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Career Advising: College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Ed Childs
Advising Areas: all LAS majors, plus Music and Theatre

"Know thyself! Making a career decision is actually a complex process and everyone has unique circumstances. Our role is to help you overcome decision making difficulties so you can find what gratifies you in life; being able to help you explore your interests, skills, values and personality as it relates to major/career decisions is a passion for me."


Ed Childs currently serves as a career specialist for the Career Center. In this role, Ed advises and counsels LAS students on college majors and career paths, supervises the Graduate Intern Program and manages and facilitates career education modules in all First-Year Chicago Quarter Common Hours.

Ed has served as an adjunct faculty member within DePaul’s colleges of Education, Communication, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Health and Science as well as at Columbia College. Previously, he worked in admissions at Southern Illinois University, held roles at the University of Tennessee and served as a consultant at Norrell Financial Staffing. Ed earned his BA in speech communication and MS in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee, holds an MA in rhetoric from the University of Memphis and is currently working toward his EdD in curriculum studies at DePaul.

A southern native from Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., Ed currently resides in Chicago. In his spare time, he enjoys international travel, basketball and the arts.

Advice & Services

Meet with Ed to talk about:

  • Choosing major and career options
  • Finding work that matches your values
  • Job search strategies, networking and interviewing
  • Resume and portfolio development

To schedule an appointment with Ed, call (773) 325-7431 or book online in Handshake. If you are just getting started, or are interested in a resume review, please visit a peer career advisor. Weekly walk-in hours are available. ​