Our Employer Relations mission is to help our employer partners discover, develop, access and maximize ASU’s talent.


Senior Director for Global Engagement & Corporate Partnerships

They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. I’m very fortunate to be doing just that. I lead the team that establishes relationships with organizations from around the world to provide quality jobs and internships for our Sun Devils. Whether you represent a multinational organization or desire to expand your business operations, ASU is strategically primed to be your source of global talent. Let’s connect over the many ways we can highlight your organization’s opportunities to the best and brightest minds in the world!

Sheila.Shedd@asu.edu | LinkedIn


Director for Talent Innovation and Corporate Partnerships

Technology is changing the way we connect, work and learn. Finding, hiring and retaining the right talent is critical for business success. I spot opportunities, connect dots and drive meaningful disruptive change within organizations and institutions. I advise organizations large and small on how to best connect with the 100,000+ ASU students and 500,000+ alumni. Let’s chat about the big picture and create a recruitment plan that establishes a long-term talent pipeline.

John.Bevell@asu.edu | LinkedIn


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Associate Director for Alumni Engagement & Corporate Partnerships

I am a connector, establishing and cultivating meaningful professional relationships with ASU alumni through the career and professional development services' lens. The work I do with alumni complements my efforts to liaise with corporate partners for recruitment, workforce development, and strategic initiatives. ASU offers an array of complimentary career focused services and programs to alums and its corporate partners, to accommodate them as they navigate the dynamic and ever-changing workforce. I thrive on strengthening ties with existing partners (alums or professionally engaged organizations), as well as identifying and establishing collaborative opportunities with new alums or entities for activation.

melanie.burm@asu.edu  |  LinkedIn



Associate Director for Corporate Engagement & Partnerships, Western Region (CA, WA, OR, CO)

ASU is repeatedly #1 in innovation for a reason, we are breaking boundaries and tearing down conventional walls!  My role supports employers, alumni and students in the west coast market; my commitment to you is to provide you access to the talented pipeline of Sun Devil students and graduates right in your backyard.  We can partner on a recruiting event in which I bring talent to your doorstep as well as assist you with your hiring needs 365 days a year. ASU is no longer just a state university in Tempe, we have a nationwide and global reach; I look forward to the opportunity to connect you to the thousands of ASU students and alumni in your state.

alison.dean@asu.edu  |  LinkedIn


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Kourtney Walker
At ASU we are passionate about our Sun Devils and I know that you will be too!  Our faculty and staff are driven to develop professionals who will make an impact on their communities—locally, nationally and internationally. As a two-time Sun Devil alumna, I have spent a significant amount of my career working with students and assisting them to develop into professionals.  In my role, I integrate my knowledge of the student population and work with employers to navigate the university ecosystem to grow their brand at ASU.  I look forward to helping you recruit Sun Devils!

kourtney@asu.edu  |  LinkedIn


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