As we start to pull back the curtain on the diverse team of professionals that work tirelessly to support the United States University (USU) community, today, we're thrilled to introduce a team member who plays a vital role in our students' journey from learners to working professionals. Meet Logann Dolan, our energetic and inspiring Career & Alumni Services Specialist.
Logann brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role, not only serving as a critical resource for students and alumni but also as a reminder of what it means to find a career you genuinely love. Her story, advice, and approach to her work truly encapsulate the spirit of USU - one of support, growth, and pursuit of one's passion.
A: I am a proud first-generation college graduate and received my MBA specializing in Leadership, Consulting, and Business Analytics and my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing from Binghamton University. I am a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), and also a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner.
I am the Career & Alumni Services Specialist here at United States University. I provide career-related support to our current students and alumni to help them pursue meaningful careers that they'll love and enjoy.
A: I love supporting our diverse population of students through career preparation and seeing them move into the next stage of their careers post-graduation becoming successful alumni!
A: There is no typical day for Career Services, but my day-to-day activities tend to include having virtual appointments with students and alumni, reviewing student/alumni resumes or portfolios and helping them through the job search process, sharing new job and career fair updates on the D2L page and via email, and regularly hosting virtual professional development workshops tailored to each college. Each day is different as each student/alumni has different needs!
A: I have two pieces of advice I would give students:
1. Start your career preparation early - don't wait until your last class. Start networking with faculty, other students in your cohort, and professionals early on to build connections in your field. Continuously update your resume with new activities, internships, clinical experiences, etc. Connect with career services several times throughout your program to ensure you are on track and feel prepared upon completion of your program.
2. You belong here - USU is home to so many supporting faculty and staff members (including myself) who truly care about you and want to see you succeed! We are here for you and happy to support you in reaching your goals.
A: As USU Career Services evolves, I strive to provide more opportunities for our students and alumni communities -- whether that be through hosting more virtual workshops, virtual career fairs or employer info sessions, further building relationships with employers to provide a pathway to employment post-graduation, and/or bringing new career-related resources to the university.
A: I am an avid crafter and owner of a small business called Lettered by Logann, where I make stickers, cards, and digital artwork, and have my own happy mail subscription! Check it out on Etsy!
Disclaimer: The mention of Logann Dolan's personal business, Lettered by Logann, is for illustrative purposes only, aimed at providing a comprehensive picture of her multifaceted personality and interests. United States University does not endorse or receive any form of compensation from this or any other non-affiliated business mentioned on our website or blog.
A: I love to go on walks and visit new parks around the state of Michigan with my 1.5-year-old Cavalier-Cocker Spaniel Mix puppy named Ollie and soon-to-be husband. We love going on new adventures and exploring.
A: I know it's a little silly, but as a kid/teenager, I loved the "Bee Movie". The main character, Barry B. Benson, tests out new 'jobs' around his hive to find the right one and determines that choosing one job to do for the rest of his life (as all the other bees do) is not for him and that there are so many opportunities outside the hive for him to explore. This is the mindset I like to instill in the students I meet with. It is very uncommon for individuals stay in the same job at the same place for their entire lives and I also encourage "going outside the hive" and pursuing other options!
A: A mentor of mine from when I was in college used to remind me that "life is too short to do things you don't enjoy"... and I have engrained this into my daily life. There is a world of possibilities and opportunities out there waiting for you to enjoy them!
A: I would love to learn new languages! I used to be fluent in French (I'm conversational at best now) and was always fascinated with language and phonetics. It would be amazing to learn more languages and learn more about the linguistics and culture behind them.
A: Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/logann-dolan.