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PATHWAYS

The staff of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education:
Front row (l-r) Jacki Baroody, career services administrator; Ami Cammarota Ford ’00,
assistant director of employer development; Erin Brockway, assistant director and pre-law
adviser and R.J. Rapoza, assistant director. Back row (l-r) Brandi Ferrara, director; Scott
MacPhail, Ph.D., associate director of health professions counseling and fellowship advising;
Jackie Doyle P’14, P’19, associate director and Lindsay McGloon, assistant director. Not
pictured is Emily Rogowski ’12.

Helping Students Explore Careers and Fulfill Dreams

The student demand for career assistance has grown dramatically in the past decade and a strong career office is often a deciding factor for prospective students and their families when making college decisions. The Pathways Program at HWS – unique in higher education for its developmental approach and its outstanding outcomes – encourages students as early as their first semester on campus to explore how their education can translate into a career. Supporting these efforts is a team of 11 professionals, each one with expertise in career counseling, pre-professional development, fellowship advising, and the growth of internship and job opportunities in a variety of fields from business and technology to government and human services.

During the fall 2015 semester alone, the staff at The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education had individual appointments with 1,035 students (about 45 percent of the student body) and partnered with faculty and staff from across campus to facilitate dozens of career planning workshops, seminars and professional networking events. The results of this kind of effort are impressive: during the summer of 2015, HWS students participated in more than 600 internships, up from 70 a decade ago.

“In this competitive market, internships are critical. To be considered for the best jobs and graduate school opportunities, students must have excellent academic credentials paired with notable internship or research experience.

Our ability to secure promising internships and job opportunities for students directly correlates to our success in attracting and retaining the best prospective students.”
— BOB MURPHY, VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSIONS; DEAN OF THE SALISBURY CENTER FOR CAREER, PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

To volunteer to assist students through the Salisbury Center, contact:
Brandi Ferrara, Director of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
(315) 781-3514
cso@hws.edu

To see who in your region is already assisting with career advising, head to the National Regional Network webpage.

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.