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At Florida Southern College, Career Services are Specialized...

We have three different career services areas serving as a bridge between educational, professional, and economic development goals of individuals and organizations through career development initiatives and lifelong learning opportunities.

Office of Career & Continuing Education

The Office of Career & Continuing Education’s vision is to serve as a bridge between educational, professional, and economic development goals of individuals and organizations through career development initiatives and lifelong learning opportunities.

Christina Ingrassia, M.P.A., SHRM-CP

Director of Career Development
863.680.4390

Garrett Secor, M.A.

Associate Director of Career Development
863.680.4390

Rachel Miller

Career Counselor
863.680.4390

Jeannie Pond

Career Counselor
863.680.4390

CCE Career Peers

Kathryn Jarbeau

Gabby Aranguiz

Andrea Migliorato

Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center

In an increasingly competitive job market, students majoring in STEM and Pre-Health areas must develop robust profiles highlighting academic competence, maturity, skill acquisition, and career passion/insight throughout their undergraduate years.

The Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center is here to ensure that STEM and Pre-Health students receive the support, advice, and resources needed to build impressive personal narratives while meeting their graduate and professional goals.

Lauren Albaum, Ph.D.

Director of Career Development
863.680.6242

A supportive dream builder, Dr. Albaum has taught and advised pre-health and STEM majors at both large and small-sized institutions for over a decade. In addition to directing the Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center, Dr. Albaum also teaches PHP 1100 Introduction to Health Professions and PHP 3988 Professional Shadowing and currently serves as Chair of the FSC Health Professions Advisory Committee. Regionally and nationally, Dr. Albaum serves as the Vice President of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP), Co-Chair of the 2021 SAAHP Regional Conference in San Antonio, TX, on the Polk Vision Talent Pipeline Committee, and on the Polk County Career Academies Advisory Board.

Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC)

HPSTEM Career Peers

The Health Professions & STEM Career Peers can be found on the first floor of the Polk Science building next to PS 120 and PS 121 during their office hours. They can also be reached by emailing healthprofessionsSTEM@flsouthern.edu.

Elizabeth Powell

Science and Pre-Health Career Peer

Shealyn Robinson

Science and Pre-Health Career Peer

Melissa Wedeman

Science and Pre-Health Career Peer

Alissa Bernhauser

Science and Pre-Health Career Peer

Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise

Annette Pitts

Career & Internship Coordinator
863.680.4976