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Shawnee State University welcomes Julia Hawkins as Director of Career Services


March 8, 2018


SSU is pleased to announce Julia Hawkins as the new director of Career Services.

Julia Hawkins

Shawnee State University is pleased to announce Julia Schomburg Hawkins as the new director of Career Services.

Hawkins, a Scioto County native, comes to SSU with more than 20 years of experience in Career Services and Experiential Education in higher education. She has previously held positions such as director of Career Services at Morehead State University and MBA director of The Career and Leadership Center for the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and the Stuckert Career Center.

Hawkins holds a B.A. in Clinical Psychology and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Studies. She is an alumna of both the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Kentucky.

“There are several reasons I accepted the position at SSU. One is the progressive strategic plans of the university administration, which matches my passion for data gathering, reporting and program evaluation,” said Hawkins. “Another reason is I believe the health of a community is based on their education systems, and I think the university can bring back the cultural and economic vigor to the area. I’m very excited to be here.”

The Office of Career Services is a vital service for students in taking their academic credentials into a professional position. Career Services offers a variety of classes, workshops, and presentations on topics such as resume, interviewing, professional dress, etiquette, job search, and many more.

An electronic career management system called Career Connections is also available and allows employers to post jobs and internships, create interview schedules and search for qualified candidates. SSU Career Services also hosts several networking events throughout the year, including the upcoming JobFest to be held on March 20 in the Sodexo Ballroom of the Morris University Center.

For more information about SSU’s Career Services, please contact Hawkins at jhawkins@shawnee.edu.


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