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Jim Allison, M.S., N.C.C.

Director of the Center for Career Development
Jim Allison currently serves as the Director of the Center for Career Development. He is also a pre-law advisor at Washington College, and oversees the Washington College to Wall Street program, which is one of three Targeted Career Awareness programs offered by the Career Center.
Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a second degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Student Development in Higher Education.  Before joining Washington College, Jim worked as Associate Director at the University of Evansville in Indiana, where he served as President of the Indiana Association for Employment in Education.  At Elon University, Jim served as an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Career Development.  He was also the liaison to the Love School of Business at Elon University, specializing in experiential education and student professional development.
Jim has two dogs, one pionus parrot, and a baby boy who “keep him on his toes” when he is not at work. He enjoys spending time outdoors, and engages in activities such as running, hiking and landscaping as often as he can.