Heidi J. Perman

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development

Heidi J. Perman

In my job, I develop a strategy to engage more students and alumni in quality and meaningful career development activities to help clients achieve careers and lives of purpose.  I also develop partnerships across campus to integrate career services into the student experience. Overall, my main goal is to ensure that there are quality services available to students and alumni of all backgrounds. I am passionate about helping others to be successful and have a special passion for supporting diverse and first generation clients. I have a bachelor of science degree in  English Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis in career counseling in higher education from the University of Minnesota.

During my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, gardening and reading. As a Minnesota native, I also enjoying cheering on the Minnesota Vikings during football season!

Favorite Quote/Poem:

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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How to Balance Postgraduate Studies and Full-Time Work

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Balancing full-time work with any other level of responsibility is difficult enough on its own. Completing full-time work with postgraduate studies is a whole different ball game. A postgraduate degree or diploma is an advanced level of study that builds …

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It’s Hiring Season!

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You may not realize that January and February are prime hiring seasons on college campuses for both full-time jobs and internships. Many organizations looking to hire June grads and summer interns start early in the calendar year to ensure they …

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From Veteran to Civilian: How to Navigate Re-Entry Effectively

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Military life is one that must be lived to be understood. No movie, book or story can possibly give an accurate representation of the experience because so much of it is felt in the soul. But, once you’ve been there, …

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How Can Employers Create Safe Spaces for Women & People of Color? [Interview]

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Mikaela Kiner is an executive coach, entrepreneur, and HR consultant who recently authored the book Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace, in which she interviewed thirteen successful, mission-driven women to learn …

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9 Alarming Facts About What the Pandemic Is Doing to Women in the Workplace

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Let’s face it, progress for women in the workplace was moving at a snail’s pace even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now all those gains are at risk of being quickly undone and worse. For the past six years, Lean …

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What to Expect: Visiting Career & Professional Development

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Is the concept of a college career office or career advisor new to you? You’re not alone! Most people haven’t had much experience with the concept of career counseling or career coaching until they get to college.  Career & Professional …

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*UPDATED* Career & Professional Development Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Underway

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The team within Career & Professional Development takes our work around diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) very seriously. DEI values inform and guide our work as a department, and we are committed to ensuring that our services and resources meet …

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Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job

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For many people, making a career switch might feel like you’re starting over from scratch. But that’s not true: You have transferable skills. “Most job seekers think the skills they use for their current job only translate for that particular …

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10 Remote Job Interview Questions You’ve Got to Be Ready to Answer

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Ask anyone who’s transitioned from working in an office to working from home and they’ll tell you: It’s not the same. While working from home comes with some undeniable luxuries (like no commute and the ability to work in your …

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How a Targeted Employer List Can Aid Your Job Search

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There’s a lot to keep in mind when searching for a new job. Salary, benefits, location, job function, and issue area are often our main points of focus, and many of us tend to target our search around at least …

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