The Career Services team can help you design your path to professional success. Our team is made up of three professionals who have years of experience helping students to achieve their professional goals.

Meet the Team

Lisa Gavigan, ’83, P’18, Director

Pronouns: she, her, hers

I am responsible for the annual strategic direction of Career Services, including student engagement, partnerships with faculty and the curriculum, the direction of employer and corporate relations, and professional development programs. I serve on the Pre-health Advisory and the Scholar Development committees as well as DEAL Senate.  I enjoy advising students and alumni on all matters related to career exploration and professional development.

I received my B.A. in Asian Studies from Wheaton College and an A.M. in Regional Studies, East Asia from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  When I am not working, I like to garden, read historical fiction, and test recipes.

Matt Wheeler, Assistant Director

Pronouns: he, him, his
I work with first-year, sophomore, and junior students to support them in their career development and internship searches. I also manage several funding programs including the Wheaton Edge, Davis International, and Porter Cleveland Fellowships, and the Winternship Grant. On campus, I’m a member of the Staff/Faculty Network for LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Support, and Advocacy.

I hold a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Sociology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and have completed coursework in Higher Education Administration at UMass Amherst. In my free time, I like to cook, crochet, play trivia, perform karaoke, and browse pet adoption websites as I dream of a home filled with cats.


Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Kollett Hall (next to Science Center)


Meet with a Career Peer Advisor

Our team of Career Peer Advisors are available to assist with a variety of career-related topics. We are currently finalizing plans for Spring 2021 and expect to share details in the near future.