Career Services Staff

  • Selecting a major
  • Resume and cover letter development and feedback
  • Mock/practice interviews
  • Informational interviews
  • Exploring and defining career options
  • Developing job search strategies
  • Obtaining career-related experience
  • Identifying and connecting with prospective employers
  • Post-Graduate school research and application reviews
  • Career Assessments


Kelly Harris is Director of Career Services and has 20 years of Career Services, Employer Relations and Development, Recruitment Services and Experiential Education experience in higher education, with past Career Services leadership roles at Florida State University and Bradley University. Kelly has extensive experience in the research, development and management of programs, events and marketing plans that create linkages between students, alumni and employers as well as provides individualized career advisement to both students and alumni.

Professional/Leadership Activity

Kelly has held and currently holds top and key leadership roles in various regional and national organizations and served on the Executive Boards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers. In addition to the above, Kelly also holds memberships in the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) and the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Kelly is considered a leader in her field and has conducted national webinars, served on various committees and taskforces, presented at regional and national conferences, served on leadership panels and published articles pertaining to all areas of Career Services. Her leadership and volunteer activities resulted in being recognized by the Peoria Chamber of Commerce as one of the “25 Women in Leadership” in 2003.

Kelly N. Harris
Director of Career Services
Vennum-Binkley – 24
P: (309) 467-6413


Graduate Certificate in Management,
Bradley University B.S., Education,
Missouri State University

Community Engagement

Kelly has volunteered for several years with Junior Achievement of Central Illinois to teach 5th grade students practical information about the needs the 21st century job market.

Kelly also volunteers yearly in her community with presentations on careers to middle school students during Career Day.

Uniquely Eureka Experience

Eureka College is unique for many reasons. At Eureka, you are provided the opportunity to collaborate with committed faculty and staff as well as get to know each and every Eureka College student in providing personalized guidance and assistance to help each achieve their chosen goals and aspirations. While many colleges and universities state they work collaboratively with others on campus and can make a difference, I have found that only at Eureka are you truly able to do that!


Kelly is married with 3 children and is originally from Missouri. Kelly lives in Washington IL and loves to read, cook and travel and is a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan.