Experienced Career Coach Joins UCC Staff



By Stuart Esrock, Ph.D.

The newest member of the University Career Center staff comes to UofL with extensive experience in helping individuals on their journey to a successful career.  Erin Heakin has more than six years of experience providing strength-based career counseling, coaching, and education advising.

Erin Heakin

Erin Heakin, M.Ed.

Heakin holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Community and Justice Studies and Women’s Studies from Guilford College in North Carolina, and she earned her M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from UofL. During her work with Jewish Family and Career Services as well as most recently Schultz Consulting, she has had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of individuals -- from mid-career professionals and New Americans to youth working towards their GED and college students. 

Here at UofL, Heakin will be working with students from the departments of Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Pan-African Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sustainability, Urban and Public Affairs, and Women’s and Gender Studies.  

Heakin is excited about her new position with the University Career Center. “I have a passion for assisting young people prepare for their careers and life after college. Students need to understand how their knowledge and skills can be used to help them both obtain employment as well as advance their career. So, I am really looking forward to speaking with students in classes and during appointments to help them take advantage of what they are learning.”

Heakin is happy to call Louisville home after residing here for 12-plus years. When not chasing after her toddler, Erin volunteers with YouthBuild Louisville and various social causes.  Her contact information can be found on the UCC About Us web page.