Jon Cleveland joined Colorado State University as the New Executive Director of Career Services on July 30, 2018. As Executive Director, Cleveland leads a team of 29 full-time and 32 graduate and undergraduate student staff to rock career services for CSU!
This includes building the campus career ecosystem through intentional partnerships, especially in the academic colleges; recognizing and valuing students’ unique identities and helping them determine how those identities interplay with the career journey; building affinity for and with CSU through relationships with alumni and employers; connecting students with internship and career opportunities; and facilitating the collection, improvement, and reporting of campus career outcomes.
Prior to CSU, Cleveland was the Director of Career Education and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he held responsibility for experiential education and an undergraduate career course, as well as all departmental assessment, strategic planning, and operations.In addition to serving as Executive Director, Cleveland will be entering his fourth year of the Colorado State University doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership, which accompanies his master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He relocated to Fort Collins this summer with his wife Gretchen, daughters Neve and Birdie, and son Yale.
Career Center overview
The Career Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs with strong and broad-reaching relationships and responsibilities throughout campus, including the academic colleges. Divided into four units (Career Education; Employer Connections; Communication, Outreach, and Technology; and, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives), the Career Center not only provides career-related-advising and -services to students, it fills many additional functions critical to the success of the university and students, including, but not limited to, campus-wide career fair coordination and job/internship postings, employer relations, institutional career outcome reporting, and student employment leadership.
Helpful resources for students
Career advising, drop-in advising, mock interviews, workshops, career fairs, employer networking opportunities, Handshake (internship and full-time job posting system), Job X – Job Posting Service (on-campus employment opportunities), and a lot more. See the website for the full range of services.