2023-2024 MACIC Leadership Team
President- Naomi Pollek
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Naomi is the Manager, Student & Employer Relations at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) where she strategically cultivates and strengthens workforce relations and communication with and between employers, students, alumni, and faculty to maximize student employment, internships, and experiential learning opportunities. She constructs and orchestrates targeted recruiting activities and manages the employment team which supports district-wide early career-exposure initiatives. She works collaboratively with academics to deliver the “Employment Success” workshop to MATC students participating in an internship, field experience, or experiential learning activity. She establishes and nurtures partnerships with Business Improvement Districts, Workforce Development Agencies, Chambers of Commerce and Professional Associations; expanding MATC’s network and enhancing its influence within the community.
Treasurer- Julie Walker
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Julie is the Student/Alumni Engagement & Outreach Specialist for UW-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies. She manages the internship and fieldwork programs for the Information Science & Technology and Library Information Science degrees and supports the school’s nonprof–IT internship program. MACIC was the first Professional Development group she connected with in her role at UWM and she’s been an active member ever since, serving as Professional Development Chair, President, and now Treasurer.
Julie enjoys providing encouragement and support to help students set and achieve their goals and to develop skills that will enrich their lives.
Secretary- Katy Wick
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Katy is the Coordinator, Employer Relations & Internships at Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) where she works to connect an organization’s scope of hiring, goals for engagement, company wide initiatives, and interest in engagement opportunities. She then develops a recruitment strategy for employers seeking to engage WLC talent throughout the year. She assists in overseeing the internship program, working with students who choose to register their internship experience for credit. Monitoring Handshake, seasonal events, career fairs, professional development workshops, etc. also take time to present students with ongoing options and valuable networking opportunities.
Website Manager- Megan Anderson
Megan is the Associate Director of Career Development at Alverno College where she works to build a culture of career readiness. She develops innovative strategies and meaningful career-focused partnerships that support the efforts to “future-proof” Alverno students. This includes building partnerships externally to develop opportunities for students to expand their connections, gain experience in their fields of interest, and expand their knowledge of their options for their career journey. partners. She also develops relationships internally with faculty and staff to facilitate meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations. She coaches students and leads the career development coaching team that provide career exploration, internship planning, and job search support.
Megan has extensive experience in planning and executing career events, facilitating internships-for-credit, employer relations, and career coaching.
Professional Development Chair- Casey Dunn
Casey is the Assistant Director, Employer Relations at the Marquette University Career Services Center, where he drives campuswide strategy for connecting employer partners with opportunities to engage with students in ways that are meaningful, impactful, and authentic. Casey facilitates communication and collaboration within a network of employers, faculty advocates, staff partners, and student leaders in order to enhance student access to career opportunities and enrich learning outcomes — all while striving to keep the human element of career discernment intact. Prior to his journey into higher education, Casey spent several years as a recruiter of entry-level talent at a behavioral health clinic, and is a true believer in the power of transferable skills. Buzzwords that will get his attention: Mission Alignment, Student Success, DEI, Sustainability