Eunice Donovan

Career Coach

What Do You Do?

As a career coach, I work with students one-on-one to help in all matters career or job search related. I view my role as a teacher of life-long job search and career management skills, because as I often like to say, “There is no on-campus recruiting” after you graduate from Kelley!

Why Do You Do It?

It sounds cliché, but it is truly the people, people, people! I love working with students and the UCSO team and have found a great place to do it!

How Did You Get Here?

I married a Hoosier.

 Professionally, I started my career at UCLA (my alma mater) and have worked in university career services for over 15 years. Before joining the UCSO team, I worked at Kelley’s Graduate Career Services (GCS) Office in various roles – as a career coach for MBA and MSIS students, as well as on the corporate relations team working with recruiters. Prior to my time at Kelley, I worked at the UCLA Career Center where I coordinated the LA internship program.

While my career has been fairly straight forward, it’s a path and in a location I wouldn’t have predicted. As the daughter of a doctor and nurse, I declared myself pre-med as a college freshman because the medical profession was all I knew. I had an inkling though, that the health profession was not for me (I get queasy at the sight of blood) and my first college chemistry and calculus classes eliminated any thought about medical school. It wasn’t until I spoke to one of my professors about the jobs and volunteer experiences that I enjoyed most in college did I look into a career in Higher Education & Students Affairs.

What Have You Learned During Your Career?

Relationships are critical, personally and professionally.

Having a great boss can make all the difference in the world.

What Do You Do Away From Work?

Enjoy spontaneous dance parties with my 5-year old son and husband and try to keep up on the latest PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Disney characters. And when I’m not doing that, hopefully you will find me on my yoga mat or going for a run through campus.

I Strongly Believe…

…in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s definition of success.

…in karma, that what you put out into the world is what you’ll get back.

I Wish…

…to someday walk the Camino de Santiago.

…that Indiana wasn’t landlocked and that I had fewer gray hairs.

All Posts

Student Newsletter – HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

May 3, 2022

Kelleys – we hope that you all have a great summer! Class of 2022 – Congratulations on your graduation from IU! Have questions about career planning or your current/future internship or job search? UCS coaches will be available this …

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Student Newsletter – CONGRATULATIONS KELLEY SENIORS!

April 27, 2022

Class of 2022 – Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from IU! We hope that you will look back on your days at Kelley fondly. It’s been quite a ride having your college experience interrupted by a global pandemic, …

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Student Newsletter – BOOYAH!

April 13, 2022

It’s a hot job market for college students! A survey of employers conducted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) reports that they plan to hire almost 1/3 (31.6%) more new college graduates from the …

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Student Newsletter

April 5, 2022
GROWN-UP PANTS ACTIVATE!

Adulting is hard. Get some tips to make it easier! Attend our next Kelley 2 Careers (K2C) workshop on “Life Skills Beyond IU and Representing Kelley in the Workplacethis Friday, April 8. This …

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Student Newsletter

March 29, 2022
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION…DOESN’T MATTER!

Many students have a specific location in mind for full-time or internship employment. During the post-pandemic employment market, know that location in many instances is fluid.  Just because a job is posted for …

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Student Newsletter – KELLEY JUNIORS & SENIORS – LET’S FINISH STRONG!

March 22, 2022

Join us for our first-ever “Kelley UCS Junior + Senior Week” today through Friday! We have:

A dedicated UCS podcast episode for Juniors + Seniors dropping today;
Virtual one-hour, quick-question help desk via Instagram (all week long @KelleyUCS and

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Student Newsletter – KELLEY ALUMNI FIRESIDE CHAT: INCLUSION & DIVERSITY (IN-PERSON) – TODAY

March 8, 2022

Join us at the Prebys Career Center for this panel & networking event moderated by Kelley students and hear from Kelley alumni about their experiences.

HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!

Spring break is just around the corner! …

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Student Newsletter – 3 THINGS YOU CAN DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR SPRING BREAK

March 1, 2022

Spring break is just around the corner! If you are seeking a summer internship or full-time employment, here are 3 quick things you can do in the next 2 weeks to move your search forward before and …

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Student Newsletter – LAST ENN THIS SEMESTER, THIS THURSDAY, 2/24

February 22, 2022

There is one more Kelley ENN this semester. This is scheduled at the Prebys Career Center. Please note: Student attendance will be limited to 200 for this in-person ENN. Make sure to register before it is full!

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Student Newsletter – LAST SPRING SEMESTER ENN – DON’T MISS IT!

February 15, 2022

There is one more Kelley ENN for this semester. This ENN is scheduled to be in-person on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Prebys Career Center. Be sure to check Handshake for possible event changes as pandemic conditions …

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