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Kellstadt Career Management Center Staff

Our recruiting professionals are thinking about your career, even when you're not. Our mission at the DePaul Kellstadt Career Management Center is to bring students, employers and alumni together to build a large network of information and opportunities. This network benefits the entire Chicago business community — and our students — by matching the right candidates to the right jobs.  We invite you to meet our staff and explore our services.

Rabia Baig

Rabia Baig
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

rbaig1@depaul.edu

Rabia works closely with employers to bring job opportunities to current and alumni students. She enjoys building relationships and thinking strategically on how to build those partnerships that will be most beneficial to employers and students. After completing her undergraduate degree, she pursued a Master of Education degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her previous work in higher education led her to a job at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Career Services office, where she worked closely with students in delivering programs and providing assistance in career-related research.

Emily Komendera

Emily Komendera
Assistant Director, Career Specialist

ekomende@depaul.edu

Emily Komendera enjoys working with Kellstadt students and alumni in one-on-one career counseling appointments. She tailors her coaching strategy by taking each individual’s unique circumstances, values and strengths into account. She provides encouragement as well as tangible next steps to assist those she works with in reaching their goals, and enjoys working with students to identify their strengths and how to effectively articulate them to their target employers.

Komendera earned her BA from the University of Michigan in psychology and communications, and her MA in counseling from Oakland University. She previously worked in career services at the University of Michigan and Roosevelt University.  

Kim Cheney

Kim Cheney
Assistant Director, Career Specialist

kcheney1@depaul.edu

Kim Cheney meets with current students and alumni to discuss career options and professional development topics. She enjoys discussing current business trends in the market and how individuals may position themselves to best capitalize on those.

Prior to DePaul, Cheney worked with students at Northwestern and Roosevelt. She halds a BS in business marketing and sociology from Westminster College, and a master's degree in higher education and policy from Northwestern University.