Schedule an Appointment

The Office of Career Services prefers to work by appointment, however, there are resources available in the office for most walk-in customers, as well as, electronic resources .  To learn more about which services require an appointment, Career Services staff is organized, as follows:

Maria James, Secretary

  • Answering general questions about Career Services
  • Registering for Micro Career Fairs, general Career Fairs, Education Fair: A Reverse Career Fair, and other events
  • Employment in Career Services as a student assistant
  • Billing and payment for all Career Services events

Contact Career Services at careerservices@jsu.edu or Maria James at mjames3@jsu.edu, 256-782-5482.



Jimmeka Leverette, Career Advisor

Meets with Prospective/Current JSU students and Alumni for the Following:

  • Critiquing corporate and federal resumes
  • Teaching corporate resumes & federal resumes writing, and cover letter writing
  • Facilitating resume workshops and individual resume critique
  • Requesting to speak to student organizations
  • Utilizing assessments for career counseling in choosing a major and career 
  • Understanding Career assessments such as TypeFocus, Myers Briggs, and STRONG
  • Assisting students in the acquisition of interview skills and job application or inquiry protocol, to include mock interviews
  • Gathering information in general to help students succeed throughout their college career

Meets with faculty or staff to discuss:

  • Speaking to classes (prefer no less than 10 days advanced notice) for a Career Services overview
  • Utilizing Myers Briggs as a team building activity - requires a small fee, see Assessments page for more information
  • Discussing career exploration and self assessment 
  • Coordinating special classes, workshops and seminars designed to educate students in career development

To schedule an appointment, contact Jimmeka Leverette at jleverette@jsu.edu or 256-782-5092.



Carlos Acosta, Career Specialist

Meets with Current JSU Students and Alumni for the following:

  • Helping to find part-time, internship and co-op opportunities
  • Identifying good job opportunities when students are ready to graduate
  • Requesting to speak to student organizations about JLink, cooperative education and internships
  • Providing interview preparation for internship and co-op opportunities

Meets with faculty or staff to discuss:

  • Speaking to classes about co-op & internships not for academic credit (prefer no less than 10 days advanced notice)
  • Developing internships & co-op opportunities 
  • Collaborating on ways to advertise internships, co-op and part-time employment to students

Meets with employers & community partners to discuss:

  • Hiring students as interns (not for academic credit)
  • Employing students in the co-op program
  • Advertising an internship, co-op, full-time/part-time/seasonal job or opportunities for students to apply classroom learning in real world settings
  • Providing assistance and resolve issues with employer, student or alumni JLink accounts
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for JLink, a career management system

To schedule an appointment, contact Carlos Acosta at cacosta@jsu.edu or 256-782-8486.



Becca Turner, Director

Meets with JSU Students & Alumni for the following:

  • Providing mock interviews & interview preparation for post terminal degree programs
  • Identifying good job opportunities when students are ready to graduate
  • Educating students on the skills and characteristics employers are looking for most
  • Overseeing the Clothes Closet, to assist students with professional dress and image
  • Understanding the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
  • All other questions related to helping students succeed at JSU

Meets with faculty or staff to discuss:

  • Meeting the expectations of students for programming ideas, like micro-career fairs 
  • Connecting industry to students through classroom access
  • Sharing data
  • Collaborating to help students succeed

Meets with employers & community partners to discuss:

  • Building employer branding on-campus 
  • Facilitating connections through partnerships
  • Connecting industry to students through classroom access
  • Collecting hiring reports
  • Recruiting events and informational sessions (micro career fairs, networking chats, targeted recruiting efforts)
  • Collaborating to help students become employed and develop skills, meanwhile meeting hiring needs

To schedule an appointment, contact Becca Turner bturner@jsu.edu or 256-782-5485.