Director of University Career Services, Georgia State University
Over the course of her twenty-year tenure in career services, Catherine has served as director at a variety of institutions including a highly selective women’s college, a ranked MBA program, and an access college serving majority first-generation students. In 2006, she was one of only six US career services professionals selected for a Fulbright scholarship to study the emerging field college career counseling in Berlin, Germany. She was only the eighth recipient in 40 years of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) Founders Award for significant contributions to the profession. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and as president of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). Her work on a number of committees on the state and national level have included chairing the NACE Leadership Advancement Program, NACE Principles for Professional Practice (Ethics), and a mentor. She has been an invited keynoter and presenter at conferences and has published articles and a book chapter. She has given her TedX talk “Bossy Bitchy Brazen” to a variety of audiences. She has a thriving executive coaching practice. Her research revolves around women’s progression through mid-career. Catherine has a collection of stress toys accumulated from numerous recruiters over the years, and she picks one for a student to use practically every day. She also collects native dresses from each country she visits.