Graduate Career Advisors: Theresa Murphy and Joshua Knepp

The Graduate School is happy to welcome Theresa Murphy and Joshua Knepp to the Graduate Career Services team as graduate career advisors. Theresa and Joshua are here to help advise graduate students on topics related to professional development, including developing resumes and cover letters, performing mock interviews, exploring careers, and more. Set up an appointment at /gradcareerdevelopment.

Learn more about these advisors below:

Theresa Murphy

Theresa Murphy in a green sweater with trees in the background.

Theresa Murphy is a 1st year doctoral student studying Higher Adult and Lifelong Education. She is broadly interested in the transition out of universities and the supports universities can provide during that process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and English

 from Marquette University and her master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin (Irish Literature) and Loyola University Chicago (Higher Education).

Theresa previously worked in international education and faculty support in Chicagoland universities, as well as a stint as an elementary school teacher. She is excited to take her interests in editing, job hunts, and generalized career support into a student support role. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games and trivia with her friends, attending Sister Suppers with her younger sister, and traveling (she’s been to 48 states and 30 countries!). 

“I aim to support students in every step of the job application process, from resumes and cover letters to mock interviews and everything in between. Whether meeting one-on-one or hosting workshops, my goal is to help you recognize the skills you already have and tailor them to the job you want. If you feel more confident in your job search after visiting our office, I’ve done a job I’m proud of.” 

Joshua Knepp

Joshua Knepp in a gray-and-white jack and grey baseball hat with an island in the background.

Joshua Knepp is a 2nd year Master’s student in the Student Affairs Administration program. His area of interest is career discovery. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.

While there, Joshua developed a love of career development and career discovery while working at the Career Development Center. He hopes one day to become an executive director of a career services network or office. In his free time, Joshua likes to watch football, basketball, and hockey, as well as manage a fantasy baseball team with his best friend. 

“I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of students on their career documents and have a lot of experience working on career discovery activities. I enjoy working with students and helping them discover their passions, skills, and the intersection of them. I'm looking forward to meeting with students!"