Montana State University

Career, Internship
& Student Employment Services

Montana State University
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman, MT 59717-4180

Tel: (406) 994-4353
Fax: (406) 994-5488
E-mail: careers@montana.edu
Location: 177 Strand Union Bldg.

Director:

Carina N.Beck, Ed.D.

Career, Internship & Student Employment Services

Hours of Operation:
The Career, Internship & Student Employment Services office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 7:00 pm and 7:30 to 5:00 pm on Friday.

Our Staff:

Carina Beck Carina Beck, Ed.D
Director
cbeck@montana.edu
Carina Beck currently oversees the Career, Internship & Student Employment Services Office and the Office of Student Success at Montana State University.  In this capacity she is charged with developing student success initiatives to improve overall retention and completion rates for the institution while at the same time bolstering career development, financial literacy, internship participation and employer relations.

Beck received her Doctorate in Education from Montana State University and Master's in Organizational Communication from The University of Montana.  She has taught courses in communication, career development and human resources.  In addition, she enjoys researching student persistence and new member socialization tactics.

Beck and her husband, Larry, have two sons, a neighbors cat, two voles and several deer (the later two seem to have declared war on gardens --  Beck's other beloved past-time).
   
Erin McCormick Erin McCormick, M.Ed.
Assistant Director
erinm@montana.edu

Erin has been at MSU since 2004 and joined the Career & Internship Services office in the Spring of 2008.  She has a B.S. in Psychology from Montana State University and her Master's of Education in Student Affairs, also from MSU.  Erin serves as the operations manager for the two offices. She enjoys gardening and traveling (preferably somewhere strange and impromptu).
   
Chantelle Mahan Chantelle Mahan, B.S.
Student Success Coordinator/Employment Coordinator
chantelle.mahan@montana.edu

Chantelle earned her B.S. in Business Marketing from Montana State University in 1993. She is a 5th  generation descendant from the Gallatin County and her roots are deep in the valley.  Prior to joining the staff of Montana State University, Chantelle spent 7 years as a broker/realtor. As a member of the Gallatin Association of Realtors she became involved in several boards and organizations that lead to her interest in helping to make and keep Bozeman one of the "last best places".  She finds that same opportunity among the Mission Statement of Montana State University, the State's land-grant institution, by helping students find and achieve their academic and professional goals.  Chantelle is raising twin teenage boys and enjoys getting out and about whenever possible whether it be traveling, camping, skiing, floating, or trying something new!  Bungee jumping anyone?
   
Samantha Kujala Samantha Kujala, B.S.
Student Success Coordinator
samanthakujala@montana.edu

Sam has nearly worked at Career, Internship & Student Employment Services for 5 years now. She started working in the office as a student while attending Montana State University earning her B.S. in Business Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Sam currently works in the office assisting with communications and promoting events and workshops through email, website, and other advertising. She also handles coordinating presentation requests for the office.
   
Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM
Budget Analyst/Systems Manager
Lorraine.oakley@montana.edu


Lori is the Budget Analyst and Systems Manager for Career & Internship Services, Office of Student Success and Financial Education. She has a B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Purdue University and her Master's of Science in Human Resource Management, also from Purdue.

   
Robin Crough, MPA Robin Crough, MPA
Program Manager
robin.crough@montana.edu


Robin first came to MSU in 2001 where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2005 and a Master of Public Administration in 2007. She then spent six years at the University of California: Santa Cruz, where she enjoyed working in higher education and helping students make the most of their college experience by coordinating opportunities between faculty, staff, industry, and students. At MSU, she will be managing the Internship, Hire-A-Student, and EXCEED programs. In her free time she loves hiking, reading, playing video games, and all things sci-fi and fantasy.

   
Tracy Kimball Tracy Kimball, B.S.
Career Coach
tracy.kimball@montana.edu

Tracy Kimball is a Montana native, born and raised in Billings. She holds a degree in Business Marketing from Montana State University and has over 15 years experience in customer service, mainly in the insurance industry. Tracy and her husband, an MSU graduate who was on the 1984 National Championship football team, have two daughters; a junior at Bozeman High School and a freshman at Montana State. She describes herself as a die hard Bobcat fan and looks forward to working with the students and ensuring that they have a great experience here at MSU. Go Cats!
   
Nancy Gerlach Nancy Gerlach, B.S.
Career Coach
nancy.gerlach@montana.edu

Nancy received a B.S. from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Her degree was in P.E. with a Pre-Physical / Therapy Option. She spent time, post college, in the grocery business. Nancy then spent 18 years in the flooring business starting out as a sales person. From there she became a Territory Manager for a distributor based out of Spokane, Washington and eventually became a manger of a local flooring store. Nancy learned many aspects of how to sell, how to run a business in a profitable manner, how to deal with people, and what employers look for in prospective employees.
   
   
Joy Kreikemeier Joy Kreikemeier, M.Ed
Career Coach
joy.kreikemeier@montana.edu

Joy Kreikemeier obtained her Masters in Education/School Counseling from MSU in August 2003, and began working in Belgrade's Intermediate School that same month. She has worked with public and private school students, grades K-12, in the intervening years and finds that she particularly relishes the challenges and opportunities of older students, thus her delight to have obtained a position in MSU's Career and Internship Services Office working with college-aged students and non-traditional students. Joy is a counselor by training and at heart, knowing personally as a mother to young adult children, that finding one's place in this modern, complex, uncertain society begins with exploration and conversation, in a setting of genuine care and mature guidance. Her greatest joy comes from encouraging students to dare to do their most outrageous dreams!
   
Paula Mozen Paula Mozen, M.F.A
Career Coach
paula.mozen@montana.edu

Paula Mozen holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Film from San Francisco State University.  She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, educator, and PBS consultant who has served on the film faculties at Towson University in Baltimore, Montana State University, and San Francisco State University. Her highly acclaimed Health Issue documentaries are currently distributed nationally and internationally to over 6,000 high schools, universities (Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, among many others) public libraries, hospitals, medical schools, community and public health departments; have been screened at dozens of highly acclaimed film festivals; and broadcast by PBS, Discovery Channel and Knowledge Network. She loves working with and advocating for students to achieve their academic and personal goals. In her spare time, she pursues outdoor adventures in the surrounding mountains.
   
Rachel Randash Rachel Randash, B.S.
Career Coach
rachel.randash@montana.edu

Rachel joined the team in 2010 and works as a career coach. Rachel has a degree from Montana State  University in Psychology and Spanish and worked in marketing and sales in several large markets, including Las Vegas and Denver before returning to Bozeman with her family.