Meet the Team

Jamie Shaw

Executive Director of Career Programs and Employer Relations

In her position as Dominican University’s Executive Director of Career Programs and Employer Relations, Jamie Shaw oversees the department, as well as a $3 million U.S. Department of Education Title V grant designed to advance educational opportunities for Hispanic students, specifically relating to career development and financial literacy. Shaw has extensive experience serving first-generation college students, having spent over 13 years working in higher education at institutions committed to social justice. Shaw regularly presents on topics related to career development, embedding professional development into curricula, and employer engagement. Shaw was a 2019 Leadership Lab Fellow through the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, nominated for Dominican University’s Davlin Diversity Leadership Award in 2019, and nominated in 2021 for Crain’s Chicago’s 40 under 40. In 2023, the Career Programs team was awarded the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) Best Practices Award and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2023 Career Services Excellence Award. Dominican’s program was selected based on its four required career development courses, required internships, and built-in mentorship through the Executives and Experts in Residence program led by Shaw. She holds a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University.


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