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Meet the Career Center Staff
 

Joseph Du Pont


 

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Career Center
Contact Joe: joseph.dupont@bc.edu

 

 

What do you do?
I get to work with people committed to helping students achieve career success as they define it. Personal and professional success can mean different things for different people so working with students on their career journey is a lot of fun.

On a day-to-day basis, I work with many members of the BC community – my staff, colleagues, employers, alumni and friends of Boston College who want to help students succeed.  It is a wonderful work environment.

How did you get there?
It has been a fun journey.  I often tell students that life and career choices look very linear in the rear view mirror, but they certainly don’t when you are going through them.  Every opportunity I have had for education and work has impacted my next steps in ways I could not possibly imagine when those events were occurring.

I majored in History and Religion at Duke University prior to entering the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, which placed me in New Orleans.  It was one of the most impactful experiences I have ever had, and I decided to go to law school so I could empower people through the law.  After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, I worked in private practice for 6+ years before deciding I wanted to work more directly with college students.  After getting a masters degree in higher education administration, I worked at NYU Career Services, then left to start the Office of Career and Civic Opportunities at Teach For America, before becoming the director of career services at Brandeis University.

What inspires you?
Lots of things inspire me.  This world is full of amazing people and places.  I feel incredibly fortunate to work at BC in a community that is so caring for one another. I’m inspired by the ingenuity of young people and their willingness to challenge the status quo.  I am inspired by my own family, who teach me new things every day.  I’m inspired by how fortunate I have been throughout my life and feel compelled to give something back.  Life is a great adventure.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love all sports, especially professional baseball and college basketball and football.  Go Eagles!  I love to read, cook, and play Ultimate.  I enjoy being outdoors a lot, but I also love spending time with family and friends.  I am a bit of a board game junky too.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
It is tough to pick one thing.  If forced to chose, I would probably teach high school.  There is something about making a subject come alive for students that I really enjoy.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I love roller coasters and once drove 200 miles out of my way on a trip to spend a day at Cedar Point Park in Ohio.  If you don’t know it, check it out.

Technology Manager
Contact Peter: peter.cochrane@bc.edu

Fabia Denaro

 

Administrative Assistant
Contact Fabia: fabia.denaro@bc.edu

 

 


What do you do?

I am the Administrative Assistant at the Career Center.

How did you get there?
I grew up and live in the same town as Boston College and I’ve always aspired to work in academia.  It’s always been a dream of mine to one day work at Boston College and have my children attend and graduate from such an amazing institution.  I am thrilled to say that my longtime dream is now a reality.  

What inspires you?
My family and friends inspire me every moment of every day to make a positive difference in the lives of those I touch.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

My favorite times are when I’m surrounded by loved ones on the sand, on our boat, around a bonfire chatting and laughing the night away, and our flash house dance parties.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?

I would be a teacher at a high school.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I am a pizza maker extraordinaire.  At the drop of a dime, I create a pizza party by making eight pizzas in less than an hour.

Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications
Contact Erin: erin.gallagher.3@bc.edu

 

What do you do?
I’m the Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications for the Career Center.  I aim to help the office better inform and connect with students, faculty, staff and the greater Boston College community in relation to programs and services that we offer.

How did you get there?
I graduated from Boston College in 2012 with a BA in Communication.  From there, I started work at The Bank of New York Mellon, where I was a member of the Marketing Communications team for the Global Markets division and the lead for communications within the group.

What inspires you?
Caffeine and the excitement of a new idea.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
Outside of work, I’m most likely to be found playing with my muppet-like goldendoodle puppy, Finley, or finding a new brunch spot in Boston.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I have always enjoyed photography and graphics, so I would want to keep an element of those two interest areas in my life/career as much as possible and perhaps grow those skills further.  I would also love to live in Ireland doing, well, anything!

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I can’t go a day without chocolate!

Career Exploration Team


This team helps students in the early stages of career exploration to assess skills, values and interests; identify possible majors; and explore career paths.

Patty Corrigan

 

Career Advisor
Contact Patty: patricia.corrigan@bc.edu

Team: Career Exploration Team


 

What do you do?
I am a career counselor, but prefer to think of myself as a coach. I am part of the Explorer Team and primarily meet with freshmen and sophomores. I also work with students regardless of major and class year who need help clarifying their career goals.

How did you get there?
I have been working as a career counselor for 20+ years. I did my graduate school practicuum at BC and was thrilled to be back on Heights after spending 16 years at local colleges and universities.

