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The Office of Career Coaching and Employer Connections (CCEC) at Ivy Tech Lafayette provides services and development to students, alumni, and employers. CCEC combines the efforts of career development and employer engagement to address the needs of both students and employers/workforce in our community. This new, strategic approach will emphasize career readiness practices alongside preparation throughout a student's college experience. Additionally, employers will be engaged to provide valuable input in the student’s experience, while still receiving targeted services to address their workforce needs.

Through CCEC, all Ivy Tech Lafayette students will: 
  • Create a career development portfolio: students will create and showcase to employers a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, work and learn experiences, and the professional network and connections they have built with support from their CCEC team.
  • Work with a career coach: focused, one-to-one relationship to help the student determine the right steps for their career path that match their values, interests, personality and skills.
  • Participate in work and learn opportunities: opportunity to build relationships with employers and gain direct experience in careers that interest the student, such as working alongside professionals in a tech company, or assisting on a Human Resources team in a healthcare organization.



As an Ivy Tech student, you will have a one-to-one relationship with a career coach who will help you figure out your career path's right steps. You can ask questions, work with the coach to explore programs and careers that feel right for you, and lean on them for navigating your next steps.


  • Resume review
  • Interview preparation
  • 1:1 and group coaching sessions
  • Resources and coaching to help you complete your Career Development Portfolio

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Career Coach Contacts

Contact the Career Coach for your School or Program to make an appointment.

Jason Zink

Serving students in the Schools of:

  • Arts, Sciences, & Education
  • Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Applied Sciences
  • Information Technology


Mark Woodcock

Serving students in the Schools of:

  • Public Affairs & Social Services
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing


Jessica Farrell

Serving students in the Schools of:

  • Business Administration
  • Exploratory/Undeclared
  • Achieve Your Degree (AYD)





With work-and-learn, Ivy Tech students and alumni will get the opportunity to network with employers and gain experience in careers that interest you. You'll find a career that is a good fit for you, while filling your resume with valuable experience!


  • Networking events
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Employer panels

Talent Connection Managers

Tiffany Baer

Talent Connection Manager


Sabrina Vary

Talent Connection Manager




Onsite, online, or on campus: Ivy Tech Lafayette works with employers to deliver educational and training solutions to upskill your workforce. 


  • Employer-Driven Customized Training Solutions
  • Industry-Specific Degree Pathways
  • Open Enrollment Certification Training
  • Workforce Consulting and Assessment Services
  • Partnership Development

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Employer Consultants

Kelly A. Hampton, MA

Employer Consultant


Les Smith

Employer Consultant



Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty and staff are crucial to the career success of our students and alumni. Additionally, faculty and staff can play a key role in working with employers who are interested in placing students in work-based experiences, or even full- or part-time employment. We understand the valuable impact you have on students, alumni, and employers. Our staff looks forward to collaborating with you through our faculty and staff resources.

  • Classroom Visitations and Presentations
  • Annual Statistical Reports and Surveys
  • Centralized Employment Assistance
  • Job Market and Future Employement Trends
  • Tracking Information
  • Work-Based Experiences (i.e. internships, externships, co-ops, etc.)

Request a Presentation

Invite CCEC staff to provide an overview of programs and services or tailored presentations regarding career exploration, resumes, interviewing, the job/internship search process, professional networking, panel discussions and more.