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Lorie Logan-Bennett

Lorie Logan-Bennett, M.A., Director
Liaison to Fisher College of Science and Mathematics & Division of Innovation and Applied Research
410-704-2386
lloganbennett@towson.edu

Lorie enjoys the privilege of leading the Career Center in its efforts to support TU students in the pursuit and obtainment of their career goals and assist employers in their search for talent. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her M.A. from The Ohio State University. With 20 years of experience in the field, Lorie has happily been with the TU Career Center since 2011.

Jill Pajak

Jill Pajak, Administrative Assistant I
410-704-2233
jpajak@towson.edu

Jill joined the Career Center team as the Administrative Assistant I in 2015. Jill is a Tiger at heart, having graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in English from Towson University. She completed her senior year Internship at the Career Center and has also took advantage of the Study Abroad program (University of Sunderland, England 2000) and the Student Exchange program (University of New Mexico 2001). She has a strong background in customer service and management and is passionate about helping students find their path to success. Jill loves to travel, go camping, and always tries to find new and exciting restaurants.

Keith Jones

Keith Jones, M.S., Marketing & IT Coordinator
410-704-4838
krjones@towson.edu

Keith is a communications and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience. Keith is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies to promote Career Center events and services to TU students, managing the Career Center website, and maintaining the job/internship database, Hire@TU. He is also a member of the TU Marketing Committee, the Division of Student Affairs Marketing Committee, the Division of Student Affairs Website & Technology Committee, the Career Center Marketing Committee, and the Campus Technology Coalition.

Keith earned his M.S. in Communications Management from TU and his B.S. in Visual Communication Design from Stevenson University. He enjoys the outdoors, including biking and boating, and spending time with his wife, Sophie, and daughter, Lorelai.

Career Counseling

Casey Cooper

Casey Cooper, M.A., Career Counselor
Liaison to College of Health Professions
410-704-4840
clcooper@towson.edu

Casey is a counselor with experience in higher education, career advising, individual counseling, and group counseling. Casey is responsible for providing career counseling to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. Additionally, she aids students with job/internship search techniques, interview preparation, résumé-writing, and preparing for graduate school. She is also a member of the Counseling and Advising Team in the Career Center. Casey earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from TU and her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Psychology.

Employer Services and Career Events

Cary Smedley

Cary Smedley, M.A., Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Liaison to College of Business and Economics & Athletics
410-704-4839
csmedley@towson.edu

Cary leads the employer relations team, is a member of the counseling/advising team and serves on the Community Connections committee through Student Conduct. She manages career fairs, the on-campus recruiting program and presents career-related classroom workshops. She is a certified practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment and serves as the liaison to the College of Business and Economics and the Department of Athletics. Cary was selected in 2001 as the first TU staff administrator to participate in the Staff Exchange Program between TU and the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany.

She teaches a career and life planning course and served as a First Year Experience (FYE) Advisor for four years. She earned a B.A. in History/English from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She holds a M.A. from TU in Professional Studies with a concentration in Human Resource Development and Professional Writing and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Management and Leadership Development.

 

Savina Wiggins, Student Employment Coordinator
Liaison to the College of Liberal Arts
410-704-2730
swiggins@towson.edu

Savina has worked her way from a Career Center student employee to a full-time staff member. A Towson Tiger since 2006, she specializes in career advising, student employment and giving away free suits to students. When the mood strikes her, she also dabbles in social media, infusing her brand humor into the Career Center’s Facebook/Twitter pages. Born and raised in “Charm City,” Savina graduated from TU with a B.S. in Psychology in 2008. An avid “The Walking Dead” enthusiast, Savina enjoys being with her loved ones and finding humor in everyday situations.

Justina DiCarlo

Justina DiCarlo, M.S., Job Location and Development Coordinator
410-704-3670
jdicarlo@towson.edu

Justina is a lifelong Tiger, graduating from TU with a B.S. in Theatre in 2012 and a M.S. in Human Resource Development in 2014. Prior to joining the Career Center, Justina was involved in Housing and Residence Life, Student Government Association, and many other student groups and organizations. Justina specializes in building meaningful employer relationships to enhance part-time job opportunities for fellow Tigers. When not at work, Justina can be found binge watching something on Netflix and drinking milkshakes.

