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Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center

About the Founding

When Peter M. Johnson (B.S. '72) and Paula Green Johnson (B.S. '72) launched the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business, they were trying to solve a basic problem. That is, how to help students get jobs in the fields they'd trained for at UW. Their answer to this fundamental question is a key reason they are co-recipients of the University Medallion Service Award for 2014.

The idea for the center started in 2004, when Peter Johnson served as the first Executive in Residence at the College of Business. He had been asked to draw on his expertise as President of the Sinclair Oil Corporation's oil division to speak to students.

"I prepared my thoughts primarily around how you succeeded in a career, like engineering, law, business, and so forth, UW hasn't finished the job until they provide adequate assistance finding a job in that field," he says. 

So, in 2007, the couple donated $1 million to endow the Career Center, which assists business students with comprehensive career planning services that start at the beginning of a student's college journey. 

About the Johnson Career Center

The University of Wyoming Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center (JCC) is dedicated to assisting College of Business students with comprehensive career planning services which start at the beginning of a student's college journey.

Career planning is an ongoing process and the JCC is committed to working with you to develop a practical road map for you to follow to achieve your career goals.  The JCC provides resources for the planning and preparation required to help University of Wyoming business students succeed on their career path.  The JCC staff assists with the development of lifelong career management and self-marketing skills.  We look forward to helping you on the road to career fulfillment.

Our services range from resume, cover letter and LinkedIn reviews to mock interviews and even facilitating career events to help prepare students with necessary career readiness tools. We are currently using E.P.I.C. which consists of approximately 100 milestones to guide students through finding a major to finding full-time employment. In addition, we also, in conjunction with the Center for Advising and Career Services, maintain our online job and internship platform UW2Career to keep employers and students connected.

Jennie Hedrick

Jennie Hedrick

Coordinator, Student Advising
BU 190
(307) 766-3061 | jnein@uwyo.edu


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