Erik Simon (Arts and Letters, 5+1)

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Erik Simon

Serves as the Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Arts & Letters (including IPS PhD and 5+1 Program). As a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Facilitator with a background in elementary education and higher education student affairs, Erik takes a holistic, "Self-Authorship" approach to personal and professional development in order to empower, serve, and support students in reaching their short-term and long-term goals. With over seven years’ experience in Career Services focused on the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, and Communication, he upholds the value of a liberal arts education. Erik is also a member of the Graduate Career Consortium, National Association of Colleges & Employers, and National Career Development Association.

Contact Information


Graduate Career Consultant

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Graduate Career Services

W528 Duncan Student Center / 574-631-1892


Students, 5+1 Postdocs, and Recent Alumni

  • Connect with Erik on LinkedIn

  • Schedule an Appointment on "Handshake" (Email Erik if you can't find a time in the system)

  • Erik's Resource Library

  • Join an Online Advanced Degree "Career Community" (Hosted within "Google Classroom") - Build your professional network and a strategic plan within career paths of interest alongside fellow graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni through advanced degree (Masters and Ph.D.) "Career Communities". The communities include targeted resource libraries, curated alumni contacts, live updates/notifications, messaging for questions and resource sharing, and more. A "Higher Education Administration" Career Community is being launched as the pilot with additional groups to follow (outlined below). You can opt-in and opt-out whenever you would like. The initiative is meant to enhance resources such as LinkedIn and Irish Compass (Notre Dame's main alumni career mentorship platform) and to serve as a resource for those with similar career interests to interact.

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