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Center for Professional Development
63 South Main Street, 2nd Floor
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-2215
Fax: (603) 646-1360
E-mail: Center for Professional Development
Recruiting Program E-mail: srs@dartmouth.edu
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Center for Professional Development Staff

DIRECTOR

Roger WoolseyRoger Woolsey

Director & Senior Assistant Dean
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Secret Skill: Public Speaking

Over the course of his career, Roger Woolsey has worked as an award-winning college professor at Boston College, in senior leadership positions in the marketing and advertising industries, and most recently as a Director of the Career Center at Colby College. During his five year tenure at Colby, Rog used an entrepreneurial approach to develop programs and initiatives ranging from industry specific affinity groups to an innovative career development curriculum designed to prepare students for post-graduate success. Rog's interests include integrated marketing communications, entrepreneurship and career development. Rog and his team are working collaboratively with faculty, staff, alumni and parents to create innovative programs, communities, and opportunities for students on and off-campus.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISING TEAM

Our career advising staff is cross-trained to provide general career/job search coaching to all students. As our mission is to support all student interests, each member of the team has specialty areas of expertise and programming. All career advisors help students with career strategy, planning, and applications processes. They also conduct workshops and organize career panels on career exploration/job search topics.

Chandlee BryanChandlee Bryan

Assistant Director
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Expertise: Social Media, Online Presence
Secret Skill: Weaving Yarns (Knitting & Storytelling)

Chandlee provides career/job search coaching to all students, with particular emphasis on junior and senior year. Chandlee helps students implement job search strategies for both leave-term and entry-level work opportunities. She is a co-author of The Twitter Job Search Guide and enjoys working with students on social media and online presence.

Shon HanktonShon Hankton

Assistant Director
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Secret Skill: back handsprings

Shon serves as a member of the Advising team and is the liaison to the Interdisciplinary Studies division. Shon also facilitates the PDA program, Off the Green initiatives, workshops and collaborative programming with the Interdisciplinary division. Before coming to Dartmouth, she guided the job search for a broad range of students through an undergraduate program in Tampa, Florida. Shon's professional background spans several industries, including recruiting and human resources, sales, travel and tourism, technology services, and event management. Although she enjoys working with all students, she especially enjoys helping those that feel overwhelmed identify their interests and transferrable job skills.

Leslie KingsleyLeslie Kingsley

Assistant Director for Experiential Learning & Advising
Hometown: Halifax, Vermont
Secret Skill: Loves making omelets; hopes to own an omelet diner one day.

Leslie serves as a member of the Advising team and is the liaison to the Social Sciences Division. Leslie coordinates internship relationships across campus and further facilitates and develops new programming initiatives – including job shadowing, industry-specific programming, and networking opportunities with parents and alumni. She also serves as the pre-law coordinator and manages internship funding in the CPD. Prior to joining Center for Professional Development, Leslie worked as the Assistant Director for Internships and Employer Programming and Career Counselor at Colby College. She's also worked in career offices at Denison and Ohio University. In her spare time, Leslie is active with ACPA’s Commission for Career Services and as an Alumni Association board member of her alma mater, Plymouth State University.

Matt KucharMatt Kuchar

Assistant Director
Hometown: Robesonia, Pennsylvania
Secret Skill: Outdoor treks, cooking

Matt provides career coaching to all students and also consults on leave-term opportunities, graduate school, and post-college life. A graduate of Colby College and the University of Oregon, Matt has also taught at both institutions and served within the schools’ centers for writing and academic skills enhancement. Prior to joining the Center for Professional Development team, he spent the last eight years coaching and counseling faculty members at Harvard Business School. He’s excited to be working with students on all aspects of professional and personal development. Outside of work, Matt enjoys travel, writing, and getting out into New England’s wild areas.

EMPLOYER RELATIONS

Our employer relations team works with organizations seeking increased visibility on campus, where they can actively promote opportunities to Dartmouth students and collect application materials through our office. The team manages our high-volume Recruiting Program and helps students with application submissions and interview scheduling.

Monica WilsonMonica Wilson

Senior Associate Director
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Fun Fact: Diehard Hockey Fan

Monica oversees our year-round employer relations efforts, including the Recruiting Program, and the annual Employer Connections Fair. She advises employers on marketing and recruiting strategies, as well as employment and compensation trends. Monica also provides advice to students, primarily seniors, regarding the job/internship application process, interviewing protocols, and offers.

Fiona CookeFiona Cooke

Assistant Director
Hometown: Little Compton, Rhode Island
Secret Skill: Photography

Fiona manages the implementation of the office’s Recruiting Program, which includes career fairs, resume drops, and on-campus interviewing for both internships and entry-level positions. She enjoys interacting with employers and promoting a variety of opportunities for students. As an undergraduate, Fiona studied English and then went on to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching. Prior to joining the Center for Professional Development, Fiona worked as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Trinity College. She’s excited to be working with students and looks forward to continuing to support the needs of undergraduates.

Nicholas AlbertsNicholas Alberts

Recruiting Assistant
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Fun Fact: Started his own business during his senior year of college.

Nicholas assists in the logistics and coordination of the office’s Recruiting Program, including on-campus interviews, resume drops, and career fairs, in addition to the general management of DartBoard. Nicholas loves being able to interact with Dartmouth students, and is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to contribute to the Center for Professional Development. Prior to working at Dartmouth, Nicholas graduated as a Business major from Mount Allison University, where he was a Residential Advisor, an actor, and a social justice advocate.

OUTREACH

Eduardo Najera OrtegaRoger Woolsey

Community Outreach Coordinator

Eduardo coordinates outreach opportunities for minority and underrepresented groups on campus. He works to promote employment and internship opportunities as well as avenues for finding funding resources. He enjoys being able to work closely with Dartmouth students and looks forward to increased programming within the affinity groups. Eduardo was a Government major and a Dartmouth '14 and looks forward to being a member of the Center for Professional Development family.

ADMINISTRATIVE

These invaluable members of our team keep our website updated, our programs scheduled and running, and the office open!

Bonnie HolbrookBonnie Holbrook

Administrative/Program Assistant
Hometown: Hartland, Vermont
Secret Skill: Snowmobile Safety Instructor (Past Board Member, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers)

Bonnie serves as the first point-of-contact for students/alumni applying to professional schools and/or inquiring about transmittal of recommendations/dean’s certifications to law schools. Bonnie loves interacting with students, creating marketing materials, and coordinating the planning and scheduling of programming/workshops. She also schedules office events and provides department wide administrative support and special project assistance.

Morgan NavarroMorgan Navarro

Reception/Administrative Assistant

Morgan, serves as the office receptionist and enjoys greeting students and visitors. In addition to scheduling counseling appointments, Morgan helps advertise programs and tracks student/alumni utilization of the Center for Professional Development.

Patrice VidalPatrice Vidal

Career Information Coordinator
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Secret Skill: Working extensively with horses

Patrice, who loves the technical aspect of her job at Center for Professional Development, oversees the office website. She increases and maintains online internship and entry-level job postings, including the Student Internship Survey database. Patrice also serves as our in-house tech advisor and the office liaison to outside vendors.

Maria WaiteMaria Waite

Office Manager
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Fun Fact: Parent of a Dartmouth ’12

Maria manages the day-to-day financial activities of the department and assists in management and implementation of the career fair and on-campus interviewing for internships/entry-level jobs. She is the Grant Administrator for the Ellwood H. Fisher and Maurice R. Robinson internship funds. Maria, who loves working with students at the College, also represents the office to external constituencies, including employer representatives. She’s your go-to person if you’re applying for an internship that requires a statement about academic credit.

Last Updated: 10/29/14