Meet the Staff

Zach Crockett, Director of Career Services

Whether exploring the differences between majors, leading a workshop on resume development, or coaching students through interview, Zach Crockett takes a special interest in the lives and futures of AMU students. As the Director of Career Services, he has overseen a significant increase in positive career outcome rates through simplifying the complicated process of career preparation and offering detailed, individualized coaching.

Zach also attended Ave Maria University, having graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Politics and Literature. While a student he took an active involvement in Student Government, the Filii in Filio Household, the Students for Life Club, the AMU Magazine, and the Student Ambassador Program. In his senior year, Zach began working for the Naples-based Foundation for Government Accountability as an intern, and after graduation was promoted to Operations Coordinator. There he coordinated several projects, including legislative outreach in several states, donor relations and fundraising campaigns, and the research and editing of articles.

Zach is originally from the suburbs outside Chicago, Illinois. He lives in Ave Maria with his wife Vivian.

Email: careerservices@avemaria.edu
Phone: (239) 304-7228


Elizabeth Pivarunas, Employer Relations Assistant

I am a sophomore at Ave Maria University studying nursing. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, I am the sixth of twelve children. She enjoys acting and working with Ave Maria's Children's Theater.

I serve as the Employer Relations Assistant in the Career Office, where I work to establish connections between the university and different employers. I assist with finding and setting up internships, posting new job opportunities for students, and learning more about companies and their business needs. Connect with me to learn more!