Dana Sumner

Director, Career Planning

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206 Park Center
(919) 760-8428

Areas of Expertise

  • Career counseling, career development and planning, major selection, job and internship search, and career management
  • Resumes, letters, networking, professional presentation, interviewing
  • Employer development and relations

Work Experience

Dana, who joined Meredith College in 2000, works with students and alumnae on a variety of topics including career planning, major selection, gaining experience, document writing, job search, networking, and graduate school. She teaches a career planning course for upperclassmen. Dana partners with faculty and staff to present career related topics in the classroom. In addition, Dana is responsible for strategic interactions and building connections with employers that hire Meredith students and grads. She manages the campus recruiting program and provides creative ways for employers to get to know students and alumnae for full time, part time, and internship opportunities. Before coming to Meredith College, Dana worked at Elon University and Queens University of Charlotte.

Academic Credentials

M.A., Student Development, Appalachian State University
B.A., Psychology, Stetson University

Professional Credentials

  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
  • North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers
  • North Carolina Counseling Association
  • North Carolina Career Development Association


  • Meredith College Staff Recognition Award, 2012
  • Meredith College HALO Award, 2007
  • North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers, Furney K. James Outstanding Service Award, 2006
  • North Carolina Career Development Association, New Professional Award, 2004

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Contact the Office of Human Resources
Located in 1st Floor Park Center
Main Phone: (919) 760-8898
Fax: (919) 760-8164

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