Tom Kipp has served as the primary lead for the Career Education area at Cardinal Stritch University for the last 21 years and teaches career-focused courses within the College of Undergraduate Studies and the College of Graduate Studies at Stritch. In addition, During that time he has held leadership roles and is an active member in both the Wisconsin Private College Career Consortium (WIPCCC) and the Milwaukee Area College Career Consortium (MACIC). These positions provide Tom with the unique opportunity to connect with and develop career strategies for traditional and non-traditional students and alumni as they navigate their career paths, whether exploring entry level opportunities or looking at executive leadership. Prior to joining the Stritch team, Tom worked with at-risk youth, building experience and soft skills, with Wisconsin’s welfare to work programs, and with the Education System in Illinois to integrate career exploration into the K-14 curriculum. He earned his undergraduate degree in Social Work with an Area of Emphasis in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and his Masters of Arts in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State in Muncie Indiana.
Publications & Presentations
Does Your Job Search Make You Happy? It can!
The Impact of Personality on Job Satisfaction
Résumés that Attract Attention
How to Work a Job Fair
"Stritch is a richly diverse community of learners, in an environment that embraces values that celebrate that diversity and allows it's community members to flourish. In my role I have the unique opportunity to gain insight and learn about the hopes and dreams of each individual I meet. Whether I am meeting an enthusiastic freshman who is exploring options that will lead to their future happiness, or a seasoned professional considering changes that will allow them to make a greater impact on their community, helping individuals understand who they are and how they can best reach their potential is a privilege. "
- Tom Kipp