Chelsey Niles is a career readiness coach in the University Career Center. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in psychology and sociology and earned her master of social work from Portland State University. Chelsey began her work in higher education and career development in 2010 and has been passionate about supporting student success ever since.
By guiding students through the identity development process, encouraging and educating students on how to advocate for themselves, and assisting them with connecting the dots between their academic and extracurricular experiences, Chelsey helps students feel more confident while they determine their next steps.
Chelsey is also the UCC’s peer coaching program coordinator. She gets to work with the amazing peer coaches who provide career-related drop-in services to UO students and recent graduates. Exploring career options and making career decisions can often feel overwhelming for students, so knowing they can get started by talking to a peer can make all the difference..
Outside of work, Chelsey loves going on outdoor adventures with her family, watching sports, cuddling with her dachshund, traveling, and trying new foods.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” —Albert Einstein