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Meet Mary Vance
Meet Mary Vance

Mary specializes in careers and internships in sustainability-related fields and helping students apply for graduate school. Mary also provides resume and cover letter critiques, job search strategy tips, assistance in the development of goals and career game plans, and guidance in figuring out what types of careers might fit students' passions best. Nothing makes Mary happier than hearing that students she's helped land the jobs/internships they are applying for or are admitted to grad school. Before coming to PSU, she lived and studied in Spain, Germany, and the West Indies as a Peace Corps volunteer, ESL instructor, and Cross Cultural Consultant.

Mary holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Master's degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Counseling (University of Maryland, College Park).

When she's not researching green trends or helping students take resumes from "ok" to "wow," Mary is a serial knitter of scarves, loves languages, traveling, and anything to do with food, and has a vegetable garden that she considers a "work in progress."