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 the Staff

Matthew Purdy

Matthew Purdy

Director
Career Services

Matt Purdy received his Master of Business Administration in 2006 and did a Marketing degree in 2004. Matt is originally from Carbondale, Illinois and enjoys barbecuing, technology and family. He got into Career Services and planned to only stay for 6-12 months while he looked for a real job, which was 10 years ago! He is one of the lucky few that can honestly say that he loves his job! His favorite career hack is getting in touch with people through mutual contacts/friends. His favorite thing about Career Services in how dedicated the Career Services team is!

 
Travis Plunkett

Travis Plunkett

Employer Relations Coordinator
Career Services

Travis Plunkett received his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture/Agronomy in May 2016 and has also attained his Masters in Postsecondary Education in December 2018. He is from Mayfield, Kentucky and enjoys kayaking, disc golf and going on adventures. Travis served as the Graduate Assistant for the Career Services office for almost two years until he moved into the position of Employer Relations Coordinator. He also has his own outdoor YouTube channel called "Trav & J Outdoors", where he does everything from Geocaching to Magnet Fishing! He is also an avid Pokemon Go player! His favorite career hack is networking with individuals whom you don't know and learning about their company/institution. His favorite thing about Career Services is the family-like atmosphere.

Drew Melebeck

Drew Melebeck

Career Counselor
Career Services

Drew received his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts in May 2016. He is originally from Abbeville, Louisiana and enjoys exercising at the gym, performing in theatrical productions, listening to music and watching movies. Originally from Louisiana, Drew has also lived in Florida, California and now here! He is recently engaged and is excited to start this new adventure! His favorite career hack is following up with a personalized thank you note or email, letting the employer know you enjoyed speaking with them and truly appreciate their time. Drew's favorite thing about Career Services is everyone works really hard to help students succeed!

Jordan Garner

Jordan Garner

Graduate Assistant
Career Services

Jordan graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management in May 2021. He is now pursuing a Master's Degree in Postsecondary Education. He is from Murray, Kentucky and is a huge sports fan. He also loves going outdoors and activities like fishing, kayaking, and exploring. His favorite career hack is "If it takes you less than 5 minutes, do it now. Then, it's out of your way and you don't have to worry about it." His favorite thing about Career Services is the dedication to student's success.

Quinn Eaton

Quinn Eaton

Graduate Assistant
Career Services

Quinn Eaton received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and is now working on a Masters in Communications. He is expected to graduate in July 2022. He is from Benton, Kentucky and enjoys playing golf for Murray State University, creating and producing his own Podcast ("All You Need to Know") and website, and watching his favorite sports teams! His favorite career hack is getting to know people and making connections. His favorite thing about Career Services is that they have personally helped him get connected to people in his future field. He found that very helpful and aspires to help others make connections.

Asia Blanton

Asia Blanton

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Asia Blanton is a Occupational Safety and Health major who is expected to graduate in May of 2023. Asia is from Murray, Kentucky and enjoys telling stories with her grandma, spending time with family, and reading and writing books. Asia is a first generation college graduate and the youngest of three siblings. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for the Special Olympics where she has been a Unified Partner with her brother for more than 10 years. Her favorite career hack is to find something you enjoy doing and get to know people while participating in those activities. Her favorite thing about Career Services is that they are very supportive.

Kilee Roser

Kilee Roser

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Kilee Roser is a Business Administration major who is expected to graduate in May of 2024. She is from Enfield, Illinois and enjoys cooking, working out, and either boating, jet skiing, or kayaking! Kilee is a sophomore who is involved in the Honors College, Greek Life, and Racer Ambassadors. She also has a small peanut butter and trail mix business called "Outside the Shell Nut Co.". Her favorite career hack is to build rapport with those around you by finding something you have in common. Her favorite thing about Career Services is all aspects of the department; the people and all the resources offered, are both approachable and assessable.

Kaity Stogner

Kaity Stogner

Peer Career Advisor
Career Services

Kaity is a Pre-Vet/Vet Tech major with a minor in Chemistry who will graduate in May of 2023. She is from Bremen, Kentucky and enjoys painting, riding horses, and raising her goats! Kaity is from a small town and enjoys being outside and with animals. She is currently on a journey to become a Veterinarian, but is also crafty. She also likes to listen to a variety of music and even owns a small business alongside her parents. Her favorite career hack is connecting with people and making new friends that share the same interest as her but are still their own unique person. Her favorite thing about Career Services is that the office is inviting and you become close with everyone there, like a family.

 

 

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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