Assistant Director, Student Career Advising
- The Graduate School, PhD programs
- Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Elysse provides career advising to PhD students in The Graduate School, working with students from the start of their time at Northwestern through graduation. She provides advising and programming to help students connect their Northwestern experience to professional opportunities both within and outside of academia. In addition to guiding students through the process of applying to jobs, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, she collaborates with TGS staff, faculty and alumni to develop tailored services for students across industries and disciplines.
A Northwestern alumna, Elysse received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History and Higher Education Administration and Policy, respectively. She also taught Italian language and culture while completing a Master's in Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Her higher education experience includes graduate student career advising; graduate student recruitment; and program development specifically for first generation, underrepresented, international, and veteran student populations.
In her spare time, Elysse enjoys cooking, catching up on Netflix, and running on the beach whenever the sun is out! She also volunteers with One Million Degrees and the Posse Foundation of Chicago.
Elysse’s advice to students: It’s never too early to be aware of your resources, reflect on your experiences, and cultivate your network!