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.

As a result of participating in Career Development Center services, students will be able identify core values, beliefs, and skills, and use them to articulate relatable career goals; acquire transferable skills and relevant experiences for future professional endeavors; and utilize resources that are available to gain experiential learning opportunities and cultivate professional networks.

We will partner with campus entities including Multi-cultural Student Development to offer targeted programming that will result in students reporting increased confidence in understanding career options and navigating their transition from college.

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.

Note: We are currently hiring for an Associate Director of Employer Relations and Marketing. If interested, please contact Susan McCracken.

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

Les Miller

Les Miller

Student Employment Coordinator
millerlc1@appstate.edu


 
Mary Kelly Glidewell

Mary Kelly Glidewell

Recruiting Services Manager
glidewellmk@appstate.edu

Matt Belt

Matt Belt

Technology Support Analyst
beltmr@appstate.edu


 
Jordan Jackson

Jordan Jackson

Customer Service and Support Specialist
jacksonjr@appstate.edu

Contact Us

Rm. 369, John Thomas Hall
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

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Presentations

We can speak on a variety of topics, including resumes, job searching, networking, interviewing, and more.

Presentation Request Form

Room 387 Reservations

Need to schedule a meeting in our conference room? Reserve Room 387 with the below form.

Room 387 Request Form