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Meet the Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development supports and empowers students and alumni to make important decisions that integrate academic studies and life experiences with career planning. We strive to promote faculty, alumni and employer partnerships to generate opportunities that help students and alumni to discover their career potential and meet their career goals. Services are available for current Manhattanville College undergraduates who are enrolled as full-time or part time students, graduate students that are enrolled full-time or half-time, students enrolled in continuing education programs, and alumni.

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Cassie Robbins (she/her)
Internship/Career Coordinator

As Internship & Career Coordinator, Cassie’s work centers on supporting student internship explorations, expanding Manhattanville’s experiential learning opportunities, and liaising with the constellation of departments whose resources and expertise strengthen student career pursuits in and out of the classrooms. These departments include Academic Advising, Faculty, the Office of International Student Services, as well as Academic, Alumni, and business administrative teams.

An alumna of Middlebury College (B.A., American Studies) and NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development (M.A.), Cassie brings three decades of experience in a range of industries and roles including corporate leadership, marketing, partnership development, community building, mentoring, not-for-profit research, adjunct teaching in higher education, and coaching middle and high school athletes.

Cassie enjoys hiking, comedy in all its forms, and exploring new places, and she hopes you will stop by Reid Castle and ask her about Internship programming.

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Marie Pierce
Career Counselor

Marie is an empathetic Career Counselor, supporting student introspection as it relates to interpersonal skills, academic success, and future planning.  She provides services in career development that assess student's personality, interests, skills, and work-place values, as well as resume and cover letter assistance,  job search strategies, interview preparation, and more! 

Before joining Manhattanville College, Marie worked within the K-12 and Higher Education setting, advocating for young people's perspective and power. She is passionate about her work with students and supporting the needs of the Mville Community. 

Marie is an alumna of SUNY Oneonta and Long Island University. She holds a B.S. in Sociology & Human Services, a M.S. Ed. in School Counseling, and is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor.  

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Amy R. Surratt
Employer Relations Associate

Amy Surratt is your connection to Manhattanville talent. 

As Employer Relations Associate Amy serves as a liaison between employers, recruiters, and companies that seek to share career opportunities with Mville students and alumni. 

Please reach out to connect directly with Amy if you are interested in partnership opportunities such as: participation in career fairs and networking events, holding an employer information session, serving as a mentor, or promoting your job opportunities with our students via Handshake.

Before Manhattanville College Amy’s career as a theatrical producer, instructor, and administrator instilled a passion for community, collaboration, and education which continues in her work to support Valiants in their career development.  

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