Meet Our Staff Members
The CDC serves all Loyola students and alumni as a source for career assessment, career education, and assistance with the job search. We hope you take advantage of our services and resources from the time you arrive at Loyola, through graduation and beyond. Career advising is available during the fall and spring academic semesters during our Walk-In Hours as well as available year round by appointment. To set up an appointment, please call our office at 773-508-7716.
Stephanie Stewart, PhD
Stephanie Stewart is the Director of the Career Development Center. She has a background working with students on career development and job readiness, with her last role as assistant director of the career center at Southern Methodist University. Stephanie also serves as Faculty Director of ACE, a federal TRIO program sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Previously at Loyola, Dr. Stewart served as Assessment Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education, and earned a PhD in Higher Education in 2007.
Cam Helkowski, MEd, NCC, LCPC
Associate Director/Career Education, Training & Professional School Services
Cam Helkowski is the Associate Director of the Career Development Center. She has been involved in higher education for over 30 years and at Loyola University Chicago since 1991. Her roles here have included counselor, instructor, and administrator. Cam is the co-author of several articles and books about college students, including: Connect College to Career: A Student’s Guide to Work and Life Transitions with Paul Hettich and The College Student Counseling Treatment Planner with Chris Stout and Art Jongma. She is also a highly evaluated speaker who has presented at conferences and throughout the US and Canada. Her life outside of Loyola includes sharing as much time as possible with her very large family.
Martin Gahbauer, MEd
Assistant Driectory/Employer Relations Coordinator
Marty Gahbauer, as Employer Relations Coordinator, works to establish rapport with the corporate and not for profit community and encourage the recruitment of Loyola University students. He is also responsible for managing the eight university career fairs. In addition, he conducts workshops on career specific topics. Prior to the CDC, Marty spent over twenty years in the advertising and marketing industries with the majority of his career at Leo Burnett in Account Management. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time chasing after his twins. Marty holds a BS in Advertising from the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana.
Kathryn Jackson, MEd
Assistant Director/ Student Employment Manager
Kathryn Jackson joined Loyola University Chicago in 2009 as the Quninlan School of Business' Academic Internship Coordinator and then progressed into the Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning as the Student Employment/Work-Study Program Manager. In 2013 she happily joined the Career Development Center as the Assistant Director, Student Employment, where she works with students and employers to create meaningful work and learning experiences via part-time employment. Her background includes work in higher education, non-profit adminstration, volunteer management, small business adminstration and free-lance writing. Prior to Loyola, she held positions at Joliet Junior College, DePaul University, The United Way of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Jackson has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master's degree in Counseling from DePaul University.
Maureen Smith, MS
Data Systems Coordinator
Maureen Smith, our Data Systems Coordinator, supplies technical systems support for the Career Development Center. She is database administrator for the RamblerLink system, web content manager for the Center's website, and collects and extracts data for placement reports and studies. Maureen also coordinates the On-Campus Recruiting programs, scheduling visits from employers to the campus. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Upper Iowa University, her M.S. in Computer Science from Loyola, and is currently pursuing a second master's degree in Loyola's new Digital Humanities program. She is a founding member of the Chicago Branch of Celtic Women International, coordinates monthly programs and events related to Celtic women and culture, and presents related programs.
Aly Miller, BA serves as the Office Coordinator for both the Career Development Center and the Center for Experiential Learning. In this role, Aly schedules student appointments; supervises the Career Peers, Peer Mentors, and Student Assistants; keeps the offices fully supplied and running; and, reviews employer registrations and job postings in RamblerLink. Aly knows the system well and is a good resource for answering basic questions you may have about our offices, and the resources available. She is also an alumna of Loyola University Chicago's Classical Studies program, so she knows LUC and is always happy to answer any questions she can.
CDC Career Advisors
Jon Rosenfield, is the most recent Career Advisor to join the Career Development Center team. However, he is no stranger to the Loyola community, having been a graduate intern at the Center during the 2010-2011 academic year. More recently, Jon has worked as both a career counselor with the Jewish Vocational Service, and as an adjunct instructor with The Adler School of Professional Psychology. In addition to his teaching and career counseling experience, Jon has years of small-business management experience in fields ranging from custom manufacturing to design and advertising. Jon holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology.
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