As the Associate Director for Campus Initiatives and Career Pathways I lead two different branches for our office. First I co-lead our Career Pathway strategic initiative, Career Pathways is the university’s non-linear model for educating students about career options while integrating institutional services and offerings. The second branch I oversee is our Strategic Communications and Data Strategy for the office.
Specialties and InterestsCareer Pathways, Marketing, and Data Strategy
Assistant Director for Career Pathways – Business, Public Service, and Tourism
My name’s David and I am an assistant director for Career Pathways and career coach for Business, Public Service, and Tourism. I’m here to help students and alumni interested in careers in these industries explore potential career paths; gain experience through internships, volunteering, research, global engagement, or other opportunities; make connections to expand your professional network; and prepare for your next steps through developing your resume, cover letter, interview, or other professional skills. You can meet with me 1-on-1 to discuss these topics and more, or you can attend a workshop or event I host.
I am excited when I can help students successfully take the “next right step” within their careers and find purpose in their work and accomplishments. I’ve been working at the UF Career Connections Center since the fall of 2020. I have over seven years of experience in career development at three universities and have helped hundreds of students prepare to achieve their career goals. I am currently pursuing a doctor of education (Ed.D.) in higher education administration at the University of Florida and have a master’s degree in higher education and student development and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Outside of work, I love to watch movies and TV, read, travel, and visit Walt Disney World with my wife, Danie, who also works at the Career Connections Center. We also love to hang out with our dog, Rory, and cat, Marshall.
Marissa Altenburg, M.A., CCSP
I was a first-generation college student who has a long-lasting passion for education and learning. I am currently a Manager for Integrated Career Solutions, with the goal of utilizing technology to increase access for University of Florida students to career development tools and resources, with a specific focus on community-focused technologies. Furthermore, I am the team go-to gal for Gator Network and LinkedIn.
Strategic | Individualization | Relater| Learner |Developer
Specialties and InterestsGator Network | LinkedIn | Leadership | Mentoring
Career Systems Manager
I am the Career Systems Manager at the Career Connections Center! My focus is on managing the systems and technology we use, onboarding and training our staff with exciting, new technologies, and using data to empower the great work that we do. I’m always on the the lookout for emerging trends and ways to make our work more effective and impactful.
Hi! My name is Kai Williams and I am the marketing assistant for the Career Connections Center.