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Brian Pillsbury

Brian Pillsbury Brian J. Pillsbury is the Assistant Director for Team Supervision for Career Services. Pillsbury has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is an experienced psychotherapist and career counselor. Dr. Pillsbury believes that his skills as an expert listener aid him in his day-to-day work. Prior to joining the Career Services team, Dr. Pillsbury provided career decision-making counseling through NIU’s Counseling and Student Development Center and coordinated the career services provided by the center. 

Dr. Pillsbury’s primary job responsibilities focus on supervising the daily work of three career counselors, providing counseling for career decision-making to both students and alumni, and training a master’s level career counseling intern. Further, Dr. Pillsbury maintains and updates Major Weblinks, and provides on-site internship and job search counseling to students in the College of Business. He provides guidance to students through active listening, imparting information, and helping them to overcome obstacles. Dr. Pillsbury also serves on the Presidential Commission and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.