Teresa DiMagno Named Director of Career Development & Experiential Learning

July 22, 2010

Teresa P. DiMagnoHartwick College is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa P. DiMagno as Director of Career Development & Experiential Learning. She will assume her new duties on August 9.

DiMagno brings to Hartwick 13 years of progressively increasing responsibility in Career Services. Most recently, she served as director of career exploration services in the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University from 2002-09, during which time she simultaneously directed University Pre-Law Advising for four years. At Syracuse, DiMagno enhanced the quality of career services and expanded the number of student contacts, internship opportunities, and job placements, with particular focus on helping liberal arts students explore careers in diverse business sectors. In so doing, she forged strong relationships not only with students, faculty, and staff, but also with several external constituencies, including alumni, employers, and local business leaders.

"I am excited about Teresa harnessing her experience, skills, and vision to help our students reach their full potential," Hartwick College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael G. Tannenbaum said. "Her deep personal commitment to the liberal arts, tremendous energy, and student-centered approach are an excellent fit for Hartwick and her new colleagues in our Center for Experiential and Integrative Learning."

At Hartwick, DiMagno will report to Tannenbaum, and will oversee the Office of Career Development & Education, as well as most other programs in the CE&IL. As such, she will play a key role in helping the College attain its vision of being "the best at melding a liberal arts education with experiential learning."

"Hartwick's Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework and Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum highlight an institutional commitment to making students forces of public good," DiMagno said. "It is clear that the CD&E and CE&IL offices form a critically important hub for students seeking to extend their classroom learning into internships and externships, research, study abroad, and work in nonprofits and NGOs. I look forward to applying my skills and efforts toward helping students and alumni perceive the career dimension of their experience as a natural outgrowth of the spirit of inquiry and engagement afforded by Hartwick."

DiMagno is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University, where she earned a BA in English and General Literature. She also holds an MA in English Language & Literature from the University of Michigan and an MPA from Syracuse University. Highlights of her career experience include service as Director of Student & Career Services in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell, Associate Director of Career Services at The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY, and Career Adviser at the University of Michigan. DiMagno also has college teaching experience, most recently as an Instructor in the First Year Forum program at Syracuse.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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