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The Center for Career and Professional Development Staff - Tess McKinley

Tess McKinley

Tess McKinley

Assistant Director, Professional Development Specialist

Office:  DSU 2001
Phone:  2707453095


My Role in the Career Center

I work with currently enrolled students and alumni.  Some of the services I am a part of include career advising, mock interviews, resume critique, job search and internship opportunities.  I conduct classroom presentations for faculty/staff throughout each semester on various career-related topics and teach two internship courses. 


Educational Background

Graduate of WKU with a MAE. 


Hobbies and Interests

Listening to music, reading, shopping, history, Forensic Science.  I especially enjoy watching Criminal Minds and CSI Miami.  If I were going to have a career change this would be the area I’d focus it upon.   


What Brought me to Career Services

I started my career at WKU in the Admissions Office working with incoming freshmen, transfer and  returning students.  I am now in the Career Center helping students take the next step on their journey.  I say journey because I truly believe life is just that.  Each of us are traveling - we can decide what direction we want to travel in.  Making good sound career decisions are so important.  In my function as a career counselor, allowing students to make choices about life/careers is a huge part of what I do every day.  

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 Last Modified 9/25/14