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

Carina Beck, Ed.D
Carina Beck, Ed.D Director

Erin McCormick, M.Ed.
Erin McCormick, M.Ed. Assistant Director

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 Center for Student Success. She enjoys gardening and traveling.

Robin Crough, MPA
Robin Crough, MPA Program Manager

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.

Steve Enoch, M.A.
Steve Enoch, M.A. Student Career Advisor

Steve joined Career Services in August, 2013 after retiring as superintendent of schools for 18 years, having served both small rural districts and large urban districts. Steve started his career as an elementary teacher, later serving as principal at elementary, middle and high school levels before becoming superintendent. He has also taught educational leadership courses at the graduate school level and has been published nationally on several occasions. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of La Verne, a Master's degree from Calif. State University, Fullerton, and has done additional advanced study at Claremont Graduate school. In his "semi-retired" life he enjoys doing professional writing, hiking and biking, travel with his wife, and activities with children and grandchildren.

Tracey Kimball,
Tracey Kimball, B.S. Student Career Advisor

Tracy has a Business Marketing degree from Montana State University. Prior to working in the Career Services office she worked in the insurance industry for 13 years. Her husband is also a graduate of Montana State and her two daughters are currently students at MSU, carrying on the family tradition. Tracy enjoys travel, golf, Bobcat football and spending time with friends and family.

Tonya Lauriski-Karriker, Ph.D.
Tonya Lauriski-Karriker, Ph.D. Operations Research Analyst

Tonya started working as a Research Analyst for the Office of Student Success in 2012. She received both her B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Montana State University and her Ph.D. in Statistics from Colorado School of Mines. Tonya supports the office with data mining, data analysis, and predictive modeling.

Chantelle Mahan, B.S.
Chantelle Mahan, B.S. Student Success Coordinator/Employment Coordinator

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?

Tracy Menuez, B.S.
Tracy Menuez, B.S. Student Career Advisor

Tracy joined the Career, Internship & Student Employment Office in 2014. She has her BS in Business Accounting from Montana State University. Prior to joining MSU, Tracy spent 14 years in community and economic development with the HRDC. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys running Bozeman's trails, reading, and playing with her kids and dogs.

Paula Mozen, M.F.A.
Paula Mozen, M.F.A. Student Career Advisor

Paula Mozen holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Film from San Francisco State University. She is a an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, educator, and PBS consultant whose work has been funded by The National Public Broadcast System, MacArthur Foundation, GAP, Greater Montana Foundation, Berkley Film Fund, Mental Insight Foundation and many others. She has served on the film faculties at Towson University in Baltimore, San Francisco State University and MSU. Her highly acclaimed films are currently distributed nationally and internationally to over 6,000 universities, highschools, public libraries, hospitals, medical schools, community and publichealth departments; have been screened at dozens of renowned film festivals; and broadcast by PBS, Discovery Channel and Knowledge Network. She loves career coaching and advocating for MSU students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Given any excuse, she will get outside to go play in the snow, rock and waters in the mountains surrounding Bozeman.

Cathy Nolan, M.A.
Cathy Nolan, M.A. Student Career Advisor

Cathy earned her M.A. in Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum Development from the University of Colorado, and her B.A. in Education from Ohio Wesleyan University. Most recently she worked as an independent consultant with state and federal grants related to increasing the graduation rate/decreasing the dropout rate of designated Colorado high schools. Prior to that role, Cathy spent 25 years in administration at the secondary level in the public school system in Colorado. She served her last nine years as a high school principal in a 2100 student school north of Denver. Cathy’s goal is to effectively assist MSU students in the transition from student life to career life.

Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM
Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM Budget Analyst/Systems Manager

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.

Chelsey Wilson, M.Ed.
Chelsey Wilson, M.Ed. Communications and ChampChange Program Manager

Chelsey joined the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success in 2014 as the Communications and ChampChange Program Manager. A two-time alum of MSU, she received her Master’s Degree in Higher Education with a College Teaching Certificate, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Chelsey started her career at MSU in 2011, where she worked for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for three years. Chelsey has a passion and commitment to helping college students succeed. For fun, she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and downhill skiing.