Career Services Manager
I’m Gina (pronouns: she/they) and I’m a graduate of Augsburg University in the MFA in Creative Writing program. I’ve previously worked for Capella University as well as the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Public Schools, and Target. I’ve had a wide array of work experiences and want to use that to help navigate the job field, from everything to choosing a major to applying to jobs to changing careers. I’m also passionate about connecting with fellow alums and finding ways to grow mentorship experiences.
Specialties and InterestsCareer Exploration, Choosing a Major, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Prepare for Graduate School, Mental Health, LGTBQ+, First Generation Students
Career Services Program Manager
Nyob zoo! Hello! It’s great to be at Augsburg with the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. I am the Career Services Program Manager for the employer pipeline programs (including Travelers EDGE). I graduated from St. Olaf College with a Biology major and Women Studies concentration. I never thought I would be working in career services. I’d love to share how I started off as a biology major to working in higher education, focusing on career development. In between that, I’ve worked in non-profit, TRIO programs (Upward Bound/Student Support Services) and taught English in South Korea. I look forward to meeting students and hearing about your passions and interests.
Career and Health Professions Specialist
I’m Bridget Lavish (she/her/hers) and I am Augsburg’s Career and Health Professions Specialist. I have a PhD in Health and Human Performance, a Master of Public Health, and an Master of Science in Mass Communications. I came to Augsburg from Oklahoma State University, where I taught in both Public Health and Gender Studies. Before that, I worked for many years as a fitness educator, writer, and editor. I enjoy putting what I have learned through these experiences to work for pre-health students as they navigate the health professions preparation and application processes and for all students seeking resume feedback and interview preparation.
Director, Career Services
I am a passionate higher education leader who is deeply committed to helping students access powerful resources and networks that enable success inside and outside the classroom. With over 6 years of experience in alumni engagement and career services, I have developed specialized expertise in constructing comprehensive career strategies that align with evolving student needs and dynamic industry trends. I excel at spearheading strategic relationship-building with employers and staunchly advocating for the transcendent importance of career readiness.
I am presently continuing my studies by pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Learning at the esteemed University of St. Thomas, further honing my multifaceted skill set. With my diverse background spanning career services, alumni relations, and education policy, I am devoted to empowering students to launch meaningful careers.