Meet our Career Assistants
The Wackerle Career Assistants are paraprofessionals who are trained and available to help students with career development.
Carlin Reinig '18
Hometown: Hamilton, IL
Major: Philosophy and International Studies
Work Experience: The Wackerle Center is actually my first job on campus, but for my first two semesters I was also Perspectives chair for ASAP.
What do you look forward to about working in the Wackerle Center? The Wackerle Center felt like home from the very first time I walked in. After getting the career and leadership advice that I needed during my freshman year, I knew that at some point during my college career I needed to be involved in helping others achieve that very same thing. I am ecstatic that the opportunity presented itself so quickly, and I am excited for what the next few years will bring.
If you could change places with any famous person for a day, who would it be and why? If I could trade places with any famous person for a day, I would choose Stephen King. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of King, and the idea of having my mind in the place of origin of so many nightmares and other emotional responses seems neat! I would make sure that one-day stipulation stuck though, because I'm not sure I could last longer than that!
What do you like to do in your spare time? I do not often have spare time, but when I do, I enjoy spending that time with the people I love. Whether we are making pasta, watching a show on Netflix, or just sitting and talking, I am a firm believer in the idea that it does not so much matter what you do, but who you are doing it with.
If a former supervisor had to describe you in three words, what three words would he/she choose? Focused, driven, and loyal
Mary Kate Luzzo '18
Hometown: Orland Park, IL
Majors: Business Administration and Public Relations
Work Experience: I have worked during the past three summers as a barback and food runner in the VIP suites at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL. In addition, I have worked at the Windy City Thunderbolts as a part of the game day staff in Crestwood, IL. On campus, I worked as a member of the phone-a-thon during my freshman year. I also currently work in the Admissions office as a Scots Ambassador.
What do you look forward to about working in the Wackerle Center? I am very excited to have the chance to help students and interact with people who I don't normally have a chance to on a daily basis. The Wackerle Center is such an important tool for students when it comes to their professional and post-graduation lives, and I am honored to be a part of this staff that helps so many students. I am also very excited to be able to work with such a fun-loving, enthusiastic, and professional staff. I cannot wait to expand my skills, make new friends, and have some good laughs!
If you could change places with any famous person for a day, who would it be and why? I think it would be awesome to switch lives with Kate Middleton for a day. She lived her life as a regular person for a majority of her life, but had something extraordinary happen to her when she married Prince William and joined the royal family. She always carries herself with class and grace. She is a pretty snappy dresser too. Plus, she gets to travel the world, and who wouldn't love that?
What do you like to do in your spare time? Well I don't have much spare time between working and classes, but when I have it I love spending time with my friends hanging out, watching movies, and making memories.
If a former supervisor had to describe you in three words, what three words would he/she choose?Responsible, loyal, and organized