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Our Mission 

The Kathryn F. Hubbard Center works closely with students to be thoughtful decision-makers, culturally aware and socially responsible global citizens who actively lead lives of purpose. We assist students in pursuing experiences that allow them to discover and refine their personal and professional interests and goals; we help students prepare to be successful by providing instruction on multiple topics; and we help students connect with others and scaffold their multiple experiences.

The HCSE provides information, resources and advising to help prepare students:

• Explore Interests, Skills & Careers
Get information and help to identify your skills and interests, explore career options and find ways to develop experience on campus.

• Present Yourself with Confidence
Get information and help with networking and interviewing.

• Resumes & Professional Correspondence
Get information and help writing resumes, cover and exploratory letters, networking emails and thank-you notes.

• Opportunities & Life After DePauw
Get information and help finding and applying to internships and full-time positions, off-campus study, service-learning, research opportunities, competitive fellowships and awards along with graduate and professional school.

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 Meet the team 

Raj Bellani

Dean of Experiential Learning & Career Planning

UB 112
T: (765) 658-4622

Raj brings more than 20 years of experience in the student affairs profession. His role at DePauw focuses on bringing together and strengthening the University's array of resources outside of the classroom that contribute to students' educational experience, including international and off-campus study, post-graduate awards, internships and career planning and placement.

Mandy Brookins Blinn

Director of Off-Campus Programs

UB 110
T: (765) 658-4090

Mandy has been party of the DePauw family since 2007. She currently oversees all study abroad programs and pre-professional development funding. Mandy completed her B.A. in International Area Studies and Japanese at Kalamazoo College in 2000. She earned a Master of Arts in High Adult & Lifelong Education (HALE) from Michigan State University in 2003. She loves being with her family, traveling, baseball and learning about new people and places.

Kate Knaul

Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of National Fellowships and Awards

UB 113
T: (765) 658-4622

Kate Knaul has her MA in International Education from the School for International Training and over 15 years of experience working with college students to maximize their learning through combining in-class and out-of-class experiences. Kate meets with students about any Hubbard opportunity, but she works most closely with students on their resume, personal statements and other application materials for nationally competitive awards and fellowships, graduate school and international opportunities.


Coordinator of Communications & Special Projects

UB 115
T: (765) 658-4870

Austin Arceo is a 2006 graduate of DePauw and received his M.S. Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. He can meet with students about resume and cover letter reviews, pursuing short-term and summer internships, pursuing graduate school and personal statement reviews.

Liz Bjordal

Program Assistant

UB 101
T: (765) 658-4373

Passionate about student development, Liz Bjordal can meet with students about semester-long study abroad, service-learning opportunities, personal statements and resume and cover letter reviews.

Brittany Collins

Internship Coordinator and Hubbard Center Advisor

UB 102
T: (765) 658-4281

Brittany is a native of Indianapolis, Ind. She received her B.A. in psychology and certificate in public relations from Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis. She served as a graduate assistant in the Hubbard Center in summer 2015, and joined the team full-time in January 2016. Brittany is currently completing her M.S. Ed in Higher Education Student Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. She can meet with students about resume and cover letter reviews, short term and semester-long internship search, mock interviewing and career exploration. 


Chelsy Fields

Employer Relations Specialist

UB 241
T: (765) 658-4851

Chelsy is a 2015 graduate of DePauw. She can meet with students about pre-health advising and the application process, personal statement reviews and resume and cover letter reviews. 

Misty Flagg

Coordinator of Office and Event Management

Hubbard Center Lobby
T: (765) 658-4622

Erin Mahoney

Associate Director of Career Services

UB 108
T: (765) 658-4278

Erin Mahoney, a DePauw alumna with more than 25 years of career development experience can assist students as they explore their career interests by facilitating the MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory and StrengthsQuest assessments. She also conducts the Networking Etiquette workshops plus advises students on all aspects of their job or internship search including resume and cover letter reviews, networking and informational interview questions, interview preparation and mock interviews.

Roni McMains

Administrative Coordinator for Off-Campus Study

UB 103
T: (765) 658-4355

Roni has worked at DePauw for many years and can assist students with questions regarding costs to study abroad, issues with Horizons and general off-campus study inquiries. In her free time, Roni enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

Nick Minich

Career Adviser

UB 116
T: (765) 658-6004

Nick has his M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Kent State University. As the Career Coach, he enjoys meeting with students about career planning, career options, resumes, cover letters, informational interviews, networking and mock interviews.


Colleen McCracken, Ph.d.

Health Professions Adviser

UB 109
T: (765) 658-5725

Dr. Colleen McCracken has her PhD in Human Performance from Indiana University. She can meet with students about pre-health advising, application processes, mock interviews, internships in the health fields and personal statement reviews.

neal mckinney

Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs

UB 106
T: (765) 658-

Neal McKinney, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs, is a 2009 graduate of DePauw University and received his M.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Affairs and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland in 2014. He specialized in advising students about off-campus study, scholarships for off-campus study, personal statements, resume and cover letter reviews and job search/interviewing techniques.


Graduate School & Pre-Law Adviser

UB 105
T: (765) 658-4619

Christine Munn has a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa and more than 20 years of industry experience in various areas including quantitative and qualitative market research, political polling and analysis, non-profit management, fundraising and higher education. She can meet with students about graduate school and pre-law advising, application processes, mock/case interviews, internships, personal statements, STRONG assessments/career discernment and resume and cover letter reviews.


Associate Director of Employer Development

UB 245
T: (765) 658-4569

Jennifer Schepers has a BA and MA in French literature from Indiana University and the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in the career development field for more than 15 years. She is available to meet with students about the internship/job search process, resume and LinkedIn profile reviews and mock interviews.

Heather Whitis

Coordinator of Faculty Projects

UB 104
T: (765) 658-6544

Heather Whitis is the Coordinator of Faculty Projects. She can meet with students about faculty led off-campus Extended Studies courses. She can also advise students about semester off-campus study, resume and cover letters and personal statements.

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