Career Development

Welcome to Career Development!  We provide help with the following for A&M-Commerce students and alumni:

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Meet Our Staff

  • Tina Boitnott

    Tina manages all Career Development efforts to include career counseling, class presentations, and outreach. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, as well as Master Career Counselor.

    Fun Facts: She loves golden retrievers, lived behind the Iron Curtain in Berlin, Germany, and enjoys stage acting!

  • Ashley Ortiz

    Ashley counsels and advises students on the career and job process, as well as coordinates programming, marketing, and supervision of student employees. She is currently working on becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

    Fun Facts: She enjoys having a good conversation, spending time with her husband, traveling to a new place, and has been to 16 different countries.

  • Bethany Ferrall

    Bethany works with employers to hire Lions and recruit on campus. She plans our annual events including career fairs, career clinics, networking nights, and Lion Job Shadows, manages our social media, and develops internship programs.

    Fun Facts: She loves attending sporting events, her husband, Chris, dog, Lonestar, daughter, Charlotte, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

  • Bethany Ferrall

    Russell provides students guidance with all aspects of the job search process including resume and cover letter consulting, mock interviews, dressing for success, and networking. He also conducts class presentations giving and assists with events.

    Fun Facts: Russell serves as a city council member and Main Street Program committee member for his hometown of Mount Vernon. He enjoys travel, cooking regional cuisine and collecting bobble heads.

  • Bethany Ferrall

    Lisa provides administrative support including financial reporting, assistance with special events, and office support.

    Fun Facts: Lisa loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, taking brewery tours, getting outdoors, and watching Red Sox Baseball.

  • Bethany Ferrall

    Miaya assists with resume building and critiquing, career events, mock interviews, and career counseling.

    She has a Masters in Student Affairs, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling. 

    Fun Facts: Miaya enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and zombie movies.

Student Success Stories

Our pride runs deep at Career Development and we are so proud of our students and alumni that go on to do big things after graduation. Submit your success story using this form and you could also be featured on this page!

    Major: Accounting
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Career Path: Accountant/Auditor

    Career development is a program that utilized throughout my college career. With events such as Networking Nights and Job Shadows, I've been able to land internships and now a full-time position. Without Career Development, I would not be where I am today.

  • Ashley Ortiz

    Major: Business Analytics
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Career Path: Corporate Business Analyst

    Career Development has helped me and had a huge influence on my career path. They keep me motivated and not only helped me find a great company to job shadow during the 2015 spring semester, but also helped me find my current job as a graduate assistant. Career development is a great department that is more than willing to help any student find jobs and internships.

  • Jennifer Tran

    Major: Industrial Engineering/Computer Science
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Career Path: IT Project Manager

    Doing two job shadows helped me solidify what exactly career I wanted to pursue with my major. I was worried that I would not be able to find an internship within my major because it is highly competitive but found an internship opportunity through Career Development with Companion Data Services. Interning there has to be one of the best decisions of my life and I'm so blessed to have been given this opportunity.

  • Bethany Ferrall

    Major: MBA
    Hometown: McKinney, TX
    Career Path: Project Manager

    Although I was working full time prior to completing my degree, my MBA from A&M-Commerce has helped me to advance in my career. About 3 months after graduating, I accepted a job offer at Raytheon as a Project Management Liaison. I have always wanted to work for a large, prestigious, and reputable company like Raytheon and my education and your help made it possible. For this, I am forever grateful.

  • Miaya Love

    We want to know about your internship, graduate school acceptance, part-time job, full-time job and graduate assistantships!

    Submit your success story using this form.

    Let us know how our services helped you achieve success!

    At Career Development, we succeed when you succeed!

Contact Information

Department of Career Development
P.O. Box 3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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