The Career and Self-Discovery Center engages students and alumni in their personal career development process as they seek local, national and global internship and employment opportunities. Through collaborative and innovative programs and services, our office empowers students and alumni to become knowledgeable about themselves, explore their industries of interest, create a career plan to achieve their goals and understand and gain career-ready skills.

The Career and Self-Discovery Center offers the tools and insight to shape meaningful internship and employment experiences and serves as a critical resource, assisting students in engaging their passions and achieving their personal mission.

Carleen Pallante, Director, Career and Self-Discovery Center, Russell Sage College

Originally from Levittown, Pennsylvania, 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, Florida, and St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. 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) and is the local chair of the Capital Region Career Consortium, serving with other career center leaders and recruiting professionals. Carleen is passionate about creating exploration and networking opportunities for students with alumni.