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Mary Payne


Career Services Specialist


Mary joined the School of Law Career Services staff in May 2004. Before that she worked for 9 years at SIUC Career Services in Woody Hall. She received both her Master of Science in Counselor Education and Bachelor of Arts in Art History degrees from Northern Illinois University.

As Career Services Specialist, Mary provides instruction, orientation and counseling in career development issues to law students and alumni. She designs developmental and informative programs in job seeking, practice area and career planning to increase awareness of the many opportunities available and how best to prepare for those opportunities, including short term and long term career planning for the many ways and places in which to practice law and alternative careers. She provides individual resume and cover letter review and assistance to help increase students chances of securing an interview.

Mary has an ‘open door’ policy; you do not have to have an appointment---if her office door is open, she is available to assist you. If you prefer to schedule an appointment for a specific day and time, that option is also available.


Room 104d
Lesar Law Building
Mailcode 6804
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-8720