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Jonathan Byers

Assistant Director

Originally from North Carolina, Jonathan joined the Career and Professional Development team in 2015. He is very passionate about working with students to help them navigate the journey of career development and the process of becoming more self-aware. Through one-on-one advising, drop-in advising, phone advising, or presentations, Jonathan is available to assist students with the following areas: resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, career/major exploration, self-development assessments, navigating the job search process, negotiating job and salary offers, networking skills, career fair preparation, Linkedin help and guidance, federal job search process, and the graduate school search.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Liaison to the Global Education Office
  • Federal Job Search Career Advisor 


Master of Education – School Counseling
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Science – Physics
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Employers (SoACE)
  • Virginia Association of Colleges & Employers (VACE)
  • Federal Career Advisor Certification
  • Federal Job Search Trainer & Federal Career Coach Certification
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Certification
  • Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers (EACE)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step I Certification