Christen Steele is the Director of Computing Career Services for the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In her role, she works with students, clubs and corporations to expand the career opportunities available to College of Computing graduates. She stays on top of trends in the field of computing, and uses humor and interactive techniques to translate those insights into innovative programming for students and recruiters.
Christen is committed to total person development - helping students identify their passions, learn how to lead with their strengths, and achieve their academic, personal and professional goals. Knowing that technology jobs are on the rise in many fields – retail, insurance and entertainment, to give a few examples - she partnered with the office of development to create diverse career preparation pathways for students
Prior to joining the College of Computing, Steele worked as an educational support manager in Georgia Tech Athletics, and prior to that she spent five years working in refugee resettlement, including job development and placement. She holds a B.S. in International Affairs and African American Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She is a certified Clifton Strengths coach, and an active member in SoACE and NACE. When you meet her, please say hi – she can greet you back in eight different languages, including Burmese, Swahili, Nepali and Spanish.