in Spanish Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her BA 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, and in her spare time she loves to read, work out and tap dance. She lives in Georgetown with her husband, daughter and furkid (a yellow Lab). Contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dana Luna, Internship Coordinator
Dana joined Career Services in August 2009. After spending seven and a half years as the office’s front line office manager, she was promoted to Internship Coordinator. Dana assists students, faculty, and employers with all aspects of the internship process, including internships with the New York Arts Program, Washington Semester, London Semester and Disney College Program. She also manages experiential learning opportunities like the pre-med shadowing at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. A native of Austin, Dana earned her BS 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. Her sons graduated from SU and her daughter is a current SU student. Contact Dana at email@example.com.
Lisa Jurek, Administrative Assistant
Our newest professional team member, Lisa joined Career Services in May 2017. She brings 11 years’ experience in administrative support in both public schools and universities, including at Baylor University. As the face of Career Services, Lisa welcomes students, faculty/staff, community members, vendors and employers to the office and connects them with the appropriate resources. She schedules appointments for students and provides “triage” career advising resources. She helps employers with job postings and on-campus recruiting activities and supports Career Services programming. Lisa has a grown son and daughter who are graduates of Texas A&M University and a younger daughter who is a student at the University of North Texas. She enjoys gardening, crafting, painting, outdoor activities and spending time with family, friends and her sweet puppy. Contact Lisa 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 Summer 2017 are Natalie DeCesare ’19 and Kirby Birk ’20.
Ichabod Black and Antoinette Gold
Ichabod and Antoinette serve as Career Services’ mascots, raising awareness of the office around campus and representing it on social media. 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.