CLS Staff

CLS Intern

Ope helps connect her peers to the breadth of Grinnell’s career- and service-related opportunities. In her third year working at the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, she has a significant... read more

Sarah Barks
Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional School Advising

Sarah advises students and alumni as they prepare for effective transitions to post-graduate study. She develops and delivers programs related to assessing motivations, researching programs,... read more

Administrative Support Assistant

Sue serves as receptionist for the Center for Careers, Life, and Service. In addition to greeting and welcoming visitors, she maintains the appointment calendars for all CLS staff. She receives,... read more

CLS Intern

Eric helps students strengthen and tailor their résumés and cover letters so they can confidently apply for all of their desired opportunities. His favorite thing about working for the CLS is... read more

Crawford Megan
Director of Career Counseling and Exploration

Megan leads the Center’s counseling, advising, programming, and outreach efforts that target exploratory students. She oversees the College’s Externship and Internship Programs, which are designed... read more

Dobbels, Nate
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Career Programs

Nate helps connect students to Grinnell alumni through various engagement opportunities via a joint appointment with the Center for Careers, Life, and Service and the Office of Development and... read more

Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Employment Counseling

Maureen counsels and advises students planning post-graduate employment, offering assistance on such topics as job searches and interview preparation. She also develops and maintains relationships... read more

Career Counselor

Kelly counsels and advises students on all aspects of the career and life skill-development process. She coordinates the Spring Break Externship Program, Etiquette Dinner, Unpacking Your... read more

Director of Global Fellowships and Awards

Steve coordinates the nomination and selection process for students and alumni who are applying for national fellowships and scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, UK scholarships,... read more

Recruitment and Program Coordinator

Diane assists employers, graduate and professional school representatives, and other visitors who come to campus to meet with students regarding internship opportunities, career opportunities, and... read more

CLS Intern

Sydney assists and advises students one-on-one by editing résumés and cover letters, sharing information about CLS resources and programs, and scheduling student appointments. She also assists... read more

Assistant Director of Career Development and Internships

Christie counsels and mentors students as they pursue career-related experience through internships. She provides general career counseling and advising to students on career exploration, résumé... read more

CLS Intern

Sophie reviews résumés and cover letters, schedules appointments, creates CLS promotional posters, and provides students with general information regarding CLS resources and services. A third-year... read more

Program Associate

Vicki assists with the coordination and support of events and projects related to the Grinnell Prize, Grinnell Corps, post-graduate service, civic engagement, and service learning. She feels... read more

Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean

Mark oversees all facets of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, including strategic planning, program development, budget management, and leading an incredibly talented team. As a member of... read more

Assistant Director of Post-Graduate Service & Coordinator of the Grinnell Prize

Saunia creatively coordinates three flagship programs at Grinnell that highlight post-graduate civic responsibility and social justice:  the Innovator for Social Justice Prize (a.k.a. Grinnell... read more

Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Susan provides direct leadership for curricular and co-curricular service-learning initiatives, collaborative community service partnerships, and local civic engagement activities. She also... read more

Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director of the Careers in Education Professions Program

Ashley directs the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program and advises students interested in careers in all education-related fields, including (but not limited to) research, teaching,... read more

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Angela oversees a new program that integrates alumni into select courses across the curriculum, where they provide salient examples of how liberal arts educations can equip Grinnell students with... read more

CLS Intern

Karin helps students use CLS resources, programs, and services; and she individually reviews students’ résumés and cover letters. This year she is working closely with CLS counselor Kelly Guilbeau... read more