Mary Rose Tichar

Career Coach, Cleveland


Prior to Tech Elevator, I was...

Director of the Co-op Program in the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

The students at Tech Elevator...

energize me with their love for learning.

The best part of my day is...

when I can help a student identify their natural talent and strengths.


Mary Rose Tichar, a career counselor and coach. She is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio. Mary Rose has 20 years experience of helping individuals identify their talent and then connect to the world of work, and for cultivating talent for job effectiveness. She has a passion for identifying talent and nurturing it. Her strengths-based approach starts with an understanding of personality preferences and talent, and how they influence personal and career satisfaction. 

Mary Rose works with her students on a variety of topics: the job search basics, a professional resume, interview skills, identify a job that aligns with personal values and strengths, growing and thriving at work, communication strategies for professional and interpersonal effectiveness, living with success and with failure, readiness for advanced positions within an established career, emotional intelligence and leadership.

At CWRU, she provided guidance and support to thousands of engineering students as they prepared for their first co-op job and achieved a placement rate of 95% each academic year. In addition to Tech Elevator, she is the CEO and Founder of InsideOut Career Direction LLC where she provides in-depth career counseling for professionals who want to further develop their natural talent and cultivate their purpose in life and at work.