Career Influencers Network

The Career Influencers Network is made of more than 400 Mason faculty and staff committed to meeting Mason’s strategic goal of preparing 100,000+ Career Ready Graduates by 2024. 

The Mason Career Influencers Network is a nationally recognized model for providing career development support to students through their relationships with professors, advisors, success coaches, supervisors, community directors, and many other roles at the university.

 

Career Influencers contribute critical career readiness guidance and feedback to Mason students.

 

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Join the Network! 

To join, complete our interactive, 4.5-hour training, which includes 3 modules focused on: 

  1. Defining career readiness 
  2. Understanding how employers recruit Mason students in all degree programs  
  3. Supporting students at various stages in their career development    
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After Program Completion

Influencers can confidently:

  • Support students seeking career path and job-search advice
  • Describe and share the career development process with students
  • Refer students to University Career Services for career counseling and industry-specific advising
  • Support employer recruitment efforts in compliance with Mason policies and NACE ethical standards
  • Promote Handshake and other career resources available to Mason students
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Get Ongoing Support

Network members get support from University Career Services throughout the year:

  • Three “Just for Influencers” workshops each term to share news on topics, resources, and trends
  • Monthly updates on career-related events, programs, and services for students
  • Tools to promote the Career Plans Survey to graduating students to gather useful departmental data
  • Incentives to invite fellow faculty and staff to become part of the Career Influencers Network!
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November Cohort (virtual)

Tues, Nov 16; 1-2:30 pm

Wed, Nov 17; 1-2:30 pm

Thurs, Nov 18; 1-2:30 pm

January Cohort

(IN PERSON)

Fri, Jan 21; 9 am-2:30 pm (lunch included)

March Cohort (virtual)

Tues, March 15; 1-2:30 pm

Wed, March 16; 1-2:30 pm

Thurs, March 17; 1-2:30 pm

Kristin Leonato

Questions? Contact Kristin Leonato, Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives for more information.

Career Influencers by Division:

College of Education & Human Development

  • Brianna Alford
  • Julie Aylsworth
  • Valerie Bartush
  • Michelle Buehl
  • Marie Champagne
  • Lilian de Jonge
  • Craig Esherick
  • Chanel Figueroa
  • Cathy Gabbay
  • Kim Howe
  • Tina Jones
  • Anna Nisley
  • Luanne Norden
  • Jinkyung Park
  • Pierre Rodgers
  • Tiffany Sandstrum
  • Jancy Templeton
  • Nikita Thadani
  • Kayla Turner
  • Eric Waithaka
  • Dorothy West
  • Shahron Williams van Rooij
  • Stormi Woltz

College of Health & Human Services

  • Kelly Beckwith
  • Virginia Blair
  • Allison Bustria
  • Lisa Climer
  • Whitney Gaston
  • Brian Gillette
  • Kimberly Holmes
  • Emily Johnson
  • Maria Perez-Brodeur
  • Laura Poms
  • Melissa Robinson
  • Steven Rose
  • Jennifer Sawyer
  • Tulay Soylu
  • Rebecca Vargas-Jackson
  • Ali Weinstein
  • Christopher Williams
  • Patrice Winter

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Afra Ahmad
  • Julie Allstrom
  • Elli Ambros
  • Steven  Barnes
  • Anna Burcham
  • Richard Christ
  • Katie Clare
  • Katie DeMonte
  • Catherine Dobson
  • Jim Dooley
  • Marlon Dortch
  • Mary Getsey Bernier
  • Constance Gewa
  • Carrie Grabo
  • Larry Guerin
  • Tamara Harvey
  • Angela Ho
  • Katy Hoepf
  • Virginia Hoy
  • Sheri Huerta
  • Michael Hurley
  • Olivia Inturias
  • Meghan Jack
  • Diana Keay
  • Robin Littleton
  • Troy Lowery
  • Brielle Manovich
  • Erika Marquina
  • Graziella McCarron
  • Erin McSherry
  • Kathryn Meeks
  • Sara Mitcho
  • Andrew Novak
  • Laura Rhodes
  • Brandice Rogers
  • Jennifer  Rose
  • Jennifer Rosenfeld
  • Abdulaziz Sachedina
  • Laura Scott
  • Bahabib Shams
  • Jennifer Shaskan
  • Kevin Stagl
  • Kamaleddine Tabine
  • Telecia Taylor
  • Susan Tomasovic
  • Kristin Tyburczy
  • Wanjiku Wainaina
  • Catherine Wright

