Expanding the Reach of Career Services and Professional Development Across Campus

Location: Office of the Provost

In an effort to meet the ever-increasing needs/demands by students, faculty and staff for  student-focused career and professional development initiatives, I am pleased to announce the following structural changes:

Career services and professional development in The College:
Effective this semester, the following colleagues have joined The College’s administrative team in newly defined roles:
Kimberly (Kim) Nickolenko- Director of Career Engagement (office- CNS 7d, extension 3215)
Stephanie (Steph) Gallo- Director of Career Planning (office- CNS 7a, extension 3419)
Appointments made for either via dialing extension 2227
Both Kim and Steph bring a wealth of career counseling and professional development programming experience to these key positions. In addition to being an easily accessible presence specifically for our students in the College of Arts and Sciences (via a defined career office space located in the lower level of Canisius), Kim and Steph will work closely with Dean Greenwald, College administration and faculty colleagues, to implement initiatives and programming that will assist in further elevating the myriad of professional opportunities that exist in the various disciplines/majors.

Expanded resources in the Dolan School of Business:
Effective this semester, the following colleague has joined Dolan’s administrative team in a promoted role:
John Hottinger- Associate Director Career Services (office- Dolan 102B, extension 2518)
Appointments made via dialing extension 2150
John will provide added counseling support while also bringing his corporate experience and networking capabilities to Dolan. He joins Sarah Bollinger-Feiner, Director of Career Development, in working with Dean Li to provide an array of counseling and professional development initiatives specifically designed for Dolan students. From working with faculty and alumni on various networking initiatives with firms, to providing business-school specific professional development programming, John and Sarah will be able to create a comprehensive plan for Dolan students in their career pursuits.

University Career Center:
As always, The University Career Center (located in the Kelley Center) continues its work to support ALL Fairfield students. The intention is for students in The College and Dolan to begin their career/professional exploration within their respective schools; however, both schools will continue to work collaboratively with the Career Center, as it has oversight for a number of key professional initiatives and programs, including the career fairs and the Stags4Hire database. Students in The Egan School, The School of Engineering, and GSEAP can be referred directly to the University Career Center.  The career team includes:
Cathleen (Cath) Borgman- Director of the Career Center; career counselor for the Egan School
Susanne (Sue) Quinlivan- Associate Director Career Services; career counselor for the School of Engineering
Deirdre Bennett- Manager of Employer Engagement, Immersion Experiences and Communication
Sharon Walsh- Recruitment Coordinator
Sandra Toth- Program Assistant
Mark Ligas, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Excellence
Associate Professor of Marketing
 (203) 254-4000, x2819
Email mligas@fairfield.edu

For more information, contact Fran Levine / 4025 / flevine@fairfield.edu