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Julie Sells, M.P.H.

Assistant Director, Quinlan Graduate Students Career Community

  • 312.915.7816
  • Schreiber Center 118

  • Julie Sells brings more than ten years of in-depth experience as an interdisciplinary Career Management Professional and leader. She designs and develops new career services, programs and resources for graduate students seeking MBA/MS degrees. She has provided hundreds of individualized career advising sessions annually since 2008 and been recognized for leadership, teamwork and excellence in Career Advising while also coordinating and facilitating dozens of career workshops, events and industry career panels to engage students, employers, faculty and alumni in the enhancement of job and internship career opportunities and outcomes.

    Julie also served as Assistant Director and Career Advisor at DePaul University’s Career Center for more than five years and taught several sections of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program three-credit, undergraduate internship class. She co-taught a new career course in the College of Commerce.  In multiple roles, Julie has taught, coached and encouraged students and alumni ranging from early careerists, to senior-level professionals, to develop customized career portfolios, resumes, job search correspondence, interviewing skills, and effective job search strategies and networking skills in alignment with values, mission and purpose.

    Prior to working in university career services, Julie successfully managed programs and projects in healthcare, business and non-profit organizations. She has held multiple leadership roles in professional associations including the Board of the Chicago Chapter of the International Association for Career Professionals and the Society for Human Resources Professionals College Relations Committee.  Julie is an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Midwest Association for Colleges and Employers and has presented on the topic of Generational Trends in the Workplace at two annual conferences.

    Julie is certified and has extensive experience using a number of leading career coaching, self-assessment and leadership development tools, including MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory. She has completed advanced graduate coursework in management and organizational behavior, career, leadership and organization development and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


         •    Master of Public Health, Concentration in Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago

         •    Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison