Melissa McClung

Career Development Specialist
Counseling and Educational Support Services

M.S. in Counseling Psychology • The University of Kansas
B.S in Psychology • Emporia State University

I believe in the power of the unique individual and, because of that belief, am excited to be a positive and strengths-focused career coach who assists students in the identification of their unique goals, values, and skills. At the University of Kansas Medical Center, I meet with students in private consultation appointments, manage career events, and speak to classrooms and student organizations. I also enjoy assisting employer partners in adding individuals to their organization that fit their culture, needs, and vision. I believe that innovation is important when dealing with a changing economy and labor market, and strive to blend tradition and innovation in ways that propel us forward.

In 2012 I earned my Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and was trained as a career coach at the University Career Center on that campus. During that time, I also completed training as a mental health counselor at The Guidance Center in Leavenworth, KS. Prior to my graduate education, I worked for private agencies supporting children and families in the state of Kansas and still find enjoyment in advocating for children in foster care and the families that serve them. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Emporia State University. 

When I'm not at KUMC, I enjoy relaxing by reading, exercising, and spending time with my husband or friends. 

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Melissa McClung
Career Development Specialist

P: 913-945-7012