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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.

Erin Warns

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.

Erin provides advising and career coaching for Kellstadt alumni as well as academic advising for students in the following programs:

  • MS in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance
  • MS in Human Resources
  • MS in Supply Chain Management
  • MS in Entreprenuership
  • Part-time MBA program, students whose last names start with M through P

Marlaina Calhoun
Event Coordinator

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.

Adrienne Corona
Assistant Director

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.

Adrienne also provides academic advising for students in the following programs:

  • MS in Audit and Advisory Services
  • MS in Accountancy
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • MS in Entreprenuership
  • Part-time MBA program, students whose last names start with V through Z

Ellen Dawson
Associate Director

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.

Ellen graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and DePaul’s MBA program with a concentration in economics. Ellen has worked at DePaul as an advisor for more than 20 years. Prior to working at DePaul, Ellen worked for several years in Chicago advertising agencies

Ellen also provides academic advising to students in the following programs:

  • MS in Economics and Policy Analysis
  • MS in Finance
  • MS in Management
  • MS in Marketing
  • MS in Marketing Analysis
  • MS in Real Estate
  • Part-time MBA program, students whose last name starts with A through F and Q through U.

Maddie Shaw
Assistant Director

Maddie Shaw meets one-on-one with Kellstadt students to discuss their career goals and strategies to achieve them. She enjoys sharing with students the different resources and career development opportunities offered by the Career Management Center.

Prior to joining the team at DePaul, she worked in career services at Northwestern University and The George Washington University (GWU). She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from GWU, and a master's degree in higher education administration from Northwestern.

Maddie also provides academic advising for students in the following programs:

  • MS in Sustainable Management
  • MS in Taxation
  • Full-time Day MBA cohort
  • Part-time MBA program, students whose last names start with G through L