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Rachel Southern

Assistant Director, Industry Advising: Business Careers

Phone: 757-221-3234
Email: [[rcsouthern]]

Key Responsibilities
  • Liaison to Business Careers
  • Employer Development
  • General Career Advisor
About Rachel

Rachel grew up in Minnesota as the daughter of two science professors. She attended Stanford University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and then Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she received her Master's in Higher Education Administration.  Rachel worked in college admission for 12 years, where she was in charge of minority, international and athletic recruitment, and coordinated programs for alumni volunteers and publications. She then started her own retail pet supply business, which she owned for 10 years. Rachel now joins the Cohen Career Center as Assistant Director for Industry Advising: Business Careers, and is excited to help students with their own business aspirations.

Personal Interests
Rachel loves spending time with her dogs as well as helping people keep their own pets happy and healthy. She also enjoys learning, cooking and listening to audiobooks.