Maribeth Hearn, Director
Hi I’m, Maribeth Hearn and I serve as the Director of the Career Success Center here at University of St. Francis. My role is to ensure that our students and alumni have the tools and strategies to find careers that fulfill their purpose. I edit resumes, provide mock interviews, career counsel and work with employers to educate them on USF and what we have to offer. My office provides Assessments, Job Fairs and on site Recruiting as well as professional development sessions throughout the calendar year. I have 20+ years of Sales and Marketing experience so I can help you sell yourself and build your personal brand.
The thing I love most about USF is: The concierge level service that we can provide to students and alumni because we are a small community of people who contribute to the world through our work.
If I weren’t in my current job, I would be: Writing a book on personal branding!
To me, the USF Family is: smart, resourceful and honorable
My favorite spot on the USF campus is: in the courtyard by Tower Hall. A great place to catch up on a book, or converse with my students or co-workers.
One of my favorite books is: Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess. Everyone hates the Waiting place.
My First Job: Checker at my Dad’s grocery store
Funniest Interview Question: Star Wars or Star Trek. To which I answered Star Wars of course and I got the job!
Sue Errek, Career Advisor
Hi, I am Sue Errek, Career Advisor in the Career Success Center and a USF Alum. If you need a resume, come see me. I assist USF student in resume writing, interview skills, and job search strategies. You may have seen me presenting on these items in one of your classes. I truly enjoy helping the students and love to hear their stories about what they have done, and plan to do, with their lives and families. I especially love hearing, “I got the job!” or “I got an interview!”
I possess a very diverse employment background having been employed in the corporate environment prior to having children. I have work in HR Recruiting and have been in the educational environment for the past 12 years. I have performed the role of academic advisor, in workforce development and as a remedial math instructor. I have enjoyed all of my role in education. What I enjoy most is meeting with students to assist them in meeting their goals.
The thing I love most about USF is: Being small enough to be able to get to know the students and talk to them personally about their goals, plans or just what is going on in their lives.
If I weren’t in my current Job: I would be helping people in some capacity. I enjoy assisting people and providing them with the information needed to achieve their goals.
To me the USF Family is: Respectful and focused on assisting students in any way needed.
My Favorite Book: Loved you Forever. My children loved for me to read it because I cried every time.
My First Job: St. Patrick’s Residence in Joliet. A home for the elderly. I assisted the nuns serving meals and setting up for the next meal. I was only 15 and all my friends worked there. Boy did we have fun after the nuns left!
Funniest Interview Question: If you were a cereal what would you be? Cheerios because they are well rounded and a circle signifies unity.
Betty Kohl, Employment and Internship Support Specialist
The Career Success Center is a very welcoming office.I will help to make your visit here a great experience. I can set up with an appointment for you to receive help with resumes, internships & possible career opportunities along with a few other services we provide. If you already have an appointment, I will point you in the right direction to the person you are meeting with.
A little bit about myself. I have been here at St. Francis for 16 years. Before that I was a stay at home mom and enjoyed being able to stay home and raise my kids. Having said that, it made St. Francis a perfect place for me to start back to work because of all the students I would be working with. Ironically all my children are boys and I now have 4 young granddaughters who I love to shop for. I am very family oriented and I think I show that here at work with the students. I also love to travel to tropical places. I think the warm weather and sunshine just makes everyone feel good. My one confession is that I am addicted to the game Bejeweled on my Ipad!
So come in and see me and I would be glad to help you out. Even if you don’t need help, just pop your head in to say hello when you walk by the office! See you soon!
The thing I love most about USF is: the feeling of belonging. People have a lot of respect for each other and treat each other as their family.
If I weren’t in my current job I would be: a hotel or resort reviewer.
To me, the USF Family is: warm, welcoming, caring and filled with vision about the future of the students.
My favorite spot on the USF campus is: the main entrance to Tower Hall. When you stand back at look at the building it is just an awesome sight. The tower where the bell is, the grandeur of the entrance, it is a monumental sight!
One of my favorite books is: the children’s book, Love You Forever. I read that to my children when they were small and now it is one of their favorite books to read to their children so it has a warm spot in my heart.
My First Job: I worked as a sales person in a bakery and made 90 cents an hour.
Funniest Interview Question: Did I really want the job? Really, how do they expect someone to answer anything but yes to that question!
Cedricka Carver, Career Center Volunteer Assistant
The Career Success Center is a great place to build on your branding skills. It is a welcoming office that offers resume building, mock interview help, career discovery assessment opportunities and many other great things. You may find me in the office helping out throughout the week with events, resumes and our awesome blog.
A little bit about myself.
I actually work in the Residence Education Department as an Area Coordinator and work within the Residence Halls. I really enjoy the campus environment and most of all, I love my interaction with students. I am a mother of two beautiful girls and a coffee lover. I enjoy people stopping by to chat and hanging out with me as well throughout my work day. So come in and see me here at the Career Center or feel free to find me in my office in Marian Hall.
The thing I love most about USF is: Besides the campus community and students, I love the scenery and landscaping.
If I weren’t in my current job I would be: On a teaching track to one day become a principal.
To me, the USF Family is: Unique, compassionate and honest.
My favorite spot on the USF campus is: Marian Hall. As some say, this is where all the fun happens. I am able to see a large quantity of students, interact with them in the Abbey and see great events come to life.
One of my favorite books is: Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
My First Job: Burger King Cashier
Funniest Interview Question: Shoes or barefoot (Everyone that knows me know that I am a huge fan of shoes and how a shoe can tell a lot about character)
Jhane King, Student Worker
Hi I’m Jhane King and I serve as Career Success Center Student Worker here at the University of St. Francis. My role is to assist with center marketing for events and services, to call outside contacts such as recent graduates and employers when necessary, and to work at Career Success Center events. The biggest service I provide to the Career Success Center is my willingness to learn, train and help. My job is to make one else job a little easier. I am a senior marketing major, so working for the Career Success Center enables me to gain experience in the marketing field.
The things I love the most about USF: is the small population size because it allows me to have a more interactive and personal relationship with my professors.
My favorite place on campus is: Pub because the food is great and the layback dynamic of the pub, allows me to simultaneously experience the sit-down nature of a restaurant in which I can converse with my friends, and to experience the convenience of a fast food restaurant.
To me the USF family is: inviting, friendly and goal-minded.
My favorite book is: the Unfortunate Events Series by Lemony Snicket.
My first job: A lifeguard at Splash Valley in Kankakee.
Funniest interview question: What’s your favorite dessert cookie or cake? And because I answered cake I got a free piece of cake!
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