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Career Coaches

Career Development Coaches, Peer Career Coaches, and Student Employment Ambassadors are committed to helping students meet their professional career goals. Career Development Coaches are full-time staff members in the Career Services office. Each Career Development Coach is assigned to a college/school within Illinois Tech. (Italics denotes this specialization.)

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

Tuesday - Thursday 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Hermann Hall, Suite 113


BJ Engelhardt

Director of Operations
Phone: 312.567.5921

Gladis Herst

Manager, Experiential Learning
Phone: 312.350.4362 (mobile)

Jerry Doyle

Armour College of Engineering and School of Applied Technology
Career Services Liason to Class of 2017 and Class of 2018

Tracy Skala

College of Architecture Support
Phone: 312.567.5919 (office)

Elyse Yarnell

College of Science and Lewis College of Human Sciences
Phone: 312.567.5920 (office)

Complete Staff List