Alana joined the staff in the summer of 2008 and was appointed Director in 2013. Her background of nearly 20 years in higher education includes working with traditional and non-traditional aged students at public, private, and community colleges. Alana provides specialized program/workshop presentations for groups including students with disabilities, student athletes, students of color, LGBTQIA population, and Greeks. She is also experienced in academic advising, working with adult learners, graduate school planning and advising, and pre-professional advising. Alana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Office Administration from Bloomsburg University, where she is a former member of the Alumni Board of Directors, and a Master of Education degree in Student Affairs from Kutztown University. She has presented at local, state, regional, and national conferences.
The Director’s Vision
The Career Center has established an environment of professionals comprised of experienced, dedicated, and expert career counselors, staff, and student assistants whose talents are an integral component of success in the development of students.
The Career Center has and will continue to educate and create connections for the Muhlenberg community in order to facilitate powerful outcomes and the holistic career development of students. Our team of counselors enables students to maximize their potential through personal dialogue, exploration tools, and innovative services and opportunities (career road trips, recorded mock interviews, alumni shadow programs, experiential learning opportunities, alumni and employer programming, consortium events, Senior Year Experience programs, graduate school programming, etc.). The Career Center at Muhlenberg will bridge a community that is seamlessly connected to all constituencies across campus (Office of Admission, Office of Student Life, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Athletics, Multicultural Life, Office of Community Engagement, etc.), and in the local community committed to developing students into effective and ethical members of the community at large. We will continue to incorporate alumni, parents, employers, and friends of the College in programming in order to provide diverse and broad-based opportunities, maximize resources, and foster campus-wide development. The Career Liaison program will facilitate collaborative efforts with faculty both in and out of the classroom, providing mutual student support, guidance, and collective resources. We will continue to educate students on the importance of creating, building, and maintaining strong networks, establishing a professional on-line presence, finding a vocational purpose and passion, and developing a unique personal brand.