What inspires you?
I am constantly inspired by BC students; their generosity, kindness and curiosity never ceases to amaze me. I greet the Mary statue outside of St. Ignatius every morning and she inspires me to be kind and reminds me to find joy in small things.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
Outside of work you will most likely find me on the sidelines cheering for my two children at their XC, soccer, swim, or track meets. I love hiking, walking, and running and I play on a tennis team with my funniest friend. I love to bake, drink coffee and eat popcorn.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
If I wasn't a career counselor I would love to be a speech pathologist or lead canyoneering trips in the rain forest of Costa Rica (my most fabulous vacation experience to date).

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
What might surprise you most about me is that I won a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics for Judo!

Amy Flynn

 

Career Advisor
Contact Amy: amy.flynn@bc.edu

Team: Career Exploration


 

What do you do?
I am a career advisor on the Career Exploration team and get great satisfaction out of helping students to learn more about their interests and skills and how those skills might relate to the world of careers!

How did you get there?
After studying Psychology in college and Counseling Psychology in graduate school, it became clear that a role within higher education was the perfect match for me! College is such an exciting time in a person's life and I get to be around students who are passionate, motivated and all-around amazing every day!

What inspires you?
I am inspired by several things in life - the curiosity and love of life that my children demonstrate on a daily basis, walks along the rocky coast of Maine and great music!!

What do you do outside of work?
Things about me outside of my life at BC! - I love to read and go to the theater - whether a local cinema or a Broadway show! I enjoy being involved with my community, whether it is as a Girl Scout leader or with local government. I believe we all have the opportunity to make a difference in both small and big ways!

If you didn’t work in career services what would you be doing?
If I didn't work in career services, I would be working as a journalist for ABC News!

Assistant Director
Contact Thomas: thomas.harwell@bc.edu

 

Team: Career Exploration

What do you do?
I am a member of the Career Exploration team. I work with students who aren't exactly sure what they want to do or are curious about what opportunities they can explore. I also help students make meaning and look for themes in their previous experiences that can inform their future goals. In addition to counseling, part of my role is also connecting employers who have diversity initiatives with diverse student talent.

How did you get there?
Working with my previous student staff members as an RD and after being a Halftime Retreat Director (Session 77!), I realized that I have a passion for working with students experiencing vocational discernment. Helping students develop their career journey is an exciting and rewarding opportunity.

What inspires you?
Students inspire me. But, college football, sweet tea, and all things Texas make my days a little easier.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
Whenever I get the opportunity, I love to travel and experience new things. I'm curious about the world and what makes it work. I love to explore Boston with friends. I also love TV. I keep up with a lot of television shows and will talk to anyone about them.

I'm getting my MBA at BC and I'm involved in the Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Association at BC. I am a member of the New Professionals Mentoring Institute for NASPA Region 1 Leadership Team. My favorite outside of work professional activity is advising students and I'm fortunate enough to work with the AHANA Management Academy and a great group of talented young men in SC, Boston College’s All Male Step Team.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I think, eventually, I'd like to work towards being a Diversity Officer in a business organization so, if I wasn't a career counselor I would be working in HR helping to create and execute inclusive hiring practices, or working in recruiting. I love working with college-aged students so, that is what I think I'd be doing. That or professional Netflix watcher.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
People wouldn't guess that I grew up in Japan. My dad was in the Air Force so I moved to Japan in 6th grade and I lived there until I went to my alma mater, Texas A&M.

Career Engagement Team


Working with students who have a sense of their career direction, this team helps students connect their Boston College experience to professional opportunities.

Assistant Director
Contact Amy: amy.digiovine@bc.edu

Team: Career Engagement, focused on the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School Advising

What do you do?
I'm an Assistant Director on the Career Engagement Team, focused on the College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School Advising. I advise liberal arts students on a variety of topics including industry exploration, job search strategies, interview preparation, networking skills, resume and cover letter critiques, and job negotiation skills. I collaborate closely with liberal arts academic departments and student groups to create programs and outreach initiatives. Also, I serve as a designated adviser to students applying to graduate school or law school.

How did you get there?
I attended Boston University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Music. As a student, I worked in a variety of on-campus positions, which is how I discovered how much I enjoy working in Higher Education. While I was working towards my Master's Degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs at Salem State University, I was the graduate assistant in the Career Services Office and fell in love with this branch of Higher Education. Most recently, I worked as an Assistant Director of Career Services at Stonehill College. I'm excited to be joining the Boston College community and really look forward to working with such bright and talented students!

