Success in today's competitive job market requires the right knowledge, skills and opportunities. CCPD is here to help. We'll provide you with useful tools and resources and connect you with employers, faculty and staff so you can prepare for anything the future may bring. DISCOVER Turn your coursework into a career with help selecting the right major as well as advice and planning for your future. LEARN Dig deeper into your chosen career with information sessions, online resources, networking, mentoring, internship opportunities and programs like America Needs You (ANY) Partner Fellows Program. PREPARE Start building your brand and getting ready for the internship or job search. We provide resume reviews, mock interviews, internships and job fairs, the CUNY LEADS program and additional support to help you land your dream job.
Kickstart your future with Career Connect, which links you to career opportunities, hands-on experiences (also known as experiential learning), employer on-campus recruitment and more. It's free for current students and alumni. Sign up online and download the app to search and apply for jobs, manage your on-campus recruiting activities and connect with employers before, during and after job fairs. GET THE APP ON GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD FROM THE APP STORE
To schedule an appointment with a CCPD representative, first log into Career Connect online, then click Calendar and Schedule an Appointment.
Jessica Perez brought her expertise in career and professional development to CCPD in June 2014. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York and a bachelor's degree in English and sociology from Binghamton University. In 2013, she completed the New York City Management Academy, a selective leadership-training program for City of New York managers and executives. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.
Bryant Caba strives to help every student develop career goals based on their interests and personality. He joined CCPD in June 2015 and received his bachelor's degree in sociology from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Sharon Long shares her expertise in business, communication and networking skills, interview techniques, job readiness and resume development at CCPD. In addition, she serves as an advisory board member of the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women and has introduced LaGuardia Community College students to "The Signature Role Model Program," an initiative that provides opportunities for young women to learn practical workplace skills and shadow professional women. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Queens College.
Marilyn Ramirez assists the director and staff with day-to-day operations, planning of events, scheduling and overall management of front-office operations. A proud alumna of the college, she was hired on full-time at LaGuardia after earning an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming. She is dedicated to meeting the career and professional development needs of students.
Wendy Nicholson focuses on helping students with disabilities identify, recognize, develop and harness their unique experiences into successful employment and internship opportunities. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tufts University, and she is certified as an American Sign Language interpreter.
Karen Gonzalez is a Career Engagement Coach in the Center for Career & Professional Development. She joined the CCPD team in November 2017.
Danny Bernard earned an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts from LaGuardia Community College, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Lehman College and Master of Science in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. He decided to give back to his alma mater and join the CCPD team in 2007.
Yevgeniya (Yevi) Granovskaya has worked with LaGuardia students, adult learners and job seekers from diverse backgrounds since 2005. She enjoys assisting students with goal setting and career exploration as well as developing a professional presentation and confidence. Yevi holds an M.S.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University and a B.B.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Baruch College.
Kareline Blanco joined the Center for Career & Professional Development in October 2015 and helped develop marketing/communication plans for the department. She also enjoys working with students in preparing them for non-credit internships. She went to Lehman College for her bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in early childhood education.
Crystal Foster is the Career Engagement Assistant in the Center for Career & Professional Development. She is a current LaGuardia student pursuing an Associate of Science in the dietetic technician program. She joined the CCPD team in March 2016.
Roger Brian Mason joined the Career & Professional Development team in September 2018 to serve as a liaison between career services, academic advising teams (career and technical programs), first-year student programs and faculty. In addition to a B.S. in Sustainable Environments from Hunter College and an A.S. in Civil Engineering from New York City College of Technology, he has accumulated years of experience as an instructor and a student coordinator on the college as well as junior high school and high school levels.
Jefferson Baleva joined the Center for Career & Professional Development team in October 2018. He enjoys guiding and assisting students with their career and professional development. He is a current LaGuardia student pursuing his Associate of Science in Business Administration.