Shawn Nordell

Associate Director of Graduate Career Services
Assistant Professor, Graduate College
Portrait of Shawn Nordell

1600 E 1st St
Tucson, AZ 85719
Room 125B

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Dr. Shawn Nordell is the Associate Director of Graduate Career Services and an Assistant Professor of Practice.  She directs the Graduate Center's programming for graduate students in all disciplines which includes developing and implementing professional development curriculum and programming, workshops, career panels, web resources, and one on one consulting with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  She guides graduate students through all stages of the job search and application process, assisting them in self-assessment and career exploration, networking, and translating their transferable skills.  She is also committed to providing tailored career resources for units and departments. For three years, Dr. Nordell worked with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis, where she designed and administered career development programming, in addition to coaching and mentoring individual students.  She has worked as a faculty member in the Biology Department at Saint Louis University and in Teaching Centers at Brown University, Saint Louis University, and Washington University. Dr. Nordell is a proud UA alum with a B.S. in Animal Science and M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She completed her Ph.D. in Biology at the University of New Mexico. Aside from work, Shawn enjoys walking her dogs and cheering for Wildcat sports and her beloved Chicago Cubs.