Career Center

Career Center Staff

Thom Rakes

Thom Rakes

Director & Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for Technology


Career Center Leadership, Campus & Community Liaison, Career Counseling

31 years career development experience; 20 with UNCW Career Center

M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia

National Certified Counselor, National Certified Career Counselor, Master Career Counselor

Professional Affiliations: ACPA, NACE, NCACE, SoACE


Specialized areas of expertise:

CareerLeader business interest assessment
Curriculum Vitas
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Planning for Grad School

Diane Reed

Diane Sledden Reed

Assistant Director, Web Manager, Campus Outreach Coordinator


Liaisons: Watson College of Education, Environmental Science, Physics, Geography, Geology, Math, Statistics, Engineering, Education Job Fair / EdNet, InterviewStream, Diversity Programs, Disney College Program, CareerShift, Skill Seeker Orientation

20 years career development experience; 18 years with UNCW Career Center

M.S. Counseling and College Student Personnel, 1991
Mankato State University, MN

Professional Affiliations: ACPA, NCCPA, AAEE, SAEE, AASHE


Specialized areas of expertise:

Networking
Marketing Leadership Skills
Portfolio Development
Resume Writing

Leslie Wright

Leslie Wright

Assistant Director, Social Media Coordinator


Liaisons: Cameron School of Business & Computer Science, SeaWork, Social Media, Alumni Relations, Job Fairs, Meet the Firms

M.S. Education, Counselor Ed Track, College Student Personnel, 2001
Old Dominion University

13 years experience with UNCW Career Center

Professional Affiliations: NCACE, SoACE, NACE, LCFHRA


Specialized areas of expertise:

Using social media in your job or internship search
The impact and use of mobile devices in your job or internship search

Sarah Crockett

Sarah Crockett

Career Development Counselor


Liaisons: Anthropology, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, English, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Foreign Languages, Federal Career Series, Law School Day, Resume Coach, Federal Government Jobs/Internships, NC State Internships

M.A. Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Concentration in Higher Education Administration, 2012
Virginia Tech

4 years with UNCW

Professional Affiliations: ACPA, NASPA, NCACE


Specialized areas of expertise:

Interviewing Techniques
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Government Jobs / Internships

Rosalyn Hundley

Career Development Counselor


Liaisons: Art History, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, English, German Studies, Music, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre

M.S.Ed. Educational Leadership, Concentration in Higher Education – Student Affairs, 2015
Old Dominion University

Professional Affiliations: NACADA


Specialized areas of expertise:
Resume and cover letter writing
Interview preparation
Professional etiquette
Job search strategy/job research

Malorie Wolf

Career Development Counselor


Liaisons: Athletic Traning, Exercise Science, Clinical Research, Nursing, Public Health Studies, Recreation Therapy

M.S. Counselor Education: Community Counseling
Winona State University
B.S. Psychology & Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Professional Affiliations: ACA, Chi Sigma Iota


Specialized areas of expertise:
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Interview Preparation
Job & Internship Search Process/Strategy

Rebecca Christiansen

Rebecca Christiansen

Associate Director for Employer Development


11 years experience to include financial and career planning and corporate recruitment with a specialized focus servicing the military population.


M.S. Ed. Human Resources, Central Michigan University
B.A. Economics, Michigan State University

SHRM-CP and PHR Certified

Professional Affiliations: SHRM, NACE, NCACE

ashley navarra

Ashley Navarra

Office Manager, Budget Manager, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Career Events Coordinator, Residency Appeals Board Coordinator


8 years with UNCW


Professional Achievements:

UNCW Staff Senate Communications Committee Chair, 2010-12
Committee of the Year, 2012
Senator of the Year, 2012
Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile, 2012
UNCW Level 1 Finance Certification, 2010

Heather Roughton

Heather Roughton

Jobs & Credentials Coordinator


CSO/SeaWork (Employers, Students, Alumni)

Full-Time/Part-Time Job Listings and Internships

Online Credential Files

Career Center Website Content

Internship Reporting


B.A. English, Concentration in Professional Writing, 2013
University of North Carolina Wilmington