The Catholic University of America

The Career Services Staff

The Career Services Office is located in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 127
Phone: 202-319-5623/Fax: 202-319-4480 Email: careers@cua.edu
Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-In Consulting Hour
M-Th 3:30-4:15 pm (Resume/Cover Letter Critique/Quick Questions) No Appointment Necessary!

Mission:

The Office of Career Services provides programs, services and resources designed to encourage and assist students in the timely engagement in all aspects of career planning, experiential education, pursuit of post-baccalaureate educational opportunities, and job attainment. The office’s goal is to empower students to make career and educational choices facilitated by in-depth awareness of vocational interests, abilities, values, faith, and life goals. Through its efforts the office strives to provide students with the awareness and tools that will facilitate effective life-long career development activities.

The Vision of CUA Career Services is to:

• Become recognized by the University community as the center of institutional expertise and assistance in career planning, experiential education and job searching.
• Improve career awareness, provide role models for career success, enhance job and internship searching skills, and create networking connections through relationships with successful alumni.
• Build a comprehensive student campus employment program that enhances student career development and engagement with the University.
• Support and collaborate with University faculty and staff focused on first- and second-year students in order to stimulate timely engagement in the career planning process.
 
DIRECTIONS TO CAREER SERVICES

   

Anthony Chiappetta
Director

chiappetta@cua.edu

I have been working in the field of Career Services for over 14 years, having served as an Associate Director for Employer Relations at Princeton University and as an Assistant Director at Rutgers University.  Prior to my time in this field, I worked as an Academic Advisor in Athletics at Rutgers University as well as a head coach for crew at Lehigh University. 

As the Director of Career Services I oversee the office operations as well as actively participate in presentations and counseling session assisting students and alumni with decisions on issues such as choosing a major, finding an internship/job, preparing for interviews, applying to graduate programs, and changing careers. 

I earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from Springfield College in 1998 and B.A. in Psychology at Villanova University in 1994.  Additionally, I am a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and have served as a member of the Graduate Career Consortium. 

Deborah F. Zimmer
Employer Relations Coordinator

zimmer@cua.edu

As the Employer Relations Coordinator, I work to promote our top-quality students and alumni to various potential employers including companies, non-profits, government agencies, and small businesses. My average day can include posting job opportunities and internships on Cardinal Connection, overseeing information sessions, and emailing students about important upcoming events. I network with employers and encourage them to attend our Career Fairs and participate in on-campus recruiting, two major initiatives Career Service offers to benefit our students. I have spent more than 20 years working as a professional in publications and marketing, promoting everything from retail goods to special events to scientific publications. Over the past few years, my career has focused on helping students get into college, and it was extremely satisfying to help people realize their goals. However, getting into one’s dream college is just the start of another journey, and now I assist students with the next step: locating that dream job.

I earned my B.A. in English in 1986 from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo and my M.A. in English in 1989 from The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Kathryn O. Marshall
Associate Director

marshalk@cua.edu

II have been involved in the Career Development field for over 20 years. After working at the University of South Carolina's Career Center as part of my Master's degree program, I spent three years in the dual role of Director of the Cooperative Education Program and Assistant Director for Career Development at Berry College in Rome, GA. I then spent nine years at The George Washington University in Washington DC as an Assistant Director of Cooperative Education. During my tenure at GW, I worked with students from the School of Business and Public Management for seven years, and two years with students from the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Human Development.

I have extensive experience providing individuals with career counseling, job search strategies; resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills and salary negotiations. As the Associate Director of the Career Services Office at CUA, I provide career counseling for students interested in exploring internships, writing resumes and cover letters, and developing strong interview and job search strategy skills. Additionally, I present at the Annual Dining Etiquette dinner which prepares students for the job interview over a meal. I periodically present to outside groups on various career development topics.

I earned a BS degree from Florida State University and a M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina. I am a member of The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and The Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association (MCCA). I am certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory.
 

Amanda S. Jones
Student Employment Coordinator

jonesa@cua.edu

I began working in the Career Services Office in August 2006, at the beginning of the academic year, and it hasn't been any less exciting. There is always something new and exciting going on in our office. As the Student Employment Coordinator, I enjoy interacting with students and their supervisors, though I have to admit that my favorite part is getting ready for National Student Employment Week because I get to walk around campus taking pictures of students at work. The rest of the year I help students and their supervisors with work-study questions, and also answer student questions about on-campus employment.

I have a Master's degree in Public Health, in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley where I majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish Literature.

Michele P. Gibbs
Administrative Assistant
gibbs@cua.edu

I provide support to the professional staff in Career Services. My main role is to ensure the office runs efficiently and visitors to our office are provided with a welcoming environment. In addition, my responsibilities include managing and updating our website, hiring and supervising student employees and assisting with office publicity. My career at CUA began in 2003.

Previously I worked for St. John the Baptist Catholic Community in Silver Spring, MD where I assisted 5 directors in running parish programs. Originally from Schenectady, New York, I was employed by the University at Albany for 9 years before following my heart to the DC area.