Associate Director for Employer Relations and Career Outreach
Matt Vaartstra holds a doctorate in sport psychology from the University of Idaho, where his dissertation focused on career development for student-athletes. He has spent more than four years advising students and alumni on career development topics and also spent more than five years teaching in higher education.
He is passionate about helping others find meaningful and fulfilling careers. In his current role with Career Services, he is looking to expand the breadth and depth of opportunities for jobs and internships that U of I students and alumni can access.
In his spare time, you can find him watching hockey, playing video games with his wife, and working with athletes on performance enhancement topics.