About Us

Career Services Mission Statement

Murray State University Career Services is a comprehensive career department dedicated to assisting Murray State students, alums, faculty, staff and employers with all aspects of career development/recruitment in a positive, inclusive, and welcoming environment empowering them with the tools and skills necessary to succeed in their career path.

Meet Our Staff!

Matt Purdy

Matt Purdy

Director
Career Services

Where are you from: Chillicothe, Illinois What is your degree(s) in: Masters in Business Administration/Bachelor of Science in marketing What was your first job: McDonalds What are your favorite hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, DIY projects, golfing, reading, and working out What is your best career advice: Seek out ways to stretch yourself professionally and get out of your comfort zone on a regular basis

Amanda Mansfield

Amanda Mansfield

Career Experience Coordinator
Career Services

Where are you from: Gleason, Tennessee What is your degree(s) in: Bachelor of Science in Sociology, MBA in General Business, pursuing Ed.D. in P-20 and Community Leadership, Specializing in Postsecondary Leadership What was your first job: Summer job in high school at H.I.S. Blue Jeans Factory What are your favorite hobbies: Going to concerts, traveling, trying new things, binge watching shows, and cooking What is your best career advice: Most career paths are nonlinear. Try not to limit yourself, and don't be afraid to explore!

Travis Plunkett

Travis Plunkett

Employer Relations Coordinator
Career Services

Where are you from: Mayfield, Kentucky What is your degree(s) in: Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education/ Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/Agronomy What was your first job: Lawn Care What are your favorite hobbies: Anything outdoors such as fishing, hiking, and camping, playing Pokemon Go, new projects, and managing an outdoors YouTube channel What is your best career advice: Always find new ways to improve the efficiency of your job. Be innovative every step of the way!

Rebecca Dyer

Career Counselor
Career Services

Coming Soon!

Kassia Tucker

Kassia Tucker

Administrative Assistant
Career Services

Where are you from: Murray, KY What is your degree(s) in: Associate of Arts/ pursuing a Bachelor of Integrated Studies within the field of Communication What was your first job: Part-Time Retail Sales Associate at a clothing store called Fashion Bug What are your favorite hobbies: Watching/attending sporting events, traveling, and reading What is your best career advice: Always send a thank you note or email after an interview. Following up with this small gesture may be the tiebreaker between you and another equally qualified candidate.

Darla Mallory

Graduate Assistant
Career Services

Where are you from: Dresden, Tennessee What is your degree(s) in: Bachelor of Science in Public & Community Health, pursuing a Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education Administration What was your first job: Instructional Monitor for Murray Independent School District What are your favorite hobbies: Working out, watching sports, attending concerts, traveling to new places, shopping, and participating in various community service events and initiatives. Also serves as an Ambassador for SACSA and as a Peer Leader for the Tennesseee Teen Institute. Huge fan of Law & Order and enjoys watching Netflix and Hulu! What is your best career advice: Always be yourself, be kind to everyone in the workplace, and never stop learning!

Kilee Roser

Kilee Roser

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Where are you from: Enfield, Illinois What is your degree(s) in: Accounting What was your first job: First bank in Carmi, Illinois What are your favorite hobbies: Cooking and being outside What is your best career advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Kaity Stogner

Kaity Stogner

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Where are you from: Bremen, KY What is your degree(s) in: Agriculture with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine/veterinary technology What was your first job: Farm Hand What are your favorite hobbies: Gardening, painting, and listening to music What is your best career advice: Don't be afraid to talk to people and make those connections

Alexis Yarbrough

Alexis Yarbrough

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Coming Soon!

Ashleigh Caldwell

Ashleigh Caldwell

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Coming Soon!

Luke Luttrull

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Coming Soon!

Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith

Career Closet Intern
Career Services

Where are you from: Bolivar, Tennessee What is your degree(s) in: Biology Pre-Optometry What was your first job: Administrative position at Hardeman County Vision Center What are your favorite hobbies: Reading and hanging out with friends What is your best career advice: Plan ahead! Know what you want in life and be prepared to work hard for it!

 

 

Contact Us

Office of Career Services

phone icon  270.809.3735

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location icon  100 Oakley Applied Science

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Office Hours & Appointments

Office Hours

Fall and Spring
Monday — Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer
Monday — Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Summer: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Walk-In Appointments Available: Resumes, Cover Letters and Basic Questions

Scheduled Appointments

Please schedule appointments on Handshake or call us at 270.809.3735. Scheduled Appointments are required for Major/Minor Counseling, Career Assessments and Mock Interviews.

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