Internship Associate / Pre-Law Advisor
Alexander (Alex) Ball graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in the spring of 2017. In December of 2018, Alex was offered the role of Internship Associate with the university’s career center, a role he still holds today. He is a member of the Diversity + You team, facilitated the Panther Leadership Academy during the 2020 school year, and developed a “Mock Interview Day” program to help students practice their interview skills with recruiters in a more relaxed, welcoming environment. Alex is currently enrolled in the masters of higher education program at Pitt.
Alex will begin to see pre-law students in Fall 2022.
Specialties and InterestsInternships and Pre-Law
Carol specializes in working with student populations including:
- Undergraduate students
- Transfer students
Carol provides expertise in career development with these majors and certificates:
- Public Service/Non-profit management certificate
- Administration of Justice/Legal Studies/Law, Criminal Justice, and Society
- Health Services
- Natural Sciences
- Media and Professional Communications
- Urban Studies
Carol began working at the Career Center in July 2018. She earned her B.A. in Graphic Design from American University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University, where she worked as a career counselor for 4 years serving undergraduate/graduate students and alumni. Carol teaches two one credit classes, including internship for students in the public service major as well as a career development class for CGS students.
Prior to joining the Pitt staff, Carol engaged in several careers including ownership and operation of Color Me Mine, a paint-your-own ceramic studio and as an art director and graphic designer at the Carnegie Museums. She is a certified administer of the MBTI personality assessment and a trained facilitator in salary negotiation through the American Association of University Women (AACW). She is a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Career Leadership Collective (CLC).
Specialties and InterestsVeterans, Adult Students, First Generation Students
Alyssa started with the Career Center in March 2014 working specifically with undecided students. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Westminster College and her M.S. in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. Her background includes mental health counseling and both social and clinical research.
Alyssa offers personality and career assessments to help with the career exploration process. Alyssa is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.
Specialties and InterestsUndecided Students
Career Consultant, Engineering & Science
Ingrid serves as the Career Consultant and Departmental Point of Contact for the following majors:
Swanson School of Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
Born in Johannesburg South Africa, Ingrid journeyed to the United States initially as an international student and has since lived in Venezuela and Canada before settling in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Ingrid joined the Career Staff in 2022 bringing with her experience in Intercultural and Global Development, Career Education and Development, Academic Advising and Academic Coaching. Ingrid obtained her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Slippery Rock University. During the Covid-19 Pandemic she completed an IMMA accredited certification as Positive Psychology Practitioner and Mindfulness Coach.
Specialties and InterestsEngineering, Science,
Experiential Learning Consultant
Glen Edward holds a Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Glen’s research interest focuses on the intersection of sexual orientation, gender, and race in higher education in the United States and exploring new methods of advising and supporting growth in career development skills. He seeks to help students and to enhance their growth and development in supportive environment.
Lauren has been with the Career Center since July 2019. She works with SCI, Math & Stats students. She brings three years of career consulting experience with her to Pitt. Lauren was born and raised in Pittsburgh and attended Slippery Rock University. She received her BS in Psychology and then continued to receive her MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education with College Counseling.
School of Computing & Information
Computer Science, Data Science, Digital Narrative & Interactive Design, Information Science, Intelligent Systems, Library & Information Science, Telecommunications
Department of Statistics
Statistics, Econ-Statistics, Applied Statistics
Department of Mathematics
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Mathematics-Economics
Fall Drop-In Hours: Mondays, 1-3 p.m. in 200 William Pitt Union
Here’s how to schedule appointments with Lauren:
-Undergraduates: please request an in-person or virtual appointment with Lauren in Handshake
-Graduate students: there is limited availability in Handshake with Lauren for graduate students. Reach out to Lauren by email if you cannot find a time that works for you.
SCI Only Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
In-person (5113 SENSQ) biweekly, starting September 7th.
Specialties and InterestsSCI, Math and Statistics
Interim Assistant Director
Alyson joined the Career Center staff in 2012 and has been with the University since 2004. She has lived in Pittsburgh, Miami, Tampa, New York City and Lyon, France, with professional experience in a variety of industries. Alyson has two degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Hail to Pitt!
Specialties and InterestsInternships
Career Consultant, STEM
Ashley has been with the Career Center since September 2019 with a focus on assisting students within engineering, biological sciences and chemistry succeed. She graduated from Carlow University with a Masters in Student Affairs, though she has additional coursework related to counseling psychology. Ashley was born in Washington, PA and attended Washington & Jefferson College where she received her BA in Sociology. Her previous background is in mental health and education. She has a passion for advocacy, professional development, sustainability, and helping students to grow and thrive at Pitt and beyond.
When not at Pitt she can be found reading, gaming, playing Dungeons & Dragons or spending time with her two curious cats!
Ashley serves as the Career Consultant and Departmental Point of Contact for the following majors:
Swanson School of Engineering
Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Specialties and InterestsEngineering and Science
Ryan began his career at Pitt in 2004 in career services; prior to working at Pitt, he was a mental health counselor and a high school teacher and coach. In addition to his duties as Interim Director, Ryan enjoys working with undecided students.
Ryan holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.
Erin started working at the Career Center in November 2018. Prior to that, she worked at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. Erin comes to the Career Center with four year in Higher Education as well as experience as an elementary teacher. She grew up in Meadville, PA but has also lived in Winchester, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. Erin earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Westminster College and her MEd in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh.
Erin’s passions includes advocating for a healthy work/life balance as well as physical activity. In her spare time you can find Erin at a yoga studio or researching local history.
Erin works with the following majors…
Applied Developmental Psychology
Film and Media Studies
Health & Physical Activity
History of Art & Architecture
Public and Professional Writing