Laura

 

Associate Director for Employer Services
Year Started at JMU: YYYY
hickerly@jmu.edu
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She/Her/Hers

I am happy to serve as the Associate Director for Employer Relations in the UCC. I work with employers that want to hire our wonderful JMU students, and work to cultivate, create and maintain relationships with those employers.

My Career Journey

I started off as a Psychology major at Florida State University, went to graduate school for my master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration at JMU and decided I liked Virginia. I worked at Virginia Tech for five years in Career Services and then returned home to JMU in 2005. I have held several different roles in the office over the years and have stayed because there are wonderful people to work with in the UCC and I believe we are making a difference in lives of our students. Every student's journey matters.

More About Me

3 words that describe me:

  • Hard-working
  • Dependable
  • Encouraging

Some fun facts about me:

  • Hobbies include Baking, reading, running, gardening & hiking.
  • I have been a Girl Scout leader for my daughters troop for the past 10 years.
  • I love to travel and experience new cultures and countries.
  • I love to help students find fulfilling careers and enjoy supporting our team.
  • I think JMU students are the best around and I am so lucky I get to work here.

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