As an Associate Director of Student Career Advising, Laura works with students in the School of Communication and the Bienen School of Music. Laura works with students from the start of their time at Northwestern through graduation, helping them connect their Northwestern experience to professional opportunities. In addition to guiding students through the process of applying to jobs, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, Laura collaborates with SoC and Bienen staff, faculty and alumni to develop tailored services and programming. Laura joined NCA in 2011.
Associate Director, Student Career Advising
Student portfolio: School of Communication, Bienen School of Music
Laura earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication from Truman State University & Master's degree in Community Counseling from Roosevelt University. Before joining NCA, Laura worked in higher education within career services, admission and academic advising and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
In another life, Laura might have been a hair stylist or a really bad spy. Laura also likes spending time taking walks outside, trying new restaurants, and playing Beat Battle with her son.
Laura’s favorite advice for students: “Reach out to alumni for informational interviews. It's the easiest and best way to network. Be bold, unafraid and genuine!”