Student and Career Services Staff

Diverse backgrounds. Effective advising.

Jill Rockwell, Senior Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, oversees the administrative units of admissions, student affairs, and career services, working with the other members of the student services team to strengthen students’ co-curricular and career-related experiences at the Batten School. Before joining the Batten School in 2008, Rockwell spent nearly a decade working at Duke Law School, both in career advising and as the law school’s Associate Dean of Students.  Prior to these positions, she practiced employment law at the Chicago office of Littler Mendelson and served as the Director of Career Advising and co-director of publications at the University of Illinois College of Law. She earned her JD, cum laude, from the University of Illinois, and her BA in journalism and political science at Indiana University. Contact Jill at jill.rockwell@virginia.edu.

Barbara Hampton is the Batten School’s Director of Career Services. A "Double ’Hoo," Barbara earned a M.Ed. in Counselor Education in 2003 from the Curry School of Education, specializing in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education and a BA in Psychology and Spanish in 2001 from UVa’s College of Arts & Sciences. With a long-standing passion for helping students attain internships and jobs, Barbara worked at UVa's University Career Services (UCS) from 2003-2013 in various roles, including Extern Coordinator, Career Counselor for Experiential Learning, Assistant and Associate Director of Employer Services, and Director of Employer Services. For almost six years, she managed the CAVLink recruiting system and directed employer relations to provide networking opportunities for UVa students through the On-Grounds Interviewing (OGI) program, Government and Non-Profit Career Expo, New York Recruiting Alliance, and other university-wide career fairs. Barbara has also been actively involved in several professional associations, including the Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers (VACE). She served on the VACE Board of Directors for five years and as the organization’s President in 2011-2012. Contact Barbara at bhampton@virginia.edu.

James Paradis, Student and Career Services Coordinator, provides administrative support to the Student and Career Services Team, focusing on student advising, internal communications and executing major school events and workshops. James is a graduate from the University of Virginia Class of 2008, earning a BA in Psychology and Music. While a student at UVa, he was highly involved in the on-Grounds service community, holding leadership roles in Alpha Phi Omega and Alternative Spring Break. In 2008-2009, he served in the Americorps City Year program, tutoring, mentoring, and developing educational programming for students in DC Public Schools. He went on to attain his master's degree in Education Policy Studies from the George Washington University in 2011 while interning at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Contact James at james.paradis@virginia.edu.