DETROIT — Career services consultant Carmen Gamlin is passionate about helping Warriors launch their careers. Working with the Wayne State University College of Engineering and the WSU Career Services Office, her goal is to connect talented students, graduates and employers.
The Detroit native, who joined Wayne State in March, will do so by providing greater support to student organizations, enhancing networking efforts with industry, integrating social media within the job search, hosting events and providing useful career resources.
“Our student organizations are already engaged with industry and are driven to provide their membership with opportunities,” Gamlin said. “I want to augment their efforts and the efforts of the WSU Career Services Office to help our organizations further engage. I plan to create relevant and innovative career plans for engineering students that will complement their academic plans of work and contribute greatly to area companies and organizations.
“I also believe in utilizing and promoting tools such as LinkedIn, which can create a seamless method for students and alumni to connect in meaningful ways. This tool will not only give WSU engineering students networking access to alumni, but to professional organizations, employers and potential mentors in industry.”
Per Gamlin’s direction and insight, the College of Engineering already has launched a Career Services Subgroup on LinkedIn.
Gamlin comes to Wayne State with extensive career advising and employer relations experience. She most recently served as a career advisor and co-op coordinator in the University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering and Science. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, and master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from Michigan State University.
According to Gamlin, she looks forward to putting her experience and expertise to good use at Wayne State.
“Engineers and computer scientists are in demand, and the Wayne State College of Engineering is in a prime position to deliver the talent needed to fill Michigan jobs. Working for the WSU College of Engineering has me doing what I love, where I love. I consider myself quite fortunate. I help students learn how to make purposeful decisions that positively impact their career — not just how to get a job.”
“Affording students ample opportunities for experiential learning through internships and co-ops is one of the five pillars to a Wayne State engineering and computer science education,” said College of Engineering Dean Farshad Fotouhi. “Adding Carmen to our team is one step we’re taking to ensure more opportunities exist for our students and alumni. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.”
Employers searching for talented engineers and computer scientists are welcome to connect with Gamlin directly at (313) 577-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.