Our Vision

Clark College Career Services will provide resources and expertise to support student achievement and develop career life-planning skills necessary for meaning and success in the global community.

Our Mission

The mission of Career Services is to offer comprehensive services to students, graduates, and the community. As facilitators of the career life-planning process we offer strategies for choosing a college major and making informed career choices. We support student success and retention from the first year experience through graduation, and the transition from the classroom to the workplace.  The department serves community needs by providing a range of services and resources to local area employers. Our services support student success, foster community partnerships that enhance student learning, and address the needs of our diverse job-seeking community.


Clark College, Career Services Staff

About Us

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Edie has been the Director of Career Services since Fall of 1998. She holds a Bachelors degree in Leadership Studies and a Masters degree in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Prior to coming to Clark College Edie worked at Oregon State University in Career Services where she coordinated Career Fairs, managed Employment Services, and conducted career counseling and employer development.

Favorite Resource: quintcareers.com (Quintessential Careers)
Favorite Quote: "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Program Manager

Catharine assists groups and individuals with career exploration and has managed the resources of the Career Center since 2005. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Public Affairs from Washington State University. Cath draws from extensive work, travel and interpersonal experiences to help bring career information to life.

Favorite Resource: "It's a toss-up between CIS (the Oregon Career Information System) and the Counselor/career class instructors here at Clark; both provide a wealth of information."
Favorite Quote: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? - Unknown

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Program Support Supervisor

Barbara Jo has been providing employment services since 2007 at Clark College, specializing in student employment opportunities. Previous to coming to Clark College she provided social services and employment services to the community at Mental Health Northwest. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Science from Washington State University Vancouver and is dedicated to helping others find their path in life's journey.

Favorite Resource: Google
Favorite Quote: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Chinese Proverb

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Employment Specialist & Co-op Coordinator

Carolyn has worked at Clark College for ten years in various capacities; she has worked the last three years in Career Services. Carolyn's main focus and interests include assisting students with their job search and doing resume critiques.

Favorite Resource: Favorite Career Advice Website - New Grad Life



Employer Relations & Job Developer

Sarah has worked for Career Services since 2010.  As the Job Developer, she is responsible for creating job and internship opportunities for Clark College students.  Sarah worked in the Volunteer & Service-Learning Program for two years.  She has a Masters degree from Portland State University in Educational Policy, Foundations, and Administration with a specialty in Leadership for Sustainability Education. She has won numerous awards for her work in community service.

Favorite Resource: Brazencareerist
Favorite Quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi

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Career Center Assistant

Laurie has worked in Career Services since August 2011. She assists students and community members with career assessments and career exploration, coordinates the quarterly Student Success Workshop schedule, and provides administrative support to the department. Laurie graduated in June of 2013.

Favorite Resource: CIS
Favorite Quote: Favorite Quote: "Before you act, Listen. Before you react, Think. Before you spend, Earn. Before you criticize, Wait. Before you pray, Forgive. Before you quit, Try."
Ernest Hemingway

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Instructional Support Student Navigator


Adriana provides career coaching and job search assistance for students in Health Occupation programs.  She has worked in higher education since 2010 and has been at Clark since 2013.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and English Literature from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Science in Educational Counseling from Central Connecticut State University.  She strives to motivate and inspire others to pursue meaningful work.

Favorite Resource: O*NET

Favorite Quote: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein



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Student Success Retention Manager


De’Sha has served as Retention Manager of Student Success Programs since November 2013. Prior to Clark, she served as Project Director of TRiO Student Support Services at Loyola University Chicago.  De’Sha holds a doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She draws on experience in program development, assessment, and empirical research to identify and respond strategically to the unique needs of Clark’s various student populations.

Favorite Resource: Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/

Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou