Graduate career services to expand at DelVal
Sep 08, 2016
Delaware Valley University is enhancing career services for its graduate students starting this semester. As part of the effort, the University’s Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) welcomed a new staff member, Katie Martucci, this fall who will work closely with the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Martucci will support the University’s graduate students as they seek to switch positions or, advance in their existing roles. The University will be offering support in a variety of capacities including both face-to-face and online contact.
“This is something I believe deeply in,” said Dr. Jim Moryan, dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “I want to make sure we help students through our network. We are contacting companies and asking them to send us job opportunities. We’re doing this to be student centered and student focused.”
Martucci, DelVal’s new employer relations and career advisor, earned a B.A. in sociology from Ithaca College and a master’s in education from Penn State University. She brings eight years of career development counseling experience to the position. Martucci has held positions including: internship coordinator for Reminder Media, post-secondary education specialist for Pennsylvania CareerLink of Bucks County and diversity program coordinator for Penn State University’s career services office.
At DelVal, Martucci will help graduate students advance professionally, offering services such as: resume enhancement, LinkedIn and personal branding training, interview preparation, cover letter reviews and job fair preparation. In addition to her work with graduate students, she will be responsible for building and nurturing relationships with employers who want to recruit DelVal talent.
DelVal will accommodate graduate students’ schedules and specific needs.
“We realize that getting to campus is not the easiest thing,” said Martucci. “A lot of our students are working in addition to taking classes. So, we’re prepared to provide career advising in a way that is convenient. Students who can’t meet face-to-face will have the option of Skype, email or phone meetings. Students who are not available during office hours will have the option of scheduling evening appointments.”
To learn more about graduate career services, please contact: Employer Relations and Career Advisor Katie Martucci at 215.489.4782 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.