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Patrick Madsen became the Director of the University Career Center at UNC Charlotte in August 2015. He leads a team of career team members towards the development of a career curriculum for students and a talent acquisition program for employers seeking to recruit. His background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in Counseling from East Carolina University, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership/Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University. Currently, Dr. Madsen has more than fifteen years of experience in higher education and ten years of experience teaching at the university level. Dr. Madsen has presented on topics including career counseling and student development, leadership and followership, and organizational communication at the regional and national level. International travels and consultations have taken Dr. Madsen from regional consultations with corporations to consultations with administrators in Azerbaijan, Serbia, Sweden, and Germany. Dr. Madsen was selected as an international expert on career services and higher education for the Fulbright Specialist program, a five year honor.