Who We Are – Get to Know the Career Center
Get to know the UNT’s Career Center’s staff, graduate assistants, and student assistants throughout the semester. Each team member will showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusive practices for our students, alumni, and employers. Who are we, and how do we work to make sure our office is a welcoming space.
Marcy Bishop-Lilley (she, her, hers) – Career Coach supporting CVAD and CoM
I earned a Bachelors in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2013 and a Masters Degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2016. Throughout my graduate career, I was allowed to teach various studio courses at CVAD and later on taught Art Appreciation at Tarrant County College online. My background in art education helped with the instruction of K-12 and Higher Ed students. My current job position at UNT is Career Development Specialist for the College of Visual Arts and Design and the College of Music.
A fun fact about me is that I love iced coffee, shopping, brunching, looking at art, and watching 90 Day Fiancé. My favorite place in the world is an island called Eleuthera, located in the islands of the Bahamas. This island is little known to tourists making it a secret vacation spot with untouched beaches for miles and boasting beautiful shores of pink sand!
Describe a typical workday, tasks, and what you enjoy most about your job?
A typical workday for me is researching my upcoming student appointments for the day. I make sure to personalize each meeting to ensure that they get the most out of their career advising appointments. I perform job searches and collect them in a database to share with students on my LinkedIn and the colleges I support. When I am not researching careers, I am working on monthly CVAD Career Roundtable sessions that feature faculty and employers in creative fields to aid students in finding a career pathway. I enjoy helping students discover their abilities and skills, then matching them with a career field that fits them the most. Providing helpful industry knowledge to students who seek a creative career is very rewarding for me as a Career Coach. I also enjoy my coworkers and networking with employers in all industries!
Describe the services you provide for UNT students.
1:1 Career Advising Appointments, Resume/Cover Letter Reviews, Portfolio and Website Reviews, Graduate School Exploration, Majors and Career Exploration, Job Search Strategies, Mock Interviews, Specialized Programming, and Info Sessions, How to Market Yourself and LinkedIn Profile Building.
Why do you believe students utilize the Career Center? What are the benefits?
I believe students utilize the Career Center because we provide tools and knowledge to prepare them for pre and post-hire. Careers and the needs of our students are not a size fits all. It is why for me, as a Career Coach, it is essential to stay current with the art world and music industry to know what students should prepare.