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University Career Center Staff

Members of the University Career Center team have been handpicked for their extensive knowledge of the job market, varied expertise, and passion for helping you choose and succeed in a career you'll love. The Career Services staff is responsible for stewarding campus-wide career services strategy, communication, data analysis, and employer relations.

Use this page to contact the job-market, career-selection and personal-branding experts in the University Career Center.

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 303-871-2150.


  • Rebecca Damas Career Counselor

    Rebecca Damas

    Assistant Director of the University Career Center
    Liaison with the DFR School of Engineering
    Phone: 303-871-4705

    Read about Rebecca

    Rebecca joined the University Career Center in September, 2014 after working in the Daniels College of Business for three years in academic and career advising. Prior to that, she worked at her alma mater, the University of Missouri, for seven years in roles including: Internship Coordinator, Development Officer, and Athletic Academic Advisor.


    Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Missouri

  • Lindsey Day Career Counselor

    Lindsey Day

    Career Advisor to alumni and graduate students
    Phone: 303-871-4847

    Read about Lindsey

    Lindsey Day is a career coach who has helped 1000s of clients across the country find jobs they love. Lindsey focuses on solving the talent connection problem by training job seekers to regain power in their career search, think like the employer, and project a positive, confident self-image to land their next great job. Lindsey's specialties revolve around technology and personal branding. Lindsey enjoys helping candidates navigate the ever-changing landscape of online job searching and is frequently requested for her expertise in LinkedIn and nonverbal communication. In addition, her real world experience in recruiting provides her with insight into the employer perspective.


    Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
    Master of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.


  • Heidi Perman

    Heidi Perman

    Executive Director, University Career Services
    Phone: 303-871-2788

    Read about Heidi

    Heidi has 15 years of experience career counseling and teaching career courses within higher education setting with a particular passion for serving diverse student populations. Before joining DU, Heidi worked at Career & Internship Services at the University of Minnesota where she served students and provided leadership on numerous project groups including an Employer Survey Committee, Career Development Diversity Committee and Student Affairs Assessment Project Group.

    BA, English Education, University of Wisconsin – Madison. MA educational psychology: counseling & student personnel psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


  • Mary Michael Hawkins

    Mary Michael Hawkins

    Director of the Career Center
    Phone: 303-871-4758

    Read about Mary Michael

    During her 17-plus years at DU, Mary Michael Hawkins has served as undergraduate business career advisor, internship director and director.

    Before that, she worked in the staffing industry and with adolescents in a residential/day treatment program.

    BA, psychology, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
    MA, counseling psychology, University of Colorado, Denver


  • Carolyn Sommers Career Counselor

    Carolyn Sommers

    Career Advisor
    Phone: 303-871-3927

    Read about Carolyn

    For the last five years, Carolyn has been guiding students through the process of self-discovery and teaching them the essential skills and knowledge for career planning. She has a passion for growth and development and is energized when helping students answer those key life questions: "who am I, where am I going, and how do I get there?"

    In addition to a Master’s degree in Counseling from Governors State University, Carolyn brings a range of career counseling experience from working in both community and four-year college settings and most recently, with a high school College & Career Readiness program in Michigan. In her role as Career Advisor, Carolyn supports students in the Colorado Women’s College, as well undergraduate International Studies students.


  • Jane Mall

    Jane Mall

    Director of Employer Relations
    Phone: 303-871-2694

    Read about Jane

    Jane has several years of corporate experience in the software sales industry, and has owned and operated two small businesses.

    Before joining DU, she spent 10 years as Director of Corporate Relations and Director of the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) at Northern Illinois University's College of Business.

    Jane enjoys building relationships with corporations and nonprofits to help them accomplish their hiring plans with qualified, worthwhile candidates.

    • MS, adult and higher education, emphasis on human resource development, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Ill.
    • BA, finance, Aurora University, Aurora, Ill.


  • Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson

    Career Services Data & Business Analyst
    Phone: 303-871-4720

    Read about Jennifer

    Jennifer has worked at DU since 2010, including positions at DU Career Services as Data & Business Analyst, and Daniels College of Business, as employment data analyst in the Suitts Career Management Center and financial analyst in the Office of Executive and Professional MBA Programs. Her background includes twelve years leading non-profit and educational organizations, preceded by twelve years in construction and mining as a superintendent and surveyor.

    BA, Geology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
    MS, Construction Management, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO