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 StaffRaquel Anderson
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 where she earned a 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."
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.
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Jessica 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. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Jessica spent time working on environmental and clean energy issues both in the government and nonprofit sectors. In her current role, Jessica is passionate about helping students navigate career through event management, program planning, and striving to create a warm and welcoming environment for students visiting Career Services.Jane Sitter
International Career Consultant
Jane received her Bachelors degree in Individualized Studies with a focus in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and Masters degree in Comparative International Development Education from the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development. Previous to joining Career Services Administration, Jane has taught English in Seoul, South Korea at the Konkuk University English Village program, and has supported international students in higher education in residence life, first year experience, and new student transition programs. In her current role, Jane supports undergraduate international students' career development and job searching outcomes through programming for students and staff, and outreach to employers around the consideration of international candidates in their applicant pools.Joy Stephansen
Career Services Event Assistant
Joy earned her BA in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Public Health from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2018. She works in collaboration with departments to streamline event planning and execution that benefit students and alumni from all our colleges, including system campuses. In her current role, Joy facilitates the UMN Job & Internship Fair as well as other fairs, events, and communication for CLA Career Services and St. Paul Career & Internship Services.
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
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.