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Kadina Koonce

Assistant Director of Career Development and Planning
Business Career Center
HLH 141
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
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BA Geography: Human Geography
BA Geography: Metropolitan Area Planning
MA Educational Administration: Student Affairs
Masters Certificate: Human Resource Management
Areas of Expertise
  • Career Exploration
  • Advanced Networking
  • Training & Development
Research Interests
  • Promoting At-Promise Student S
  • Diversity and Belonging in the Workplace
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Assistant Director of Career Development and Planning, 2022
  • Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Undeclared Academic Advisor, 2019
  • Interim Coordinator for Campus Tours, 2017
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Achiever
  • Learner
  • Restorative
  • Includer
  • Communication

With Communication, Learner, and Woo Strengths in my Gallup top 10, I use my energy to motivate, empower, and encourage action with an open mind in all interactions with students, peers, and professionals alike.

As the Assistant Director of Career Development and Planning, I oversee curriculum development for our BSAD 222 course which helps students explore their career options, create a professional resume, and network with professionals. I enjoy thinking creatively about how to explore job and career opportunities, as well as helping others speak to their strengths and experiences. I take pride in being a researcher of resources and recognizing the uniqueness of all experiences and the tools needed to create desired future opportunities.

In addition to my role in the Business Career Center, I am a Co-Advisor for PRIDE in Business and the Combs Honors Scholars.

Office Hours

I am taking appointments in-person and virtually. Visit Student Success Hub to schedule an appointment with me or stop by 141 HLH to check in for a drop-in session.