Kathryn has over 20 years of career coaching experience and loves working with Norwich students and alumni! She is one of the longest serving staff members at Norwich, having joined the NU family in 1983 as the assistant director of the Alumni Office. In 1998, the Norwich University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors made her an Honorary Alumna.
In her free time, Kathryn loves to ski, having done so at over 40 different resorts in North America, including everywhere from Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia to the old NU ski hill! She also likes to travel, read, and spend time with her family and friends.
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Meghan Oliver, M.A.
Certifications: Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner, Certificate in Business Coaching (Coachville)
“Change is inevitable, and it is my jam! Allow me to be a part of your evolution and stand with you in your "ah-ha" moments.”
Meghan brings over 20 years of career coaching experience and a true passion for empowering her clients to realize their values, assets, motivations, strategies, and goals. Her ability to work across a wide variety of industries and occupations allows her to provide useful resources and insight to her clients. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Community Services from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned her master’s degree in Education and Career Counseling from the University of Vermont. Some of Meghan’s niche areas include the Action Sports and Outdoor Sports industries. She says that watching the light bulb go off is one of the biggest reasons she loves her work!
In Meghan’s “down” time you will find her in the mountains split boarding in the Vermont backcountry, riding single-track on her mountain bike or climbing.
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Kat Collins '11, M.A.
Since 2007, Kat has experienced Norwich from many perspectives. As a 2011 alum and cadet she brings a keen insight from the unique student experience to her coaching. After receiving her master’s degree in school counseling from Johnson State College, she decided to combine her love of Norwich University with helping students transition into post-graduate life and career. Prior to joining the CIC, she worked as an assistant director in the Admissions Office where she helped many students make the transition from high school student to college student and then into a role overseeing a leadership and life skills program for a short time.
Having experienced some disappointments in her career journey, Kat is passionate about helping students build skills that will prepare them to overcome challenges in life and career. Kat is an avid knitter and loves to make knitwear for family and friends. She also enjoys road trips and the outdoors with her husband and two dogs, Io and Iv.
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Jim Graves, M.A.
Assistant Director & Internship Coordinator
As an internship coordinator, Jim enjoys helping students discover their passion for real-world experiences. To Norwich he brings 20 years of experience working as a practitioner and administrator within the fields of education and human services. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Washington State University and his master’s degree in teaching from the University of Alaska. His strengths include designing and teaching practical experiential curricula that focuses on the needs, abilities, and interests of his students. He believes that internships provide powerful tools for learning and self-discovery. His counseling methods are designed to help students discover their own values, skills, and aptitudes that will help them move toward a successful and fulfilling career. In his free time, Jim likes to run, do home improvement projects, and go to garage sales in the summer. He also likes to spend time playing with his two grandchildren.
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