Career Staff

Contact Us
Location: 214 David Kinley Hall (DKH)
Email Address: econ-careers@illinois.edu
Phone: 217.333.2682

Katie Kennealy, Economics Career Coordinator

Katie oversees all of the career development and employer relations activities for the Department of Economics. While she has been with the department since 2015, she has been working in career services for the last 17 years with the majority of that time being spent on the Illinois campus. In addition to meeting with students and employers, Katie facilitates both the ECON 198 (Economics at Illinois) and ECON 199 (Internships) courses for Economics students. Katie has a true passion for career services and is always looking for new and innovative ways to assist students in taking those next steps with experiences outside of the classroom.

Olivia Schifferer, Graduate Assistant

 

Olivia SchiffererOlivia serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Department of Economics’ Career Services. She is currently working on her Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations degree from the School of Labor and Employment Relations. Olivia has her B.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and B.A. in Organizational Communications. Using her educational and professional experiences, Olivia is excited to help students prepare for and achieve their career goals. In addition to assisting students one-on-one, Olivia helps facilitate both ECON 198 and ECON 199, maintains and establishes relationships with alumni, employers, and other campus offices, as well as implements events and workshops for students.