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Katie Schrader, assistant director, works in the Career Development Center. She provides students and alums with individual assistance in clarifying career goals, identifying job related skills, and designing and executing an effective job search process for both internships and post-graduation jobs. She works heavily with Career Communities and leads the Science and Technology Career Community initiatives. Schrader began her role in July 2019.
Get to know more about Schrader in this Q&A.
Describe your role in six words.
Chaos stabilizer, plan deviser, career advisor.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
I'm a homebody so, my favorite spot on campus is my office. My space is decorated with inspirational quotes, cats, and Lego figurines. In addition, you will find a collection of snacks hidden in the cabinets that is so large that you'll never have to worry about going hungry. Most importantly, I work with some of the most lovely people I have ever met—so I’d say that the neighbors are pretty cool, too.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
"Call your mom." —my mom
What’s your most regrettable fashion choice?
I may or may not still own a pair of lime green Crocs that I bought in high school.
What’s the last book you read?
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Five-stars, I would highly recommend.
What’s your favorite item of clothing?
I recently purchased a vintage, brightly floral printed, 70s-style frock that brings me joy. The dress colors are happy, I can't take myself too seriously while wearing aggressive amounts of neon, it is comfortable, it has pockets large enough to fit my phone, and who doesn't like to be sustainable?
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