Carroll College, Helena Montana


Rosalie Walsh

Rosie WalshDirector, 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 received the "Woman of the Year" Award from the Soroptimists International Organization.

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 development and life planning 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.

In response to the economic downturn, Rosie created a new one-credit course entitled The Job Campaign for Graduating Seniors (LAS 489). The course is designed to provide senior students 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.

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 .

Nisan Burbridge

Internship Coordinator

Nisan is the most recent addition to Career Services at Carroll College.  Previously, Nisan was the site coordinator at the Educational Opportunity Center for MSU-Northern in Helena, Montana where she worked with post-secondary students on career exploration, financial aid, and program exploration.  Before that she was the youth employment specialist for Metrocenter YMCA in Seattle, Wash.; and the career center specialist at Auburn High School in Auburn, Wash. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Washington University.  Nisan also worked for Chaco in sales focusing on tradeshows and product clinics.  In between she has had the opportunity to tour Ireland and France and much of the West on her bike.   

In the community Nisan serves as co-chair for the "Women In Gear" event and serves on the Capital Area Workforce Development committee. 

Nisan works with students and faculty on internship preparation and placement.  She holds workshops on "How to Land Your Ideal Internship" throughout the school year.  She is trained in "Dependable Strengths" and works with students on resumes, cover letters, interview preparation and internship development.

Employers who would like to create an internship program can contact Nisan directly at 406-447-5465 or email her at .