About Us

The Career Center is a division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), our office complies with the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services Professionals. Our staff also maintains memberships in multiple professional organizations.

Administrative

Vacant

Director

 

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Debbie Pylate

Administrative Assistant II

Jenna Lovato

Technology & Marketing Coordinator

 

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Career ADVISING AND INTERNSHIPS

Mohammed Rahman

Associate Director

 

Mohammed is the Associate Director of Internships and Operations. He worked as an internship coordinator for almost three and a half years before moving into his new role. He has worked as an Intake Officer at Richland College with the TRIO Educational Talent Search program and Health Profession Division and as Program Coordinator in the Career Services office at the University of Central Arkansas, UCA.

He is a UT Dallas alum and has earned his Masters of Science degree in College Student Personnel Services and Administration from UCA.

"I realize that for a student's career dreams to materialize is to earn a college degree. This understanding provides groundwork for me when I am working with students. Tapping into students' potential and guiding them to success during the internship process makes it a rewarding experience for me."

 

Pauline Minnaar

Career Consultant
Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

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Janie Shipman

Career Consultant
Behavioral & Brain Sciences

 

Every day I am excited about being a Career Counselor in the UT Dallas Career Center! I really love the “aha!” moments that students and alums experience as they begin to understand their career assessments. My credentials include Texas Licensed Professional Counselor, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Education in Counseling/Career Counseling from the University of North Texas.

My specialty areas are one-on-one career counseling, interpreting assessments, resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies and coaching, presenting career-related seminars, and working with student groups to encourage career exploration. After many changes along my own career path and several different occupations, I feel that I am a “walking, talking commercial” for the value of career counseling. I am thrilled to be able to use those experiences to motivate both students and adults, and I have a passion for empowering people to build and manage their own careers.

 

Kelley Henderson

Career Consultant
Jindal School of Management

 

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Tayler Callan

Career Consultant
Jindal School of Management

 

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Jessica Elder

Career Consultant
Economic, Political & Policy Sciences

 

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Whitney Wells

Career Consultant
Arts & Humanities
Arts, Tech. & Emerging Comm.

 

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Alecia Williams

Career Consultant
Engineering & Computer Science
JSOM Information Technology & Management
(Last Names A-L)

 

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Seth Tracy

Career Consultant
Engineering & Computer Science
JSOM Information Technology & Management
(Last Names M-Z)

 

Employer Relations

Shereada Harrell

Associate Director

 

Shereada received her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas in College Student Personnel and Administration.

Prior to her arrival at UT Dallas, she has spent five years in the field of career services at Arkansas State University, Troy University, and the University of Central Arkansas. Shereada has experience in career services in the areas of career expos, employer outreach, career counseling, and career programming.

She enjoys preparing a wide range of student centered programs and services that assist students with their career exploration, development, and management.

 

Lauren Lilly

Employer Events Coordinator

 

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Yana Reynolds

Employer Relations Coordinator

Career Education AND ASSESSMENT

Mickey Choate

Associate Director

 

Mickey Choate is the Associate Director of Career Development in the UT Dallas Career Center. He has extensive experience assisting students in identifying their career options.

His responsibilities include directing the credit career development classes and career development programs available to students through the Career Center. He also ensures that students get excellent coaching, advice and guidance from the team of career counselors and career program coordinators in the center.

Mickey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s of Science in Counseling from TAMU-Commerce.

Prior to coming to UT Dallas in 1988, he served as the Associate Director of Career Services at Texas Christian University and as a Career Counselor with UT Arlington and TAMU-Texarkana.

 

Fannae Shields

Secretary III

 

Employed in 2001 as a Secretary III
Administration Assistant with the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
Secretary in the Office of Governor of Oklahoma
Supervisor over Governor’s Youth Program with the Indian Affairs Commission of Oklahoma
Auditor with American Airlines

Computer software training in Excel, Lotus, Word Perfect, Word, CAD, Federal Accounting System, Power Point, Saber, Certified CAD Drafting

American Sign Language and Speech Reading

Listed in “Who’s Who’s Native American Women in the United States”
Assist with publication of 6 different Oklahoma Native American Tribal books
President/Secretary of SE Chapter and past Editor for the Chilocco National Alumni Association (CNAA)
TX State Director of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Past TX State North Coordinator of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Past President and Past VP of Ft. Worth Chapter, Hearing Loss Association of America

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT and Operations

Bill Howard

Associate Director

 

Bill joined the UT Dallas Career Center in 2013 after transferring from the Student Programs Office. He currently manages the Work-Study program, On-Campus jobs, and the National Student Employment Week celebrations. Before Bill relocated to Dallas in 2011, he spent time as a Retreat Coordinator for Sky Ranch in Van, TX, where he gained invaluable knowledge in customer service. Bill graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and is currently obtaining his Masters of Science in Healthcare Management from UT Dallas.

Bill desires to see every student realize their full potential while they attend UT Dallas, and he enjoys working with and helping the outstanding students at UTD. When Bill is not working, he enjoys doing absolutely anything with his wife and his son, and is excited to be in the process of adopting from Lesotho!

 

Danita Dudley

Student Employment Coordinator
(On-Campus/Work Study Employment)

 

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Lacey Garner

Administrative Assistant I

Mary Rogers

Administrative Assistant I

 

Annmarie Hageman

Secretary III

 

Career PEER EDUCATORS AND Student Employees

Kayla Romero


Career Peer Educator


Business Administration

Joseph Francis


Career Peer Educator


Finance
Accounting

Mariam Allahrakha


Career Peer Educator


Finance
Accounting

Austin Marstaller


Career Peer Educator


Mathematics

Cornel Walton


Career Peer Educator


Marketing

Alice Zhu


Career Peer Educator


Marketing

Tyrone Morton


Employer Relations


Mechanical Engineering

Amir Bin Hamza


Employer Relations


Accounting

Saima Rasheed


Employer Relations


Computer Science

Alessandra Rebaza


Front Desk


Accounting

Caitlin Rogers


Front Desk


Literary Studies

Arindrajit Roy


Front Desk


IT Management

John Swei


Front Desk


Accounting

Isla Kennedy


Front Desk


Public Affairs

Svend Tambis


Front Desk


Biomedical Engineering

Mission

Vision

Student Services Building

To be an innovative, centralized, proactive and exemplary Career Center, empowering constituents to successfully manage their careers throughout a lifetime.

Mission

In support of the UT Dallas mission to produce engaged graduates prepared for life, work, and leadership, the Career Center is committed to the following three-fold mission:

  1. To prepare students and alumni for a lifetime of career transitions in a constantly changing world through comprehensive career education programs, which addresses their diverse and multidimensional needs.
  2. To partner with employers to develop and implement effective and efficient campus relations programs.
  3. To enhance the excellent educational programs of the university as they relate to the career education of students by collaborating and partnering with faculty and staff from all disciplines.

Guiding Themes

  • Empowerment - Serving as a catalyst enabling constituents to assume responsibility for the management of their careers.
  • Dynamic Partnerships - Cultivating meaningful internal and external collaborative relationships, which result in increased expertise and expanded opportunities for constituents.
  • Service - Providing timely, relevant and credible programs, materials and services while maintaining a positive customer-centered focus.
  • Standard of Excellence - Modeling an on-going commitment to professionalism, continuous improvement, and the pursuit of quality in every endeavor.
  • Sensitivity to Diversity - Responding to the unique needs of individuals with care, respect and understanding.