Career Services prepares and empowers students and alumni at every stage of their career journey with skills, experiences, and connections to achieve their professional goals. Career Services guides students through career exploration and provides opportunities to develop professional skills, engage with industry partners, and build connections to transition successfully and confidently beyond graduation.



Our Team


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Holly Johanknecht

Director of Career Services

  • Learn more about Holly Johanknecht
    As the Director, Holly is immersed in all aspects of Career Services. Connect with Holly to discuss the vision, goals, and longevity of career services, as well as, special initiatives such as the Seawolf Career Closet or internship scholarships. Lastly, Holly is the best person to connect with regarding new partnerships and special events.

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Alexis Rasley

Employer Relations & Workforce Development Manager

  • Learn more about Alexis Rasley
    As the Employer Relations and Workforce Development Coordinator, Alexis is the best person to connect with regarding the recruitment of UAA students and alumni. Additionally, Alexis spearheads workforce development opportunities such as job shadowing or internship opportunities.


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Mike Detmer

Career Development Coordinator

  • Learn more about Mike Detmer
    As the Career Development Coordinator, Mike is the leading career advisor and can be contacted for career education, classroom visits, and information sessions. Students can make an appointment in Handshake to discuss anything from career exploration to graduate school applications.

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Juju Lucena

Career Services Specialist

  • Learn more about Juju Lucena
    As the Career Services Specialist, Juju manages all things related to Handshake, our career management platform. Contact Juju for assistance setting up your Handshake account, making changes to your profile, or utilizing features such as 1:1 messaging, event creation, or career fair registration.




Seawolf Sports Complex 142 (entrance on the ground floor
of the Student Union)


Monday - Friday 
9 am - 5 pm (AKT)

Contact Info

Email: uaa_career@alaska.edu 
Phone: 907-786-6913