Abdullah Abdul Kader, '16
Career Advisor, Engineering (Master's Students)
Abdullah received his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India. After a brief career in the engineering industry he joined the Career Center in January 2017 in a newly created position and serves Master's students in the College of Engineering. With his international & engineering background, Abdullah is determined to transform Aggie Engineers into world class communication and leadership ninjas. He is passionate about working with A&M's diverse population and is a big proponent of involvement in student organizations and campus wide events. To achieve this goal he continues to collaborate with industry, faculty and the engineering student body.
Associate Director, Education & Human Development
Patricia has been affiliated with Texas A&M and the Career Center for over 20 years. With a passion for career development, her niche involves assisting and directing students toward their career aspirations. Her life-long pursuit is for quality and enlightened Education evidenced by her certification as a secondary business teacher. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from Delta State University. During her tenure at A&M, she has pursued continuing education coursework in Human Resources Development. Her previous experiences have involved counseling and teaching in high school and proprietary, business school settings with retail sales and product marketing in the business sector.
Roland Block, '92
Associate Director, Engineering
Roland graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Career Center in March 2017 following a 20+ year career in the Medical Device Industry. With a passion for innovation, Roland has commercialized 100+ new products, received multiple patents, and was the R&D Project Manager and Marketing Product Manager concurrently for products grossing $250+ Million. Roland progressed from Product Engineer to R&D Project Manager, Product Manager, and ultimately Director of Global Marketing. Roland returned to Aggieland to give back to the University he loves dearly. By working hand in hand with Industry, Faculty, and Students, Roland and the Engineering Career Services Team is committed to promoting career learning & development, to empowering Aggie engineers to realize their potential, and to establishing A&M as a preferred source for engineering talent.
Lisa Burton, '10
Senior Career Advisor, Mays Business School (Juniors & Seniors)
Previously serving juniors and seniors in Mays Business School, Lisa now focuses on developing effective recruiting strategies with employers. She is actively involved in the American Business Women’s Association and serves as the campus advisor. Prior to joining the Career Center in 2012, Lisa had a successful career in sales and marketing in retail, special events, and nonprofit. Lisa holds a BFA in Radio-TV-Film from Sam Houston State University and an MS in Marketing from Texas A&M University. Lisa calls College Station home with her husband and has two adult sons.
Brad Collet, '93
Assistant Director, Architecture & Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical & Ocean)
Brad graduated with a degree in Family Financial Planning and Counseling and a Minor in Japanese Language and Literature from Brigham Young University. After graduation, he worked for a private consulting company and for Fidelity Investments before coming to Texas A&M for his MBA degree. Brad began working in the Career Center in 1994. During this time he has been involved in all aspects of student career development advising; including career opportunities, resume assistance, interviewing skills, job search assistance and especially, experiential education (co-op/internships).
Bob Foley, '69
Assistant Director, Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear, Petroleum, Eng Technology, BioMedical, Industrial Distribution)
Bob brings an attitude of service first with years of extensive experience. Graduating from Texas A&M in 1969, his first career experience was as a combat pilot in the US Air Force. After fulfilling his five-year commitment, he spent 30 years in the petroleum industry in multiple management roles including project management, financial analysis, regulatory affairs, commercial activities, business development, and operations. Upon retirement from industry, he taught public school math for 6 years. In his career development advising role, he works with engineering students, students interested in federal employment, and veterans.
Paige Hellman, '15
Career Advisor, 1st and 2nd Year Students
Paige joined the Career Center in 2017 to serve 1st and 2nd year students by helping them pursue careers that align with their values and passions. She also serves as the primary advisor for Aggie Career Team. Paige earned a B.A. in Communication from Texas A&M University in 2015 and her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina in 2017. She loves all things Texas A&M and is thrilled to be serving students in a place that is near and dear to her heart!
Cami Hernandez Merhar
Assistant Director, Mentoring
Cami supervises the development, implementation, and growth of all mentoring programs here at Texas A&M. With a love of technology, helping others, and narratives, she has been managing and growing programs for over 8 years. In the past she’s been a freelance writer and program manager working with Microsoft and financial institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to moving to Aggieland, she strategically advised and trained Fortune 500 companies and other academic institutions on how to build, run, and enhance mentoring programs.
Bradley Matthews, '13
Senior Career Advisor, Liberal Arts
Bradley joined the Career Center in 2016 and serves Aggies pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts. He is the advisor to Liberal Arts Student Council and is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the Liberal Arts Career Fair. He enjoys helping students find their passion in life and teaching them how to communicate their liberal arts degree to employers. Prior to joining the Career Center, Bradley served as an Americorps College Advisor at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston with the Texas A&M Chapter of Advise TX, College Advising Corps. Bradley is a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2013 and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Jennifer Ann Scasta, '11
Senior Career Advisor, Agriculture
Jennifer Ann joined the Career Center in 2011 and serves Aggies pursuing undergraduate degrees in agriculture. She is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the AGLS Career Fair. Jennifer Ann holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Communications from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership and Development from Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications from Texas A&M University in 2018. She and her husband, Andy, were married in May 2015.
Dr. Michael E. Shehane, '02
Assistant Director, University Studies and General Studies
Thinking about changing your major? Michael joined the Career Center in 2009 and manages career services targeted to undecided students as well as University Studies majors, including topics such as career and major exploration. He also serves as the secondary advisor for Aggie Career Team. Michael earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M in 2002, a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Baylor University in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M in 2017. Michael is married with two wonderful children.
Amy Thompson, '10
Senior Career Advisor, Mays Business School (Freshmen & Sophomores)
Amy joined the Texas A&M Career Center team in a newly created position in July 2013 as the Career Coordinator for 1st and 2nd year students in Mays Business School. Since starting, Amy has developed several new initiatives focused on helping Mays freshmen and sophomores realize and pursue their dreams and passions! With a background in marketing and branding, her previous experience includes overseeing marketing and programming efforts for a national convenience store chain. Amy received her undergraduate degree from West Texas A&M and her Master’s degree from Texas A&M.
Marilyn Yeager, '94
Assistant Director, Sciences, GeoSciences & Vet Med
Marilyn has had a lifelong love of science. Her career path is an example of how a science career can change in ways you could not imagine as an undergraduate student. In her first career she conducted marine and freshwater environmental monitoring and assessment for a consulting firm, a state agency and a city bureau. Marilyn then came to TAMU, earned a MS degree in Oceanography, and continued working as a research associate in a paleo-oceanography laboratory. For her third career, Marilyn joined the Career Center in 2005 to help Aggies identify, explore and pursue their science career goals.