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Spotlight – Rosalie Shemmer, Temple University

Rosalie Shemmer

Senior Director, Temple University Career Center

shemmer-rosalieRosalie received a BA in Applied Psychology and a MS in Counseling from Pace University.  She has been in her current role with the Temple University Career Center for less than a year.

What was your career path to get your current role?  This is my second career. After twenty years in retail management, I decided to make a change and pursue graduate education. My education led me to the field of Career Counseling. I began working in Higher Education as an academic advisor while I was pursuing a MS in Counseling. After completing my degree, I was a Career Counselor, Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Director of Career Development at a Liberal Arts College, which led me to my current role at Temple University.

What was your first job?  My first job was in the retail industry. I was completing a degree in Retail Merchandising at Harcum College that required an internship. My internship was at B. Altman’s Department Store in St. Davids, PA. This internship launched my career in retail management and eventually higher education. My own experience is why I understand the importance of internships for students. It set me on my own path.

Why did you choose this career?  I was inspired by a professor who taught a Career Read more

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Spotlight – Dan King, Career Planning and Management, Inc.

Dan King

Principal, Career Counselor and Coach (in private practice), Career Planning and Management, Inc.

dan-kingDan received a BA from Wayne State University and a M.Ed. from Northeastern University.  He has been in his current role with Career Planning and Management for 28 years.

What was your career path to get your current role?  Outplacement Consultant, Boston Corporate Recruiter, Boston General Manager / Training Director, Marriott, Washington DC Hotel and Restaurant Manager, Detroit Wine Captain, Machus Red Fox (restaurant in Michigan where Jimmy Hoffa was last seen!)

What was your first job?  I worked after school for an Automotive Engineer from Ford Motor Company to help him start a side business. I made $10 hour and thought I was rich — and as a 16-year old in Detroit, I probably was.

Why did you choose this career?  I didn’t have strong role models or mentors, so I spent many years in careers that just “happened by accident” with little thought about where they would lead. By the time I reached 30, I realized that I was developing skills that I didn’t really enjoy using. My work seemed meaningless. This disconnect forced me to take more responsibility for my career development. Based on personal interest, I Read more

Spotlight – Lauren Bloch, AOL

Lauren Bloch

College Recruiter, AOL

bloch_laurenLauren received her degree from Lehigh University.  She has been in his current role at AOL for a little over 2 years.

What was your career path (previous roles) to get your current role? My first “real” job out of college was in outside sales near my hometown in Boston. I learned a ton about technology but outside sales was not my thing. When I moved to NYC I went to recruiting agencies to find my next gig, and one of them, Michael Page International, hired me instead! I worked in agency recruiting for a short time before realizing I was meant for internal. I’ve been with AOL ever since and I couldn’t be happier with the fit!

What was your first job? My very first paying job was a day camp counselor at a sports camp. It was incredibly challenging, but I learned a lot about managing different types of people and working with people from various backgrounds. My first office job was working in an HRIS department at a huge medical company. I was basically doing data entry and filing. Processing performance reviews was my favorite!

Why did you choose this career? When I graduated from college I had no idea what I wanted to do, Read more

Spotlight – Lauren Bloch, AOL

Lauren Bloch

College Recruiter, AOL

bloch_laurenLauren received her degree from Lehigh University.  She has been in his current role at AOL for a little over 2 years.

What was your career path (previous roles) to get your current role? My first “real” job out of college was in outside sales near my hometown in Boston. I learned a ton about technology but outside sales was not my thing. When I moved to NYC I went to recruiting agencies to find my next gig, and one of them, Michael Page International, hired me instead! I worked in agency recruiting for a short time before realizing I was meant for internal. I’ve been with AOL ever since and I couldn’t be happier with the fit!

What was your first job? My very first paying job was a day camp counselor at a sports camp. It was incredibly challenging, but I learned a lot about managing different types of people and working with people from various backgrounds. My first office job was working in an HRIS department at a huge medical company. I was basically doing data entry and filing. Processing performance reviews was my favorite!

Why did you choose this career? When I graduated from college I had no idea what I wanted to do, Read more

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