Students meeting with a career advisor

About Us

Located in McCabe Hall, C3 emphasizes the connections between liberal education and careers and between Coe College and our region, known as the Creative Corridor.

Through programming including internships, grants, experiential learning opportunities, sponsored visits from entrepreneurs and innovators and expansive partnerships with local businesses, arts organizations and nonprofits, students explore career options associated with all areas of study. C3 focuses on the concept of creativity — the key to innovation in the arts, technology and business — and students become equipped to demonstrate to employers and graduate schools the value of critical thinking, communication, independent research and integrative learning that are the hallmarks of their liberal arts experience. C3 expands Coe's connections with regional alumni and leaders of businesses and other organizations in order to assist students with planning and carrying out projects, forming professional networks and putting their Coe experiences to work in the wider world.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Executive Director, External Partnerships & Annual Giving
Co-Director, C3: Creativity, Careers, Community
319.399.8662
btupper@coe.edu
Barb Tupper provides strategic direction, in consultation with the C3 faculty co-director, of the three areas within C3: creativity, careers, community, with particular attention to connecting the work to academics on campus through internships, NetVUE and other efforts. In addition, Barb directs the planning and implementation of Coe’s corporate sponsorship strategy and oversees Coe’s overall annual giving efforts.
Faculty Co-Director, C3: Creativity, Careers, and Community
Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies
319.399.8582
mstclair@coe.edu
Marty St. Clair provides strategic direction, in consultation with the C3 co-director, of the three areas within C3: creativity, careers, community, with particular attention to connecting the work to academics on campus through internships, NetVUE and other efforts. In addition, Marty teaches courses in chemistry and environmental studies.

Director, Community & Civic Engagement
319.399.8780
jdemarest@coe.edu
Joe Demarest directs the efforts to design and implement opportunities that engage students locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in community needs and challenges to foster a culture of community engagement and social justice/advocacy at Coe. This includes seeking, initiating and sustaining mutually beneficial community/college partnerships. Joe also advises students 1:1 in community and civic engagement as well as in career-related topics and develops faculty relationships within the following majors: organizational science, political science, psychology, social and criminal justice and sociology. Additionally, he creates employer, community and alumni partnerships to generate reciprocal internship and career opportunities for students within the social sciences, counseling and education career community and industries.
Director, Careers
319.399.8581
nyoung@coe.edu
Nanci Young directs the multi-faceted and student-centered career services operation for Coe’s diverse student population, including the design and measurement of advising and programming; alumni and community connections; employer outreach and development; and experiential learning and internships. Nanci also advises students 1:1 in career-related topics and develops faculty relationships within the following majors: accounting, business, economics and public relations, while also creating employer, community, and alumni partnerships to generate reciprocal internship and career opportunities for students within the business and entrepreneurism career community and industries.

Career Specialist
319.399.8608
cbettcher@coe.edu
Carrie Bettcher advises students 1:1 in career-related topics and develops faculty relationships within the following majors: biology,  biochemistry, chemistry, education, environmental science/studies and nursing, while also creating employer, community and alumni partnerships to generate reciprocal internship and career opportunities for students within the health and wellness; science research; and natural resources, agriscience and environment career communities and industries.
Career Specialist
319.399.8660
demerson@coe.edu
Dale Emerson advises students 1:1 in career-related topics and develops faculty relationships within the following majors: African American studies, art, art history, Asian studies, athletic training, communications, computer science, creative writing, English, film studies, foreign languages, gender studies, history, international studies, kinesiology, literature, mathematics, music/music education, philosophy, physical education, physics, religion, theater and writing, while also creating employer, community and alumni partnerships to generate reciprocal internship and career opportunities for students within the arts, communications, media and entertainment; data and technology; legal, law enforcement and public service; international affairs, government and public policy; and science research career communities and industries.

Reunion Giving and Advancement Events Specialist
319.399.8605
jtimm@coe.edu
Jordan Timm plans, organizes, and implements special giving engagement platforms and events within Advancement and C3 to build relationships and maintain and increase support of Coe College. She supports events overall to ensure implementation and measurement of effectiveness. She works with the director of alumni engagement, including a major role in Homecoming planning, implementation and execution.
C3 Program Coordinator
319.399.8260
kguerrero@coe.edu
Karina Guerrero is C3’s main point of contact, and she ensures the completion of programs and tasks related to community and civic engagement and careers, including coordinating communications on and off campus and helping execute events and activities. She supports C3’s day-to-day operational tasks as well as builds on- and off-campus relationships and communications between the college’s faculty and students, and nonprofit organizations in the Cedar Rapids Community. Karina specifically supports Off-Campus Federal Work-Study and Campus Compact Americorps programs at Coe.