Shelagh Saenz

Defining Career Services at the University of Michigan

As director of career development at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health, Shelagh Saenz provides students and alumni with actionable insight when it comes to boosting professional prospects and effective job seeking. Excelling at program development and project management, Shelagh Saenz is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor and works integrally with a diversity of people on campus in negotiating opportunities.

Ms. Saenz’ responsibilities extend to co-leading the campus subcommittee for career practitioners on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA). In 2016 she served on an Inclusion Awareness Committee for the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Her consistent efforts over the years have earned her the University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, and she has also received University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns recognition.

Ms. Saenz pursued her BA at Albion College in English and subsequently completed a master’s degree in guidance and counseling at Eastern Michigan University. In the late 1990s, Shelagh Saenz worked within the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. She oversaw numerous outreach initiatives, while presenting to campus and state legislative staff on U of M’s community impact.

Ann Arbor, MI, US

Work Experience

Aug 2012 - Present

Director of Career Development
University of Michigan School of Public Health


Sep 1998 - Apr 2003

Master of Arts (MA)
Eastern Michigan University
Guidance & Counseling

Sep 1990 - May 1994

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Albion College

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