Meet the Undergraduate Career Advising Team

Trish Harper

Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Advising

Trish Harper joined the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement in November 2015. Prior to joining the Feld Center, she served as a Senior Career Advisor with The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Prior to this she was at Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University of Chicago teaching and providing career counseling. Before returning to school to complete her M.A., Trish worked for several years in Human Resources doing recruitment and talent management. Trish enjoys bringing a business and psychology background to working with students and is often described as disarmingly approachable. In her appointments she aims to be honest, thorough, and direct, but will also regularly inject a pop culture reference, funny analogy, or terrible pun in as well.

In her role as  Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Advising at Questrom, Trish supports undergraduate students in constructing and editing professional documents, increasing interview preparedness, discussing job and internship search modalities, and providing support in career exploration, negotiation of salaries, and navigation of opportunities. Trish also instructs several ES courses each semester and leads content revisions and updates. She also serves as the career liaison to the academic team in the UDC and manages the Career Skills Coach program who operate the Career Drop In services.

 Trish completed her B.B.A. in Management at Stetson University in Deland, FL and her M.A. in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Adler University in Chicago. Outside of work Trish is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing sports of any kind. She spent several years playing semiprofessional women’s tackle football with the Chicago Force, but now sticks to sports with (a little) less contact like flag football, basketball, volleyball, and kickball. When not outside or on a court, you can find her eating every type of cuisine in the city, sampling New England craft breweries, complaining about winter, and trying to pretend she isn’t crying about the latest seasons had by the Chicago Bears, Sky, Cubs, Red Stars, or Blackhawks.