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Career Services Office Staff



    Dr. Amanda L. Walker, Ed.D.
    Director of Career Services
    Email: walkera@apsu.edu
    Phone:  (931) 221-6544
    Office: Morgan University Center, Rm 208K

Director – Under the director’s guidance, the Office of Career Services is prepared to offer the best career assistance possible. Ms. Walker is responsible for managing the Career Services’ staff, budget, and overall recruiting and career services activities and operations. She also serves as the Career Services liaison with on- and off-campus constituents, assists students through individual counseling appointments for students and alumni in the areas of career assessments, job searching, salary negotiation, personal branding, etc. Ms. Walker has a Doctor of Education in Higher Education from Delta State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from The University of Mississippi.



   Tonika L. Jordan, Ed.S.
    Assistant Director of Career Services
    Email: jordant@apsu.edu
    Phone:  (931) 221-6544
    Office: Morgan University Center, Rm 208J

Assistant Director of Career Services — As a primary focus she oversees our Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors regarding career exploration and career assessments. In addition, Ms. Jordan will assist with resume, cover letter and Curriculum Vita (CV’s) reviews as well as mock interviews and personal statements. She will serve as the liaison for the College of Arts and Letters, School of Nursing, College of Education and College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.  Ms. Jordan completed her Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in 2014 in Higher Education Administration & Supervision and in 2009 her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Mild and Moderate Disabilities at Middle Tennessee State University. Ms. Jordan also accomplished the challenge of finishing her dual-degrees in 2001 from Tennessee State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Theatre/Communications.



    Tamara Bey
     Coordinator, Recruiting and Internships
     Email: beyt@apsu.edu
     Phone:  (931) 221-6544
     Office: Morgan University Center, Rm 208F

Coordinator - As a key focus, Ms. Bey assists students with the job and internship search and oversees the on-campus recruiting program, including coordination of on-campus interviews and hosting information sessions. She provides a variety of services to students through career events, workshops and individual appointments as well as actively collaborates with faculty and administrators to market opportunities and events to students. As recruitment coordinator, Ms. Bey also fosters relationships with potential employers, maintains the Jobs4Govs employer database, and manages the APSU Career Services webpage and social media pages. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Austin Peay State University.



   Tim Schoonover, M.S.
   Career Advisor
   Email: schoonovert@apsu.edu
   Phone:  (931) 221-7867
   Office: Morgan University Center, Rm 208G

Career Advisor - As a major focus, Mr. Schoonover provides career counseling to military affiliated students, assisting students and alumni with career exploration, internship and job preparation, and graduate and professional school planning.  In addition, he serves as a resource for students seeking employment with local, state, and federal government entities and collaborates with area employers to provide employment opportunities for students. He provides a wide range of informational workshops to enhance students’ job development and placement skills. Mr. Schoonover earned his Bachelor of Science in Social Work and his Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University. 



     Judy Thompson
     Administrative Assistant II
     Email: thompsonjw@apsu.edu
     Phone:  (931) 221-6544
     Office: Morgan University Center, 210

Ms. Thompson supports the mission of Career Services working with students, staff, and faculty on campus as well as visitors and employers. She also provides operations support in the administration of the department. She is responsible for scheduling student appointments, processing payables/receivables, coordinating activities of the office, preparing reports, and maintaining inventory. In addition, Ms. Thompson maintains the fiscal affairs of the department and monitors budget expenditures. Ms. Thompson retired from Vanderbilt after a successful career of 28 years in many different and diverse roles but is excited to continue her career here at Austin Peay which is a much shorter commute.

 The Career Peer Educators

The team of Career Peer Educators (CPE) supports the APSU Career Services mission by expanding the Office of Career Services ability to reach students. CPEs serve as ambassadors of Career Services to students by conducting presentations on career-related topics promoting services and resources to the University community. CPEs will also have the opportunity to learn about career resources while assisting the Career Center with a wide range of projects. While working on these various tasks, CPEs will receive training about and exposure to many different career tools and resources and will be encouraged to utilize this knowledge in their own career development. CPE will also receive professional mentoring and provide reflections based on their experience as a CPE.