Dr. Troy Behrens has 18 years of career development experience in both higher education and private industry. With a Doctorate in Higher Education Management from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Arizona, he is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois.
After serving as a career counselor with the University of Arizona’s Career Center, Troy became the Director of Career Services for Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Currently, he is Executive Director of Career Services for SMU, in Dallas.
Prior to this appointment, Troy served 9 years as Business Development Manager and Director of College Relations for Siemens where he earned The Siemens TOP+ Award in 2003 for Innovative Business Solutions as well as 2002 Global Recruiting Best Practices Award.
Some additional accomplishments include: winning the National Association of Colleges and Employers Technological Innovation of the Year Award (Virtual Job Fairs) as well as the National Society of Experiential Education Employer of the Year Award (Career Experience Simulator) and is an Honorary Member of GAINS (Girls Achieving In Non-traditional Subjects).
Troy teaches career development courses for adult career changers, served as president of the Illinois Association of Cooperative Education & Internships, was a committee member for NACE and served on several college-based career center boards. He is Vice President of Curriculum Development for ASCL, Inc. and has authored TRANSITIONS, an online Soft Skills Development Program (http://transitions.ascl.info). Finally, he has authored 65 career management/student success articles and book chapters.