Caryanne Keenan

Caryanne Keenan

Assistant Director for Career Development, Career Services

Phone:(607) 274-3365
Office:101 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

I have a pretty fantastic job! Ithaca College students are eager to learn and are constantly developing right before my eyes, and I find it extremely rewarding to provide support and guidance for them throughout these processes. My approach incorporates elements of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, authenticity, and positive psychology in an effort to facilitate meaningful, holistic, positive dialogue. My goal is to help empower students and alumni to make informed, best-fit career and life decisions, within the context of today's job market, and cultural and societal influences.

As the Assistant Director for Career Development at IC, I am available to assist students and alumni from all backgrounds, disciplines, class years, and experience levels, with career development topics such as:

  • Choosing majors and minors
  • Matching interests, skills, values, and majors with careers
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Job and internship search strategies
  • Job interview preparation
  • Developing authentic networking skills
  • Salary negotiation
  • Professional etiquette practices
  • Graduate school search and application processes

I can also address inquiries about the following programs, as I coordinate or assist with each:

  • Peer Career Advisor (PCA) Program
  • Central NY Teacher Recruitment Days
  • Career-related workshops/presentations

Professional Certifications & Associations:

  • MBTI Certified
  • Strong Interest Inventory Certified
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • Central NY Career Development Association (CNYCDA)
  • NY State Career Development Association (NYSCDA)

Leadership & Involvement:

  • CNYCDA Secretary, 2010-2012, 2014-2017
  • CNYTRD Chair, 2013-2014
  • Ithaca College SACL Staff Development Committee Member, 2009-2014
  • EACE Membership Committee Member, 2011-2013
  • Village at Ithaca Volunteer, Fall 2012
  • Ithaca College Diversity Awareness Committee Member, 2011-2012
  • SUNY CDO Conference, Cortland, NY, June 2013
         o Panel Presenter "Maximizing Student Potential and Contributions to the Career Office"
  • ESCAPE Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 2012
         o Presented “Peer Advisor Program Assessment & Development”
  • Work and Learning in Higher Education Symposium, Berea College, Berea, KY, June 2009
         o Co-presented “Outcomes, Assessment, and Evaluation in Federal Work-Study”
  • EACE Annual Conference, Providence, RI, June 2008
         o Led roundtable discussion: “Preparing Millennials for the Real World Using Alumni”
  • Villa Julie College National Career Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2007
         o Led roundtable discussion: “Best Practices for Working with Exploratory Students”


Master of Science in General Education, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
* Capstone project: Career Development Workbook based on William Glasser's Choice Theory

Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY