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Getting a great education is only part of the equation at William Peace University. We make it our mission to assist students and alumni in finding a career that fits their skills and passions.
The Office of Career Services serves a vital role in the development of our students by providing insight and guidance throughout your academic careers. Our staff works closely with students to define career goals and set a course of action. We empower students by educating them about the career planning process and job search and giving them the tools they need to thrive in a competitive professional landscape. On average, over 90% of our graduates go on to graduate school or a career within a year of graduation.
The Career Services website is your one-stop resource for taking the next step in your careers. Current students and alumni can search the Career Services website for career assessment tools, internships, full-time employment, tips to fine tune their application materials and connect with other members of the William Peace University community.
The Office of Career Services
Meet the Staff
Barbara M. Efird
Director of Career Services
Barbara has been with WPU Career Services since 1996. She is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and National Certified Career Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and her graduate degree from North Carolina State University.
Efird is qualified to administer and interpret a variety of career assessments including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Campbell Interest and Skills Inventory, Strong Interest Inventory and the Emotional Quotient Inventory. She is a member of various organizations such as, the National Career Development Association, NC Career Development Association, National Association of Colleges and Employers, NC Association of Colleges and Employers, Society of Human Resources Management Association and the Raleigh Wake Human Resources Management Association.
Efird was the recipient of the 2004-2005 Roy Anderson Award presented by the NC Career Development Association for outstanding leadership and service to the profession of career development.
Kathleen A. Monroe
Assistant Director of Career Services
Kathleen joined WPU Career Services in 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Indiana University, Fort Wayne campus. Additionally, she holds a graduate degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Monroe is a Global Career Development Facilitator and is qualified to administer and interpret the Emotional Quotient Inventory. Additionally, she is a member of the NC Association of Colleges and Employers and serves as the New Members Chair on the planning committee for its conferences. She is also a member of the Triangle Society for Human Resources Management Association.