Career Services

Meet our Staff!

Shelly Drouillard

Shelly Drouillard
Director of Career Services

Liaison Areas: 
College of Law, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

A.A. Business, Lourdes University
B.A. Business Administration, Siena Heights University
M.A. Counseling, Oakland University

Certifications/ Licensures:
Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC), State of Michigan; MBTI, GS Consultants

Places Lived: Ohio, Michigan, Maryland

Career Pathways: I started out my career working in my family’s warehousing and distribution business. That experience lead me to eventually start my own business related to quality and environmental systems consulting in the automotive industry. Later in life, I went back to school to pursue a master’s degree and was a graduate assistant in an adult career counseling center on campus. I fell in love with career counseling and have since worked exclusively in career services at three different public universities.

Fun Fact: "I like the challenge of competing in half marathons and enjoy spending time with my 2 cats and dog".

Davlon Miller

Davlon Miller
Assistant Director of Career Development

Liaison Areas: 
College of Engineering, College of Business and Innovation, Military Services, Residence Life, Library, International Student Services

B.B.A. Computer Information Systems, Delta State University
M.Ed Community Counseling, Delta State University

National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors; Strong Interest Inventory, GS Consultants; Civil Rights Investigator Level One, Association of Title IX Administrators; Student Conduct Hearing Board Certified, Association of Title IX Investigators

Places Lived: Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia, Iraq

Career Pathways: My career journey started as a summer helper for my father’s rain gutter company. Next, at the age of 17, I joined the Mississippi National Guard where the emphasis on leadership and teamwork lead me to be successful in the various on-campus positions at Delta State University. My professional journey began as an adult therapist which years later resulted in me becoming the Associate Director of an adolescent treatment facility, where I focused on career development. After completing my work at the treatment center, I became the Director of Career Services at my alma mater which began my official journey in the are of Career Services.

Fun Fact: "I wrote a monthly newspaper article for an entire year which sometimes appears on the front page".

Christine Albright

Christine Albright 
Career Consultant

Liaison Areas:                                                                                                                                                College of Arts and Letters, College of Graduate Studies, Jesup Scott Honors College, Judith Herb College of Education, University College, Center for Success Coaching, First Year Experience, Office of Multicultural Student Success, Black Student Union (BSU), Filipino American Association (FAA), Latino Student Union (LSU), Student Body Government (SBG), Greek Chapter/ Councils

BSW Social Work, The University of Toledo

Certified Career Services Provider, National Career Development Association; Civil Rights Investigator Level One, Association of Title IX Administrators; Student Conduct Hearing Board Certified, Association of Title IX Investigators

Places Lived: Ohio; Toyohashi, Japan; Kurosaki, Japan

Career Pathways: My first professional job was as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. After a year I decided to pack my bags and move to Japan with my husband. I taught ESL for three years, first with NOVA, then for the Toyohashi Board of Education. After returning to the US, I became employed with the YWCA where I was first a Child Advocate for the BWS, then a Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate and finally a Community Youth Advocate. I wanted to try something new, so I moved to UToledo where I became a TRIO SSS Advisor, then a Career Consultant.

Fun Fact: "I love to travel! I have visited 11 countries and hope to explore more with my family".

Tom Avery

Tom Avery
Career Consultant

Liaison Areas: 
College of Natural Science and Math, College of Pharmacy, College of Health and Human Services, College of Nursing, Student Disability Services, Toledo Transition (T2), Campus Activities and Programming (CAP), 2nd Year Experience, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Catholic Student Association (CSA), Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU),
International Student Association (ISA)

B.S. Business Administration, University of Toledo
B.S. Education, Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Career and Technology Education, Bowling Green State University

Certified Career Services Provider, National Career Development Association

Places Lived: Ohio, Indiana

Career Pathways: Several different careers have led me to where I am today. I began in retail management with the Cleveland Indians. Life circumstances then led me to manufacturing. During this time, I decided to return to college to obtain a degree in Education.  While pursuing my degree, I learned that higher education was my true passion and have been in higher education since 2004…first as a G.A. in Career Services at BGSU, then for eight years in student services at Indiana University, and for the last five years here at UToledo; first as an Academic Advisor and now in Career Services.

Fun Fact: "I am a slow but dedicated runner having taken up the sport about ten years ago. I’ve completed countless 5 and 10Ks and 4 half-marathons".

 Shannon Niedzwicki

Shannon Niedzwicki
Assistant Director, Internships and Employment Development

Degree(s):                                                                                                                                                       B.S Recreation Management, Kent State University                                                                               M.A. Sports Administration, Western Michigan University 

Certifications:                                                                                                                                              Gallup Strengths Coach; Bringing in the Bystander Certified Trainer, University of New Hampshire; Title IX Coordinator, Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA); Level II ; Title IX Level II; Master Military Resume Writer

Places Lived: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana 

Career Pathways: My passion for higher education began as a freshman, first-generation college student working in campus recreation. From there, I went onto a graduate assistantship in Campus Recreation which led me to my first professional position: Assistant Director of Student Development and Membership at Cleveland State University. Campus Recreation is where my passion for career development and student employment really fostered. I then ventured out into other areas of higher education including admissions, disability services, advising, student conduct, and career services. This led me to my previous position as Director of Student Life Career Services at Marion Technical College where I fell in love with experiential learning, workforce development, community engagement, and career success.

Fun Fact: "I was previously a Spinning instructor for ten years." 

Josh Vail

Joshua Vail
Student Employment Specialist

Liaison Areas: 
On Campus Student Employers

B.A. Public Relations and Advertising, Bowling Green State University

Places Lived: Ohio 

Career Pathways: My original plan after graduation was to work in advertising; instead I ended up with a career in human resources.  My experience in talent acquisitions allowed me to work with local clients but also top international clients in oil and gas exploration, banking and logistics. 

Fun Fact: "I enjoy boating".

 Laura Jane Moser

Laura Jane Moser
Events Coordinator

Liaison Areas:                                                                                                                                                Employment Development, Events, and Marketing/Communication

B.A. Media Studies, Cedar Crest College
B.A  Dance, Cedar Crest College

Places Lived: Pennsylvania, Ohio

Career Pathways: My career journey started while I was in my undergraduate studies at Cedar Crest College, where I found my passion for Higher Education. Working in New Student Programs during my studies, opened a world of career paths I could follow. After graduating from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, I landed a contract with a performance company as a singer/dancer at an Amusement Park in Pennsylvania. While continuing my journey as a creative person in the Arts as a freelance choreographer, I had the opportunity to work as the Coordinator of Student Engagement at Johnson College in Scranton, PA. This role proved to me that my passion for higher education and student development was strong. Now that I have relocated to the Toledo area, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to grow in the field of Career Services. 

Fun Fact: "I love camping and going on hiking trips".

Last Updated: 12/18/19