Lana Kunkel, MAE
Office: DUC A230
My Role in the Career Services Center
I serve current students and alumni with their needs in career planning, choosing a career path (also known as choosing a major, but it goes the other way around… identify careers first, then match the best major!) and job searching. I primarily work with students who are focused on careers in business. I also serve as one of the walk-in counselors and like to meet as many new students as possible.
I graduated twice from WKU first in December 1999 with a BA in Psychology, and a Family Studies Minor and then earned my Master of Arts in Education, Student Affairs and Counseling in December 2001.
My Education and Career Path
When I came to college, I was “good” in math and chemistry and came from a long line of teachers. So I thought maybe I would be a math teacher – wrong!! Even though I was good at it, I just didn’t like the thought of teaching math. I really liked my first psychology class, so I chose that as my major, but didn’t know what jobs went with it, but I began to research. Realistically though my career began when I became an RA which through networking led to my first full-time job and several promotions. Little did I know I would end up in my current position in Career Services Center, where my major of psychology is utilized in my counseling on a daily basis.
See more: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lanakunkel
A Little about Myself
I have a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful kids. Being alumni, we love WKU (even got married at the Guthrie Bell Tower!) and we rarely miss WKU football or basketball games. I am a sports fanatic and continue to play intramurals at WKU, especially flag football and softball. I’ve been told I am a good cook – but not in the ‘fancy recipe’ way – I just enjoy preparing good old fashioned meals for my family to sit down and enjoy together.
Come by and see us at the Career Services Center - Go Tops!!!