About Us

Mission Statement


The mission of Career Services is to assist students and alumni to develop lifelong skills needed to find rewarding and gainful Co-ops and full time professional employment by partnering with employers and faculty/staff.

This office directly aids in attracting new students to UW-Stout, retaining students within the University, and facilitates successful employment opportunities for Cooperative Education, upon graduation, and as alumni.  Career Services plays a vital role in helping students find opportunities leading to professional careers focused on the needs of society.

Career Counseling Professionals


Bryan Barts  - Interim Director, Career Services

e-mail: bartsb@uwstout.edu
phone: (715) 232 - 1469 
fax: (715) 232 - 3595



Bryan, as Interim Director, is responsible for the overall supervision and operation of the office; teaches career planning and job procurement processes; and coordinates employment activities for undergraduate, graduate level students, and alumni for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and selected majors in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  
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Bethany Henthorn - Cooperative Education Coordinator/Counselor   

e-mail:
phone: (715) 232 - 1129
fax: (715) 232 - 3595



Bethany, as Cooperative Education Coordinator, is responsible for the management of the centralized cooperative education program that provides students and alumni with career and employment related information; teaches career planning and job procurement processes; and facilitates the employment process especially for majors in Applied Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering with undergraduate, graduate level students, and alumni.
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Lara Lange - Career Counselor    

e-mail: langela@uwstout.edu  
phone: (715) 232 - 5003
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Lara, as Career Counselor, teaches career planning and job procurement processes; and coordinates employment activities for undergraduate, graduate level students, and alumni in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. 
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Amy Knutson - Career Counselor  

e-mail: knutsonam@uwstout.edu
phone: (715) 232 - 1653
fax: (715) 232 - 3595

 

Amy, as a Career Counselor, teaches career planning and job procurement processes; and assists with coordinating employment activities for majors in the College of Management with undergraduate, graduate level students, and alumni. Amy also coordinates Co-op employer relations for the Career Services office and collaborates with faculty mentors and program directors on campus for new Co-op site development.
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Leslie Svacina - Event Coordinator   

e-mail: svacinal@uwstout.edu   
phone: (715) 232 - 2178
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     


Leslie, as event coordinator, is responsible for planning Career Conferences and other campus-wide career programs and events. She also manages Career Services marketing, website and technology initiatives for internal and external stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers. Additionally, Leslie assists with the annual employment report process.  

Brittany Brody 

Brittany Brody - Career Specialist 

e-mail: careerspecialist@uwstout.edu
phone: (715) 232 - 2178
fax: (715) 232 - 3595

 

Brittany, as a Career Specialist, teaches career planning and job procurement processes; and assists with coordinating employment activities for undergraduate, graduate level students, and alumni in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
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Steven Christiansen - MSAP Graduate Assistant    

Steven, as the Graduate Assistant, assists with setting goals and learning objectives for Career Services programs; helps design and implement assessment plans related to those goals and objectives; and assists with the collection and analysis of survey data.

Administrative Professionals


Dinah Richartz - Program Assistant Supervisor    

e-mail: richartzd@uwstout.edu  
phone: (715) 232 - 5038
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Dinah oversees and manages functionality of the CareerLink system; manages office operations and budgets; coordinates and develops annual employment report; maintains computers and other equipment; supervises Career Services clerical staff.

Sonja Gilbertson - Recruitment Coordinator    

e-mail: gilbertsonso@uwstout.edu  
phone: (715) 232 - 1603
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Sonja sets up and monitors interviewing schedules and resume collections for both permanent and Co-op positions; manages space needs and physical environment in support of recruitment.

Mary Brinkman - Reception, Vacancy List, Career Conference and Budget Assistant    

e-mail: brinkmanm@uwstout.edu  
phone: 715) 232 - 1602
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Mary assists with reception, job postings, and processing conference, travel, and purchasing procedures as necessary.

Diane Creaser - Receptionist / Clerical Assistant    

e-mail: creaserd@uwstout.edu  
phone: 715) 232 - 1601
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Diane assists the public with office services, schedules counselor appointments; and follow-up reports of graduates.

Kellie Horzewski - Cooperative Education Assistant    

e-mail: horzewskik@uwstout.edu  
phone: (715) 232 - 2594
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Kellie provides program support assistance for the Cooperative  Education Program in the areas of student/employer record management;  and ensures proper documentation and approval of Co-op process.

Pam Moen - Cooperative Education Assistant    

e-mail: moenp@uwstout.edu  
phone: (715) 232 - 2109
fax: (715) 232 - 3595     



Pam provides program support assistance for the Cooperative  Education Program in the areas of student/employer record management;  and ensures proper documentation and approval of Co-op process.