Career Services Center - St. Cloud State University

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Career Services Center | St. Cloud State University
Suite 215 Centennial Hall | 720 Fourth Avenue South | St. Cloud | MN| 56301-4498
Phone: 320-308-2152 | Fax: 320-308-5167 |

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Meet our Staff!

Counseling/Administrative Staff:

Addie Turkowski

Michelle Schmitz, Interim Director

Joined CSC: March 2005

Degree: Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from SCSU; Bachelor of Arts in Communication from St. Benedict

Interests: spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball and socializing. Michelle lives by the statement "six degrees of separation" and probably knows someone who knows you.


Andy Ditlevson

Andy Ditlevson, Associate Director for Employment Services

Joined CSC: 1990

Degree: Master's degree in College Student Development from Bowling Green State university; Bachelor's degree in Speech and Theatre with an emphasis in Public Address from St. Olaf College

Interests: Golfing and coaching his daughter in volleyball


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Bobbi Murphy, Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Internship Development

Joined CSC: 2006

Degree: Bachelor of Arts from SCSU

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, her Book Club, Neighborhood Garden Group, home and interior design, horses, dogs and Mike & MIke in the Morning.


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Hailey Olson, Assistant Director for Career Development and Outreach

Joined CSC: 2014

Degree: Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from SCSU; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from UMN-Duluth

Interests: Time spent with family and friends, traveling, enjoying the many MN lakes, watching movies and playing with her cocker spaniel pup.


Nancy Michael

Nancy Michael, Recruitment / Graduate Follow-Up

Joined CSC: October 2011

Responsibilities: Coordinate and compose the Graduate Follow-up; Administrator of the SCSU Recruiting System; Financial representative for the MnSCU State University Job Fair.

Interests: Spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens, along with her husband she enjoys camping, boating, fishing and anything outdoors. She has two dogs that are family, Abby (Shih Tzu) and Tucker (St. Bernard).

First Job: Secretary to the Director of Orders and Shipments at Franklin Mfg. Company

Karen Hommerding

Karen Hommerding, Technology & Information Specialist

Joined CSC: July 2003

Degree: Associate of Arts from SCSU

Responsibilities: Website maintenance, office reporting, database maintenance, software implementation for CSC.

Interests: Spending time with family, camping, playing video games with her kids, and essential oils.

First Job: Cashier at Cub Foods


Pat Thielman

Pat Thielman, Office Manager

Joined CSC: September 2014

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management & Communication, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Responsibilities: Oversee front desk operations, supervise student employees, EdPost administrator, monitor office budgets.

Interests: Family time, integrative medicine, "What Color Is Your Personality?" certified trainer.

Graduate Assistants/Interns

Shajive Jeganathan

Shajive Jeganathan - Employer Relations

  • Graduate Study: Masters of Information Assurance and Business Intelligence
  • Hobbies and/or Favorite Movie: I love producing music, biking and playing Badminton professionally. I spend a lot of time with automotive photography and almost never miss a day at the gym! Movie: The Shaw Shank Redemption
  • Career Aspirations: To work for a Digital Experience agency, perfect the art of creative marketing and move way up the ladder!
  • Something interesting about me: I prank people all the time. They've made great dinner table jokes!
Anna Martyna

Anna Martyna - Career Development and Outreach

  • Year in School/Graduate: 2nd year Graduate Student
  • Career Aspirations: : I would like to have my own private practice working with various populations specializing in relationship/ marriage/ family/ individual therapy.
  • Hobbies and/or Favorite Movie: I love spending time with my family and friends, watching movies, playing games, singing, playing the piano, camping, and reading. My favorite movie is “Pitch Perfect."
  • Something interesting about me: I love to sing karaoke!
Leah Schlagel

Leah Schlagel - Career Development and Outreach

  • Graduate Study: 2nd year College Counseling & Student Development
  • Hobbies: I like to spend time outside, play sports and watch movies
  • Career Aspirations: I want to be of help to people, and serve them in any way I can.
  • Something interesting about me: I love to travel and see new places I have never been before.
Desi Wickman

Desiree Wickman - Internship Development

  • Graduate Study: College Counseling & Student Development
  • Year in School: 1st year
  • Career Aspirations: To make it through my graduate program and eventually work as a Career Counselor on a college campus.
  • Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and friends, cooking, making homemade soap, gardening and winding down with some Netflix!
  • Something interesting about me: I visited a Monastery on a spontaneous road trip to Arizona this summer.

