Meet the CCD Staff

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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.

Meghan Makarczuk
Director of Career Development

As Director of CCD, Meghan Makarczuk is responsible for the successful placement of Manhattanville graduates into the workforce and graduate programs, along with maintaining oversight of career development, internships, student employment, corporate and community outreach, and career services for alumni.

Before joining Manhattanville College, Meghan worked for five years in career development, applying her holistic counseling style to offer a supportive, collaborative, and encouraging, yet structured approach to meet the individual needs of both students and alumni. Meghan is passionate about her work, committed to supporting students through all aspects of career decision making including career exploration, skill enhancement, informational interviewing and effective networking.  

Meghan is an alumna of Iona College and Long Island University, and has a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. Ed. in School Counseling. 

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Manching Tom
Assistant Director of Student Employment

Manching Tom has been involved with student employment at Manhattanville since 2002. She serves as the Human Resources Liaison for all student employees and campus employers. She coordinates the Federal Work-Study Program and enforces the College’s employment program regulations. She identifies on and off campus opportunities and assists undergraduate students with their campus job search. A graduate of San Francisco State University, Manching enjoyed an extensive performing career with various ballet companies before her transition to administration.  Prior to her appointment at Manhattanville, she served as the Managing Director of Ballet Arts, a professional dance studio in New York City, for 15 years. She looks forward to her continued work with students, faculty and staff at the Center for Career Development. She currently serves as Vice President of Professional Development of the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators. Additionally, she has been an Adjunct Instructor for the Dance and Theatre Department since 2008.

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Teagan O’Connor
Employer Relations Coordinator and Career Counselor for the School of Business

Teagan  spent the last five and half years fundraising, relationship building and providing administrative support to the development team at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. As a proud Manhattanville College alumna, she returned to campus as an adjunct lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology department from 2011-2014. Through teaching, she developed her passion for higher education and providing support and guidance for students navigating their college experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, from Manhattanville College and a Masters in Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, specializing in international policy and management.

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Leigh-Ann Enyame
Internship Coordinator and Career Counselor. 

As the Internship Coordinator and Career Counselor for CCD, Leigh-Ann Enyame has been administering the Valiant Internship Program as well as providing advice and support to students and alumni with all aspects of career development including career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills and networking skills. With a background in non-profit marketing communications, Leigh-Ann has over four years of higher education experience with previous roles in faculty hiring and development at Mercy College, and coordinating career development programming and summer internship funding for law students at Pace Law School. A proud Manhattanville alumna, Leigh-Ann holds a B.A. in Communications from Manhattanville College, and a M.S. in Publishing from Pace University.

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Samantha Bieleski
Office Coordinator

As the Office Coordinator at CCD, Samantha Bieleski serves as point of initial contact for students, parents and employers, and assists them with utilizing office resources. Samantha has worked in higher education for the last five years. Prior to working at Manhattanville, Samantha worked as the Coordinator of Residence Life & Student Activities at Five Towns College on Long Island, and most recently held the role of Resident Director at LIM College in Manhattan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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