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Career Services Office Staff



 

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Meghan Ray

Assistant Director

Office: Morgan University Center 210  Phone: (931) 221-7911

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As the Assistant Director of Career Counseling, Meghan’s main focus is facilitating the majority of career and major exploration appointments for undergraduate, graduate and military affiliated students and alumni. Through the utilization of ACA standards, Relational Career Theory, and a variety of standardized assessments, Meghan works with students to develop long-term career goals that are rooted in personal interests, hobbies, and their ideals for their future life. In addition to career counseling, Meghan provides students and alumni with job search appointments and skills to help facilitate successful job placement, including resume reviews, mock interviews and graduate school preparation. Outside of her appointments with students, Meghan is in charge of office programming, student staff supervision, staff development, data collection, office assessment, and staff morale. Meghan is a double graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Master's in Higher Education Advising. Her claim to fame is declaring 6 undergraduate majors before the university made her decide. If she can find her passion, so can you! Meghan is currently pursuing a second master's in clinical mental health counseling licensure. In her free time, Meghan volunteers with her church’s youth ministry, is a amateur local coffee connoisseur, works out,  and cuddles her two golden retrievers while watching trashy dating shows. Schedule an appointment with her today!


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Megan Simpson

Employer Relations Manager

Office: Morgan University Center 210  Phone: (931) 221-6543

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Megan assists students with the job and internship search process, and oversees career fairs and the on-campus recruiting program, including coordination of on-campus interviews and hosting information sessions. Megan provides a variety of services to students through career events, workshops and individual appointments, and actively collaborates with faculty and administrators to market opportunities and events to students. Megan works with students and alumni on resume and cover letter preparation, mock interviews, LinkedIn profile development and job searching strategies. Megan fosters relationships with potential employers, maintains the Jobs4Govs portal, and manages the APSU Career Services website, social media and marketing initiatives. Megan also collaborates with Human Resources and Graduate Studies for the hiring, onboarding and training of new student employees and graduate assistants. Megan has more than 10 years experience in journalism, marketing and higher education, after graduating with her bachelor's from Murray State University in 2009. She enjoys watching too much reality TV, trying new restaurants, going on road trips, and spending time with family and Rudy, her chihuahua with an attitude. As a journalist, Megan met many political figures, including Joe Biden and Colin Powell.


Julie Porter

Julie Porter

Administrative Assistant

Office: Morgan University Center 210  Phone: (931) 221-6544

Julie assists with organizing career fair events, supervising student employees, and assisting the office with everyday functions. Julie comes from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, where she worked in Student Life. Julie has two cats named Aria and Skye, and she loves to hike and get out into nature.


Brianna Magee

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Office: Morgan University Center 210  Phone: (931) 221-6544


As the office Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brianna splits her time between the Office of Career Services and Student Success. Brianna teaches 2 sections of APSU 1000 each semester. Furthermore, she assists Meghan with student appointments. Brianna received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from APSU in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In her free time, Brianna works for a psychiatric hospital, is pursuing a yoga certification and attends as many festivals and live music events as she can.


Ana Pla Rosario

Graduate Administrative Assistant

Office: Morgan University Center 210  Phone: (931) 221-6544

As the office Graduate Administrative Assistant, Ana works with Megan and the rest of the team to develop marketing campaigns and promote Career Services across campus. She also assists with the social media content creation, and engages the campus community, in an effort to enhance student interaction with the office. Ana received her bachelor's degree in Biology from Austin Peay State University in 2020. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Healthcare Administration. In her free time, Ana is SGA Executive secretary, teaches Spanish, and is the auntie to the world’s cutest little girl.


   The Career Peer Educators

The team of Career Peer Educators (CPE) supports the APSU Career Services mission by expanding the Office of Career Services ability to reach students. CPEs serve as ambassadors of Career Services to students by conducting presentations on career-related topics promoting services and resources to the University community. CPEs will also have the opportunity to learn about career resources while assisting the Career Center with a wide range of projects. While working on these various tasks, CPEs will receive training about and exposure to many different career tools and resources and will be encouraged to utilize this knowledge in their own career development. CPE will also receive professional mentoring and provide reflections based on their experience as a CPE.