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Roger WoolseyRoger Woolsey

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

Roger (Rog) Woolsey is a former corporate executive and award winning college professor experienced in integrated marketing communications, including business development, marketing research, branding, and public relations. He led integrated marketing communications and strategic management initiatives for a variety of industry verticals, including nonprofits, academic institutions, healthcare, apparel and retail, hospitality, telecommunications, commercial real estate, and automotive.

Prior to joining the Dartmouth community, he directed career services at Colby College, served as a Professor of Communication and held staff roles within the Department of Communication at Boston College. He has also lectured and held adjunct roles at Emerson College, Suffolk University and Northeastern University. Rog holds a BA in communications from San Diego State University and MA in Management and Marketing Communications from Emerson College. His field of research includes integrated marketing communications, management and entrepreneurship.

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.

Leslie (Kingsley) BlakneyLeslie Kingsley

Associate Director for Advising
Pre-Law Coordinator

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.

Chandlee BryanChandlee Bryan

Assistant Director
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Expertise: Social Media, Online Presence
Secret Skill: Weaving Yarns (Knitting & Storytelling); helping students tell stories about themselves

Chandlee provides career/job search coaching to all students and is a liaison to the Sciences and STEM careers. In addition, she is the project manager for the CPD’s signature PDA CareerTracker program, a professional development accelerator program for students unique to Dartmouth. Chandlee has also worked as a recruiter, the resume specialist for a national Microsoft campaign and in career offices at Penn, Columbia and Dartmouth’s Thayer School. She is a co-author of the Twitter Job Search Guide and led the NYC Job Seekers Meetup, one of the largest grassroots employment related MeetUps in the U.S. at the height of the 2008 recession. Outside of work, she volunteers for the American Youth Foundation.

Eric Eisendrath

Assistant Director
Hometown: Belmont, Massachusetts
Secret Skill: Marathon runner

Eric works with all students and serves as CPD’s in-house liaison to Athletics and Greek organizations on campus. Prior to joining the CPD, Eric worked for the Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit founded at Stanford that focuses on developing better athletes and better people through positive and character-building experiences. A former Division I ice hockey player at Brown, Eric has also worked in sports television production, including coverage of six Olympic Games, the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. He has won two Emmys for his TV work off the ice and currently coaches young people on the ice through his work as the Goalie Coach for Hanover High School and as a Coach for his son’s Bantam hockey team.

Jill Kasher

Assistant Director
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Secret Skill: Solving puzzles

As a career advisor, Jill partners with students at all stages of their career exploration, from that initial question “what should I do with my life?” to interviewing and salary negotiations. Prior to joining CPD, Jill worked as an academic advisor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After studying Finance and Marketing at Villanova University, Jill spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and discovered her passion for working in student development. In her free time, Jill can be found hiking or cheering on the Villanova Wildcats with her husband and St.Berdoodle.

 

Sue WangSue Wang

Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Studies & Affinity Groups
Hometown: Tainan, Taiwan
Secret Skill: Psychological Astrology

A member of the Advising team, Sue sees students on all stages of career and life planning, with a focus on affinity groups and interdisciplinary studies majors. Prior to joining Dartmouth Center for Professional Development, Sue ran recruiting, employer and alumni relations at MIT Supply Chain Management program, coaching graduate students with background in business and technology. In 2015, Sue authored a memoir on healing and the body and spirit; and before that she had worked extensively at her alma mater Wellesley College. She managed the undergraduate internship program at Babson College after receiving her Ed.M. from Harvard University.

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 HallFiona 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.

CJ HughesCJ Hughes

Recruiting Coordinator
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Secret Skill: Pretty epic vocalist (Offline Tested, Internet Approved)

CJ assists in the logistics and coordination of the CPD’s Recruiting Program, including on-campus interviews, resume drops, and career fairs, in addition to the general management of Dartboard. CJ loves being a key resource for students and is glad to be back working for his alma mater. Prior to working at Dartmouth, CJ worked in Los Angeles for a grocery startup. During his time as an undergrad at Dartmouth, he was an Economics modified major, participated in Mitosis, and brother of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Kaitie EddingtonJimmy Huynh

Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Fun Fact: Avid world traveler

Kaitie will be the first face you see when you arrive at the CPD or the person on the other side of the phone when you call the main office. At the front desk, she assists with scheduling appointments, helps organize workshops and performs other various tasks for the career advisors or Employer Relations team. She also helps with advertisement and marketing for various CPD programs. Kaitie is a recent graduate from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors in Psychology and Human Development. During her undergrad, she fell in love with higher education and is excited to be a member of the Dartmouth community!

Renata Finger

Office Manager
Hometown: Mahopac, New York
Secret Skill: Pet Photography

Renata assists and oversees office operations including managing budget development, planning events, and hiring and training new staff.  She comes to CPD with five years of experience in office management, including serving as the assistant to the Executive Director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill. A Yankees Fan, Renata graduated from The State University of New York at Potsdam with a bachelor’s degree in History.

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.