Suzanne Ceravolo, Director

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Suzanne has worked at Drew since 2001. In addition to the overall management of the Center, she provides career counseling to students from first years to seniors, including those with physical and intellectual disabilities. Suzanne also counsels graduate students, alumni and military veterans who are transitioning into civilian careers. Suzanne oversees the Center’s Student to Professional Program, which includes the Career Talk Series, Seniors Only Series (SOS), and career development workshops.  Prior to Drew, Suzanne worked in Corporate Human Resources, where she held positions in Recruiting, Employee Relations and Compensation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fordham University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Human Development from Montclair State University.

Lisa Layne, Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advisement

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Lisa has been the Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advisement since November 2010.  She counsels undergraduates and alumni on the pre-medical, pre-health and pre-law tracks, guiding them through the medical school, law school, and graduate school preparation and admission processes.  Prior to Drew, Lisa served 14 years as a U.S. diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service overseas, in Washington, D.C., and in New York at the United Nations. She also served as a cultural resource for the US Information Service, touring Spain as a singer/guitarist.  In health care, Lisa worked 14 years as a patient advocate, having started the patient advocacy program at East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, New Jersey.  In addition to working at Drew, she is an adjunct professor with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Core Program, teaching two courses, “The American Experience” and “Global Issues.”  Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, New York City, NY, a Master of the Medical Humanities from Drew, and earned her Doctor of the Medical Humanities degree from Drew in 2010.

William Hinman, Assistant Director – Internships

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Bill began his work at the Center for Career Development in May 2011.  Bill coordinates the internship program, including initial consults with potential interns, recording of all internship requirements, and updating the Internships page on the Career Center website.  He also helps to manage the documentation and time-sheets of work-study students employed through the Federal Community Service Program (FCSP).  Bill has a B.A. in Communications from Houghton College.  Before Drew he worked for nearly ten years in the development office of a private Christian school.

Richard White, Ph.D., Employer Relations Coordinator

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Richard joined the Center for Career Development in June 2013.  It’s his second stint at Drew:  from 1979-81, he served as Director of Corporate and Foundation relations.  Richard’s focus is to develop full-time job opportunities for graduating seniors and alumni.  Utilizing DrewLink for job postings and LinkedIn for alumni connections, Richard produces bi-monthly “hot job” bulletins for Drew seniors and alumni.  In between his two Drew experiences, Richard worked on both sides of the recruiting spectrum.  He managed college relations programs for International Paper, Nabisco Brands, and Brown Brothers Harriman in the 1980s, and directed the Career Services office at Rutgers-New Brunswick from 1990-2012.  He has three degrees in English:  a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. from the University of Kent (England), and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.