All About the CDC

Contact Us

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

Hours

Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday & Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Appointments

Walk-In Sessions at the CDC
Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:30, when classes are in session. One question/topic, up to 15 minutes. First-come, First-served.

Walk-In Sessions at the MEWS (located in Dwight Hall)
Thursday and Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm when classes are in session. One question/topic, up to 15 minutes. First-come, First-served.

30-Minute Advising Appointments
Available year round, during open hours for current students and alumnae up to five years out. Please call in advance to schedule as we do not schedule appointments via email. Note: There is a one session per week limit. We cannot schedule same day 30-minute appointments.

Group Interview Prep Sessions
Thursdays & Fridays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, when classes are in session.

Peer Career Advisors
Available from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday in the CDC library, our PCAs help you to access CDC resources. For example, they provide you with the first steps in the internship search, brainstorm how to transition a high school resume into a college resume, help you to make business cards, and help you to access the Suit Yourself program if you need an outfit for an interview.

Not sure how to get started? Call or stop by and we'll be happy to help!

Directions

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

Director, Career Development Center

Liz Lierman directs the Career Development Center at Mount Holyoke College. She leads a growing CDC that prepares students to navigate through careers that will include transitions and positions that don’t yet exist; provides opportunities for students to connect with employers and alumnae in a variety of fields; and helps students connect their academic experiences with their plans for the future.

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Kristin Balboni

Communications Manager

Roshonda DeGraffenreid FP'10

Assistant Director & Pre-Law Advisor
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Kylie Hanify '06

Advising Coordinator

Kylie Hanify majored in Geology and minored in Anthropology. While a student at Mount Holyoke Hanify traveled to India to study Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. Additionally, she interned Darby Dyar, professor of Astronomy with a grant funded research project with NASA. She has continued to be involved with this research on campus post-graduation. Hanify received a joint MA in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies in 2008 from Brandeis University.

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Ju Hong

Associate Director, Career Exploration

Ju Hong helps students explore their many possible career paths, with a special focus on first-year students. Hong’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.

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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Karen Miller

Senior Associate Director of External Relations

Karen Miller brings over 20 years of experience as an educator and leader to her role at Mount Holyoke College. She creates opportunities for meaningful engagement between students and alumnae around careers. Miller is passionate about leadership development, career coaching, and helping others to discover and maximize their individual’s talent areas for career and life success!

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Dyanne Rousseau FP'10

Program Manager

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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