Peer Career Advisors / Interns

Lexy Aldape

Lexy Aldape

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Communication Studies/Mass Comm
  • Year in School: Senior
  • Career Aspirations: Event Planning
  • Hobbies: Cooking, eating & traveling
Kellyn Craig

Kellyn Craig

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Public Relations / Human Relations
  • Year in School: Third Year (Junior)
  • Career Aspirations: Work in a Public Relations field or Student Development Career.
  • Hobbies: I love Outdoor Activities and sports
  • Something interesting about me: I am on the St. Cloud State Swim team!
Noah Gahm

Noah Gahm

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Communication Studies
  • Year in School: 7th and last.
  • Career Aspirations: have a job, maybe HR
  • Hobbies: Napping! I also play piano.
  • Something interesting about me: National semi-finalist at the Pi Kappa Delta speech and debate tournament.
Jackie Garcia

Jackie Garcia

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Community Psychology
  • Year in School: 4th year, senior
  • Career Aspirations: Continue on to grad school in College Counseling & Student Development to be a career counselor
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Zumba, eating yummy food!
  • Something interesting about me: I am bi-lingual and would love to become a Zumba instructor

Kelsy Marks

Kelsy Marks

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Double major: Social Work & Community Psychology
  • Year in School: Sophomore
  • Career Aspirations: Be a social worker or counselor for either hospice or a children's hospital
  • Hobbies: Music, reading, writing, traveling, watching movies, cooking/baking
  • Something interesting about me: I have a tattoo in remembrance of my grandfather reading "Give faith a fighting chance."

Prakriti Maskey

Prakriti Maskey

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: International Business
  • Year in School: Sophomore
  • Career Aspirations: Leading the major corporate/social events as an event manager in a multinational company.
  • Hobbies: Dancing, playing guitar, traveling to different places around the globe.
  • Something interesting about me: I have travelled to 11 different countries and wish to travel all over the world before I die.
Alanna Xiong

Alanna Xiong

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Counseling/Communication
  • Year in School: 2nd year
  • Hobbies: Eating, singing
  • Something interesting about me: I love food
Houa Xiong

Houa Xiong

  • Undergrad Major/Minor: Information System/Business Management HR
  • Year in School: 5th year
  • Career Aspirations: A career in my personal growth and development
  • Hobbies: Football, cook, video games
  • Something interesting about me: I took four years in French during high school

Student Workers

Emily Cash

Emily Cash

  • Undergrad Major: Mass Communications
  • Year in school: 4th
  • Hobbies: Video games, taking care of animals, and playing music.
  • Career aspirations: Influencing the media in a way that benefits future generations.
  • Something interesting about me: I have 3 cats and they are very important to me!
Kaylee Schwindel

Kaylee Schwindel

  • Undergrad Major: Entrepreneurship
  • Year in School/Graduate: Junior
  • Hobbies: Fishing and rock collecting
  • Career Aspirations: Own a pet store
  • Something interesting about me: I love learning about Dinosaurs!
Laura Stamm

Laura Stamm

  • Undergrad Major: Studio Art
  • Year in School/Graduate: Freshman
  • Hobbies: Painting, running
  • Career Aspirations: Art Therapist
  • Something interesting about me: I have lived in 5 states!
Angelia Thao

Angelia Thao

  • Undergrad Major: Information Systems
  • Year in school/Graduate: Junior
  • Hobbies: Listening to music.
  • Career aspirations: Find a job within field of study.
  • Something interesting about me: I love reading!
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