Sue Levine '91, MEd, CCSP
EducationThe University of Georgia | MEd College Student Affairs Administration
Brandeis University | BA English and American Literature
ProfileSue brings leadership and over 20 years of experience in student affairs and career development. She believes in meeting students where they are in their personal development and helping to develop manageable action steps to explore the variety of diverse career options. In addition, she helps students and alumni understand and communicate their current skills, as well as identify ways to enhance professional skill gaps needed for employment. Sue’s advice to students is to embrace informational interviewing. She views the ability to connect with working professionals while you are a student as an invaluable way to explore career options, make connections, uncover job and internship leads and humanize the job search process. She believes that data-informed decision making is critical for students when thinking about possibilities for sustainable and satisfying work.
Sue joined GSAS 2008 and enjoys working with such motivated and talented graduate students and alumni. She has previously held positions at Emerson College, the Hiatt Career Center, Quinsigamond Community College, University of Mary Washington, The University of Georgia, and worked in Human Resources for the American Cancer Society.
Most people do not take a linear path to their current position, and Sue is no different. Her first jobs included:
- Camp Waterfront Director & Swim Instructor
- Retail Associate
- University Resident Director
- Career Service Assistant Director/Career Advisor
- Software Trainer
- Human Resources Associate
- Career and Co-op Advisor/Co-op Faculty
- Associate Director - Career Development
EducationThe University of Michigan | MA Higher Education Administration
Simmons College | BA Psychology and Marketing
ProfileMarika has over 15 years of experience in higher education, marketing and recruiting. She works with students and alumni on resume and CV development, personal branding, social media presence, networking and interview preparation. Marika also focuses on building relationships with employers and plans on-campus networking events. Marika brings a background and knowledge of recruiting, strategic, digital and direct marketing to her position. She stresses the importance of students understanding their strengths and personal branding. She teaches students how to tell their story, from writing details about their skills and accomplishments on their resume or CV, to being able to articulate their strengths and background in an interview. Her advice to students is that that finding a career is a process that begins in knowing yourself.
Marika joined GSAS in 2017 and enjoys working with such intelligent and hard working students from such a variety of academic areas. She started off her career as a recruiter with a national executive search firm specializing in nonprofits and higher education institutions. She worked in project management for a short stint in industry and was a Digital Marketing Strategist at a small agency, handling marketing strategy and social media accounts for clients. She has also worked as a Career Counselor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at The University of Michigan, as well as in various roles at Brandeis International Business School before starting her work at GSAS.
Most people do not take a linear path to their current position, and Marika is no different. Her first jobs included:
- Account Manager
- Employer Engagement Specialist
- Resume Reviewer
- Student Career Counselor
- Project Manager, Annual Giving, University Development
- Sales Operations Project Specialist
- Integrated Marketing Specialist
- Recruiting Consultant