USF names Wagoner new Career Services director
Oct. 24, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—University of Saint Francis (USF) alumna Natalie Wagoner has been named the university’s new Director of Career Services.
After completing bachelor and master degrees in business administration, she worked in the university’s Admissions Office over five years, as an adult counselor and then as assistant director. She is a three-year communication adjunct professor for the university and also works with coaches in the Athletics Department on eligibility and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics compliance.
“My Office of Admissions experience has given me a very valuable perspective,” she said. “Learning about the university and articulating that uniqueness to prospective students, high schools and community partners creates a strong foundation for success in this new role.”
She is excited about opportunities her office will make available to students, alumni and faculty members, through a new alignment that allows her to redefine its offerings. “With the new alignment of Career Services under Alumni Relations, Career Services has a unique opportunity to redefine our mission and vision,” she said. “We will be tailoring our services to provide exciting opportunities that will allow us to build strong services for students and alumni, and give employers a very well prepared candidate.”
Services will include interview practice, resume counseling, assistance with employment and internship searches, job posting boards, employment fairs, professional development opportunities and on-campus classroom presentations. The office will also develop additional resources that will be available online.
She sees the job as a way to give back to her alma mater. “USF is my family. Working here is my way to give back to a university that has given me so much. I met my husband here, and I am in what I would consider my dream job. I hope my involvement leads students to fulfill their dreams and become as accomplished and happy in their careers as I am in mine,” she said.
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.
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