Career Studio

Career and Professional Development

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9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Career-Ready, Set, Go!
UHart helps you make smart career decisions.

In the Office of Career and Professional Development we don't just help you with your resume and job searches—We challenge you to explore career paths, learn new skills, and network with industry experts. Here, you will be part of career communities that will empower you to find a job that you will love.

We help you discover career paths, prepare for life after UHart, and network with industry professionals. Stop into the Career Studio for a resume review, Handshake tutorial, or to attend some of our many events happening throughout the year!

We are here to help you

Whether you are seeking career guidance, searching for resources, or looking to partner, we are here to get you on the right path.

Our Partners

Meet the team

Ryan Polk
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Career and Professional Development

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Alex Coury
Associate Vice President for Corporate Partnerships and Career Experiences
Career and Professional Development
Development and Alumni Affairs

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Meet Our Student Ambassadors

The career student ambassadors and graduate students in the Office of Career and Professional Development each play an important role in helping students find their career passion—they meet with students, work on marketing materials, social media content, event planning, and more. Come by the Career Studio to meet them in person.

Girik Nagpal

Lead Career Student Ambassador, Girik Nagpal '20, is an accounting major with a minor in risk management and insurance. He is a young enterprising professional who strives to make the community a better place through volunteer work in Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity. Girik is an active member of Barney Leadership Council who always steps ahead to lead by example and shares his perception through public speaking. Girik looks forward to being an intense learner by pursuing the MBA, CPA, and PhD career path.

Katrina Lacombe

Career Student Ambassador, Katrina Lacombe, is a Music Management and Commercial Voice major at The Hartt School. She is a diligent and dedicated student excited about working for a record label or as an artist manager in the future. Her growing skills as a musician help her to play both sides of the industry and offer support for students studying and working in the arts. She is looking forward to being part of the career community on campus and making more connections.

Keren Shahverdi

Career Student Ambassador, Keren Shahverdi, is a fourth-year Nursing major with a minor in Biochemistry. She loves being a part of the UHart community and getting involved in different ways. Keren is currently a LEAD ambassador for ENHP, President of Chabad Chevra, and a tour guide for the RedKey Society.

Alison Ho

Career Student Ambassador, Alison Ho, is an entrepreneurial studies major with a minor in project management. In addition to the Career Studio, she also works with the Office of Residential Life as an RA, and the Barney School of Business as a Student Ambassador. Alison has immersed herself in the Human Resources field, and plans to open a business of her own in the future.