The mission of the Starr Career Development Center is to provide comprehensive career services to Baruch College undergraduate students. We encourage students to come to the Center from the time they are freshmen through senior year graduation and for selected career services as alumni. The staff of the SCDC is dedicated to assisting students in all aspects of their career development as they make decisions about majors, apply to graduate and law school, prepare for internships and jobs, and develop the soft skills necessary to become successful in their chosen future careers.
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|The staff of the Starr Career Development Center works with students to help them develop the career competencies which will help them to achieve their career goals. Students are encouraged to maintain an updated profile in STARRSearch and are invited to use our services from the time they enter as Freshmen through Senior year graduation and to return as alumni. The Center works hard to generate multiple opportunities for interaction between students and employers both in person and online. Check out how to Get Starrted, (the Four Year Plan for your career), special programs you can join, descriptions of Baruch majors, resume models, interviewing tips and techniques, and the wealth of other information found on the pages of our website.|
The Starr Career Development Center partners with employers in order to connect them to Baruch College undergraduate students. Employers are invited to campus to provide information, mentoring, and employment opportunities to our highly motivated, and academically qualified students. Baruch students are tireless success-seekers and employers are impressed by their technical skills and drive and return year after year to access this highly qualified group of candidates. Many have significant work experience by the time they graduate and a large number work their way through college.
If you would like to post a job at Baruch College go to Starr Search, our online career services system.
|The Starr Career Development Center (SCDC) partners with alumni in a number of ways. We encourage alumni to maintain connection to their alma mater, to return for services and resources, and to contribute to the professional development of current students. The SCDC hosts numerous alumni career events throughout the year and provides one-on-one career advisement upon request. Join our alumni list-serve (email Jennifer.Rodgers@baruch.cuny.edu) for alumni event and opportunity updates.|
|The Starr Career Development Center recognizes the importance of forging partnerships with Baruch faculty to support our students' academic and career development. We have developed various initiatives such as the Starr Sub Program and Invited Presentations to encourage faculty members to utilize our expertise, in order to deepen students' knowledge of their career options and awareness of our career services. The Starr Career Development Center believes a strong connection with our Baruch faculty members will benefit our students in their long term career success. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or wish to explore ways to collaborate.|
College is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the lives of both students and parents. Students must adjust to the academic and social demands of college and parents must accept the growing independence of their young adult offspring.
Career development in college begins with establishing good study habits, building relationships with fellow students, and faculty, and identifying and using important college resources like the Starr Career Development Center. Parents should encourage students to visit the Center and to start using STARRSearch, our online career management system. Check out STARR Track on our website at for more information about career development during the college years.
|Financial Leadership Program|
|The Financial Leadership Program (FLP) is the Starr Career Development Center's training initiative focused on preparing students for careers in the financial services industry and other top financial analyst programs. To achieve the program's mission, the Center provides intensive technical and career training to a select group of Baruch's top-performing students. The FLP admits 20-30 juniors each year, handpicked according to their aptitude and interest. FLP members typically have an average GPA of 3.7 (the minimum requirement is 3.5), demonstrated leadership in internship and extracurricular activities.|
|The Max Berger Pre-law Program offers numerous opportunities to students of all majors interested in preparing for or simply exploring the possibility of a future career in the legal profession. Highlights of the program include individualized pre-law advisement, networking and mentoring, internship opportunities, writing workshops, LSAT Preparation, law school application assistance and experiential learning experiences such as mock trial and moot court. In addition, high achieving students are encouraged to apply to participate in the Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program, a comprehensive law school preparatory program geared towards training Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation's top law schools.|
|Peers for Careers|
|The Peers for Careers Program is a highly selective leadership program that trains students to provide peer career advisement on resumes, cover letters, business correspondence, mock interviewing and more. Upon successfully completing rigorous training, Peers offer resume/cover letter review appointments, walk-in sessions, video mock interviews, and orientations to the SCDC to students using the services for the first time. Peers also facilitate workshops, co-sponsor programs, spearhead our traveling "Starr Mobile" information cart, and write weekly Career Corner articles in the Ticker. Check out the Peer website for more information, resources, career corner articles and peer video tips.|
|The Media section of SCDC contains both videos and tutorials that are meant to give you a snapshot on career topics. The videos are tips and suggestions from fellow Baruch students on topics from attending career fairs to tying a tie. The tutorials are quick hands-on guides that you can follow along with to learn about a variety of useful resources at your fingertips. We encourage you to view them all at least once and to refer back to them in a pinch.|
|The Starr Career Development Center is the primary provider of career services to Baruch College undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to come to the Center from the time they are freshmen through senior year graduation and for selected career services as alumni. The staff of the SCDC is dedicated to assisting students in all aspects of their career development as they make decisions about majors, apply to graduate and law school, prepare for internships and jobs, and develop the soft skills necessary to become successful in their chosen future careers.|
|Patricia Imbimbo, Ph.D. - Director
Pat has been the Director of the Starr Career Development Center since 1996. Prior to that time, she was a psychological counselor in the Counseling Center, a Staff Psychologist in a community mental health agency, and the Director of an early childhood center. Early in her career Pat joined the Peace Corps and was a volunteer in India. She received her BA in Sociology from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan, a MA in Teaching from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
|Clemente Diaz – Assistant Director / Events & Operations Coordinator
Clemente joined the SCDC as a CUNY CAP in August 2011, soon after receiving his undergraduate degree. Prior to working in career development, Clemente worked in undergraduate admissions, student life and conducted psychological research. Clemente holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) from Baruch College and a Master of Arts degree (Industrial / Organizational Psychology) from Brooklyn College. Clemente has been in his current role as of June 2013.
