Career Coaches

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Planning for your future career can be a daunting task. Whether you know what field you'd like to pursue or you're still trying to figure it out, our experienced career coaches can help you navigate your interests, develop job-seeking skills, and build your career path.

Schedule an Appointment

2098 Cedar Hall
319-398-5540
careerservices@kirkwood.edu
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Meet Our Staff

 

Danielle Ebaugh
Title: Career Services Supervisor
Email: danielle.ebaugh@kirkwood.edu
Office: 2098 Cedar Hall
Education: B.A.; Coe College
Masters in Organizational Leadership; St. Ambrose University
Bio: Danielle started as career services coordinator with Kirkwood in 2008. Before her role as career services coordinator she worked in the field of human resources in recruiting. She now utilizes her training and experience in human resources to assist others with their job seeking skills. Some of these skills include: cover letters, resumes, filling out job applications, and helping you prepare for a job interview. She assists with employers gaining more visibility on the Kirkwood campus through events such as JOBS 411, career fairs, and networking lunches. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Coe College in 2005, and her Masters in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University in 2014.

 

Lexi Fields
Title: Career Services Coach
Email: lexi.fields@kirkwood.edu
Office: 2098 Cedar Hall
Education: B.A. Art; Saint Joseph's College 
M.A. Criminal Justice; Mount Mercy University
Bio: Lexi came to Kirkwood in 2017 with a background in career coaching at Saint Joseph’s College.  Like many people, when preparing for college she struggled to choose a major and decide on a career path.  She changed majors several times before earning degrees in Art and Criminal Justice, but she often advises students that your major does not have to define your career.  Her work as a career coach and educator serves as proof!  She is passionate about de-mystifying the career exploration process and helping people navigate their lifelong professional development journey.  Her one-on-one career coaching sessions support career development at any level.  Common topics include choosing a college major, exploring different occupations, creating résumés/cover letters, preparing for interviews, planning a job search strategy, and more.  You may see her in Kirkwood’s classrooms as a guest speaker on career-related topics and as an instructor for courses in career development and college success.

 

Shauna Rasmussen
Title: Career Services Coach
Email: shauna.rasmussen@kirkwood.edu
Office: 2098 Cedar Hall
Education: B.A.; University of Northern Iowa
MBA and MSA; Ohio University
Bio: Shauna started as a career services coordinator with Kirkwood in 2017. Before coming to Kirkwood, she worked as a graduate assistant career coach in the office of Career Management at Ohio University helping undergraduate students develop their professional and job seeking skills, including resumes, cover letters, job applications, interviews, and internship and job searches. Shauna received her Master of Sports Administration and Master of Business Administration from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing and Movement Exercise Science: Sport Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa, where she was also a member of the women’s soccer team.

 

Megan Arey
Title: Career Services Coach
Email: megan.arey@kirkwood.edu
Office: 2098 Cedar Hall
Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa in Communication Studies and Organizational Communication, focusing on Interpersonal and Group Communication.
Bio: Megan started at Kirkwood in August 2019 with the Business Department as an Academic Advisor and Coach for adult students. Previous to joining Kirkwood she served as a Retention Specialist and Academic Coach at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, working with students on probation and other “at-risk” populations. Megan likes helping students be successful in their academics, personal lives, and beyond college! In her personal life, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, 2-year-old son, and dog, Beans!