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
Location: 177 Strand Union Bldg.


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
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

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.
Dylan German, B.A. Katherine Foster, B.S.
Front Office Manager

Katherine serves as the Front Office Program Manager in the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success.  She received a B.S. in Sociology and a minor in Health and Human Development from MSU in 2009.  As an MSU student she worked as an Orientation Leader and Advocat with the Admissions office for 3 years.  After graduation, Katherine served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Minnesota developing service learning projects, youth enrichment activities and writing grants for elementary and high school students.  The following year she trained AmeriCorps VISTA members in Wisconsin serving in elementary and high schools, on family and community involvement in schools.  Katherine returned to MSU in 2012 to work for Financial Aid and joined the Center in 2013.
Dylan German, B.A.

Kayla Fields, B.S.
Financial Education and ChampChange Program Manager

In 2012, Kayla graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health. Kayla is the Program Manager for the Office of Financial Education where she promotes and encourages students to make financial sound decisions while they are attending MSU. Kayla enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Bozeman, MT has to offer; including but not limited to hiking, biking and floating the river.

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.

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.

Dylan German, B.A. Richard Kerr, M.Ed
Career Coach

Richard Kerr joined the Center for Student Success as a Career Coach and Student Success Advisor in the Fall of 2013.  He is a native of Portland, Oregon, and has worked for Portland State University and Oregon State University as an advisor in the past. Richard has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and a Master in Education in Higher Education Student Services. Richard has over 15 years of experience in student  services and has lived abroad in Australia. In his free time he paints, works out, and loves to try a new restaurant. 
Dylan German, B.A.

Wade Sickler, J.D.
Career Coach

Wade joined the Center for Student Success in February of 2013 as a Career Coach and Student Success Advisor, primarily working with students in the Return-to-Learn program.  He has a B.A. In Political Science from Montana State University and a J.D. in Law from Seattle University School of Law.  After graduating from law school Wade went to work in the investment management business, including 13 years as the founder and president of a firm catering to wealthy investors and institutions.  In 2006 and 2007 Wade took a break from the investment management business and taught graduate investment management and monetary policy courses at City University of Seattle.   In 2008 Wade returned to the investment management business until he joined the Center for Student Success.  He enjoys playing tennis, golf and spoiling his dog.

Dylan German, B.A. Steve Enoch
Career Coach

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 a 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 Masters' 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.
Dylan German, B.A. Joy Kreikemeier
Career Coach
Dylan German, B.A. Paula Mozen
Career Coach
Dylan German, B.A. Rachel Randash
Career Coach
Dylan German, B.A. Tracey Kimball
Career Coach
Dylan German, B.A.

Keith Hamburg, B.S.
Financial Coach

Keith has been an active member of Montana State & the Bozeman community since 1994. Prior to working as an Adjunct Professor for Gallatin College at MSU & working in The Office of Financial Education, Keith owned & operated his own business for 15 Years. Keith's goal is to help Montana State students in any way possible, starting with financial education.

Dylan German, B.A.

Nancy Gerlach, B.S.
Financial Coach

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.

Dylan German, B.A. Dylan German, B.A.
AmeriCorps Vista Member

Dylan graduated with a BA in History from Montana State University Billings in May of 2013, his final semester of school was spent as the student lobbyist for ASMSUB at the 2013 Montana State Legislature. Upon graduation, Dylan was accepted as an Americorps Vista member for the Montana Campus Compact program. In this role, Dylan will be serving in the Office of Student Success helping to build the capacity of the Return to Learn program.

Chantelle Mahan 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?
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.