About

Mission

We believe that every individual has unique potential and should have the opportunity to pursue a meaningful and fulfilling career.

Vision

As the leader in career and professional development, we aim to deliver cutting-edge, life-long learning opportunities that prepare individuals to meet the grand challenges of public health.

Values

  • Integrity
  • Positivity
  • Relationships
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Quality
  • Innovation
Vic Massaglia, Megan LaFontaine, and Darren Kaltved

Phone: 612-626-3500
Email: sphcareers@umn.edu

Meet Us

Vic Massaglia

Vic Massaglia has extensive experience in career, leadership, and organizational development in both the public and private sectors. He is passionate about working with SPH students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers regarding all phases of the career development process. Massaglia consults on topics including building effective resume and cover letters, interviewing and networking skills, and other career and leadership related issues. He holds a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas. Prior to working for the School of Public Health, he was at the University of Minnesota Law School Career Center.

Vic Massaglia

Darren Kaltved

Assistant Director
612-626-4448, dkaltved@umn.edu
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Darren Kaltved provides services supporting the development of job search and career management skills of SPH students. He works to provide tools that enable each student to assess skills and interests and assume responsibility for career goals. In addition, Kaltved works with each student on enhancing their marketability and developing a competitive edge in today’s job market. Kaltved has a Master of Education in student personnel administration in higher education, and is currently working on his doctoral degree in educational leadership.

Darren Kaltved

Megan LaFontaine

Employer Relations and Field Experience
612-301-9502
meganlaf@umn.edu

Megan LaFontaine plans and oversees the SPH Field Experience program as well as develops relationships with new and existing employers for field experience and full-time positions. She works to provide win-win partnerships for students and employers through strong collaboration.  LaFontaine has a Master of Education in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas, a strong background in adult education, career coaching, and advancement of diverse talent.

Megan LaFontaine

Jaime Gardner

Intern

Jaime Gardner is an intern at the Career and Professional Development Center. Jaime will be graduating in December with her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resource Development. Her interest in the School of Public Health and the field of career and professional development stems from a passion for developing and helping others. Jaime is primarily interested in pursuing a path that will allow her to develop the careers of employees from underrepresented populations in organizations. By working with her colleagues while interning at SPH, she is extremely eager to cultivate her own experiences and gain knowledge to take with her upon entering the field of human resource development.

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