The Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) serves students in all College of Design disciplines to develop job search strategies, career goals and career development tools. This office works collaboratively with both administrative and academic units to provide comprehensive career services to students through a variety of activities including: linking students with professionals in the field, individual career advising, presentations to classes & student groups, coordinating workshops, panels, and the annual Career Symposium held in Portland.
Faculty & Staff
Kassia Dellabough, PhD | Director + Senior Instructor
Past Jobs: Musician, bartender, art therapy intern, educational consultant, artist, keynote speaker, black cod trap builder, sailor, motel maid, montessouri pre-school teacher, snorkel instructor, house cleaner, firewood cutter
Favorite classes: Cultural Anthropology, Organic Chemistry, Printmaking, Feminist Research, Welding, Women’s Studies, Art & Human Values, Educational Leadership
Left Brain Title: Chicken Whisperer
Kristin Grieger | Instructor + Advisor
Career job I thought I would pursue when I first started college: Biologist. However, while I was taking O-Chem, I found a much more fascinating major: Psychology! Which led me to a master's degree in counseling and then on to career services in higher ed.
Cindy Lundeen | Professional Outreach Manager
Arturo Zavala | Senior Academic Advisor
Ek Ongkar Khalsa | Adjunct Faculty
Past Jobs: Marketing Intern, Peer Advisor, Research Assistant, Middle School Tutor, Author Assistant, Web & Graphic Designer, On-floor Production Worker, Ebay Lister & Antique Seller
Left Brain Title: Flower drawing enthusiast