Daniel joined the UMKC, Henry W. Bloch School of Management staff in July as the Director of Career Services. He leads the planning, design, and delivery of digital and in-person career-related workshops, professional development programming, and panels. He also oversees the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships with employers locally, nationally, and abroad. Daniel has built his career around student and talent development, with a focus on career counseling, training and development, and employer engagement. Daniel gained a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance and uses his career development and business development backgrounds to create beneficial opportunities for each constituent he engages with, all through a lens of equity and inclusion. He is particularly interested in the world of work and the social structures in place for how individuals navigate it.
Professional Development Manager
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Montessori Education.
Throughout my experience, I have learned to guide individuals towards their interests. I believe it is vital that everyone is offered meaningful opportunities to individually develop their potential, enabling them to step out into the world as responsible, engaged, competent, and respectful people with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life. My experience includes 10 years of teaching experience.
I am currently a professional development manager in the Bloch Career Center. I help students individually and in groups figure out what they want to do, explore opportunities for professional growth and support students through the ups and downs of looking for a new internship or job. I live near Kansas City with my husband and dog. I enjoy eating salmon, pizza and cake.
My first job was at K-Mart. I was hired soon after my 16th birthday and stayed until my freshman year in college. Soon after, I began working at the UMKC Admissions office as a student worker.
Her advice to students?
Please make an appointment on Handshake to utilize the Bloch Career Center (BCC). BCC has great resources to support you during every step of your collegiate journey. Make an appointment today!
I received my bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University in Organizational Leadership. I received my master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in College Student Personnel Administration. I am also a certified Global CliftonStrengths Coach.
I have over 7 years of experience in student life and leadership and now work to build employer partnerships for our Bloch school and students. I love helping students learn their potential throughout college, and assist them with the big journey after college!
I am originally from Colorado, but the Midwest was always a home away from home. When I’m not a work, I enjoy exploring Kansas City with my family, my niece, and friends. I also love to go hiking and camping and being outdoors.
My first job was at Adventure Golf and Raceway. I was a cashier, and moved up to a lead position, training under management. Whenever you’re in Colorado, you should definitely check out the three 18 hole putt-putt courses, as well as the go-kart track and bumper cars!
Advice to students?
Make your career journey your own. Each person’s path is unique and it’s important to prioritize your goals and your needs when taking action toward your future career or post-college life. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the amazing resources in the Bloch Career Center and at UMKC to help you get there!
Professional Development Advisor
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in Business Administration in Marketing with an interest area in Organizational Leadership.
I am a midwestern at heart. Growing up in Springfield, MO I learned the importance of building connections and supporting small businesses. I decided to move to Kansas City because I saw many of the same values here. In my free time I love exploring new coffee shops, thrifting, and spending time with friends and family.
My first job was babysitting for friends and family, but by first real job was working at a local café and bakery in my hometown. If you are looking for a restaurant in Springfield, MO with the best bread and local ingredients, you have to check out Neighbor’s Mill.
Advice to Students:
Stay open to new opportunities. Don’t close off jobs or internships just because they may not be exactly what you wanted. You might find something you truly love that wasn’t what you were looking for. As you navigate searching a career path, you are not alone. The Career Center is here for every step of the way!
Student Career Coordinator
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Major: Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
Career goals after Graduation: Pursue Masters
What do you wish other students knew about the Bloch Career Center? I wish other students utilized the great resources provided by the Bloch Career Center. All the staff members are willing to assist us on our path to success and maximizing these resources will only yield great success.
What is your favorite place on campus? The Student Union. It is said to be the hub of student life and it definitely is. It provides both a quiet place for study and place to socialize and get connected. It also has some of the best views!
Student Career Coordinator
- Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
- Major: Business Management
- Career goals after graduation: I really love the restaurant industry and travel, so I would like to pursue management positions in those fields after graduation.
- What do you wish other students knew about the Bloch Career Center? I wish other students knew how many jobs/internships are available on Handshake, we post hundreds every week so there are always new opportunities!
- What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is the art building; I spend time in the building for my art minor classes and it’s always a nice break to be more creative.
Student Career Coordinator
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Major: Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing Emphasis
Career goals after Graduation: I would like to work for an Advertising Agency or In-House Marketing team at a company that I already enjoy!
What do you wish other students knew about Career Center? The full-time staff are very helpful in answering all types of questions pertaining to your career, involvement on campus, resumes, goals and career journey. I have asked very simple yet specific questions for my own career and they have helped me so much with how to come up with solutions, goals, and steps for myself.
What is your favorite place on campus? I am in love with Bloch Heritage Hall! I am in BHH every single day for classes, studying, hanging out with friends and working in the Career Center. You may be wondering why? Well, I am very passionate about having an outlet near me when studying and every single ground floor and second floor study room has multiple outlets! My computer never dies in Bloch Heritage and that’s why it’s my favorite!
Student Career Coordinator
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Bachelor of Business Administration – Management Emphasis
Career goals after Graduation: Work in Kansas City while playing cello and piano as a side gig
What do you wish other students knew about Career Center? The Bloch Career Center is the perfect place to be if you know exactly what you want to do as a career or if you’re totally unsure – there are countless resources and employer engagements that help everyone!
What is your favorite place on campus? The top level of the parking garage, especially during a spring or summer sunset. I go up there by myself or with friends and look out at the expanse. All the lights, cars, and buildings make the city look like a painting!