Career Staff

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Location: 214 David Kinley Hall (DKH)
Email Address:
Phone: 217.333.2682

Katie Kennealy, Assistant Director of Career & Alumni Affairs
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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 19 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.

Gabrielle Dagher, Graduate Assistant
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After earning her Bachelors in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Illinois, she continued to enroll in the college of Labor and Employment Relations where she is pursuing her Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Relations. When Gabrielle is not keeping busy with school, she enjoys shopping, photography, and cooking. She encourages students to recognize the endless opportunities before them and to utilize all the resources available. Gabrielle looks forward to connecting with students and aiding them in discovering and navigating their educational and career paths.  


Kathleen Findlay, Career Intern
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Kathleen is a senior majoring in Econometrics and Statistics. This past summer, she worked as a Research Intern for the commercial real estate firm JLL in their National Data Hub. Outside of the classroom, Kathleen enjoys baking, reading, and watching movies. She is looking forward to working with Econ Career Services to encourage students in their job search and accomplish their career goals.



Angela Ma, Career Intern
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Angela is a senior student majoring in Econometrics and Accounting. During her time at Illinois, she has grown an interest in data analytics, business analysis, audit/tax accounting. She used to intern at BMW Group as a data analyst intern and BDO as an international tax intern. In her free time, she really enjoys playing video games, cooking, and traveling. This year, she cannot wait to work with Econ Career Services to share her experiences and help students discover their potentials and achieve their career goals.




Emma O'Connor, Career Intern
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Emma is a junior majoring in economics and minoring in business and environmental economics & law. During her time at Illinois, she has been involved with her social sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma, law fraternity Kappa Alpha Pi, and is also a student designer at Campus Ink. In her free time Emma likes to cook, paint, and go on walks. This year Emma can not wait to help incoming students to the economics department find their love for economics and growing their career.