The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPDC) provides student/alumni-centered career and professional development programs, experiences, and learning opportunities to assist students to develop and achieve personal and professional goals. The Center will implement career and professional development program initiatives through service-learning, employer and alumni collaboration, and outreach on and off the University campus to foster campus and community partnerships.
The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPDC) aspires to focus on creating an environment of student-centeredness exhibiting professionalism, responsiveness, reflection, social responsibility, and collaboration in order for students to realize and achieve their professional potential.
Meet the Team
Victoria Kerr: Victoria is the Director of Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center. Since starting at Shippensburg University in 2013, Victoria loves developing new and innovative programs designed to assist students in reaching their academic and career goals. She is passionate about connecting students to their purpose and developing those interests, skills, and abilities into a successful career path. Previous to Ship, she served as the Director of the Career Development Center/ Undeclared Students at Shepherd University. Victoria holds a Master of Arts in College Student Development from Shepherd University and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from American University. Contact Victoria at VMBuchbauer@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.
Tracy Montoro: Tracy is the Assistant Director for the Career Mentoring and Professional Development Center. Tracy's focus is on individual career coaching appointments and career development workshops. As an alumnus, she is happy to be assisting Shippensburg students with their career development. In her past lives she has been an Elementary School Teacher and a Human Resources Recruiter. Both of which have given her valuable insights for her current role. Contact Tracy at TLMontoro@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.
Alix Rouby: Alix is the Director of Internships for Shippensburg University. Upon receiving her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she held multiple positions in the private sector before joining Shippensburg University in 2016. After spending three years in the John L. Grove College of Business, Alix joined the CMPD team in June 2019 to assist all Ship students with their internship-related questions and needs, from resume reviews, internship search, interview preparation, to internship registration. Alix also oversees the Raider Ready Professional Clothes Closet which provides interview outfits to all Ship students at no cost. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Counseling, College Student Personnel, and is looking forward to officially becoming a Raider when she completes the program. Contact Alix at AJRouby@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.
Kimberly Rockwell: Kimberly has been with Shippensburg University for over five years. Kimberly provides administrative support within the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center. She loves working with our SU students and being able to watch their journeys from students to professionals. She earned her Associates Degree in Social Services from Harrisburg Community College in 2012. Kimberly resides in Shippensburg with her family. One of Kimberly's favorite quotes is "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." - Helen Keller. Contact Kimberly at KARockwell@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.
Julia Suchanek: Julia is a Graduate Assistant Career Counselor for the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center. She provides counsel to undergraduate and graduate students on resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. She enjoys presenting, coordinating, and marketing CMPDC events and workshops. Previous to Ship, Julia attended Lycoming College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish. Her favorite quote is, “Just because it’s what’s done, doesn’t mean it’s what should be done” – Cinderella. Contact Julia at JS1554@ship.edu