About

We support the mission of Appalachian State University and the Division of Student Affairs, to develop lifelong learners and leaders by engaging and challenging students within a culture of care and inclusion. 

Our mission is to encourage students to explore career paths, identify and develop skills, and pursue experiential opportunities. Our vision is that each member of the Appalachian State community will be empowered to achieve lifelong professional success.

The Career Development Center works to facilitate the University's goal of economic development for the region. Our staff facilitates unions between our students and employers that benefit the state as a whole through career fairs, employer workshops, information sessions, networking events and on-campus interviewing opportunities.

Dr. Susan McCracken

Dr. Susan McCracken

Director of Career Development and Economic Engagement

mccrackensd@appstate.edu

Sharon C. Jensen

Sharon C. Jensen

Associate Director / Internship Resource Counselor

jensensc@appstate.edu

Michelle D. Brown

Michelle D. Brown

Assistant Director, Career Exploration

brownmd@appstate.edu

Maureen Cathey

Maureen Cathey

Assistant Director / Career Counselor

College of Education

catheyme@appstate.edu

 
Erika Cary

Erika Cary

Assistant Director / Career Counselor

College of Arts and Sciences

caryem@appstate.edu

Geralyn Mitchell

Geralyn Mitchell

Assistant Director / Career Counselor

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Hayes School of Music

mitchellgb@appstate.edu

 
Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

Assistant Director / Career Counselor

Beaver College of Health Sciences

perryja@appstate.edu

 
Deanne Smith

Deanne Smith

Assistant Director, Employer Development and Relations

smith2dr@appstate.edu

Kato Thompson

Kato Thompson

Student Employment Assistant

katoan@appstate.edu

Audrey Jones

Audrey Jones

Administrative Support and Customer Services Specialist

jonesam5@appstate.edu

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of topics including resumes,
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interviewing and more. We can present to classes, clubs, you name it!

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Contact Us

Rm. 369, John Thomas Hall
287 River Street
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 262-2180

Email: careercenter@appstate.edu