Dr. Mulligan has spent much of his career and life helping people find direction in their lives as well as new jobs. He prepared for his career by obtaining a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in counseling and student personnel work in higher education from Michigan State University and a B.A. in liberal arts from Alma College.
Dr. Mulligan presently directs and owns Mulligan Associates, Inc., a 34 year career and talent management consulting firm that has helped over 10,000 individuals with career direction and finding new positions. This has included CEOs, Presidents, Chief Level Officers, partners from consulting firms, senior executives, managers, professionals, nonexempt workers and college students majoring in different subjects from various colleges and universities across the United States.
Dr. Mulligan has served as a fellow manager with the International Career Certification Institute. The Institute certifies people in the career management consulting field. Fellow Managers assist in checking out the credentials and experience of those applying for certification. Dr. Mulligan wrote an article What it Takes to Be an Effective Career Consultant and it has been a guide for the industry for the last 20 years.
Prior to starting Mulligan & Associates Inc., Dr. Mulligan worked as Management Development Director for Century 21 of Northern Illinois. He and the six consultants that reported to him worked with over 400 owners and 700 office managers of Century 21 franchises to help them develop plans, hire the right people and grow the business.
Before Century 21, Dr. Mulligan was the Regional Director for the American College Testing Program servicing state departments, high schools and colleges in five mid western states. He worked closely with educators teaching them how to use ACT score reports and data to help students grow, select the right major and career and graduate from college.
Prior to ACT, Dr. Mulligan worked as Director of Orientation and Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Georgia. He coordinated 150 student/parent orientation sessions, met with over 30 high school and community college students weekly to help them decide if the University of Georgia was right for them and gave over 500 college night speeches. He also served as the Chairman of the Georgia High School/ College Articulation Committee for three years. This committee established the state-wide college night programs and other programs to help high school students make post-secondary plans.
Before the University of Georgia, Dr. Mulligan served as a counselor in the counseling center at Georgia Tech. He worked with over 200 students helping them decide on a college major and how to stay in and graduate from college. This also included helping students with personal issues which impacted their staying or leaving school.