GCMC Contact Information
Office Location & Contact Information
|151 East 25th Street, Suite 820
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312-1330
Fax: (646) 312-1331
|Monday||9 AM - 7 PM *
|Tuesday||9 AM - 7 PM *
|Wednesday||9 AM - 7 PM|
|Thursday||9 AM - 7 PM|
|Friday||9 AM - 5 PM|
*Career advising for current Zicklin graduate students and alumni is available Mondays and Tuesdays until 9:00 PM by advance appointment.
|Graduate Career Management Center
Zicklin School of Business Baruch College, CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
Sharon Belden Castonguay
Sharon Belden Castonguay, EdD, has over a decade of experience working with business professionals at all levels of their careers. She is currently the Director of the Graduate Career Management Center. Previously she served as an assistant director for PhD career advising at Harvard, where she worked with students seeking to transition from academe to business. Prior to Harvard she was an assistant director of graduate career services at the Boston University School of Management, where she taught a course in career development. Through her career consulting practice she has worked with many other top universities, and has become a sought-after speaker on career-related topics. She received her doctorate in human development from Harvard, where her research focused on how businesspeople make career decisions. She also holds an MA in Education from the University of Michigan and a BA in Government from Smith College.
Career Advising Team
Associate Director, Career Advising
Rachel joined the GCMC in Summer 2012 to head up our Career Advising Team. With over ten years of experience in higher education as Assistant Director Career Services at Pace University, Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and expertise in counseling students on career development. Her primary work has been advising students individually and in workshop settings on developing and refining their professional skills in order to effectively launch themselves into the world of work post-graduation. Rachel also created and implemented a career development and job search strategies course. Rachel holds an MA and EdM from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, in Psychological Counseling and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Manager, Graduate Career Programs
Lindsey Plewa joined the GCMC in the Summer of 2012 as Manager of Graduate Career Programs. Previously, she was a Career Coach and Program Manager for part-time MBAs and alumni of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Prior to joining NYU Stern in the Fall of 2008, Lindsey served as an Education Advisor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies where she advised students pursuing professional certificates in Career Planning, Communication Skills and Arts Administration. Lindsey holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds a MA and two professional certificates, one in Adult Career Planning and one in Leadership Skills, from NYU.
Manager, Working Professional Career Programs
Jack Pullara joined the GCMC in Spring 2012 after 15 years in the professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC). While at PwC, Jack was a Principal in the New York office where he provided audit and audit-related services to clients in the capital markets, banking, and insurance industry sectors. In addition to serving clients, one of Jack's other passions has been coaching and mentoring staff. While Jack is new to the GCMC, he is not new to Baruch. Jack was the partner responsible for on-campus recruiting at Baruch for the Risk Assurance practice in the New York Office. He continues to be actively involved in Baruch’s Executive Student Partnership (ESP) mentoring program both as a mentor to students and a member of Baruch’s Executives on Campus (EOC) Advisory Committee. The ESP program provides undergraduate and graduate students with networking, interviewing and other essential “soft skills” vital to compete in the job market. Jack graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a degree in Accountancy and earned his MBA from Columbia University. Jack lives in Hoboken with his fiancée Sandra and enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and real estate investing.
Jennifer Seidman has been a Career Consultant with us since 2003. Jennifer has worked in both the academic and corporate arenas. Previously, she held the role of Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services at Pace University before joining Merrill Lynch as a Corporate Recruiter and HR Generalist. Additionally, Jennifer currently works as a Contract Recruiter. She has a BS in Business from the University of Delaware as well as an MA in Organizational Psychology and an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. When Jennifer is not advising our students or managing her recruiting business you can find her chasing her two beautiful children.
Annie Himmelsbach joined the GCMC in the Fall of 2012 as a Career Advisor. Because she herself has had a diverse career history, including positions as a human capital consultant, event manager, and professional dancer, she empathizes with students as they experience the excitement and occasional frustrations that accompany the search for a best fit career. Annie has provided career counseling to undergraduate business majors at the University of San Francisco and community college students at the College of San Mateo in addition to teaching career exploration and job search technique courses. Annie holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MS in Counseling with emphases in Career and College counseling from San Francisco State University.
Employer Relations Team
Assistant Director of Employer Relations
Ellen King is the Assistant Director of our Employer Relations Team. She came to the GCMC from JPMorgan Chase, where she spent many years as a Vice President for Human Resources. She works closely with current and potential employers seeking to fill internship and full time opportunities for Zicklin graduate students. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and a master’s degree in management from NYU.
Employer Relations Specialist
Justyn Makarewycz comes to Zicklin with over a decade of experience in marketing and creative communications at various companies, including Gay.com and PlanetOut.com, Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations and AXA Equitable. Justyn also led the New York metro-area office of a boutique recruiting firm, delivering staffing solutions to small and large companies across various industries - from financial services to consumer packaged goods. Justyn works directly with employers seeking to engage Baruch's MBA and MS students through networking opportunities, as well as for internships and full-time roles at their companies. Justyn completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Davis.
Laura Ballance is the first line of communication with the GCMC. Our Office Assistant enjoys the diversity at Baruch, and will be happy to greet you in German or Turkish, or the language of your choice. With a background in municipal government, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer work, her career has focused on public service. As she is still working on her degree, and recently joined the GCMC, she can identify with many of our students’ concerns. When she’s not in the office, you can find her snapping photos of NYC’s many landmarks or the surf at a nearby beach.
Graduate Career Management Center
151 East 25th Street, Suite 820 NY, NY 10010 • 646.312.1330 • firstname.lastname@example.org