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Director, Career Services & Alumni Relations

Bryan Kempton, director for Career Services and Alumni Relations, oversees all employment and internship services for School of Public Policy (SPP) students and alumni, including career counseling, career preparation programs and the development of employment opportunities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He is also responsible for working with the Alumni Chapter Board to bring quality programs and services to SPP alumni.

Kempton brings a wealth of career development experience to the School. In his years of experience in higher education, he served in a variety of roles at various campuses including the University of Maryland. Prior to SPP, he worked for four years as a Program Director at the Career Center working with the College of Education, School of Public Health and students with disabilities.

Before coming to the University of Maryland, Kempton was a Career Counselor in the office of Career Planning and Placement at the University of Michigan. In Ann Arbor, he served as a pre-medical and pre-law advisor while teaching career development courses and counseling students on career-related issues. He also has career services experience from Trinity College in Washington, DC and Florida International University in Miami, FL.

On the professional front, Kempton completed the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in Germany. He recently chaired professional groups within the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs and the American College Personnel Association. Kempton also co-authored a chapter in a text entitled "Career Counseling of College Students" published by the American Psychological Association.

Kempton holds both a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Higher Education Administration and a B.A. in
Psychology from James Madison University.

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