|Wendy Heyman - Arts and Science Coordinator
Wendy has served in this role since 2000. She has been affiliated with Weissman's School of Arts & Sciences since the 1970s, helping students with career counseling, choosing a major and creating their own--the Ad Hoc. Her educational background includes a BA in English from the University of Maryland, an MA in College Counseling from Hunter College and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University where she did research on learning disabilities.
|Jun Ishidoya-Wang – Assistant Director
Jun joined SCDC in February 2010. While managing the Rising Starr Sophomore Program and Passport to Partnership, she serves as liaison to student clubs, Athletics, and International Offices on career issues and managing special career programming including panel and speaker events. Her counseling and teaching experiences include settings in colleges, secondary schools, non-profit agencies, and private group practice. Jun is a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Her previous career was in the corporate sector in the fields of marketing and advertising. Jun received her BA from University of Pennsylvania and MS from Fordham University.
|Zay La fleur John - Assistant Director, Employer Development
Zay La fleur John joined SCDC in February 2013 as member of the Employer Relations team. Prior to SCDC, Zay worked in various areas in higher education including academic. Her professional interests include improving education access and career success for first-generation college students. She is currently a Mentor for New York Needs You and a BYAN Board Member. Zay earned her B.A. in Government from John Jay College and her MPA in Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Baruch.
|Michael Kalish – Associate Director, Internship Manager
Michael joined the staff of the SCDC in May 2013 and manages the Internship Program. His student career counseling experience includes work with Teachers College, Columbia University and Long Island University. Michael has worked with diverse populations in various settings throughout his career including college students, middle/high school students, autistic children and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia. His educational background includes an M.S. in School Counseling from NYIT and a B.A. in Psychology from Plattsburgh State University (SUNY).
|Richard Orbé-Austin - Associate Director
Richard joined the staff of the SCDC in September 2007. Dr. Orbé-Austin received his Ph.D. and M.S.Ed. in counseling psychology from Fordham University. He received his B.A. from New York University where he majored in psychology. He has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings including hospitals and college counseling centers. His professional and research interests include the examination of career self-efficacy and perceived barriers among diverse populations, multicultural career counseling competence, and leadership development issues.
|Courtney May Reilly - Assistant Director
May joined the SCDC in March 2009. She is responsible for the Financial Leadership Program, an initiative to train a select group of top performing undergraduate students for careers in finance. Previously, she worked in a variety of corporate settings and has held positions in both marketing and finance. In addition, May also provides graduate school application advising for students. Mrs. Reilly received her MBA from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College in Claremont, CA.
|Ellen Stein - Deputy Director
Dr. Ellen Adelman Stein is an Associate Director in the Starr Career Development Center at Baruch College, where she coordinates the Career Counseling and Peer Career Counseling programs. Previously, she has worked in college counseling, hospital, and corporate settings. Dr. Stein earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester, her M.A. and Ed.M. in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Stein's professional interests include women's career development and multicultural counseling.
|Ingrid Tineo - Associate Director
Ingrid joined the SCDC in August 1998. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fordham University and holds a Masters degree in Counseling from New York University. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. In addition to career services, she has also worked in student activities. Ingrid has years of experience in the corporate sector and has held positions in Human Resources and Telecommunication Sales.
|Adia Tucker – Assistant Director
Adia joined SCDC in February 2013. Prior to becoming a Career Advisor, Adia worked as a clinical counselor at a foster care agency as well as an academic instructor for middle- and high-school students. She began her work with Baruch students during her graduate internship at SCDC in 2011-2012. Before transitioning to counseling and higher education, Adia held positions in finance and publishing. Adia possesses a B.A. in Literature from Harvard University and an M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University.
|Tina Coco - Pre-law Advisor
Tina joined the staff in November 2011. She is a cum laude graduate of St. John's University and St. John's School of Law. After working for several years as a Staff Attorney for both the NYC Bar and CT Corporation System, she earned a certificate in Adult Career Planning & Development from New York University. Tina served as the Assistant Director of the Career Development Office at Pace University School of Law for over 6 years. She works part-time during the semester counseling students interested in attending law school.
|Lisa Orbe-Austin - Adjunct Career Counselor
Lisa joined the staff of the SCDC in September 2007. Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in counseling psychology from Columbia University. She received her B.A. in English Literature and M.A. in counseling psychology from Boston College. She has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings. She also has a taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate level on topics including career development and transition, internships and practica, human development, and multicultural counseling.
|Jennifer Rodgers - Alumni Coordinator
Jennifer is a part-time Career Counselor and the Alumni Coordinator with Baruch College's STARR Career Development Center (SCDC). Her career counseling experience includes work with the SCDC, The Career Center at Seton Hall University and the Zicklin School of Business' Graduate Career Management Center. Prior to counseling, Jennifer worked in the human resources profession with various organizations. Jennifer possesses an M.S.Ed. from Fordham University and B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
|Ann Aylman - Receptionist
|Anayka King - CUNY Office Assistant
|Dolores Manekas - Scheduling Coordinator