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Our Mission 

The Kathryn F. Hubbard Center for Student Engagement (HCSE) connects students with applied learning opportunities that enhance their liberal arts education by promoting curiosity, intellectual challenge, and self-reflection. We strive to empower all students to be thoughtful decision-makers, culturally aware, and socially responsible citizens who can articulate their values, interests, and skills while actively leading lives of purpose.

The CSE provides information, resources and advising in the areas of service, study abroad, national fellowships, pre-professional advising, internships and career development – including Winter Term and summer experiences. This integrative approach enables DePauw students to tie the many threads of their liberal arts experience together in meaningful ways that enhance their employment and graduate school opportunities.

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 Meet the team 

Raj Bellani

Dean of Experiential Learning & Career Planning

UB 112
T: (765) 658-4622
E: rajbellani@depauw.edu 

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
E: amandabrookinsblinn@depauw.edu

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
E: kknaul@depauw.edu

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.

AUSTIN ARCEO

Coordinator of Communications & Special Projects

UB 115
T: (765) 658-4870
E: austinarceo@depauw.edu

Austin Arceo is a 2006 graduate of DePauw and received his master’s 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
E: elizabethbjordal@depauw.edu

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
E: brittanydcollins@depauw.edu

 

Chelsy Fields

Employer Relations Specialist

UB 241
T: (765) 658-4851
E: chelsyfields@depauw.edu

Misty Flagg

Coordinator of Office and Event Management

Hubbard Center Lobby
T: (765) 658-4622
E: mistyflagg@depauw.edu

Erin Mahoney

Associate Director of Career Services

UB 108
T: (765) 658-4278
E: emahoney@depauw.edu

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
E: rmcmains@depauw.edu 

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
E: nicholasminich@depauw.edu

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
E: colleenmccracken@depauw.edu

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-
E: nealmckinney@depauw.edu 

Neal McKinney, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs, is a 2009 graduate of DePauw University. He can meet with students about applying for off-campus study, scholarships for off-campus study, personal statements, resume and cover letter reviews and job search/interviewing techniques.

CHRISTINE MUNN

Graduate School & Pre-Law Adviser

UB 105
T: (765) 658-4619
E: christineklinger@depauw.edu

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.

JENNIFER SCHEPERS

Associate Director of Employer Development

UB 245
T: (765) 658-4569
E: jenniferschepers@depauw.edu

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
E: hwhitis@depauw.edu

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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