Benedictine University is home to a diverse group of alumni, successful in all walks of life. On the following pages, we aim to highlight and recognize the accomplishments of those that truly exemplify the Benedictine values of service, leadership and social contribution. These are just some of our alumni who are not only at the top in their respective fields but are also making a difference in their communities. We have recognized these individuals through special events, programs and awards.
Sharon Gilbert earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology degree in 1995 from Benedictine University, then known as Illinois Benedictine College. She has worked in various professional areas including human resources, outplacement counseling and career counseling. In addition, Gilbert has 20 years of clinical practice experience treating individuals, couples and families. Since 2011, she has had her own private practice in Naperville, Illinois. She has also been teaching at the college level for 18 years and is an adjunct professor of psychology at Elmhurst College.
In her free time, Gilbert enjoys backpacking, hiking and camping. One of her favorite locations, which she visits each year, is Boundary Waters in Minnesota.
Gilbert is a webinar hostess as a part of our fall 2015 Alumni Webinar Series. Her webinar, “Dealing with the Stress and Anxiety of the Job Search,” reviews stress management techniques as they apply to the challenges of being unemployed or searching for a new opportunity. Drawing from the fields of career counseling, outplacement counseling and psychotherapy, Gilbert helps participants practice techniques for coping with stress in either of these situations. Participants also acquire strategies they can practice for improving their overall performance during an interview. For more information about this webinar presentation, visit the Alumni Webinar Series webpage.
View current alumni visionary and rising star award winners who have displayed leadership and innovation in their industry.