Meet the Staff

The Office of Personal Career Development (OPCD) is a part of the Provost's Office at The University of Dallas. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the OPCD complies with the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice for career services professionals. 

 

Meet the Staff 

Shannon Blatt

Shannon BlattDirector of Career Services & Employer Relations

Office: Augustine Hall, Room 132 A
Phone: 972-721-4135
Email: sblatt1@udallas.edu
LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-blatt/

Master of Arts in English from the University of Dallas. Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Midwestern State University. 

Gaby O'Neill

Gaby O'NeillAssociate Director of Career Services

Office: Augustine Hall, Room 132 C
Phone: 972-721-4065
Email: goneill@udallas.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielavmartin

Gaby is a UD alumna (master's and bachelor's degrees in Psychology) who supports students and alumni in identifying and engaging in meaningful professional development opportunities.

Christina Nguyen

Christina NguyenSenior Career Services Advisor

Office: Augustine Hall, Room 132 B
Phone: 972-265-5827
Email: mnguyen1@udallas.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/minhchristinanguyen

Christina assists students with career exploration and internship/career planning. Experienced in human resources and event planning, she is a UD alumna with an MBA and a BA in Business. 

Stephen Avila 

Stephen AvilaCareer Services Coordinator

Office: Augustine Hall, Room 132
Phone: 972-721-4062
Email: savila@udallas.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-avila

Stephen obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Southern Adventist University. He is enthusiastic and passionate about our students and their success.

 

Meet our Student Ambassadors 

Jonathan Roach, Senior Psychology Major

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