All About the CDC

Contact Us

Phone: 413-538-2080
Fax: 413-538-2081
Email: cdc@mtholyoke.edu 

Hours

Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 9 am-5 pm

Summer
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 pm-4 pm
Monday & Thursday: 10 am-4 pm

Appointments

30-Minute Advising Appointments
Available year-round, during open hours for current students and alums up to five years out. Schedule in Handshake or email cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Note: There is a one session per week limit. We cannot schedule same day 30-minute appointments.

Workshops and Events
We offer ongoing weekly workshops for resumes, cover letters and interview preparation during the academic year. Other career development and recruiting events are held year-round. Find a workshop or event.

Not sure how to get started? Email us at cdc@mtholyoke.edu and we'll be happy to help!

Directions

Please note: our building is currently closed due to COVID-19. The Career Development Center (CDC) is located next to the Health Center and adjacent to Torrey Hall. See our campus map for details. If you are traveling to the CDC from off campus, these directions may be helpful.

Staff

Liz Lierman

Executive Director, Career Development Center; Interim Executive Director of the Alumnae Association

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Kristin Balboni

Communications Manager

Kristin Balboni has nearly two decades experience in marketing and communications. In her current role at the Career Development Center, she develops, oversees, and implements communications initiatives through social media, email campaigns, website, and print design materials to highlight the CDC's role at Mount Holyoke College.

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Yaldira Felix Castro

Assistant Director and Pre-Law Advisor
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Roshonda DeGraffenreid FP'10

Senior Associate Director, External Relations
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Lucy Frasier ’19

External Relations Specialist
Lucy Frasier ’19, External Relations Specialist

Janice Kane

Coordinator, Student Employment & Internships

Janice started her career with Mount Holyoke in October 1988 working as the Credentials Assistant in the Career Development Center and working very closely with the Pre-health Committee. When the CDC took on Student Employment in 1999, she became the Coordinator for Student Employment and in the last three years has taken on the responsibility of Internship Coordinator. Before coming to MHC, Janice worked for 15 years for a major insurance company in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

Janice is a member of NEASEA, Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators and also an executive member of MHC’s ADAC, Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee. She loves to travel to Europe and sunny beaches.

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Ju Young Kielb

Associate Director, Career Exploration

Ju Kielb helps students explore their many possible career paths, with a special focus on first-year students. Kielb’s diverse educational background includes a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and a Masters in Information Management.

She strives to support and counsel students within a holistic lens and is cognizant of how culture, family, and personal elements can influence a student’s career development journey.

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Alexis MacGregor

Administrative Assistant
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Dyanne Rousseau FP'10

Assistant Director/Manager of Metrics & Assessment

Dyanne Rousseau is a career coach, data fanatic, trainer, and an expert in preparing others in the art of job searching and mastering the job interview. Her higher education career has spanned experiential learning, employer and alumnae relations, and student career development. In her current role, she advises students and alumnae, manages career-related programs, and leads workshops to advance the mission of the Career Development Center. Rousseau is also responsible for data systems and analytics related to student and alumnae engagement and manages the Career Development Center's knowledge rate research project. 

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Kelly Uccello FP'03

Assistant Director, External Relations
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Jenny Watermill

Senior Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Exploration

Jenny Watermill supervises advising and programming that aim to improve students’ abilities to set goals, secure and succeed in experiential opportunities, reflect on the learning that takes place in and outside the classroom, and speak clearly and confidently about their achievements. She has been instrumental in the implementation of the internship component of Mount Holyoke’s Lynk initiative, which connects students’ academic work with practical applications of the liberal arts and sciences.

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Kelly Woods

Associate Director, Career Advising

Kelly Woods brings over 15 years of experience in student development and advising to her current role as the associate director, career advising, in the Career Development Center. As a certified global career development facilitator and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)–certified practitioner, Woods is adept at working with diverse learners and a variety of industries. When Woods isn’t helping Mount Holyoke students make their dream careers a reality, she can be found inspiring the next generation of girls through her involvement with Girl Scouts.

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