What inspires you?
Watching students grow and develop, travel, the beauty in nature, and the energy of live performance.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love visiting farms, parks, and the ocean as well as taking long walks in Boston. I enjoy cooking, and trying out various cuisines - my favorites are Indian, Ethiopian and Italian (I'll never say no to a trip to the North End!) I also enjoy visiting museums and going to live performances, including Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts and musicals. (My fiancé and I are Broadway in Boston season ticket holders.)  I also enjoy spoiling my cat Finch!

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
When I was three I told my parents I wanted to be a "shopper" when I grew up. However, since that isn't sustainable financially, I would probably be working in Arts Administration.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I started playing violin when I was three and performed twelve times at Carnegie Hall as part of the New York Youth Symphony.

Rachel Greenberg

 

Associate Director
Contact Rachel: r.greenberg@bc.edu

Team: Career Engagement, focused on the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

 

What do you do?
I am Associate Director in the Career Center, overseeing the School-Based Engagement team that works with the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences.

How did you get there?
After working for a couple years after graduation in the private sector, I realized that working in Higher Education was a much better fit for me. Specifically, I wanted to help students transition from college to life after college (a transition that, to be honest, I did not make all that gracefully). I received my degree in Higher Education Administration from BC and worked in academic advising and career services at two other schools -- MIT and Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences -- before returning to BC in 2011.

What inspires you?
So much of our adult lives are spent at work, and loving (or not) your career can have such a strong impact on your happiness in life. I'm inspired to help students -- especially liberal arts students -- find work that they truly enjoy, so they can lead happy lives!

What do you enjoy outside of work?
Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible with my husband and three young children. I also try to find time for me either to work out, read for pleasure, or eat ice cream!

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
Ideally, I would be traveling the world.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I really don’t like raisins (or anything that has touched a raisin).

Peter Hunt

 

Assistant Director
Contact Peter: peter.hunt@bc.edu

Team: Career Engagement, focused on the Lynch School of Education

 

What do you do?
I empower students and young alumni to find their home in the world of work, to find that next role where they can nurture their best skills and contribute to making the world a better place.

As a member of the Engagement Team, I am dedicated to advising Lynch School undergrads and graduate students on everything from career choice to cover letters.

How did you get there?
Through Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island (again), Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Washington, Rhode Island (again!) and Massachusetts (again!). Through a Bachelor’s in History from Brown University and a Master’s in Education from Boston College. Through my own window cleaning business and jobs in restaurants, research (in Rhode Island’s state prison), teaching, and human services.

What inspires you?
My 5-year-old son’s teachers inspire me. The incredible compassion, creativity and patience they bring to their jobs allow my son to feel that school is a safe, nurturing and fun environment. My son inspires me – social interactions can baffle and overwhelm him, and yet every day he puts on his game face and goes out into the world wanting to learn how to interact and play with his peers.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I have always loved being outdoors, especially at the ocean or up in the mountains. I’ve backpacked and taken bike trips all over the U.S., and I also enjoy kayaking and cross-country skiing. When I can be at the beach or on a hike with my wife and son, I’m in heaven!

I also love listening to and making music. I play a little guitar, and I’m buying myself a set of conga drums!

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I’m fascinated by technology – I love teaching people about technology, and I love using technology to teach people. I love to learn – how the natural world works, how technology works, how people work. I watch the show “How It’s Made” (yes, I’m a nerd), I read the New Yorker, and I listen to NPR on my long commute, because the world is such a fascinating place, and I constantly want to learn more about it! Oh, and I really like to write, too.

So maybe in my next life, I will work at NPR, learning new technologies, writing about them, teaching people about them, and using them to produce new media products.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
When I was in my early 20’s I worked as a cook, first for a caterer and then for a high-end seafood restaurant. I nearly decided to go to cooking school and make that my career path.

Assistant Director
Contact Nick: paschvos@bc.edu

Team: Career Engagement, focused on the  Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

What do you do?
I serve as an Assistant Director on the Career Engagement team.  I work as a specialist, providing support to students within the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences.

How did you get there?
I worked in career services at Clemson University for over three years where I served as the Career Resource Assistant, Career Resource Counselor and then Assistant Director of Career Development.  Additionally, I have interned with student conduct and leadership development offices.  All of those experiences culminated in me continuing my pursuits in career services with the Boston College Career Center.

What inspires you?
Creativity, diversity, inclusion & individualization

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy painting, drawing, attending art exhibitions and going to music festivals.  I grew up on the beach, so any time I'm by a body of water -  the gulf, ocean or even a pool - I am a happy individual.  To further engage in self-care, I enjoy running.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
If I didn't work in career services, I would be an Interior Designer, Organizational Consultant or an Architect.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
One thing most people don't know about me is that I'm an Eagle Scout.

