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Centennial Hall 215


8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Addressing your concerns is important to us. To inform our office of a complaint, please complete this form detailing your complaint and return it directly to Michelle Schmitz, executive director of the Career Center.

The Career Center team believes strongly that every day provides opportunities to learn, grow and improve in our interactions with and services provided to the campus community. We thank you for your candid feedback which helps us to do that.


Our staff

Michelle Schmitz

Michelle Schmitz

Executive Director
M.S., St. Cloud State University
B.A., College of St. Benedict

Responsible for leadership, vision and overall strategic direction for the center. Provides management in the creation of holistic and ongoing career development and employment services infused throughout the student experience. Actively participates in university engagement and leadership committees and represents the university on community organizations and committees.

Tammison Smith

Tammison Smith

Associate Director for Career Development and Outreach
Ph.D., Walden University
M.S., Avila University
B.G.S., University of Kansas

Responsible for the identification, implementation, and evaluation of priorities and goals surrounding career development and outreach.  Partners with faculty and staff university-wide to build relationships and encourage alliances with the goal of assisting them to increase their knowledge of career development theory and strategies enabling partners to integrate these theories and strategies into their work to enhance student career success. Recruits, trains, and supervises graduate and undergraduate career advisors.

Jackie Bauer

Jackie Bauer

Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Internship Development
B.E.S., St. Cloud State University

Responsible for partnerships that increase internship opportunities, awareness of internship policies and trends, coordination of College of Science and Engineering Job and Internship Fair and the Huskies Job and Internship Fair.

Hailey Olson

Hailey Olson

Assistant Director for Career Development and Outreach
M.S., St. Cloud State University
B.A., University of Minnesota Duluth

Advises students with career and major exploration and career readiness. Partners with faculty and student service departments to enhance career development opportunities across campus. Recruits, trains, and mentors undergraduate peer career advisors.

Karen Hommerding

Karen Hommerding

Technology and Information Specialist
A.A., St. Cloud State University

Overall management of the career services online recruiting system (Handshake). Provides leadership for all data and information for the Career Center, including Post-Graduation Outcomes for all SCSU alumni. Coordinate updating of the Career Center website. Assists with general technology needs for the office.

Candice Cheesman

Candice Cheesman

Office Manager

Responsible for ensuring a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where students, alumni, employers, and the campus community receive exceptional service with efficiency and professionalism. Facilitates training, supervision and mentorship of student staff. Manages budget and resources. Facilitates the overall function of day to day and long-term office operations by supporting the Career Center team in all efforts to meet and exceed mission and goals.

Our students

Graduate assistants and interns

grad assistants
From left to right: Stevie, Lucas, Avery and Zoe
Not pictured: Elena and Kaylynn

Undergraduate Students

Peer career advisors
Parth, Jasmn, Leah, Suad, Nawin and Jharef