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contributor_abuckleyburnellAddye Buckley-Burnell serves as the Assistant Director of Career Development for the Auburn University Career Center, leading a team of highly skilled and motivated career counselors and is charged with the formal assessment of the office. Addye is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Distance Credentialed Counselor with experience in a variety of counseling areas including mental health, academic and career. In addition to her work with individual students, Addye teaches a variety of courses including a job search/career-life planning class both on-campus and via distance education. Addye has presented at regional and national conferences on programming/ approaches for first year students and international students. Addye has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Education in Counseling from University of Missouri-St. Louis. To see portfolio, visit


Claire Childress, Senior Assistant Director, Career Services AuxiliaryClaire Childress, Virginia Tech Career Services Senior Assistant Director for Job Search and Graduate School Preparation, advises students and leads a team of advisors and a portfolio of services and programs. Prior to over 19 years at Virginia Tech, she worked in distance education and as an adjunct faculty member at New River Community College, as a healthcare marketer and as a banker. A 2012 graduate of the Appreciative Advising Institute and appreciative advising advocate, Claire presented a 3-part Intern Bridge webinar series on chaos theory and appreciative advising with Ms. Ali Woodworth in October 2014 and presented a webinar with Dr. Jennifer Bloom on appreciative advising and career services in April 2013. A former President of the Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers, Claire currently serves as SoACE Director of Professional Development. She writes regularly for her career advising blog, CareerChassé. Claire obtained her MBA with a concentration in marketing from Virginia Tech, earned a BA in economics, cum laude, from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA, and spent her junior year studying abroad at the University of Reading in Reading, England. Connect with Claire: or LinkedIn

Hanna DeBruhlHanna DeBruhl has been in the career development field for almost 10 years. She is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and currently serves as a career coach at Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina.  Hanna prepares students for the workforce through one-on-one coaching, classroom presentations, and on-campus workshops on various career topics.  Previously, Hanna worked as a career specialist on the secondary level, teaching career exploration courses, and connecting with community speakers to educate students on various career fields and job opportunities.

Hanna earned a B.A. from Coker College in communications and psychology and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Columbia College.  Hanna also currently posts on LinkedIn and has a career development blog entitled, CAROLINA CAREER CONNOISSEUR.   You can also follow her on twitter @HannaDeBruhl .


Tiffany Waddell, ContributorTiffany I. Waddell is the Assistant Director for Career Development at Davidson College. She has coached hundreds of budding young professionals on how to create strategic action plans for academic and career-related goals. Affectionately known for her “tough love” approach to coaching and people development, she is an avid connector of people and ideas. She also loves soy chai lattes, event planning, fashion, and a good book!  Waddell received both her BA and MA from Wake Forest University. Connect with Tiffany on Twitter @tiffanyiwaddell or via email at


Amanda WalkerAmanda Walker serves as the Director of Career Services at Austin Peay State University. She has ten years of higher education experience, with the last seven in Career Services. Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel from The University of Mississippi. She is currently in the dissertation phase pursuing a Doctor of Education  degree in Higher Education at Delta State University. Her expertise areas are employer relations and internships. Most recently she served as co-researcher on the National Study of Unpaid Internships in 2014 conducted by Intern Bridge, Inc. Amanda has presented in both regional and national conferences on Internships.


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