Career Management Center Team

  

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Shannon Italia

Director  

Email: sitalia@unf.edu 

 

Shannon is the founding Director of the Career Management Center, which opened in May 2007. Shannon leads the total effort and outreaches to the Jacksonville business community to engage members with Coggin faculty and  students in ways that ultimately lead to mutually beneficial relationships.

 

 

 

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Melinda Santos

Career Coordinator

Email: m.santos@unf.edu

 

Melinda assists students with identifying a rewarding career path and the tools they need to be successful.  She also collaborates with the Graduate Coordinator to provide résumé critiques, career counseling, and workshops for students.  In addition, Melinda supports the director with coordinating and promoting the center’s exemplary professional development programs: S.T.A.R. (Skills to Achieve Results), Coggin Ambassadors, and the Mentor Program.

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Taylor Gillespie 

Employer Relations Coordinator
Email: t.gillespie@unf.edu  

 

Taylor manages employer on-campus recruiting activity, assisting with the scheduling and set up on on-campus interviews, employer information sessions and mock interviews. She also sets up student appointments with the Career Coordinator and serves as the primary point of contact for all incoming inquiries to the Career Management Center, including phone calls and walk-in traffic. 

 

 

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Lisa LaPorte

Career Advisor

Email: lisa.laporte@unf.edu   

 

Lisa assists the Career Coordinator with providing career counseling and critiques for résumés and cover letters.  Lisa is a passionate and enthusiastic professional with 14 years of experience and over 11 years of experience in higher education working directly with the development of university students. Skilled in writing, instruction, event-planning and editing with a Master's of Arts in English.

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Mary Upp

Graduate Assistant

Email: mary.upp@unf.edu     

 

Mary assists the Career Coordinator with providing professional critiques of student résumés, cover letters, and general career counseling appointments.  She also contributes to the coordination and execution of student programming provided by the center.

Olivia Giachetto

 

 

Olivia Giacchetto

Office Assistant

Email: cmc.intern@unf.edu  

 

Olivia serves as the primary point of contact for all incoming inquiries to the Career Management Center, including phone calls and walk-in traffic. Olivia supports all staff members, but primarily works directly with and in support of the Employer Relations Coordinator. 

 

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Brock Newell

Office Assistant

Email:  recruiting.assistant@unf.edu

 

Brock receives incoming inquiries to the Career Management Center, including phone calls and walk-in traffic.  He also works closely with staff to plan, market and coordinate campus eventsBrock supports all staff members, but primarily works directly with and in support of the Career Coordinator and Director. 

 
  
 
 

 

 

Contact Information 

Office Hours

Monday–Friday | 8:30 - 5:30

*Call to schedule an appointment

 

Email

coggin.careers@unf.edu

 

Phone

(904) 620-2067

 

Fax

(904) 620-2832

 

Location

Coggin College of Business

Building 42, Room 2021

 

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