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, walk-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, and the graduate school search.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison to the College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Liaison to the University Academic Advising Center (University Studies)
  • Liaison to the Athletics Department
  • Federal Job Search Career Advisor for the Agriculture, Natural Resources, Life Sciences, and Environment Career Network
  • Manager of the Career Resource Center


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)
  • Virginia Association of Colleges & Employers (VACE)
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Certification