Jill’s focus at the Career Center is on employer relations and events. She works to ensure students have opportunities to make meaningful connections with employers for internships and career opportunities. She says, “I love working with students, student organizations, and other campus partners to put on career-related educational or networking events that engage students and employers in new and unique ways beyond traditional career fairs.”
Jill’s undergraduate degree is in criminal justice from Bemidji State University, and she completed her Master of Science in educational leadership/student affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead in Summer 2022. In addition, Jill is a SHRM Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
In college, picking a major was difficult for Jill. She didn’t settle on something until her junior year in college. After graduating, Jill worked in the field of restorative justice and was the founding coordinator of the Clay County Restorative Justice Program in Moorhead. She then worked for the City of Moorhead in multiple roles including city clerk, assistant city manager, and human resources director. Due to her human resources experience, working as the employer relations lead for the Career Center was a smooth transition.
Her favorite thing about working at Concordia is the students. She says, “I want students to view the Career Center as a source of support. We do more than provide help on resumes. We can facilitate connections with employers, alumni, and others to help students make informed career decisions. You never know when a meaningful connection could change the course of your career. Often that is the way careers evolve.”
When she’s not running to or from her kids’ activities, Jill loves to watch movies and TV series. She enjoys getting recommendations from others, and she’s started a “watchlist” to track and rate what she’s viewed.