Career Services is located in Morgan Hall, Room 105, along with Multicultural Affairs and Student Services. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Career Services is open during class breaks except for University holidays.
To make an appointment, please call us at 785-670-1450.
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Career Services Staff: (l-r) Kent, Ronna, Duane, Gary - Wear Red Day, 2017
Ronna Rees, Senior Administrative Assistant
Duane Williams, Specialist
I have been with Career Services and Washburn since 1994. I work with all students in assisting with achieving their career goals. I also help in bringing the Fall Career & Graduate School Fair and Spring Career Fair to campus. I am a member of the Kansas Association of Colleges & Employers (KACE). I have completed Career Coaching Intensive training and I am certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory. I am also a Washburn graduate.
Gary Handy, Specialist
I have been with Career Services since November 2014, but not new to Washburn. Previously I served as the assistant director of Student Activities & Greek Life from 2011-2014. I work with all students in assisting with achieving their career goals. Although I serve all students and alumni who are in need of assistance, I work specifically with education and health care career majors regarding their career counseling needs. I organize the Health Care Career Fairs and Education Interview Days as well as help with all other office programs and fairs. I am the President-Elect of The Kansas Association of Colleges & Employers (KACE) and a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). I have completed certification to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory and the NACE Career Coaching Intensive training. I have degrees from Emporia State University and Southeast Missouri State University.
I've been the director at WU Career Services since 2006 after working in career services at KU for about 7 years full-time and 4 years part-time while in graduate school. In my first life, I was a music educator, with thirteen years teaching in schools in Arkansas and Kansas and six years teaching at the college level while working on a master's and a Ph.D. at KU. I am certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory. At WU Career Services, I work with students of all types for both career counseling and career/job-search advising when not absorbed in administrative work. My memberships include both the Kansas and National Associations of Colleges and Employers (KACE and NACE), the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE), the National Career Development Association (NCDA), and the local Chamber of Commerce and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) chapter. I have degrees from Henderson State University and The University of Kansas and enjoy traveling and gardening.