Nick Bragin, Assistant Director, Indiana University – Career Development Center
• Tell us about your job, your responsibilities and what you enjoy about working there.
At the CDC, our mission is to be the gateway to career services on the Indiana University Bloomington campus by providing students with a strong foundation for career development success, including opportunities for undergraduate students to cultivate self-awareness, career and major exploration, and marketable skills. I am an Assistant Director at the Career Development Center where my primary focus, outside of advising students, is rooted in Employer Relations and Experiential Education. I manage myJobs, our job and internship posting portal and coordinate our part-time job and internship fairs. As a member of our Experiential Learning team, I promote opportunities for students to explore their values, interests, personality, and skills through internships, informational interviews, job shadowing, part-time jobs, and mentorship through our brand program HoosierConnections!
The Career Development Center has an organizational culture like nowhere else! I love what I do. I am passionate about helping and educating students, and I thrive on the relationship building and networking components in employer relations.
• How long have you lived in Bloomington and what brought you here?
I came to IU for undergrad in August 2004. I grew up in Evansville, IN but from an early age I was groomed to go to IU. If YouTube had existed in the 80’s, there would have been a video of me as a toddler decked out in IU gear singing the fight song next to a cardboard cutout of Bobby Knight. After graduating in 2008, I was offered a job to work in the Office of Marketing & Publicity at the Jacobs School of Music. Given the opportunity to stay in Bloomington, I gladly accepted. Since then, I have completed my master’s degree in Arts Administration from SPEA and have worked in various roles in the Arts and higher education. 12 years later, I’m still loving Bloomington!
• What is one word you would use to describe Bloomington?
• What is your favorite Bloomington tradition?
I don’t know if you would call it a tradition, but I think the Arts & Entertainment in Bloomington is extraordinary. With a community gem like the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the student musicians from Jacobs that rival professionals, touring acts at the IU Auditorium, and big name comedians at the Comedy Attic and Limestone Comedy Festival; Bloomington offers a scene comparable to many big cities.
• Where can you be found on the weekends and spare time?
Hiking in the Deem Wilderness with my wife Anna and our dog Sandy, cheering on the Chicago Cubs or any IU team, or any of the amazing restaurants and bars around town.
• Contact info
Phone: (812) 855-4317