Career Services Staff


Theresa Cruz Paul
Director of Career Services
and Career Counselor  
205D Killian Annex

Michael Despeaux

Michael Despeaux
Associate Director of Career Services
and Career Counselor
205C Killian Annex


headshot of Carrie Hachadurian

Carrie Hachadurian
Non Work-Study Student
Employment Specialist
205B Killian Annex

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Deneen Landis
Administrative Support Specialist
205 Killian Annex



Contact Career Services

Western Carolina University
205 Killian Annex Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828) 227-7133
Fax: (828) 227-7344

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Mission Statement


The Career Services and Cooperative Education Office's mission enhances Western's mission of teaching and learning by seeking to guide and support students and alumni as they gain self-awareness, define realistic choices, integrate major choice and academic goals with work experiences, learn and practice skills necessary for job/career searching and pursue post-graduate jobs and work relationships with integrity and professionalism.


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