College of Science

  • Amy Adams
  • Andrea Cobb
  • Christopher Durac
  • Alicia Edwards
  • Rebecca Forkner
  • Kimberly Harris
  • Melissa Hayes
  • Zachary Henderson
  • Greta Ann Herin
  • Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon
  • Carissa Hunter
  • LAURA KASIK
  • William Kennedy
  • Gweondolyn Lewis
  • Tracy Mason
  • Alexandra Masterson
  • Andrea Nikoi
  • Otome Elisha Okoromoba
  • Daniel Pinto
  • Deborah Polayes
  • Jessica Rosenberg
  • Pritha Roy
  • Jennifer Salerno
  • Reid Schwebach
  • Dann Sklarew
  • Sharon Spradling
  • Monique Sweeney
  • Breanda Tondi
  • Karen Underwood
  • Lillian Virgil

College of Visual & Performing Arts

  • Samantha Beach
  • Mary Bean
  • Ryan Braaten
  • Asma Chaudhary
  • Karalee Dawn MacKay
  • Carrie Ann Delaney
  • Robert Dieterich
  • Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
  • Josiah Lebowitz
  • Linda Monson
  • Sara Simanski
  • Jeremy Tuohy
  • James Van Meer
  • Lauren Wagner
  • Aries Wilson
  • Lorriz Anne Yi
  • Robert Yi

Honors College

  • Vanessa Correa
  • Tahmina Rahman
  • Jasmyne Rogers
  • Brendan Scott
  • Edna Sergio

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace & Conflict Resolution

  • Charisse  Cardenas
  • Christie Jones
  • Julia Morelli
  • Leah Thompson
  • Jane Walker

Mason Korea

  • Eunhee Seo
  • Sang Yong Lee
  • Kent Zimmerman

Schar School of Policy & Government

  • Amira Al-Khulaidy
  • Sean Culley
  • Laura Hills
  • Michael Hunzeker
  • Ann Ludwick
  • Shelly Malur
  • Silva Morris
  • Shannon Williams

School of Business

  • Jacyln Beasley
  • Kimberly Blue
  • Jacquelyn Brown
  • Mary Collins Hayes
  • Natalia Dempsey
  • Malerie Gamblin
  • Saul Garcia
  • Nahal Ghahramani
  • Cameron  Harris
  • Gretchen Hendricks
  • Caitlin Horan
  • Yena Kim
  • Jason King
  • Minji Kwon
  • Christine Landoll
  • Kaleb Lewis
  • Sophia Marshall
  • Allison Petrie
  • Juliann Phan
  • Abby Rasheed
  • Meagan Richesin
  • Meagan Richesin
  • Tiara Smith
  • Leean Thomas
  • Peggy Tsirigotis
  • Ashley Yuckenberg

