Office Associate for Academic and Career Services, UNK
A member of UNK’s staff since June 1987, Joni serves as Office Associate for Academic and Career Services. Her history with, and understanding of, career services functions make her an essential part of the office and enable her to manage her responsibilities expertly and independently. She enthusiastically accepts procedural changes and new ways to accomplish tasks. In fact, she was a key player in the recent merger of career services with academic advising, contributing in large measure to a smooth transition.
Pictured: Jana Green, Lori Skarka, Jill Milligan, Lisa Kunnemann, Leigh Stepanek, Chancellor Kristensen, Joni Weed, Dan Kossman, Regent O’Connor
She was also instrumental in the implementation of UNK’s online career management system, “Loper Careers,” and she continues to manage the department’s website and assist students who wish to enroll in Loper Careers. She has upgraded software participation to include online enrollment that allows students to preregister for career fairs and give potential employers access to student resumes prior to the events. Her additional duties include scheduling on-campus employer interviews, assisting with the coordination of career fairs and arranging faculty and class visits.
In addition, Joni has contributed significantly to the Employee Recognition function of the UNK Staff Senate. She works behind the scenes to make sure others are recognized for their efforts. In short, she makes UNK a friendlier and more connected place.