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  • Developed and teach EDHS 3250: Professional Development and Team Dynamics at UVA. The course was designed to give undergraduates soft skills, including a team experience, to increase their self-awareness and be more marketable to employers. The class is currently an approved elective at McIntire School of Commerce's Minor in Leadership Studies.

  • Created an online course, Women, Work & Wellness

  • Selected for the National Career Development Association's Leadership Academy, Class of 2016

  • Created and implemented online career program for the McIntire School of Commerce's McIntire Business Institute

Recent Achievements:

Personal Information:

  • Spending many years working in human services, I have found that career development is the common thread for all individuals. Having a dream and a goal can make all the difference to a young child, a recent divorcee, or a retiree. 

  • Since completing my doctorate at UVA in 2008, I have provided individual career services to business students, taught graduate and professional students career development theories, and have consulted on numerous career courses and projects for various organizations. 

  • I currently work-full time as an Assistant Professor and reside in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my young family, including an entitled cat and a hyper mutt. 

Education and Credentials:

  • BS in Psychology, James Madison University

  • MS in Counseling and Human Development, Radford University (Outstanding Community Counseling Student)

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, The University of Virginia (Raven's Society, ODK)

  • National Career Counselor (NCC) 

  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - certified for Career interpretation

  • National Career Development Association, formerly Master Career Counselor;  new certification pending application

Photo: Rebekah Girvan Budnikas