Career Counseling

Dr. Shawn Nordell, Associate Director of Graduate Career Services


Dr. Shawn Nordell is the Associate Director of Graduate Career Services and Assistant Professor of Practice. An alum of the University of Arizona, Dr. Nordell has years of experience helping graduate students and postdocs with job searches and applications, particularly with self-assessment, career exploration, networking, and translating transferable skills. For more information on Dr. Nordell, see this link.

She is available to support postdoctoral scholars at UArizona. Those interested in talking to Dr. Nordell about their career development can use the following resources.

Resources Available:

1-on-1 consulting: To schedule a 1-on-1 consulting appointment, please visit Handshake. Log in to Handshake using your UA credentials and: 1. Click on Career Center on the top right; 2. Appointments box; 3. Click on the blue Schedule a New Appointment box; 4. Graduate Center Career Advising at the bottom of the Choose a Category box; 5. Graduate Career Advising at the top of the Choose an Appointment Type; 6. Choose a week/ day and you can choose a staff member (Shawn Nordell). If you have trouble accessing Handshake, please contact Dr. Nordell directly at

Career Forward Sprint Program: The sprint program is a 30-day online course designed to help students find a career path, develop a professional persona, and draft interview materials for potential employers. The program is free. For further information, please email Dr. Nordell ( or Ivette Merced (