Ellen Kelly

Ellen Kelly

Director of Career Success

University of Missouri - Columbia | BA in Business Administration
Major: Logistics, Minor: Marketing
San Francisco State University | MS Counseling, Emphasis in College and Career Counseling
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University | MA Theological Studies, Concentration: Christian Spirituality

Favorite Places in the City
Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Twin Peaks, Crissy Field, AT&T Park, anywhere I'm with friends

Hobbies and Interests
Baseball, Reading, KC BBQ, Family, Symphony, Living life by my motto: Carpe Diem

First internship/job
My first internship was at Deluxe Check Printers (yes people used to write a lot of checks!) as a logistics intern. I was offered a management trainee position and worked there for 3 years before deciding I didn't want to focus on shipping checks all over the country for my career.

Best piece of career advice I received
As cliche as it sounds, when I experienced my first career crossroads at 24, someone told me to read "What Color is Your Parachute." Not only did I read it, but I did every darn exercise in the book, conducted a plethora of informational interviews, and finally had the courage to quit my job, travel to Europe for 4+ months, and then apply for and go to the Peace Corps. That road less traveled has made all the difference.

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