University of Mobile Expands Opportunities for Student Internships and Job Search

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile has partnered with Handshake, a career management platform that expands opportunities for students through internships, jobs, student networking, and virtual career activities and events.

“The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has not only hurt businesses, it has also affected college students who are relying on these businesses for internships in their field, or in launching their career after graduation. Many have had to start their internship or job search over completely, because their previous plans have been postponed or halted altogether,” said Lawrencine Mason, career services director in the university’s Student Success Center.

“Our partnership with Handshake gives our students a powerful tool to use in discovering the right opportunity during this unprecedented time,” Mason said.

Employers use Handshake to recruit students who can create a profile on the platform and explore job roles based on their major and interests. Students receive personalized job recommendations based on their profile.

UM students also have support for their job search through the university’s Student Success Center, which offers personalized advice on resumes, career fields, interviewing skills and more.

For information about career services at the University of Mobile, contact Mason at


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.