Began professional life in Hollywood working on television shows. Returned to Boston to work in local television and radio. Took some great advice via career counseling and was redirected into Human Resources. Spent a wonderful decade in three distinct industries performing a wide range of HR functions. Moved into the college career side to share HR knowledge with students. Quickly and repeatedly promoted. Thoroughly enjoy working with students, alumni and all constituents of a college career center.
Significant experience leading colleagues in professional associations. Board experience on the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE), Boston Human Resource Association and the New England Association of Employment in Education. Regular presenter at EACE annual conference and Work Without Limits Conference. Organized workshops for Professional Development committees for EACE and National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Rhode Island Career Counselors (RICC) and Employer Relations Consortium (ERC). Awarded Presidential Citations, Innovation in Program Development Award and the Tribute Award for contributions to EACE and our profession.
Director (Chief Career Services Officer), Cooperative Education and Career Development
Wentworth Institute of Technology Sep 2014 – Present
Lead a team of 11 professionals to support students in the STEM fields to obtain two full-time Cooperative Educational experiences prior to their graduation and to guide them to obtain post-graduation employment in their field and/or admission to graduate school. Develop and maintain budgets, create and implement strategic plans and policies and procedures. Develop recruiting plans to increase opportunities for co-ops and post-graduate employment. Work with senior management to align departmental goals and objectives with Institute's. Add significant value to academics by aligning co-op assessments to meet a variety of accrediting bodies.
Director, the Career Center
Roger Williams University Jun 2002 – Sep 2014
Oversee 4 professional staff and one administrative staff member for a centralized career center supporting approximately 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts and professional schools. Maximized services of office by increasing staff size, initiating and utilizing web-based career-related services and increasing opportunities of on-and off-campus interviews, cooperative education, programming and counseling. Recognized as important part of successful accreditation processes for AACSB, ABET, ABA, NEASC, ACCE. Assumed management of the Cooperative Education Program, increasing student participation by 32% in four year period. Increased student appointments by 23% by marketing directly to students via classroom commercials. Strategically built multiple recruiting and networking programs while developing employer relationships resulting in an increase of 90% of employer participation for Career Fair. Invited to participate in various university-wide initiatives and committees.
Associate Director of Career Services
Stonehill College Jan 1999 – May 2002
Managed all student recruiting and employer outreach efforts, significantly increasing the number of students, alumni and employers participation. Developed marketing strategy resulting in a 192% increase in the number of resumes submitted.
Human Resources Representative
Putnam Investments Oct 1996 – Dec 1998
Recruited candidates, working with hiring managers to secure best candidates. Counseled managers and employees on labor laws and facilitated performance-based conversations.
Boston University: Master of Science, Organizational Policy
NACE: Management Leadership Institute, Intensive Career Coaching
Academic Impressions: Outcomes-Based Assessment for Career Services
NCDA: Global Career Development Facilitator
Career Leadership Institute: Mastermind