The Center for Career & Professional Development provides resources and connections for students to achieve life-long success.
Center for Career & Professional Development
Global Heritage Hall - First Floor
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
fax: (401) 254-3497
Katie Hughes, M.S., CAGS | Associate Director of Student Relations
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Northeastern University
Master of Science in School Psychology, Northeastern University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Providence College
School of Engineering, Computing & Construction Management
School of Social and Natural Sciences
School of Justice Studies
Brien Duff, M.Ed | Senior Career Advisor
Master of Education in Counseling, Providence College
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English Literature, University of Rhode Island
Gabelli School of Business
School of Architecture & Historic Preservation
School of Humanities, Arts, and Education
Clifton Strengths: Strategic | Learner | Intellection | Connectedness | Ideation
Rena Piller-Thurston | Assistant Director, Experiential Learning
Bachelor of Arts in History, Roger Williams University
Focus Areas: Internships, Practicums
Clifton Strengths: Context | Input | Learner | Restorative | Developer
Sierra Zschirnt | Associate Director, External Relations
Bachelors in Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University
Employer Relations and Alumni Engagement
Clifton Strengths: Consistency | Discipline | Restorative | Achiever | Focus
Mary Santoro | Career Specialist
Candidate, Master of Science in Leadership, Roger Williams University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Roger Williams University
Focus Areas: Instructor, Internship & Career Planning Seminar and Resume, Cover letter and LinkedIn Development
Clifton Strengths: Achiever | Futuristic| Discipline | Strategic | Restorative
To make an appointment with your Career Advisor, please log into Handshake and request an appointment.
Career Peer Assistants
Career Peer Assistants work directly with students to develop resumes and cover letters. They also promote CCPD services and help encourage their peers to take advantage of CCPD resources and other internship search engines. Career Peer Assistants conduct presentations on various topics at the request of RA’s, student groups, and faculty.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to be critiqued by a CPA.
If you have work study, and want to become a Career Peer Assistant please contact the CCPD at CCPD@rwu.edu for details on how to apply.