Meet our Coaches

Assistance provided by Career Coaches
  • Career and major exploration
  • Job and internship search strategy
  • Feedback on resumes and cover letters (typically after a Peer Advisor review)
  • Alumni networking strategy
  • Employer communication and negotiation
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Review applications and personal statements
  • Prepare for graduate school
  • Anything else related to career exploration and planning!

Coaching Speciality Areas

First Meeting with the Piper Center (First Years and Sophomores): Hector Aguilar, Zoe Davis, Paul Edwards, Nate Jacobi

Undecided/Exploring: Zoe Davis or Paul Edwards
 Bryan Shealer, Hector Aguilar or Kirsten Cahoon
Education: Zoe Davis
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Ole Cup: Meghan McMillan
Environment and Sustainability: Nate Jacobi
Fine Arts: Meghan McMillan
Graduate School: Kaia Preus (personal statements), Paul Edwards (STEM), Dana Rechtzigel (health professions, law), Bryan Shealer (business)
Media/Communications: Kirsten Cahoon
Ministry and Religion: Zoe Davis
Nonprofits & Social Impact: Zoe Davis
Gap Year/Service Programs: Zoe Davis
Government: Zoe Davis or Bryan Shealer
Pre-Health: Dana Rechtzigel (primary) or Paul Edwards (secondary)
Pre-Law: Dana Rechtzigel
Science, Research, Data Science, and Technology: Paul Edwards (primary) or Nate Jacobi (secondary)
Alumni Career Coaching: Jenele Grassle

Academic Internship Registration Process: see here
Academic Internship Questions: Email Marietta Ruppe and Nate Jacobi

How to schedule an appointment?
  1. Open Appointments in Handshake
  2. Choose the appropriate Appointment Category
  3. Choose the appropriate Appointment Type
  4. Select the coach you would like to meet with in Staff Member (or select “no preference” if you are flexible)
  5. Choose a time that works for your schedule
  6. Select if you would like to meet in-person or virtually
  7. Add a short note about what you would like to talk about

*If you cannot find a time that works for your schedule feel free to email the coach directly and share some blocks of time that you are available.

Marietta Ruppe

Marietta Ruppe (she, her, hers)

Recruiting, Internship and Budget Coordinator

Tomson Hall 270H

Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8 am - 4:30 pm in office Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm WFH Friday 8 - 11 am in office