Career Center Staff

Meet the Team

Career Center Staff

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Lauren Easom

Lauren Easom

Director
Education

She received her B.B.A. in Economics from Valdosta State University in December of 2011, and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Master of Education in December of 2014. While attending Valdosta State she helped charter the institution’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter and later became the organization’s first President. She was also an active member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Biography

Lauren Easom, M. Ed., GCDF currently serves as the Career Center's Director. She comes in with over 5 years of Career Development experience. She recently relocated from Colorado where she worked at the Wyoming Department of Education. There, her main responsibilities included overseeing the state’s Career Development and Guidance initiatives, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), and Wyoming’s Career and Technical Demonstration Project Grant. She has also worked as an Upward Bound Director, and Career Development Specialist for The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the New Mexico Works Program.

Lauren is passionate about Career Development and its role in higher education because of the opportunities and experiences it provides students and is excited to start her journey with Georgia College.

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Jackie Stamper

Jackie Stamper

Assistant Director, Pre-Professional & Graduate School Planning
Education

Jackie began in the Career Center as a Career Specialist.  She received her master's in Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Georgia State University.  Prior to coming to GC, Jackie worked in academic advising and residence life as well as within the insurance and hospitality industries. 

Biography

Jackie has been with the Career Center since 2018 and now serves in a new position dedicated to helping students planning and preparing for graduate and professional school admissions.  Jackie and her team assist students with developing a four-year plan to make them competitive for graduate schools as well as professional school programs such as medicine, law, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, optometry, and more.  This assistance includes but is not limited to reviewing related career information, assisting with searching programs, conducting mock interviews, and advising on application materials (resumes/CVs, personal statements, essays, general testing information, etc.).

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Brittany Archer - Career Center

Brittany Archer

Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Internships
Education

Brittany received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2013 and completed her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration in 2016. She was a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. 

Biography

Brittany has worked in higher education since 2014 including enrollment management, advancement, and career services departments. She has experience in recruiting and admissions, donor and alumni relations, event / campaign planning and career development. She has a passion for serving students, maximizing their opportunities, and helping them navigate their choices post graduation. 

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Lizz Giordano

Lizz Giordano

Career Development Coordinator
Biography

Lizz serves as a Career Development Coordinator on the Career Development Team at Georgia College. She earned a Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from UNC Greensboro where she served as a Graduate Assistant for Career Development. She also gained experience in first-year experience, student activities, fraternity and sorority life, and leadership programs throughout her time in graduate school. Prior to attending graduate school, Lizz worked as a Scribe, Internship Preceptor, and Quality Metrics Analyst at a Pediatric Doctor’s Office after earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Public Health) degree from the University of North Florida.

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Daniella Thomas

Daniella Thomas

Internship Coordinator
Biography

Daniella is a recent graduate of the Liberal Studies program at Georgia College.  Previously, Daniella served for two years as a Career Peer Advisor and Employer Relations Assistant in the Career Center.  This fall she joined the Career Center team in a full-time capacity to assist the Employer Relations and Internship team.

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Conquaya James - Career Center

Conquaya James

Career Development Coordinator
Education

Conquaya is a Temporary Career Development Coordinator here in the Career Center at Georgia College. She holds a Master of Science and Education Specialist in Career Counseling from Florida State University where she served in roles from Career Advisor all the way to Assistant Direct for Career Development, Counseling and Programming. In addition, Conquaya holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, has been a Board-Certified Counselor for 17 years, and an active member of the Ethics Committee for the National Career Development Association for the past 11 years. 

Biography

Conquaya has been a career development professional for the past 19 years previously holding the position of Assistant Director in Career Centers both large and small and professional or technical and liberal arts. She truly enjoys teaching students how to navigate career transitions so they can take steps towards living the life they hope to live. 

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Rachel Linder

Rachel Linder

Administrative Assistant
Biography

Rachel has worked at Georgia College since graduating with her degree in Public Health. Prior to serving in the Career Center, Rachel was the Transfer Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions. In the Career Center, Rachel works with all of our visitors and campus partners, which include students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff, to ensure that they have a great experience with the Career Center. Currently, Rachel is a student in the M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration program at Georgia Southern University.