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About Career Development

Welcome to CSP’s Office of Career Development. We are here to support you as you pursue your education, establish career goals, and embark on your professional path. Please reach out if we can be of assistance.

Office of Career Development
Poehler Administration Building #124
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm CT
[email protected]
651-603-6245

 

Career Development Staff Member Andrea Mayer

Andrea Mayer, MA
Director of Career Development and Integration
[email protected]
www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-obrycki-mayer/

StrengthsFinder: Strategic, Futuristic, Relator, Focus, Discipline

1. Quote/saying you live by
“Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood” -Stephen Covey
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2. Life Story/About You
Hi! My name is Andrea Mayer and I have been at CSP since 2015! I completed my bachelor of science degree in marketing and business education at the University of Wisconsin Stout and my master of arts degree in higher education at the University of St. Thomas. Prior to working in higher education I taught high school and worked as an account manager for a floorplan finance company.

3. What do you like to do outside of work?
I have a young and active family that keeps me busy! I like to be outside, starting (and sometimes finishing) art projects, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

4. What did you want to be growing up?
At a young age I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I wanted to be a graphic designer, but had a co-op experience that I didn’t like so changed my mind!

5. Favorite restaurant/coffee shop near CSP?
Yellowbird, Yum!, On’s Kitchen, Colossal Café, Buffalo Wild Wings (and anything Esther orders via Door Dash!)

6. If you could give one piece of advice to students, what would it be?
Believe in yourself. You have achieved so much and will continue to learn, grow, and achieve during your time at CSP!

 

 

Career Development Staff Member Esther Vuong

Esther Vuong, MA
Career Advisor
[email protected]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/esthervuong/

StrengthsFinder: Empathy | Harmony | Positivity | Developer | Individualization

1. Quote/saying you live by
There is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it; if only we are brave enough to be it.” -Amanda Gorman
2. Life Story
My name is Esther and I’ve been a Career Advisor here since 2020! I am originally from Des Moines, Iowa and received a B.A. in Nonprofit Management and my M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Northern Iowa. I have experience working in the nonprofit sector as well, serving as Marketing and Events Coordinator and a graphic designer in the past. I am excited to assist you in your career journey here at CSP!
3. What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to travel, go to concerts, hike outside, and draw/paint.
4. What did you want to be growing up?
A teacher!
5. Favorite restaurant/coffee shop near CSP?
Five Watt, Groundswell, Master Noodle, The Nook, Bap & Chicken… I could go on and on!
6. If you could give one piece of advice to students, what would it be?
You are not alone! There are people here that want to help you, there are people here that understand how you feel/where you’re coming from, and there are people here that truly want the best for you! Ask questions, meet people, you are not alone!

 

Career Development Staff Member Sam Herrick

Sam Herrick
Career Advisor
[email protected]

StrengthsFinder: Discipline, harmony, developer, learner, responsibility

1. Quote/saying you live by:
“Ask for what you want or be happy with what you get” -Unknown

2. Life Story:
My name is Sam and I started at Concordia as a Career Advisor in 2022. Though I grew up in Minnesota I completed my undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and my masters at the University of Wisconsin La crosse but don’t worry I am not a Packers fan. My professional journey as had lots of twist and turns but reach experience I have had has gotten me to where I am today! I am looking forward to supporting you in your professional journey no matter what it looks like.

3. What do you like to do outside of work?
Hiking, yoga, reading, puzzles, exploring new restaurants, spending time on the water, and with my family!

4. What did you want to be growing up?
A park ranger!

5. Favorite restaurant/coffee shop near CSP?
The Nook

6. If you could give one piece of advice to students, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to try something new! You never know who might meet or what new hobby you might pick up!

Graduate Intern/Student Employees

  • Career Development Front Desk Assistant
    Major: Finance
    Minor: Nonprofit

  • Career Development Front Desk Assistant
    Major: Finance
    Minor: Business Management

  • Career Development Front Desk Assistant
    Major: Accounting
    Minor: International Business

  • Career Development Front Desk Assistant
    Major: Math