Butler University’s College of Business (COB) has named Kim Goad to be its new director of career development.
In that role, Goad will manage the career development of COB students—overseeing the College’s career-readiness program and managing a team of career mentors who are retired executives and a team of internship coordinators.
Butler’s College of Business is the only business program that requires students to complete two internships before they graduate. About half of COB graduates get their first full-time job with a company for which they interned.
“I’m so excited to build on the already excellent Professional and Career Development program at Butler’s College of Business,” she said. “My personal mission is to use my time, talent, and treasure to help individuals and organizations grow. What better place to do that than in Career Development, where we offer that growth through the power of connection? We help students connect with their own goals and with a lifelong professional network; and we help organizations connect with top talent. It’s just another way that we embrace the Real Life. Real Business. motto.”
Prior to coming to Butler, Goad was an independent marketing consultant. She has more than two decades of business planning, marketing and development experience with clients in a variety of industries.
She’s also counseled and mentored tweens, adolescents and emerging adults for more than a decade. She is coauthor of One Girl Can Change the World (Standard 2009) and its companion journal and Leader’s Guide. She is also coauthor of Inked: Choosing God’s Mark to Transform Your Life (Abingdon 2013), has published numerous magazine articles, and has been an invited speaker at national conferences.
Goad earned her bachelor’s from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and her master’s in counseling psychology from Indiana University School of Education.