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Feb 17 2010

NYIT Appoints New Director of Career Services

New York, N.Y.  ( Feb 17, 2010)- New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) announces the recent promotion and appointment of Charlene DeGregoria as the new Director of Career Services at NYIT.

In her new position, Ms. DeGregoria will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and college-wide Career Management programming for the Office of Career Services, as well as managing Career Services staff. She will lead and provide strategic direction and activities that help prepare NYIT students and alumni for the workplace through group and individual counseling and workshops. Ms. DeGregoria will also establish sustainable activities to engage NYIT faculty and staff on the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses to enable and ensure that Career Services delivers on the college's promise of providing career-oriented education that benefits students.

"I enjoy working at NYIT, and I especially love the hard working and dedicated people in my department," said Ms. DeGregoria. "It's so rewarding to work directly with our students, and develop partnerships with faculty and staff who are devoted to seeing our students achieve meaningful careers. I have one of the best jobs on campus because I get to help students realize their dreams and witness their success."

Ms. DeGregoria has sound expertise in developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, academic departments, and students. She brings over 20 years of experience in the field of Higher Education Student Services Administration to the college, and has spent the last seven  years as the Associate Director of Career Services at NYIT.

Ms. DeGregoria earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Hunter College of the City of New York, where she also earned a Master of Arts degree in College Counseling and Student Development.  She has served on a range of committees at NYIT and at the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officers Association (MYNCCPOA) with the Alva Cooper Awards committee for "best practices" in Career Services programming.

Ms. DeGregoria will be based at the Manhattan campus in the New Technology Building located at 16 W. 61st Street, room 611. She can be reached at cdegrego@nyit.edu or at 212.261.1537.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and interior design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. For more than 50 years, NYIT has been guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity and access to all qualified students and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 81,500 students have graduated from NYIT. For more information, visit www.nyit.edu.

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