Mary Hellwege

Career Consultant & Adjunct Instructor in Professional Development
(402) 465-7556
mhellweg [at]
Student Center Lower Level- Career & Counseling Center
Office hours: 

By appointment.


I earned my Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2010. While training at KU, I worked in the University Career Center and designed a research study examining the connection of career development to student persistence to graduation. I have presented internationally at conferences about my research and to small groups about career development topics. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Counseling Psychology at UNL, with an emphasis on Career Development and Vocational Psychology.


B.A. Theatre Arts Administration
Whitworth University, 2002

M.S. Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas, 2010

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Anticipated 2018

Teaching philosophy: 

My goal is to inspire students to become lifelong learners who know how to increase their knowledge and explore possibilities. My teaching style is direct, yet adaptive to students needs. Students will leave my class feeling empowered to grow in their career identities, equipped to network with other professionals, and confident in their job search and attainment skills.

Courses taught: 

PRO 4220: Professional Development

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

National Association of Colleges and Employers Research Award
Member of American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and the National Career Development Association