About Us

The Career Center is a division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), our office complies with the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services Professionals. Our staff also maintains memberships in multiple professional organizations.


Regina James





Crystal Hexamer

Administrative Assistant II

Clint McClain

Technology & Marketing Coordinator




Janie Shipman

Career Consultant

Every day I am excited about being a Career Counselor in the UT Dallas Career Center! I really love the “aha!” moments that students and alums experience as they begin to understand their career assessments. My credentials include Texas Licensed Professional Counselor, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Education in Counseling/Career Counseling from the University of North Texas.

My specialty areas are one-on-one career counseling, interpreting assessments, resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies and coaching, presenting career-related seminars, and working with student groups to encourage career exploration. After many changes along my own career path and several different occupations, I feel that I am a “walking, talking commercial” for the value of career counseling. I am thrilled to be able to use those experiences to motivate both students and adults, and I have a passion for empowering people to build and manage their own careers.


Brianna Hobbs

Career Consultant



Jacqueline Polk

Career Consultant



Alecia Williams

Career Consultant



Employer Relations

Arturo Silva Lozano

Associate Director


Shereada received her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas in College Student Personnel and Administration.

Prior to her arrival at UT Dallas, she has spent five years in the field of career services at Arkansas State University, Troy University, and the University of Central Arkansas. Shereada has experience in career services in the areas of career expos, employer outreach, career counseling, and career programming.

She enjoys preparing a wide range of student centered programs and services that assist students with their career exploration, development, and management.


Gregory Hearns

Employer Events Coordinator



Carlos Contreras

Employer Relations Coordinator

Annmarie Hageman

Administrative Assistant I


Career Education AND ASSESSMENT

Mickey Choate

Associate Director


Mickey Choate is the Associate Director of Career Development in the UT Dallas Career Center. He has extensive experience assisting students in identifying their career options.

His responsibilities include directing the credit career development classes and career development programs available to students through the Career Center. He also ensures that students get excellent coaching, advice and guidance from the team of career counselors and career program coordinators in the center.

Mickey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s of Science in Counseling from TAMU-Commerce.

Prior to coming to UT Dallas in 1988, he served as the Associate Director of Career Services at Texas Christian University and as a Career Counselor with UT Arlington and TAMU-Texarkana.



Cynthia Brown

Associate Director



Bill desires to see every student realize their full potential while they attend UT Dallas, and he enjoys working with and helping the outstanding students at UTD. When Bill is not working, he enjoys doing absolutely anything with his wife and his son, and is excited to be in the process of adopting from Lesotho!


Lacey Garner

Administrative Assistant I

Mary Rogers

Administrative Assistant I


Laurie Manning

Administrative Assistant I


Aimee Howell

Secretary III




Student Services Building

To be an innovative, centralized, proactive and exemplary Career Center, empowering constituents to successfully manage their careers throughout a lifetime.


In support of the UT Dallas mission to produce engaged graduates prepared for life, work, and leadership, the Career Center is committed to the following three-fold mission:

  1. To prepare students and alumni for a lifetime of career transitions in a constantly changing world through comprehensive career education programs, which addresses their diverse and multidimensional needs.
  2. To partner with employers to develop and implement effective and efficient campus relations programs.
  3. To enhance the excellent educational programs of the university as they relate to the career education of students by collaborating and partnering with faculty and staff from all disciplines.

Guiding Themes

  • Empowerment - Serving as a catalyst enabling constituents to assume responsibility for the management of their careers.
  • Dynamic Partnerships - Cultivating meaningful internal and external collaborative relationships, which result in increased expertise and expanded opportunities for constituents.
  • Service - Providing timely, relevant and credible programs, materials and services while maintaining a positive customer-centered focus.
  • Standard of Excellence - Modeling an on-going commitment to professionalism, continuous improvement, and the pursuit of quality in every endeavor.
  • Sensitivity to Diversity - Responding to the unique needs of individuals with care, respect and understanding.