Laura Kestner-Ricketts has been a career services professional since the fall of 1994. She has worked in college career centers in Maine, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and at Marquette since January 2002. Laura provides leadership for the Career Services Center with a focus on serving all students, in all majors, pursuing all career paths. She enjoys strategic planning, relationship building, and program implementation. Laura considers it a privilege to serve students and alumni by learning about their career goals and dreams and helping to make them happen. She also is an active member of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers where she has served in several leadership roles; most recently serving as President in 2011-2012.