Career Services Administration - About

Career Services Administration serves as a convener and advocate for collegiate career services across the University of Minnesota, facilitating broad-based career-related programming and resource management for our students and employers and developing and managing partnerships with both internal and external constituents.

Meet our Staff

RaquelRaquel Anderson

Employer Relations Assistant
612-624-7577
rmanders@umn.edu

Raquel earned her bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University in Human Services and Criminal Justice.  She spent some time working in the nonprofit sector before returning to graduate school.  She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Human Resource Development and Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota.  Her area of focus is workforce development and adult education.  She's dedicated to helping students find work they are passionate about.  She says, "we spend a great deal of our life working, so we should be able to love what we do."

 

Jessica headshotJessica Bonsall

Office Manager and Office Assistant Supervisor
612-624-7577
bons0019@umn.edu

In addition to general office management, Jessica runs the front desk of Career Services in Bruininks Hall. She strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment so that students are excited to come into our office. Her favorite part of the job is helping a lost or confused student find the resources they need. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Jessica spent time working on environmental and clean energy issues both in the government and nonprofit sectors. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) and an MS in environmental science and policy at the University of Chicago. 

 

Becky headshotBecky Hall

Director
612-624-7577
rahrah@umn.edu

Becky provides project management and leadership for many of the University's coordinated career initiatives, including graduate outcomes measurement, vendor selection and contract processing, program development, and event management.  She leads the office in partnering with units across the University of Minnesota system, including significant work with Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS), Institutional Research, and throughout Student Affairs.   Becky's experience in career development includes roles as Assistant Department Director, Career Counselor, and Consultant with emphases on clientele in the technology, engineering, and healthcare industries.  She is actively involved in many professional organizations, and has served on the Executive Board and as President of the Minnesota Career Development Association.  Becky earned her MA in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and her BAS in Psychology and Gerontology from the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

 

Jeniffer headshotJeniffer Vassallo

Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-6574
vassa001@umn.edu

Jeniffer attended the University of Minnesota and majored in psychology.  She has been with CLA Career Services for 14 years, including 6 years co-reporting to Career Services Administration, and supports both the Employer Relations and Career Services staff.