Carol joined the Career Center staff in 1998 after working for 12 years with Luther's Student Support Services program. In her position, Carol oversees the career exploration programming coordinated in the Career Center. Furthermore, she works one-on-one with students who are undecided about their career direction, or are uncertain as to what career possibilities exist given their interests, skills, values, and priorities. She is a certified administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). Carol holds a bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master's degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Carol works closely with undecided majors and students from the following majors: Anthropology, Art, Biblical Languages, Dance, Education, Modern Languages, Music, Religion, Russian Studies, Social Work, Scandinavian Studies, Sociology, and Theatre.
As the Employer Relations Coordinator, Joni has developed and maintained relationships with many employers and alumni since joining the Career Center in 1984. She is the primary contact for all organizations wishing to recruit Luther students. In addition to working one-on-one with both large and small corporations, non-profits, summer camps and universities, Joni oversees the On-Campus Recruiting Program, Mock Interview Program and the Job Shadow Program. She also plans and directs the six Career Fairs that are held throughout the academic year. She serves as member-liaison to the Career Consortium—Iowa College Recruiting Network (ICoRN).
Joni most enjoys building relationships with external and internal partners and fostering connections between alumni, employers and Luther College students.
A native Iowan, Joni is originally from Fairfield and attended college at Truman State University in Missouri.
She lived in Iowa City and worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics prior to her move to Decorah with her husband.
Miriam took over the Luther College Strengths Program Endowment in 2017. She assists students, faculty, and staff in the discovery and application of individual and group talents. When people identify their talents and develop them into strengths, they are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. Miriam holds a bachelor's degree from Luther College and master's degree from Iowa State University.