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Paula Caldwell

Associate Director of Career and Professional Development of the Business Career Center
Business Career Center
HLH 141
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-7272
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Master of Arts in Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Northern Iowa, 2013
Areas of Expertise
  • Career Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Career Curriculum
  • Teaching
  • Training & Development
  • Associate Director, Career & Professional Development, 2022
  • Assistant Director, Career Development & Planning, 2019
  • Career Coach/Senior Career Coach, 2016
  • Political Science & Sociology Academic Advisor, 2015
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Learner
  • Responsibility
  • Achiever
  • Input
  • Intellection


With a passion for connecting people to careers they are passionate about, I am always eager to help others find their fit and maximize their potential. I love to hear people’s backgrounds and explore where their stories could lead next.

In my current role, I specialize in career development for business students while helping students explore, create, and articulate their career plans in order to find fulfillment in their professional lives. I oversee the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), ensuring our curriculum will help students transition successfully into today's workforce through research hiring trends and engaging with employer partners. Additionally, I lead our BSAD 395: Professional Internship course, providing students the opportunity to gain academic credit for their internship experiences. In my previous positions within the office, I spearheaded and co-led the Business Career Center's Peer Career Coaching Program, which was recognized by the Career Leadership Collective as an Innovation Showcase Winner in 2019.

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.