Mr. Bryan Barts

Interim Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Career Services

Office: 103 Administration Building
Phone: 715-232-1469

Brief Biography

12 yrs experience in Career Services offices within higher education, spanning private, public, small and large universities. Diverse background in career counseling, employer relations and development and strategic planning.

Teaching Interests: Job search skills and technology, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Interviewing

Research Interests: Resiliency in First Generation College Students

Professional Interests: Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment within Career Services


Manage office staffing, budget and programming for centralized career office serving 9600+ students. Implement growth opportunities for Co-op program, enrolling 1000+ per year Provide vision and direction to office planning, employer development, recruiting events and technology Produce the largest Career Conference recruiting event, bringing nearly 400 employer to campus each semester Introduce "Best Practice" approach to serving students, employers and faculty/staff, achieving 97.1% employment or continuing education of university graduates Partner with Faculty Program Directors to increase engagement of students Create partnerships with University Foundation and Alumni offices


    • MS Mental Health Counseling
      Menomonie, WI, United States, 2003
    • BA Psychology
      Menomonie, WI, United States, 2000

Licensures and Certifications

  • Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW): Resume Writing Academy
  • Career Coaching Intensive (CCI): NACE
  • MBTI Certified Practitioner: CPP, Inc.

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Career Services
        Interim Director
        July 21, 2014 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Career Services
        Career Counselor/Event Coordinator
        February 24, 2014 - July 20, 2014
      • North Dakota State University, Career Services Office
        Associate Director
        August 2011 - January 2013
      • Delaware Valley College, Career Services Office
        Assistant Director - Employer Relations & Recruiting
        April 2008 - August 2011
      • Philadelphia University, Career Services Center
        Assistant Director
        June 2003 - April 2008

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Best Practice or Program - Information for Students, NACE Excellency Award (July 2006)

Professional Memberships

  • Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA)
  • Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers (WIACE)
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)
  • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)


    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Manufacturing OUtreach Steering Team (January 22,2015 - Present)
    • Attendee, Meeting, Destination Kohler Steering Team (October 2014 - Present)


      UW Stout

      • Attendee, Meeting, UW-Stout Marketing Leadership Team (August 2014 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Program Viability Committee (February 12,2015 - November 4, 2015)
      • Attendee, Meeting, Advisory Board Meeting - ITM, ICT, DMT Programs (December 2014)


    • Technology Committee Chair, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (June 2009 - July 2010)