Laura Perrigo

 

Assistant Director
Contact Laura: perrigo@bc.edu

Team: Career Engagement, focused on the Connell School of Nursing and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences 



What do you do?

I work on the Engagement Team as the liaison to CSON and the science departments in A&S (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physics).  I also manage our Career Community on LinkedIn.

How did you get there?
I started college as a biology, pre-med major, but, like so many other students, I realized medicine wasn't the best fit for me.  I was drawn to the counseling side of psychology, so I switched majors.  Throughout college, I was very involved in Relay for Life.  Through talking with my student org. advisors, I realized student affairs was a possible career path.  So, I went to Northeastern to study College Student Development and Counseling.  Through my assistantships, I realized that career services was the best area of higher ed for me.  In my current role, I love that I get to (sort of) use my biology and chemistry minors working with students in these majors!

What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the possibility of a better tomorrow, for myself and others.  I love helping students figure out where they can have the strongest positive impact on the world, and I love learning new things to grow as an individual.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I'm a huge country music fan and live for summer concert season.  When Luke Bryan's not in town, I enjoy baking, cooking, running, and visiting my family's lake house at Lake Winnipesaukee.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
Probably running my own bakery.  For now, that will stick as my plan for retirement!

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I bleed orange and green! Go Canes!

file

 

Assistant Director
Contact Ali: alison.woodworth@bc.edu

Team: Career Engagement, focused on the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

 

What do you do?
I am a career coach. I am passionate about helping students discover, set, and reach their goals. Another part of my role is to collaborate with faculty and alumni in the Arts, Communication and English to create programs, events and resources for students in those majors. Additionally, I coordinate the Peer Career Advisor Program. I’m excited to be working with this amazing group of students who are passionate about educating their peers about making career decisions.

How did you get there?
During my senior year at Ohio State, I decided that I no longer wanted to pursue a career in marketing communications. An amazing advisor at OSU guided me in channeling my strengths and experiences into a career that better suited me, a career in Student Affairs. I wanted to feel like I was making a difference. I went to grad school at Ohio University and worked as a graduate assistant in the Career Center. From there, I went on to a full-time Career Advisor position at Virginia Tech. I moved to Boston during the blizzards of 2015 to start my current position at BC. My career journey has taken me to many different places and has brought the most amazing people into my life. I’m so thankful it didn’t work out exactly as I had initially planned.

What inspires you?
Seeing my students succeed! I’m also inspired by learning new things. In my job I learn something new everyday.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love watching college football, so in the fall, my Saturdays are spent cheering on my alma matter. Spending my free time with my dog, friends and family makes me unbelievably happy.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I’d be a bridal consultant at Kleinfelds. What’s more fun than helping brides, “Say yes to the dress”?!

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I love to travel! Visiting friends and family has given me with the opportunity to explore some amazing cities like Savannah, New Orleans, San Francisco,  New York City and many others! I was also able to explore Boston before I moved here.

Employer Engagement Team


Working closely with the Career Exploration and Career Engagement teams, this team helps studnets connect directly with employers interested in hiring BC students through on-campus recruiting, career fairs, externships, and more.

Carole Flynn

 

Recruiting Assistant
Contact Carole: carole.flynn@bc.edu

Team: Employer Engagement

 

 

What do you do?
recruiting assistant​​; ​i am a member of the Employer Engagement Team and work with employers and students to schedule information sessions and OCI.

How did you get there?
i have been involved with education of young children, having worked privately as a nanny and also as a pre-school teacher for over ten years. just prior to coming to BC i worked in municipal government and law enforcement and am very happy to be back in academia.

What inspires you?
working with ​the​ talented students​ at ​BC

What do you enjoy outside of work?
my grandchildren, reading, sitting by the ocean, puzzles/games​, cooking

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
My BC undergrad degree is in theology, and i would love to be a ​biblical scholar

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
i don't like using capital letters​

Louis Gaglini

 

Associate Director
Contact Lou: louis.gaglini@bc.edu

Team: Employer Engagement


 

What do you do?  
I lead the strategy, planning, and delivery for our on-campus recruiting programs, major career fairs, job announcements, and other activities with employers and alumni who recruit and hire students and recent graduates for internships and full-time positions.  My colleagues and I call ourselves "The Employer Engagement Team".

