Career Services Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences
Donna Gaspar Jarvis holds a M.S. in Adult Education and is a nationally certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) through the National Career Development Association. She serves as an undergraduate Career Advisor, primarily for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Donna educates students on important career development tools including job/internship application materials (resume/cover letters), application materials for graduate school, interviewing techniques, networking skills, and job search strategies.
With certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory, Donna especially enjoys working with students to help clarify and articulate their career goals and how their passions, skills/strengths, personality and values overlap to inform their career decision-making. She advises students on strategies to navigate their own career path including providing information on how to research internship/experiential learning opportunities, part-time, volunteer work or summer opportunities, and conduct informational interviews/job shadowing for networking. Her favorite part of the job is being a bridge between the campus and community, and making connections between students and employers, UNE alumni, and other campus and community resources that can help students with their career development goals.
Prior to working in UNE Career Services, Donna worked for nine years as the UNE Director of Multicultural Affairs (now Intercultural Student Engagement). She also worked as a temporary Program Manager for the United Way of Greater Portland's Starting Strong collective impact initiative. She continues to remain active in the community as a volunteer career coach for new immigrants and serves on the City of Portland's Office of Economic Opportunity advisory committee to help devise strategies for economic integration for culturally diverse communities.