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Kerry Spitze

Career Advisor for greater Washington, D.C., metro area campuses

Based in New York state, Kerry joined Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development as a remote career advisor in November 2021. Prior to joining the team, Kerry served as the Career Services Manager for the professional master’s programs in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Cornell University, following her role as the Career Support Manager for the Master of Engineering program in the College of Engineering. Kerry also served as the Assistant Director of Industry and Community Engagement at Ithaca College, and has also worked as an academic advisor in several state colleges and universities. Passionate about helping others gain practical career development and management skills, Kerry is focused on assisting students with navigating their own unique career path with both confidence and purpose. Students can talk with Kerry about career/self-exploration, networking, interviewing skills and practice interviews, the job search, salary negotiation, and more.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advise graduate students located at the greater Washington, D.C., metro area campuses
  • Provide tailored programming and presentations addressing common career and professional development topics
  • Develop and build collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and employers to enhance the DC-area graduate student experience

Education:

Master of Science in Counselor Education
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance
College of Charleston

Professional certifications and associations:

  • Certified Career Coach (Career Coach Institute)
  • Strong Interest Inventory Certification
  • National Certified Counselor
  • National Career Development Association
  • Career Counselors Consortium (New York)
  • Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association