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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.

 

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Administrative Assistant
Contact Maria: maria.pestana@bc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do?
As an Administrative Assistant, I welcome students and visitors to the Career Center and answer questions about our services and events from students, alumni, employers and parents. I manage our operating budget and expenses, and am an assistant to the Career Center’s Associate Vice President.

I also have the great pleasure of overseeing 5 student workers, who are crucial to the success of the Career Center!

How did you get there?
I completed my B.S. in Sociology at Santa Clara University in California, so after moving to Boston I was immediately drawn to Boston College, another Jesuit institution. I have worked in a variety of industries, ranging from medical devices to construction project management to non-profit to ESL. I love that I’m in an environment that empowers students to reflect and engage in their career journey.

What inspires you?
I love seeing how people from different cultures respond to living in a new environment, and how they adjust to a new life in a new place. As the daughter of immigrants, I love seeing cross-cultural interactions across the board.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy photography, traveling locally or internationally, and playing with my pup, Viva!

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I would be globe-trotting with Amal Alamuddin (Clooney), fighting international human rights violations.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I have never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And I don’t plan to anytime soon!

 

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

Career Education Team


 

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Director of Career Education and Strategy
Contact Rachel: r.greenberg@bc.edu

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

 

 

What do you do?
I am Director of Career Education and Strategy overseeing the School-Based Engagement team that works with the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences and the Career Exploration Team.

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).

 

Associate Director of Career Education
Contact Christie: christie.reynolds@bc.edu

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 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 Amber: amber.meyers@bc.edu

Team: Career Exploration

 

What do you do?

I work with students while they explore career and major options, helping them to identify and develop strengths, skills, values, and interests while connecting them to valuable resources to further their professional development.

How did you get there?

My enthusiastic commitment to supporting and encouraging student professional development grew throughout my graduate program in College Student Personnel Administration while working in career services at both a private college and a public university in Buffalo, NY. I gained comprehensive higher education experience working at several different institutions with students in opportunity programs, residential life, and career and academic advisement. After graduation, I advised and taught courses on career and academic planning for students exploring majors and careers at Purdue University. During my time in academic advisement, career and major exploration continued to be my main focus and lead me to the Boston College Career Center Career Exploration Team.

What inspires you?

Working on a college campus with students dedicated to learning and growing. The environment is positive, and you can feel the energy and drive – especially during finals week! Also, a great cup of coffee (or many cups) and a good song.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

Travel, nature, brunch, discovering new cafes, and exploring Boston and New England.

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

Most likely, a role mentoring or teaching students. Perhaps something involving coffee, travel, or both​!​

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.

Throughout college I worked in a bakery decorating cakes and making desserts and baked goods. I still make awesome desserts for holidays and family, like cake pops, which are a huge hit! 

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 husband 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

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.

 

 

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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.

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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!

 

 

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Career Advising
Contact Amy: amy.donegan@bc.edu

View Amy's drop-in hours in Fulton Hall and make an appointment.

 

Amy Donegan is an Assistant Dean in the Carroll School of Management. She is part of the Undergraduate Programs team and her role is to work exclusively with CSOM undergraduates on career concerns. Although Amy is now with CSOM, she spent 15 years at the Career Center so her expertise and goals are closely aligned with the entire Career Center Advising team. Her specific focus is working individually with students to strategize and manage their intern/job search, and teaching the Sophomore Accelerator. 

Employer Engagement Team


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

Carole Flynn

Lisa White, Associate Director, Engagement 

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

 

 

 

 

What do you do?
As Associate 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 I enjoy helping 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!

 

Louis Gaglini


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​

 

 

 

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.

 

Assistant Director
Contact Caroline: caroline.meditz@bc.edu

Team: Employer Engagement

 

What do you do?
I build relationships with employers and help them get connected to BC through events, meetings and more. The campus to career connection really inspires me, and I am proud to represent our campus to outside constituents.

How did you get there?
I began my career in higher education in admissions and development, which I loved, but eventually tried something completely new as a campus recruiter for a consulting firm, and then a human resources representative for a local bank. The combined experiences led me to pursue my master's degree in higher education administration, because I knew career services was where I wanted to be! In my work, I am able to combine my interest and experiences inside and outside of a higher education context. 

What inspires you?
I love making creative connections, and I truly believe in the mission and values here at BC. Higher education is vital to the common good, and I am glad I can contribute to the ultimate success of students.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love to explore Boston. I enjoy visiting museums, galleries and trying new restaurants. I travel when I can!

If you didn't work in career services what would you be doing?
I would be an art dealer. I absolutely love art and art history, especially medieval and Renaissance art. I spent a semester abroad in Orvieto, Italy and it introduced me to the vibrant art culture and history of Europe.

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
I was an Irish step dancer for years--and I still own my dance shoes!