MEET THE STAFF

 

Michael LaMarche

Michael LaMarche

Director of Career Services, Assessment and Student Success

Michael is responsible for leading the central coordination of Career Services. He is charged with providing leadership and support in operations and technology as his team works to serve as a center of excellence for the Career Services across Syracuse University’s 11 colleges and schools. Michael comes to ESE from the Whitman School of Management’s Career Center where he led career education programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, he was responsible for career advising, corporate development, creating data analytics for placement tracking and utilizing technologies to create efficiencies within the Career Center. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Michael held positions in professional staffing and human resources where he managed branch operations, contract negotiations and served as a mentor and a coach to assist in the professional development of his employees. He has a B.A. in employment relations and an M.S. in organizational performance and technology from SUNY Potsdam. 


Andrea Acey

Andrea Acey

Assistant Director, Career Assessment and Technology

Andrea is the system administrator for OrangeLink acting as a point of contact for students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers for any OrangeLink related issues or assistance. She is also responsible for career outcome assessments for the entire University. She serves as Web Content Manager and works with our Marketing and Communications coordinator to help develop creative communications to create helpful and successful events. Andrea's tenure at SU spans over twelve years. Prior to working for Career Services, Andrea worked as an IT Support Analyst for ITS, Budget Manager and Recruiter for Public Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School and Associate for the Burton Blatt Institute. She is an alumna of Syracuse University. She enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking/baking and spending time with her husband, a Data Scientist in OIRA at SU and their two children.
Jenna Collins

Jenna Collins

Assistant Director, Alumni Programs

Jenna manages alumni engagement for career programs, events, and services dedicated to assisting alumni. She will also promote and market strong, collaborative, cross-campus partnerships to grow the group of alumni who serve as career resources for students, as well as expand current efforts to engage alumni through social media. Jenna earned her MA in Educational Leadership for Student Affairs and BS in Psychology both from Central Michigan University (CMU) and she is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner. She came to SU in 2015 and started working with the Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP) though the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Her passion for career development and networking brought her back to her roots with this role in Career Services. Jenna lives in the Syracuse area and has become a huge Orange fan! She also enjoys exploring the area, golfing, and walking Jimmy Fallon (her Boston terrier, not the human). Follow @jennaturman on Twitter. 
Carol Hornstein

Carol Hornstein

Internship Coordinator and Office Assistant

Carol serves as an Internship Coordinator and Office Assistant with oversight over front desk reception and intake. She can guide you through the internship for credit process and provide strategies for acquiring an internship. Having over 15 years of customer service experience, Carol has a passion for connecting people with ways to achieve their goals. She has a Human Resource Generalist Certificate completed through Syracuse University, obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services in 2015 and achieved a Global Career Development Certificate from the National Career Development Association in 2016. Carols moto is “More the Merrier”. She likes to gather with friends and family as well as host watercolor and acrylic painting parties.



Dan McSweeney

Dan McSweeney

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Dan is responsible for cultivating external partnerships with new and existing organizations to enhance employment and experiential opportunities for students. While collaborating with internal employer relations staff, he uses a variety of technologies to collect and track data for Syracuse University in accordance with Student Success. Prior to joining the University in April of 2018, he led similar initiatives for the Career Center at St. John Fisher College, his alma mater. Dan has been an Educator for over a decade and developed corporate relation skills as Account Manager for Aerotek. There, he specialized in recruitment strategy for Engineering and Professional Service industries. He holds a Master of Arts in Education & Professional Development from Leeds Metropolitan University in Northern England.
Jennifer Renee Pluta

Jennifer Renee Pluta

Assistant Director, Veteran Career Services

Jennifer focuses on the career development and employment needs of the veteran and military family community at Syracuse University. She is also a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, serving as a Quality Assurance Manager for the 1st Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, and is a veteran having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. She possesses a thorough understanding of the unique needs of veterans specifically in career transition, and the ability to work collaboratively across the University, as well as leverage existing services to achieve end goals. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, binge watching, fitness and new experiences.
Daniel V. Pack

Daniel V. Pack

Career Exploration Specialist

Daniel guides students with life and career counseling, advising and major exploration. He is also an English Conversation Group facilitator with the Slutzker Center and a conversation partner through the Graduate Student Organization. Daniel completed bachelor’s degrees in English and textual studies and psychology from Syracuse and is completing a master's in student affairs counseling. He is a lifelong Syracuse University sports fan and avidly follows Syracuse University football, basketball, and women’s lacrosse.
Steph Quinn

Steph Quinn

Communication & Marketing Coordinator

Steph manages the communications, marketing, and outreach efforts for Career Services events and services available to Syracuse University students and alumni. She designs digital and printed materials for the department, promoting activities through email marketing, social media and other flyers and brochures. She also helps develop creative communications with team members to create helpful and successful events. Steph is an alumna of Syracuse University and enjoys attending concerts and spending time with family.
Chuck Reutlinger

Chuck Reutlinger

Associate Director

Chuck guides hundreds of students and alumni per year on issues from both initial and continuing career exploration to gaining experience and perspectives on specific careers to executing solid internship and job searches. He especially loves to help students dig up valuable information and use it profitably in networking, cover letter writing and interviewing. A former recruiter and outplacement consultant, he enjoys using coaching and role playing to improve students’ interviewing skills. He is also Career Services’ primary liaison to the community of students with disabilities. He holds the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification and has a Masters in Library Science and a BA in History. He is an avid basketball fan, golfer, and blues music lover.
Lucy A. Rodgers

Lucy A. Rodgers

Internship Coordinator

Lucy facilitates students in locating internships in their fields of interest and bridging their skill sets with local businesses. She is also responsible for updating the database of employers who offer internships to students from Syracuse University. Lucy was born in Italy, raised in Central New York and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from LeMoyne College. She has sales and business experience prior to joining the Syracuse University community.  In her free time, Lucy enjoys traveling with her family, shopping, baking, and decorating.
M'Tia Williams

M'Tia Williams

Front Desk Representative

As front desk representative, M'Tia welcomes all guests in person and on the phone; able to schedule appointments, provide information concerning Career Services and monitor the flow of client traffic and the online waiting room. An alum of Syracuse University, she graduated with a Bachelor in Science from The School of Visual and Performing Arts Communications and Rhetorical Studies program in 2016. M’Tia has also worked for Wegmans Food Market for eight years as well as Say Yes to Education and volunteers with WCNY Studios. She is originally from Syracuse and enjoys spending time with her family.