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Staff

Monica WilsonMonica Wilson

Interim Director
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Fun Fact: Die-hard Hockey Fan

Monica has over 20 years of experience at Dartmouth in career development and talent acquisition, working with a variety of employers and students. She directs our year-round employer relations efforts and has implemented a variety of innovative programs. Monica enjoys sharing insights on employment trends and outreach/communication strategies for evolving generations. Prior to joining Dartmouth College, Monica held management roles in Canada and the U.S. in marketing, business development and administration.

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); helping students craft true narratives to talk about their interests and experiences

Chandlee provides career/job search coaching to all students and is a liaison to the Sciences and STEM careers. An English major in college, Chandlee's first job was in professional development for rocket scientists; she served as the National Young Member Liaison for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This experience taught her two things: the mission-critical importance of strong collaboration and that all professionals have both shared and unique professional development needs. Chandlee then studied at the University of Virginia's Curry School, where she earned an M.Ed. in Counseling. 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 served as the lead facilitator for the NYC Job Seekers Meetup, a grassroots organization hosted on Meetup.com, at the height of the 2008 recession. Outside of work, she studies Creative Writing in Dartmouth's Master of Liberal Arts program and volunteers for the American Youth Foundation.

Eric Eisendrath

Assistant Director
Hometown: Belmont, Massachusetts
Secret Skill: Slow but avid half-marathon runner

Eric works with all students and serves as CPD’s in-house liaison to Athletics as well as The Film and Media Studies Department. Prior to joining the CPD, Eric worked for the Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit founded at Stanford University 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 for three decades, including coverage of six Olympic Games, the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. He has won two Emmys for his TV work.

Franzi Gibbs

Assistant Director
Hometown: Alzey, Germany
Secret Skill: Makes a mean Schnitzel

Franzi guides students toward meaningful career decisions through explorations of their values, motivations, and goals. As a big believer in the power of inclusive hospitality, Franzi is fiercely committed to creating environments where people thrive in learning and community and maximize their potential. Grounded in the principles of positive psychology, her work is informed by her experiences in coaching, assessment, and teaching. In her free time, Franzi loves hanging out with her baby girl Josephine and her husband Todd.

 

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.

Fiona Hall

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.

Courtney Piercefield

Recruiting Coordinator
Hometown: Independence, Kentucky
Secret skill: Bowling

Courtney assists in the logistics and coordination of the Recruiting Program, including on-campus interviews, recruiting workshops and career fairs as well as the general management of DartBoard. Prior to working at the CPD, Courtney worked as a Financial Administrator and Human Resources Coordinator for the University of Cincinnati, where she focused on hiring and on-boarding staff and student employees. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Electronic Media & Broadcasting from Northern Kentucky University, where she gained her passion for working in higher education.

ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Ashley Arsenal

Interim Office Manager & Career Coordinator
Hometown: Canaan, New Hampshire
Secret Skill: Singer-Songwriter for Piano and Voice

Ashley manages our office website and oversees all data management, including confidential student and alumni records. She conducts comprehensive research and reporting, manages our student internship feedback database, and generates timely online and digital communications to support employer development and student engagement efforts. Ashley also oversees general operations, including but not limited, to special event coordinating and personnel administration. She trains and provides leadership to new employees, as well as manages the department’s operating budget, account appropriations, internship funding, class donations, and processes all funding allocations and stewardships. Prior to working at the CPD, Ashley worked for several years in the Admissions department at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Ashley holds a Bachelor's degree in Student Ministry, and a Master's degree in Educational Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.