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Career Coaches

Career Development Coaches and Peer Career Coaches are committed to helping students meet their professional career goals. Career Development Coaches are full-time staff members in the Career Services office.

Coaches can

  • Discuss your interests and potential careers, answer questions, administer and analyze assessments, and help you develop a career plan
  • Proofread resumes, cover letters, personal statements, graduate school applications, and more
  • Show you how to best navigate the Career Services website, how to sign up for and use Handshake, as well as how to get the most individual value from our workshops and services
  • Conduct mock interviews and help you network with alumni and professionals within your industry

meet with a career development coach

To schedule an appointment, log in to Handshake and request an appointment under "Career Center" on the top right panel. The best way to connect with a Career Development Coach is to schedule an appointment. Students who come to the office during office hours will be served on a first come, first served basis.

Walk-in Hours

Monday-Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Hermann Hall, Suite 113

CAREER DEVELOPMENT COACHES

BJ Engelhardt

Director of Operations
Phone: 312.567.5921
Email: jengelha@iit.edu

Gladis Herst

Manager, Experiential Learning
Phone: 312.350.3324
Email: gherst@iit.edu

Tracy Skala

Undergraduate Career Development Coach
Phone: 312.567.5919 (office)
Email: tskala@iit.edu


Elyse Yarnell

Undergraduate Career Development Coach
Phone: 312.567.5920 (office)
Email: eyarnell1@iit.edu


Desmend Jetton

Career Development Coach
Phone: 312.567.3338 (office)
Email: djetton@iit.edu