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Adawe Center

ADAWE CENTER

When you graduate from Ottawa University, you're ready for the real world.

The Adawe LifePlan Center helps you prepare.

Every University has counselors and advisors. Only Ottawa University offers you a Center dedicated to preparing you for LIFE. From planning your degree plan to preparing for that first big job interview to discovering who you are as a person, your Adawe Advisor is with you the whole way.

Your Adawe Advisor will contact you before classes even begin. So when you get here, you know there’s already someone looking out for you!

LifePlan Narrative

Together with your Adawe Advisor, you’ll craft your LifePlan Narrative – a look at your goals, where you are in life, and where you want to be. You’ll explore all of the following facets of life:

  • Academic and Intellectual
  • Career and Lifestyle
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Identity Formation
  • Health and Wellness
  • Enlightened Faith

About the Center

"Adawe" means "to trade or exchange."

The Adawe LifePlan Center was created to be a free marketplace of ideas, somewhere safe for students to engage in big or small discussion and develop ideas and passions.

It was started several years ago at the suggestion of Ottawa University Chancellor Kevin Eichner. An Ottawa University alum, Chancellor Eichner credits his professors, mentors and advisors with helping him develop as a whole person and explore different career opportunities. He wanted all Ottawa University students to have an experience that empowered them to succeed, and so the Adawe LifePlan Center was born.

Career Development and Placement

We are available to provide service and assistance to you in your CAREER JOURNEY!

We offer a career program targeted to individually assist students, alums, as well as other member of the OU community.  We strive to provide support, direction, guidance, and access to tools and information which will prepare, redirect and assist you no matter what career need you are experiencing.

Whether you are a first year student just beginning your journey, or a veteran professional in the midst of a professional life change; our programs and services are available to and for you.

Areas of services include:

  • Personal and career assessment, guidance, and resource connections through our online support system, the Kansas Career Pipeline Kuder® Journey ( http://www.kansascareerpipeline.org/ )
  • Career services for jobs in athletics (Athlete Network)
  • Career conversations and counseling
  • Resume writing critique and support
  • Interview guidance and experience
  • Job Shadow connections and experiences
  • Assistance finding internships
  • Workshops/Seminars
  • Job fairs
  • Job vacancy listings (on/off-campus, part-time, full-time and summer-only jobs) are available on the Student – www.MyOttawa.edu portal
  • Graduate school information/application tips
  • and much more!

We encourage you to login to the Kansas Career Pipeline Journey website using these instructions. Access to the site is available to all Ottawa University constituencies so login and jumpstart your journey!

For support and assistance through the Career Services Department, contact Christy Currier at career@ottawa.edu or by phone at 785-248-2562. 

Meet the Team

Justin Clarke, PhD

Justin Clarke, PhD

Adawe LifePlan Center Advisor
Instructor in Philosophy

Christine D. Currier, MSEd

Christine D. Currier, MSEd

Adawe LifePlan Center Advisor
Career Services Coordinator
Instructor in Psychology

Jo Anne Gibson-Lucas, MA

Jo Anne Gibson-Lucas, MA

Adawe LifePlan Center Senior Advisor
Graduate Assistant Coordinator
Instructor in Communication Studies

Danice

Danice "Dida" LeFranc

Graduate Assistant, Adawe LifePlan Center

William C. Towns, PhD

William C. Towns, PhD

Adawe LifePlan Center Senior Advisor
Assistant Professor of Education

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