Queens Campus, 718-990-6375
- Denise Hopkins, Executive Director
- Paulette Gonzalez, Senior Director for Employer Relations
- Joni O'Hagan, Director of Career Development
- Michelle Kyriakides, Director, Experiential Learning
- Matthew Furnari, Director, Employer Relations and Career Advisement - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Lenora Kinchen, Director, Employer Relations - St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Jennifer Grauso, Associate Director, Employer Events and Programming
- Patrick Holton, Director, Employer Relations - The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
- Robert Beaudet, Career Advisor
- Karen Casingal-Acampado, Career & Internship Advisor
- Cheresa Fewell, Career & Internship Advisor
- Jennifer Friary, Career & Internship Advisor
- Donna Haynes, Director, Employer Relations - College of Professional Studies
- Maureen Kerr, Career Advisor
- Kristy Lamb, Career & Internship Advisor
- William Murphy, Career & Internship Advisor
- Daisy Saldana, Career & Internship Advisor
- Tracy-Anne Vitale, Career & Internship Advisor
- Nicole Wolfrath, Career & Internship Advisor
- Elisa Zervos, Career & Internship Advisor
- Mansoor Khan, Systems Analyst & Data Manager
- Natalie Maio, Associate Director of Leadership and Greek Life
- Julia Tramonti, Coordinator of Employer Development
Staten Island Campus, 718-390-4438
- Jocelyn Coalter, Director, Career Services
- Maria DeBonis-Richards, Assistant Director
- Sophia Fenn, Secretary
Advising Policies and Procedures
Prepare for Your Appointment: To receive the most benefit from your appointment with a career advisor, we ask that you:
- Complete your CareerLink profile and log on.
- Do some career exploration on your own.
This might include reviewing the Exploring Majors and Careers area of our Web site; preparing a draft of your resume or bringing along a copy of an internship or job listing of interest.
Cancellations: We request that you make every effort to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
Lateness Policy for Appointments: Arriving more than 15 minutes late for a scheduled individual appointment will result in an automatic rescheduling of your appointment.
Professional Dress: Although it is not necessary to dress in a suit for your appointment with a career counselor, we recommend that you dress professionally for mock interviews, networking events, career/internship fairs and other employer events.
Alumni Service Policy *
As of July 1, 2013, University Career Services will serve alumni in career counseling/advising appointments through their lifetime for a maximum total of three appointments. Alumni will be limited to one-on-one advisement during the following periods: December 15 - January 15 and May 15 - July 31.
- Alumni will be referred to the career coaching services of identified partners of University Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations.
- Alumni will continue to be welcome to participate in the events sponsored by University Career Services, with the following exceptions: employer site visits, shadowing and on-campus recruiting.
- Alumni will be engaged in industry networking events hosted on campus and in the NYC area.
- Programs specifically designed with an experienced professional in mind will be created as needed in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations.
Cancellations / No-Shows / Lateness
Alumni will be monitored under the same policies as recently set for students with regard to cancellations, no-shows and lateness.
Revocation of Alumni Services
Alumni utilize University Career Services as a courtesy. You may lose the privilege of receiving services if any of the following occur:
- Repeatedly missing your appointments and/or consistently misusing session time;
- Attending career advising sessions or events under the influence of alcohol or narcotics;
- Sexually harassing, physically threatening or verbally abusing University Career Services professional or student staff;
- Disruptive behavior.
*Recent graduates are considered alumni as of June 1st following the year after their graduation date. This includes September, January and May graduates. Ex. May 2014 graduates are considered alums as of June 2015.
Career Peers are student paraprofessionals who enhance the experience of fellow students by modeling professionalism and sharing expertise gained through internships and leadership activities. They play a valuable role in supporting the mission of University Career Services, serving as a resource to internal and external constituents, including students, faculty, administration and employers.
Career Peers are available to assist students in their college with career advice, including:
- Resume and cover letter development
- Job and internship search basics
- Interview tips
- Graduate school search and application process
- Using our online resources (e.g., CareerLink, COACH, Vault)
Career Peers are generally available to assist between the hours of 11a.m. and 3p.m., Monday through Thursday, when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters, you can also follow them on Instagram at gethiredstjohns or call (718) 990-6375 to find out when peers are available.
Interested in Becoming a Career Peer?
For a full position description click here. All applicants are encouraged to attend an information to learn more about the program requirements. All sessions to take place in CCK Hall.
If you have any questions about the Career Peer program, please contact Joni O’Hagan, Director at (718) 990-6376.
Career Action Plan
Beginning in their freshman year, students should start taking steps to ensure they are on a successful career path. The following 4 Year Career & Internship plan provides general guidelines that will help you gain a better undertanding of your career options and maximize your prospects for obtaining internships and employment.