How did you get there?  
I began in Cooperative Education at Northeastern University for several years after graduating college with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, later spent a number of years in sales management, recruiting, corporate human resources, and consulting, and eventually returned to higher education about 6 years ago before landing at Boston College.  My professional life spans 5 career paths and about 15 different jobs over the years.  I have always appreciated the balance that I have somehow achieved in the scope of my work.

What inspires you? 
I am consistently amazed and inspired by people who possess and apply artistic or athletic talents and make it look so natural.  When I see someone play the piano, sing a song, paint a scenic landscape, perform ballet, run a marathon, or throw a baseball 100 mph, I think that with passion, determination, and hard work, almost anything is possible.

What do you enjoy outside of work? 
I spend as much time as possible with my amazing wife of 31 years and our best friend - our Golden Retriever, Ginger.  The three of us begin every day with a two-mile walk.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing? 
I have always been a political "junkie", and would probably be involved somewhere in the political process as a candidate, elected official, or other type of public servant.  I once ran for School Committee and lost, but have never regretted the experience.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you. 
Every fall, I can be found on high school and youth football fields in MetroWest Boston as a football official.  I attend classes and become re-certified every year.  Friday Night Lights!

 

Joanne LaRosee
 
 
Recruiting Manager
Contact Joanne: joanne.larosee.2@bc.edu
 
Team: Employer Engagement

 
 
What do you do?
As a member of the Employer Engagement team, I manage the Recruiting Program and Employer - Student Engagement events.  I facilitate over 3200 on-campus interviews and 100 information sessions each year.
 
How did you get there?
I have over 30 years of experience working in Career Services at two Universities.  I started as a Staff Assistant in the Career Center at Brandeis University.  I was promoted several times to Recruiting Coordinator and then Assistant Director for Experiential Programs.  I came to BC in 1999 as a Recruiting Assistant and completed my BC undergraduate degree in 2003.  I was then promoted to Recruiting Manager.
 
What inspires you?
I get inspired by energetic, caring and positive people.  They motivate me to be a better person and remind me to have fun and to stop and smell the roses.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I love to cook and garden and being outdoors.  I especially like to go to the beach and my most favorite time there is when the light changes and the sun sets.
 
If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
If I didn't work at a college, I would still work in a service oriented environment.  Early on, I wanted to be a nurse.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I have a Mini-Cooper.  It just happens to be my 4- legged, 7-year old mini-dachshund named Cooper.  Also, I'm addicted to HGTV!

Assistant Director
Contact Lauren: lauren.tracey@bc.edu

Team: Employer Engagement

 

What do you do?
I'm Assistant Director for Employer Engagement. I help the Career Center build connections with new employers so that students have access to a diverse group of organizations.

How did you get there?
As part of my first job out of college, I was actively involved in campus recruiting for several years. After that, I worked for a nonprofit that helps low-income individuals build careers. Career Services has always been a part of my own career path.

What inspires you?
Being thankful inspires me. When I stop to think about all the good things I've been blessed with, it makes me continue to want to do my best every day.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love trying new restaurants and enjoying great meals. I also love to travel, both locally and internationally. Nothing beats the food in Italy. When the weather is nice I love to be outdoors for a walk, run, or hike.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
Traveling the world!

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I have a collection of 50 scarves from Ecuador. I lived in Brooklyn for 10 years, but no one ever believes that because my accent is gone. Lattes are my cure-all.

Lisa White

 

 


Assistant Director
Contact Lisa: lisa.white.6@bc.edu

 

 

What do you do?
As Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, I develop and maintain relationships with employers and alumni who are interested in recruiting BC talent for internships and full-time positions. The Employer Engagement Team works to increase the overall number of employers engaged with BC and also ensure a diverse array of opportunities for BC students. 

How did you get there?
I received my B.A. in Psychology and Environmental Studies from Colgate University, and started my career working in advertising sales at an online media company. I then transitioned into higher education and have worked in admissions, study abroad, alumni relations, and career services offices at various higher education institutions, while also receiving my M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU. Career Services has been a great fit for me because my work helps students in their transition from college to career.

What inspires you?
'Aha' moments, helping others, lifelong learning, and nature.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy outdoor activities, especially hiking, skiing, biking, and walking my border terrier, Lundy. I am a big sports fan and spend a lot of time cheering on my favorite teams: the Green Bay Packers and the New York Rangers. I also play the cello and enjoy seeing live orchestra performances.

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I would still want to be in a service and education oriented environment, so maybe a park interpreter or a librarian.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I became a certified scuba diver a few years ago and have taken trips to Hawaii, Belize, Aruba, and St. Lucia. I look forward to many more dive trips!