TaRita Johnson is the Director Calvin's Career Center. She is responsible for the center’s overall mission to equip students to succeed on their life-long vocational path. She oversees the center’s career coaching, employer relations, events and marketing, analytics and assessment.
Before joining Calvin University, TaRita was a Talent Acquisition Manager for Corporate Recruiting at Meijer. She managed a team of recruiters and oversaw recruitment for Accounting, Audit, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Properties, Procurement and Real Estate. Prior to Meijer, TaRita was a Vice President of College and University Relations at KeyBank where she developed, executed and oversaw the bank’s college recruitment program for all lines of business.
Her other positions have included Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Calvin, Assistant Director of Admissions at Baldwin Wallace University, Enrollment Management Officer at Pennsylvania State University, Psychiatric Specialty Counselor at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and TRIO’s Educational Talent Search’s Program Specialist at Savannah State University.
Through her experiences in higher education, mental health and the corporate sector, she has created and managed large and small teams, contributing to individual and group success. TaRita holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Work from Miami University.
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