School of Integrative Studies

  • Andrea Barabach
  • Janet Poirot

University Life

  • Jessica Adams
  • Asra Ahmad
  • Aixa Aleman-Diaz
  • Rhina Alvarado
  • Amira Aly
  • Thomas Barnett
  • Ali Bartow
  • Nina Berger
  • Brandi Blake
  • Christine Bodziak
  • Bradley Brooks
  • Tait Brooks
  • Teejay Brown
  • Deanna Bullard
  • Tavia Burden
  • Elisabeth Burick
  • Ashley Bus Morgan
  • Sanglin Chang
  • Julie Choe Kim
  • Koroma Christiana
  • Lin Chun
  • Glenda Cosby
  • Samantha  Cozzolino
  • T. Garey Davis
  • Birgit Debeerst
  • Joseph Deluna
  • Austin Deray
  • Julio Diaz
  • Taylor Dilley
  • Emilie Dubert
  • Brianna Epps
  • Aysia Evans
  • Erin Fay
  • Alyssa Fields
  • Etlin Flores
  • Brandon Ford
  • Sonia Furuya
  • Michael Galvin
  • Sabrey Garling
  • LuLu Géza Kelemen
  • Alyssa Goff
  • Marissa Goodkin
  • Chris Gremillion
  • Cody Grim
  • Viktoriia Gryshchenko
  • Sarah Haimann
  • Taylor Harris
  • Dorothy Hayden
  • Felicia Haynes
  • Michelle Healey
  • Sara Heming
  • Kerry Hentges
  • Doug Hernandez
  • Louise Higgins
  • Micah Hodges
  • Amber Holton-Thomas
  • Lee Ann Houston
  • Lauren Hutt
  • Jacob Jean
  • Mhehvish Khan
  • Jenn Khoo
  • Tara Kibe
  • Sharon Kim
  • Japneet Kohli
  • Shelby Kruczek
  • Cassandra Larson
  • Elysia Lash
  • Kristin Leonato
  • Ayleen Leonhardt
  • Lex  Lewis-Semien
  • Manuel Llano-Martinez
  • Jeff Massetti
  • Rebecca Mattern
  • Brionna Matthews
  • Phil McDaniel
  • Kristen McLagan
  • Christie Michals
  • Kristal Miller
  • Mallory Mills
  • Eve Montavon
  • Patrick O'Connor
  • Anike Oladeji
  • Maggie Olszewska
  • Anne Owl
  • Yali Pan
  • Eunkyoung Park
  • TJ Pegg
  • Susan Pilley
  • Alexis Plater
  • Elizabeth Portaluppi
  • Brandon Quiles
  • Caroline Ramirez-Gaston
  • Geoffrey Rath
  • Green Raven-Britt
  • Kelly Reid
  • Devin Reid
  • Jaquelin Richardson
  • Krisztina Roder
  • Kahan Sablo
  • Chris Sato
  • Lori Scher
  • Susan Schott
  • Caroline Simpson
  • Casey Smith
  • Amy Snyder
  • Lisa Snyder
  • Rita Snyder Furr
  • Destiny Spencer
  • Kylie Stamm
  • Victoria Suarez
  • Christian Suero
  • Shyrah Thomas
  • Olivia Thompson
  • Samantha Thornton
  • Sasha Toophanie
  • Martin Trompeta
  • Dominique Vines
  • Allison Wallen
  • Shelby Waugh
  • Krystal  Wiley
  • Leotie Yard
  • Lubna Zia

Volgenau School of Engineering

  • Carroll Barbour
  • Alison Bartnek
  • Mihai Boicu
  • Doaa Bondok
  • Claudia Borke
  • Sharon Caraballo
  • Rania Fadlallah
  • Cheryl Howe
  • Jalen Johnson
  • Smriti Kansal
  • Cynthia Kim
  • Lisa Nolder
  • Robert Osgood
  • Mary Poirier
  • Colin Reagle
  • Lisa Sevilla
  • Jennifer Skorzawski-Ross
  • Shvetha Soundararajan
  • Toshiko Uchiyama
  • Venkata Veeramachaneni

Other

Office of the Provost

  • Liz Adema
  • Mary Alice Arnold
  • Ben Auger
  • Dennix Averion
  • Katlyn Babyak
  • Katlyn Babyak
  • Elizabeth Bartles
  • Enock Belony Sr.
  • Jessica Biddle
  • Wendi Carroll
  • John Casey
  • Gillian Clark
  • Jacquelin Connor
  • Sarah D'Alexander
  • Cynthia Dowd
  • Joan Elwood
  • Greg Farley
  • Stephanie Felice
  • Molly Grove
  • Amanda Harrison
  • Chris Hicks
  • Melitta Igwe
  • Lisa Karim
  • Cindy Kim
  • Karen Lee
  • Amy Lewis
  • Mimi Lewis Qurashi
  • Valerie Linsinbigler
  • Jiayi Liu
  • Laura Lukes
  • Sadler Martha
  • Jonathan May
  • Kelly McNulty
  • Grove Molly
  • Yajie Mu
  • Anna Murphy-Lang
  • Jackie Nash
  • Bobbi Nelson
  • Donielle Nolan
  • Diana Ortega
  • Julia Pfaff
  • Laura Phelps
  • Elizabeth Quillin
  • Kathy Rea
  • Brittany Samko
  • Noele Simmons
  • Darlene Smucny
  • Rachel Spence
  • Janice Ward
  • Katara Wright-Hofman

Office of Communications

  • Joshua Griset
  • Philip Stamper
  • Wanjiku  Wainaina