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The Business Placement Center has a dedicated staff who are here to offer their support to College of Business students, recruiters and alumni. 

Meet the Business Placement Center Staff

Thomas Becker

Business Placement Coordinator

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Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
cobtbecker@business.siu.edu
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Having lived in Sothern Illinois his whole life, and coming from a house with two SIU Alumni, Thomas truly does bleed Saluki Maroon. Thomas was very active in his undergrad years at SIU, having been on the E-board of both the American Marketing Association and Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity. Thomas also worked as a Resident Assistant for three years of his undergrad, where two of those years were in Brown hall (the business resident hall). Completing his undergrad in Marketing and Business Economics in Spring 2017 he knew furthering his education and obtaining a MBA at SIU was the right choice.

If Thomas is not in the office planning employer visits or career trips, you can find him enjoying a walk around campus or catching the latest movie at the local AMC theater.


Katie Bevis

Office Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Katie Bevis is from Herrin, Illinois and came to SIU as a freshman. She is pursuing a degree in Finance and plans to graduate in May 2020. In her free time she loves to read, travel, and is an active member of the Saluki Student Investment Fund.


Kelsey Byars

Office Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Kelsey Byars is from Shelbyville, Illinois and came to SIU as a transfer student. She is pursuing a double degree in Accounting and Finance and plans to graduate in May 2019. In her free time, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on, spend time with family and friends, and binge watch TV shows.


Lisa Clanton

Data Analysis

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
coblclanton@business.siu.edu

 

Lisa is from Springfield, Illinois and is returning to her alma mater in pursuit of a PhD in Education Administration and Leadership. Lisa earned both her undergraduate and graduate degree from the College of Education at SIU. Prior to returning to SIU to complete her terminal degree, Lisa worked in Housing and Residence Life at several institutions throughout the Midwest and South, gaining progressive leadership and professional experience. Upon her return to SIU, Lisa worked in the BPC and CoB as a Student Support Specialist and GA for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, formerly Minority Affairs. Prior to returning to the BPC, Lisa worked as an academic advisor in Saluki Athletics. When not assisting with data analysis or student development, Lisa enjoys exploring the beauty of southern Illinois and spending time with family and friends.


Dane Inman

Office Assistant

photo of Dane Inman

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Dane W. Inman is from Cobden, Illinois and coming to SIU as a freshman. He is pursuing a degree in Marketing and plans to graduate in May 2022. He is also in the Army ROTC program and plan to become an officer of the United States after he graduates. In his free time, he loves to fish, working out with friends, and cooking.


Amber McDonald

Internship Specialist

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
cobamberm@business.siu.edu

 

Amber joins our team from Chicago, Illinois. Amber is the Internship Specialist in the Business Pacement Center and assists students with internship opportunities, resume reviews, mock interviews, and more. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Counselor Education, with hopes to become a High School Guidance Counselor in the future. Amber enjoys helping students focus on professional and career development.

Outside of classes and work Amber enjoys spending time with her sorority sisters, attending campus events, and volunteering in the Carbondale community. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and shopping.


Oumou Saidou

Office Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Oumou Saidou is an international student coming from Niamey, Niger (West Africa). Both of her parents attended SIU a while back and that was the very first time she learned how to speak English. Her and her family moved back to Africa when she was in the 6th grade. She saw SIU as a second home, and upon graduating high school, she decided to attend SIU and is majoring in Business Management. She also has three older sisters who attended SIU, therefore she is the fifth person in her family to attend SIU. Her younger brother and sister also plan to attend SIU. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.   


Neimoya Woods

Professional Development Specialist

photo of Neimoya Woods

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
cobanwoods@business.siu.edu

Neimoya Woods is from Cairo, IL, and is an alumna of SIU. Neimoya is the Professional Development specialist in the Business Placement Center, where she assists students with resume reviews, mock interviews, and much more. Neimoya graduated, from SIU, with her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management Degree May 2017, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel Degree. Outside of work & school, Neimoya loves to read, sing, spend time with family, and work at her business Impressive Kreations, LLC.