Carleen PallanteCarleen Pallante, Director of Career Planning, The Sage Colleges

Originally from Levittown, PA, Carleen obtained her B.A. in Professional Writing from Elizabethtown College, and M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Since 2008, Carleen has worked professionally in Career Services in Higher Education. She was previously employed at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL and St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Carleen brings vast experience coaching a diverse population of students and alumni, and collaborating with alumni, parents, employers, and university partners to increase career education and opportunities for students. She is also a current committee member with NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) serving with other career center leaders and recruiting professionals. Carleen is passionate about creating exploration and networking opportunities for students with alumni.

Shatoya MichelShatoya Michel, Assistant Director of Career Planning, Albany Campus

Mrs. Shatoya D. Michel is a native of Albany, NY. Shatoya has 7 years of Human Resources experience and 13 years of mentoring and advisement experience. Shatoya attended the American International College, in Springfield, MA, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration. Shatoya continued her education at Troy University in Atlanta, GA where she obtained a M.S. in Human Resources Management. Upon graduation in 2009, she was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta’s International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. She is well versed in all phases of the recruitment life cycle for nonprofit and public sector. After many years of mentoring and advising while simultaneously working in the field of human resources she decided to combine her passion for human resources and advisement by finding a way to prepare students for life after college. Shatoya takes great interest in empowering and impacting those to follow their dreams by taking proactive and practical steps to reach full potential.

Amanda ShawAmanda Shaw, Assistant Director of Career Planning, Troy Campus

Originally from Connecticut, Amanda completed her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and French and Francophone Studies at William Smith College, part of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, NY. After graduating and working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Amanda moved to Albany, NY to pursue her Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration at The College of Saint Rose. While in graduate school, Amanda worked in the Career Center, the Office of Parent and Family Relations, and volunteered with Transfer Orientation. Amanda also interned at the University at Albany in the Office of Student Life working with both assessment and student involvement and success. Amanda came to The Sage Colleges in July of 2015 and is primarily located on the Troy campus.