Feb. 01, 2012

Geneseo welcomes new career services director


At Geneseo's career services center, students can learn how to craft an effective resume, how to conduct a thorough job search and find assistance with many other resources to help them after graduation, from graduate school planning to exploring what types of positions best fit their personality.

Stacey Wiley is leading this process as the college's new administrative director of career development.

She will oversee all aspects of career development programs and services for students. She brings an extensive record of achievement as a student affairs administrator, attorney and businessperson.

"The country is enduring a challenging employment market, but I can't imagine someone with a stronger background to advise our students on job acquisition and other postgraduate options," said Robert Bonfiglio, vice president for student and campus life. "Her breadth of experience and knowledge will serve our students well, and we are delighted to have her on campus."

Wiley comes to Geneseo from Upstate College Planning Services of the Rochester/Syracuse area, where she was vice president. The company helped college-bound high-school students and their parents through the college exploration, application, admission and financial aid process.

Prior to that, she had positions as assistant dean for student and career services at Quinnipiac University; associate director for career services at Cornell University; associate attorney at the Syracuse firm Scolaro, Shulman, Cohen, Fetter & Burstein; undergraduate adviser at the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences; and school counselor in the Liverpool Central School District in central New York.

She is a member of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals and the National Career Development Association. She also is a member of the New York State Bar. Wiley succeeds Jerry Wrubel, who retired last year as the office's longtime director. Assistant Director Liz Seager served as interim director.