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2021-2022 MACIC Leadership Team

President

Tom Kipp
Cardinal Stritch University
tekipp@stritch.edu

Tom is the Director of Career Services at Cardinal Strich University.

 

President- Elect

Jason Pruitt
Gateway Technical College
pruittj@gtc.edu

Jason’s primary role at Gateway is to develop employer partnership opportunities and to engage employers with the student population. Jason also works with the student population providing coaching on the job search strategies, LinkedIn profile development, and serving as a connector to the world of work.

 

Treasurer

Alex Lawver
UW-Milwaukee, College of General Studies
lawver@uwm.edu

Alex coordinates the Career Planning and Internship Program for UW-Milwaukee’s College of General Studies, which encompasses the Waukesha and Washington County branch campuses of UW-Milwaukee. She advises students on career exploration, internships, job searching, resumes, cover letters and interview prep, and connects with local employers to maintain and create relationships leading to new opportunities for students.

Secretary

Lynda Busack
Waukesha County Technical College
lnicely@wctc.edu

Lynda is a Career Connections Coordinator at WCTC where she leads a team of Career Specialists to provide WCTC students, alumni, prospective students and community members a vast array of career development services. She manages the College-wide Internship Program for approximately 30 academic programs, Student Employment Services, Service Learning, and Career Development Services functions.

Website Manager

Megan Anderson
Alverno College
megan.anderson@alverno.edu

Megan is Assistant Director of the Internship Program and Career Coach at Alverno College. She provides career exploration, internship planning, and job search support to students and develops relationships with employers that lead to opportunities for Alverno students and alumni. She coordinates the campus career fair and other career events to provide students with opportunities to network with employers and explore their fields of interest.

Branding Committee Chair

Laura Philbin HeadshotLaura Philbin
Carthage College
lphilbin@carthage.edu

Laura is a Career Specialist, Business and Technology at Carthage College.

Professional Development Chair

Naomi Pollek
Marquette University
naomi.pollek@marquette.edu

Naomi is the Assistant Director, Employer Relations at the Marquette University Career Services Center. As the Assistant Director, Employer Relations she fosters relationships with new and existing employer partners across a broad range of industries to support a robust recruiting program and to enhance career education programming. As part of the Career Services Center leadership team she develops and executes a comprehensive employer relations strategy in alignments with the Career Services Center’s strategic plan and Marquette’s Guiding Values. As the primary administrator of Handshake, she develops system policies and procedures, manages data imports and exports, and conducts system audits.

Awards Committee Chair

Sue Leister
Alverno College
susan.leister@alverno.edu

Sue is the Director of the Internship Program and a Career Coach at Averno College. She oversees the credit-bearing internship program, develops relationships with employers to connect Alverno students to jobs and internships, coaches students through the internship and job search process, and teaches the internship course.