Office Locations/Hours

University Campus

Library, 1st Floor
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
PH:   406.657.2168
FAX  406.657.2189

City College Campus

PH:   406.247.3006
FAX  406.247.3095

Organization Overview

Career & Employment Services offers a holistic approach to career readiness.  We build relationships with our students and empower them to connect with resources and develop skills they need to foster career success during and after their studies.

Our Staff

Brittney Bourne Staff Photo

Brittney Bourne

Career Specialist

What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa and am working on a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling here at MSUB.

Your first job: My first ever job was at a local grocery store in Iowa as a cashier.

Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: My top piece of advice is to work backwards. Think about what you are passionate about? Then, figure out what type of work makes you curious, excited, or fulfilled. Work from there to figure out what your small steps are to achieve your big goals.

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Juanita Hooper

Career Specialist

What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: Bachelor of Science, Psychology & Minor in Business (University of Nebraska-Kearney)   Masters Degree: Rehabilitation Counseling (Montana State University-Billings)

Your first job: Hilltop Café: Dishwasher, Bussing tables, Cook’s Helper, Cashier & Waitress – paid my way through college as a Waitress.

Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: Stay Positive…Network! Network! Network!

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Dr. Becky Lyons

Director

What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media (Plattsburgh State University of New York), Master of Science in Public Relations (Montana State University Billings), Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education

Your first job: Worked on a Dude Ranch near Durango, Colorado

Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: When you are in the job application process, your first step should always be to call your own number. This way you can  make sure your voicemail box is set up and/or your voicemailbox is not full.  If your mailbox is not set up or is full, and an employer calls you for an interview and cannot leave a message, they will most likely not call back.

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Ann Kooistra-Manning

Career Specialist

What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish (Concordia College), Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology (Northern Arizona University)

Your first job: Busser at a Hotel Restaurant in Sidney, MT

 

 

Meet the Staff

Brittney Bourne

Brittney Bourne

Career Specialist
Juanita Hooper

Juanita Hooper

Career Specialist
Ann Kooistra-Manning

Ann Kooistra-Manning

Career Specialist
Becky Lyons

Becky Lyons

Director of Career & Employment Services