Tasha Benn

Tasha Benn, Recruitment Specialist
410-704-2233
tbenn@towson.edu

Tasha began her career at Towson University in the Career Center as an Administrative Assistant I in August 2008. Following a brief interval in this position, the Administrative Assistant II position was vacated and she quickly transitioned into the role. Tasha’s passion was evident in her work with students, faculty, staff and employers who called or visited the center. Now as the Recruitment Specialist, she oversees the Career Center’s on-campus recruiting efforts by organizing all on-campus interviews, information sessions and job postings through Hire@TU, while working diligently and effectively to make the students’ and employers’ experience a positive and productive one.

 

Janine Patton, Graduate Assistant
410-704-3897
jpatto7@students.towson.edu

Janine is a first year Graduate Assistant and serves as a member of the Counseling and Advising Team in the Career Center. She co-organizes mobile units and participates in organizing a variety of Career Center events, including workshops. Janine is also responsible for aiding in the organization of the Fall and Spring Career Fairs. Janine earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. Janine is currently in the Child Life, Family Collaboration, and Administration master’s program at Towson University.

Internships and Experiential Education

Glenda Henkel

Glenda Henkel, M.Ed., M.S., Associate Director and Internship Program Coordinator
Liaison to College of Education & Honors College
410-704-2932
ghenkel@towson.edu

Glenda specializes in experiential education, especially internships, as well as resume writing and preparing personal statements for grad school applications. In addition to her Career Center roles as liaison to the College of Education and the Honors College, Glenda serves on the University Academic Advising Council and the Women in Leadership Conference planning committee.

A life-long Marylander, Glenda earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology and certification in Secondary Education from Frostburg State, a M.Ed. in Student Personnel and Guidance from the College of New Jersey, and a M.S. in Professional Writing from TU. She came to TU in 1984 as an Associate Director of the Internship/Cooperative Education program and found a home and career that she loves! In her spare time, Glenda enthusiastically supports her kids, college and professional sports, music, Barnes & Noble (yes, she camped out for more than one release of Harry Potter) and the public library.

Rachel Bachman

Rachel Bachman, M.Ed., NCC, Internship Coordinator/Career Advisor
Liaison to the College of Liberal Arts
410-704-3224
rbachman@towson.edu

Rachel joined the Towson Career Center in March of 2014. She specializes in internships and partnering with the College of Liberal Arts. Originally from Morgantown, WV, she received a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. After struggling with finding the right career path, she realized she wanted to help others in the same situation and received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and her National Counseling Certification. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys TV with her dog, books set in boarding schools, making things, and biscuits.

Ryn Kapp

Ryn Kapp, Graduate Assistant
410-704-4837
kkapp1@students.towson.edu

Ryn serves as a member of the Internship Team and the Counseling and Advising Team in the Career Center. She co-organizes mobile units and participates in organizing a variety of Career Center events.

Originally from Oil City, Pennsylvania, Ryn earned a B.S. in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She is a current counseling psychology graduate student at Towson University. In her spare time, Ryn enjoys camping and spending time on the beach.

Student Employees

Jasmine England, Career Peer Advisor and Student Assistant

Je’Nee Hawkins, Career Peer Advisor

Niyah Henson, Career Peer Advisor

Saurabh Khatiwada, Career Peer Advisor

Funmi Wellington, Career Peer Advisor

Anthony Famiglietti, Student Assistant

Larry Gardner, Student Assistant

Stacey Jerome, Student Assistant

Akhira Muhammad, Student Assistant

Shane Henise, Public Speaking Intern

Jalen Swain, Public Speaking Intern

Amanda Sands, Public Speaking Intern / Marketing Intern

Aaron Stroud, Marketing Intern

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu


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