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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.
Erin Warns has a passion for working directly with students to learn more about themselves professionally and to maximize their career and academic opportunities as a DePaul student and alum. She enjoys working with students in one-on-one and group settings through dynamic discussions on how to achieve their strategic goals. Additionally, she is excited to collaborate with faculty and staff, employers, and alumni to further promote a culture of career-readiness and success during the individual’s time as a Kellstadt student and after.
She joined the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business after serving as the E.J. Ourso College of Business Career Coach for Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Olinde Career Center. She received her master's degree in higher education administration from LSU and held a graduate assistantship in the Olinde Career Center while working alongside the job search team. Prior to moving down to the Bayou, Warns attended Ohio University where she received her bacehlor's degree in psychology.
Warns provides advising and career coaching for Kellstadt alumni.
Ellen DawsonAssociate Directoredawson@depaul.edu
Ellen Dawson Van currently works with current Kellstadt students as an academic and career advisor. She is fond of DePaul’s dedication to learning, the importance and significance placed on a personalistic environment, and DePaul’s unwavering faith in the potential of their students. She hopes that she may continue to positively contribute and enhance the educational experience of our students.
Van graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and from DePaul’s MBA program with a concentration in economics. Van has worked at DePaul as an advisor for more than 20 years. Prior to working at DePaul, Van worked for several years in Chicago advertising agencies.
Van also provides academic advising to students in the following programs:
Nathan AxdorffAssistant DirectorNAXDORFF@depaul.edu
Nathan Axdorff meets one-on-one with Kellstadt students to advise them on their academic and career goals. He enjoys supporting students on their career journeys and helping connect them with career development opportunities through the Kellstadt Career Management Center.
Prior to joining the team at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Axdorff worked in career services at Michigan Technological University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University (GVSU). He also worked abroad in Ecuador for two years through the Peace Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hope College and a master’s degree in higher education from GVSU.
Axdorff provides career advising for both both students and alumni as well as academic advising for students in the following programs:
Adrienne CoronaAssistant DirectorACORON18@depaul.edu
Adrienne Corona advises Kellstadt students on the career development process to help them reach their career goals and maximize their potential both academically and professionally. She enjoys forming connections with students and helping them navigate the career search and all of the resources the Kellstadt Career Management Center has to offer.
Prior to joining Kellstadt, she worked for PwC within both the audit practice and the talent acquisition group. She holds a bachelor’s of business administration and a master’s of accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Corona also provides academic advising for students in the following programs:
Kira LucianoAssistant DirectorKLUCIANO@depaul.edu
Kira Luciano provides guidance to students to help them define and achieve their career and academic goals. She is passionate about cultivating relationships and guiding people into the next stage of their lives.
Prior to joining DePaul, Luciano worked in family law for three years, both as a practicing attorney and a law clerk. She earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan and graduated with a JD from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Luciano provides academic and career advising to students in the following programs:
Lauren SomersAssistant DirectorLSOMERS2@depaul.edu
Lauren Somers works directly with Kellstadt students to help them identify, develop and achieve their academic and career goals. She enjoys working with students to find where their passions and skills converge, and helping them connect to career resources and opportunities through the Kellstadt Career Management Center.
Prior to joining the team at DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Somers worked in admissions and recruiting at Colby College and Unity College in Maine. Focused on creating access in higher education, she is excited to assist students from diverse backgrounds find their dream job and reach their professional goals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Denison University and looks forward to pursuing her master’s degree next year.
Somers also provides academic advising for students in the following programs:
Marlaina CalhounEvent Coordinatormcalhou9@depaul.edu
Marlaina Calhoun assists the Kellstadt Career Management Center’s staff in planning and executing all events that are housed within the CMC. These events include conferences, webinars and programming related to the CMC’s advising staff and career pathways for students. She also assists in the planning for Kellstadt’s commencement ceremony held each spring.
Calhoun received her bachelor’s degree in sports management from Indiana State University. She has worked in an events capacity for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the College Football Playoff and After School Matters, a Chicago nonprofit that provides programming for teens throughout the city.