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 MartinAssociate 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

Student advocate with experience in complex research, event planning, and human resources. Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Dallas. 

 

Meet our Student Ambassadors 

Claire Haley, Junior English Major 

Jonathan Roach, Senior Psychology Major

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News

The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Showcases Rare Books Room

No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.

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