Carroll College, Helena Montana

Staff

Rosalie Walsh

RosieDirector, Career & Testing Services

During her tenure at Carroll, Rosalie (Rosie) has worked in our Residential Life as well as in the Counseling Center, and she formed the current Career and Testing Services department that offers the full range of career development and job search services for students that exists today.

Currently Rosie is a doctoral candidate at the University of Montana and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She also is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor.

Rosie is the first Montanan to receive the Association of Computer Based-Systems for Career Information's national certificate of merit for promoting the use of computer and Internet programs. In 2004, she was honored with the National Career Practitioner of the Year Award by the National Career Development Association. Additionally, she is a recipient of the "Woman of the Year" Award from the Soroptimists International Organization; the award is given annually in honor of work done to improve the lives of women and girls.

In the Helena community, Rosie has served on several governing and advisory boards, including Career Training Institute, Montana Career Information System, Exploring Your Horizons Career Conferences, and Spring Meadow Resources Program for Developmentally Disabled persons. Most recently she has been appointed to the Governor's Quality Assurance Advisory Council for Developmental Disabilities and the statewide D.D. Mortality Review Committee.

Rosie holds several workshops throughout each semester for Carroll students addressing a wide range of career development topics, including professional job interviewing, writing winning resumes, planning a successful job hunt, applying to graduate school, networking to success, and much more. She frequently is invited into many classes by Carroll College faculty members as a guest lecturer.

Rosie teaches a one-credit career exploration class (LAS 185) each semester to freshmen and sophomore students who need some guidance in selecting an academic major and making long-range career plans.

Rosie created a one-credit course entitled Job Search Boot Camp (LAS 485) each semester. The course is designed to provide senior students and forward-looking juniors with the necessary career management skills to effectively identify and compete for professional career opportunities. Activities covered in the course include principles, methods, and practice in achieving career goals with emphasis on: exploration of career opportunities in one's field, job market trends, identification of strengths, resume development, cover letter composition, mastering behavioral-style interviewing, salary and benefits negotiations, effective networking strategies, budgeting and personal finance issues, professional image, and the use of technology in achieving career goals. In response to a request from the Nursing department, she adapted the job search course to meet the specific needs of those students and offers a Job Search for Nursing Students course each spring semester.

Additionally, Rosie is available to help students individually develop their resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills or to help students determine career direction.

Employers who wish to establish a recruiting relationship with Carroll College, and students who need to make an appointment may call her direct line (447-5530) or e-mail her at .

Internship Coordinator

The position is currently open.