Heather  Averett

Heather Averett

Director of Employer Relations

Academic Affairs

Career Development Center

Office: University Center 205
Email: heaveret@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2980

Heather joined the Career Development Center in April 2013 as the Director of Employer Relations. She serves as the primary liaison between employers, students, and academic departments for employment after graduation. She counsels and advises students and alumni to match them with the opportunities best suited for their vocational plans.

In addition, Heather conducts workshops and speaks to classes and campus groups on topics such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, job search tactics, and social media. She is responsible for developing business and community contacts and facilitates campus events including our annual Job & Internship Fair.

Heather is a Samford graduate and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Previously, Heather was Senior Editor at Oxmoor House, the book publishing division of Time Inc.