President - Jennie Hedrick
Jennie currently works at the University of Wyoming in the College of Business Johnson Career Center. She has been a career services professional for five years with a total of ten years of experience in higher education. In her current role, she manages the internship program for her college, established a small career peer program, creates programming to improve student career readiness, and works with faculty to devise and implement creative employer relations strategies. She has served on several CCSA planning committees, and has been involved in MPACE committee work for three years. She values the ties between Colorado and Wyoming and thinks this is an exciting time to be working in career services. She is most excited to see CCSA continue to adapt to the changes the profession is experiencing and try to provide valuable professional development to people in all areas of career services to help them be innovative in their roles.
Vice President/President-Elect - Julia Nelson
Julia Nelson is Assistant Director of Employer & Industry Engagement at DU. Julia began her career with the University of Denver in Human Resources as a Recruiting Specialist, joining the Employer & Industry Engagement team soon thereafter, as she wanted to explore her true passion connecting students and alumni with their career paths. She works to create new opportunities for employers and alumni to engage with DU students and alumni. Prior to joining DU, Julia had a variety of training, human resources, and campus and experienced hire recruiting roles at Academic Impressions, First Western Financial, and Infosys Technologies. She began her career in Admissions at the Culinary Institute of America. Julia graduated with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, followed by a MEd. in Higher Education Administration also from Vanderbilt.
Treasurer - Nick Shaklee
Hi I’m Nick. I’m a Colorado native that has stuck around for many of the same reasons some of you live here; family, friends, and the mountains. I graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO because of the intimate learning environment and the beautiful mountains that encase the town. I received a B.A in Psychology and minored in Philosophy as a result of my unquenchable desire to learn about people, cultures, spirituality, and how the mind functions. Upon graduation, I returned home to Denver where I applied and was accepted to Regis University’s Masters of Arts in Community Counseling program. Through my coursework at Regis, as well as my practical experiences, I began to understand what we all advocate; that careers are fluid and evolutionary as much as we are. My career goals shifted during this time and I began to understand that my skills, values, personality, and desired impact I would like to have on my community would be better expressed through career counseling more so than mental health counseling. Thus, I began building the career capital needed for this environment through internships and contract work related to career development. Once I graduated from Regis, I applied the career capital I developed to gain my current position as a career counselor with CU Denver’s Career Center which I have been with for nearly three years now. I approach my work as a career counselor from an existential humanistic lens. I truly believe that with unconditional positive regard and an understanding of the utility one’s life holds, life satisfaction can be achieved. Careers can be an expression of our purpose for living, although not the only component of our life that gives meaning to our existence. Life passionately desires purpose and meaning which motivated me to cultivate my meaning through supporting individuals foster theirs.
Technology Manager - Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman is a Career Advisor at the University of Denver, and previously worked in career services at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY, and at the University of Utah. He recently completed his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and holds a B.A. in Linguistics, B.F.A. in Film Studies, and certificate in LGBT Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2016 he was awarded the Future Leaders Scholarship from the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) and a NASPA Region IV-West New Professional Rising Star award. Prior to working in student affairs he provided website and social media management to nonprofits and university departments across the Front Range. In his spare time he enjoys listening to podcasts, hiking, and practicing yoga.