Staff

Student-Centered

The Career Development Office is invested in the learning experience and keep students at the forefront of all its day-to-day activities. Contact us with any questions.

Rita Rienhardt
Sherita ReinhardtDirector, Career DevelopmentFloyd 140509-372-7610Rita Reinhardt joined WSU Tri-Cities in May 2017. Prior to joining the EMSS team, Rita was a Career Specialist at St. Louis Community College-Meramec where she has served in many leadership roles advancing the career and professional development of the students at STLCC. Prior to working at STLCC, she gained career development experiences from Indiana University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Rita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Arts in Communications from University of Missouri-St. Louis, and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Rita also has been extensively involved in her previous communities by providing services to organizations such as the Urban Artists Alliance for Child Development, Missouri History Museum, Deaconess Foundation, Women’s Empowerment Movement, and the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. It is her goal to provide a strategic plan and vision for career development while creating and implementing a comprehensive process that will allow students to gain access to occupational-related resources.
Jason Yi
Jason YiCareer and Internship CoordinatorFloyd 140509-372-7613Jason Yi joined WSU Tri-Cities in October 2017. He holds a bachelor of science in social sciences and a minor in business administration from Portland State University. He has an extensive background in career and workforce development in the Portland and Kansas City areas where he focused on working with students on portfolio development for externship/internship opportunities. Jason is responsible for developing co-curricular internship and career-connected opportunities for students.
Eadie Balint
Eadie BalintStudent Engagement & Program Specialist, Career DevelopementFloyd 140509-372-7214Prior to this position, Eadie worked as a Development Coordinator where she fundraised for the WSU Tri-Cities campus and its many initiatives, including scholarships. She also worked for WSU Pullman’s International Programs/Education Abroad for seven years, where she managed the study abroad and exchange programs for WSU. During this time, Eadie received the Distinguished Employee Excellence Award from WSU President Sam Smith. Eadie attended Lower Columbia Community College, graduated from Western Business College, and currently attends Washington State University.

Alexa Diven

Student Office Assistant
509-372-7600
alexa_diven@tricity.wsu.edu

Alexa Diven serves as our student office assistant focusing on inputting student data, posting jobs and internships to our online job board, www.cougcareers.tumblr.com, scheduling appointments for students as well as all the minutia of a busy office.  Alexa is majoring in elementary education.

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