Ebert named OSU director of career development and success
Monday, April 18, 2022
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The Oklahoma State University Division of Student Affairs recently named Kellie Ebert as its new director of career development and success after a months-long national search.
As director of career development and success, Ebert will lead the career and employer development efforts for OSU, its students and alumni, as well as serve as an advocate for and liaison to career services staff in the academic colleges and other areas of campus.
“I am excited about the vision Kellie has for career development and success here at OSU,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Doug Hallenbeck. “I believe her vision fits nicely with the outstanding work the career services team has accomplished over the years, and I look forward to the impact her leadership will have on our students and our employer partnerships.”
Ebert, a two-time graduate of OSU, has extensive experience in career readiness and holds a Master of Business Administration. Kellie joins OSU Career Services from the Eastin Center for Career Readiness at the OSU Spears School of Business.
“One of my first positions after finishing my undergraduate degree at OSU was in Career Services, so having the opportunity 25 years later to serve as the director feels like I have truly come full circle,” Ebert said. “It is humbling and inspiring that I get to help shape the career readiness experience for thousands of students.”
In addition to her work with the Eastin Center for Career Readiness, she brings diverse experiences from her previous work with OSU Career Services and as a small business owner to this position. With her talents and unique perspective, Ebert envisions a career services system that proactively considers the future of work and the changing needs of employers, and she looks forward to using that knowledge to prepare OSU students for the evolving workplace.
“I see a system that supports the holistic development of each student, including competency development, experiential learning and meaningful career exploration,” Ebert said. “We have the incredible opportunity at OSU to lead the charge in our industry on how career readiness can evolve to support the needs of our students, communities, employers, and economy as a whole.”
Ebert is set to begin the role on May 2.