Career Center Staff
Melissa joined the career center in the spring of 2021 as the Director of Career Development and most recently took on an elevated role as Executive Director. She is dedicated to helping students create lives of meaning and purpose through self discovery, experiential learning and developing life-long connections. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in american studies. She received her MA in museum studies from SUNY Oneonta's Cooperstown Graduate Program. Through her experience as the Manager of Educational Leadership Programs at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Melissa directed the Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program and realized she wanted to pivot her career to focus on college student career development. She has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education and career development, through her work at Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta, serving as Director of their career centers. In 2014, she received her Global Career Development Facilitator certification and she participated in the National Association of College's and Employers Career Coaching Intensive training. She enjoys learning and sharing with other professionals in the industry. Most recently, she presented, "Prototyping Design Thinking Strategies in Career Development" at a SUNY Career Development Organization's Drive-In Workshop in 2019.
Career Exploration and Development
Virginia “Ginny” Dosch
Ginny joined the career advising team in August 2022. Previously, she served as the Student Fellowships Coordinator since 1998. In that position, Ginny advised students and provided oversight for all aspects of the fellowship program. Ginny earned her B.A. in English from the College of New Rochelle, an M.A. from the University of Denver in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration and a Certificate of Advanced Study, Counselor Education from New York University.
Associate Director, Career Development
Sarah Dustin was born and raised in Central New York, and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Over the past decade, her career path has included working at higher education institutions (Colgate University and Mohawk Valley Community College), teaching as an adjunct faculty member, and being an entrepreneur. Sarah's calligraphy business, The Adirondack Ink, has been nationally published and recognized within the art industry. When she's not on campus at Hamilton College, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at the Oneida Public Library, listening to podcasts, and painting.
Associate Director of Career Development
Victoria has a B.S. in Social Work and a Minor in Psychology from the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She also earned a M.S. in Education in Counselor Education with a concentration in College Counseling from Brockport. While earning her degrees, Victoria worked at both Brockport and Nazareth College in career services. Most recently she has served as the Assistant Director of Career Development at Utica University.
Associate Director, Advancement Program Management
Korrin joined the Advancement Office Career Center professional staff in November 2021 as the manager of the Discovery Team, a group of students who offer appointments and workshops on career development across Hamilton’s campus. She also helps coordinate additional programming in the Constituent Engagement division as it relates to the recruitment, hiring and retention of students and professional staff. Prior to this role, Korrin spent 4 years managing a Suny Apprenticeship Program at Mohawk Valley Community College. Before this, she owned and ran her own Child Care Center for over 10 years. She has a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Western Governors University.
Jodi oversees the Connect Team, a group of student interns who plan industry-specific events featuring alumni speakers. She joined the Career Center in the fall of 2023 after eight years of teaching in a variety of grade levels in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Washington. She holds a master's degree in education from Winona State University.
Employer Engagement, Alumni Engagement, and Promotions
Director, Employer Engagement
Abby oversees Hamilton's employer engagement team which manages on-campus recruiting, new employer development, the Snap internship program, and the Snapshot shadowing program. She is a member of the Summer Internship Funding (SIF) committee and the Student Emergency Aid Society (SEAS) committee. Abby graduated from William Smith College and Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Alison R. Meyer ’00
Employer Development Specialist
Alison graduated from Hamilton in 2000 with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. Following graduation she initially worked in Publishing. However, in 2006, she moved to the financial industry most recently serving as Senior Registered Service Associate with Raymond James in Bedminster, NJ.
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Health Professions Advising
Cheney joined the Career Center in October 2014 as the Office Coordinator. She now oversees all on-campus recruiting and employer visits. As part of the Health Professions Advising Office she is a main point of contact for experiential learning aspects for pre-health students. She is a 2010 graduate from the University at Albany with a B.A. in Sociology. Employers can contact Cheney to set up on-campus visits.
Shannon L. Shannon
Associate Director, Advancement Promotion
Shannon is responsible for developing, planning, executing, and evaluating marketing strategies that will foster strong long-term relationships with alumni, parents, students, and friends of Hamilton College and drive engagement. Additionally, she is responsible for administering the Career Center's Summer Internship Funding program. She joined the staff as the Front Desk Coordinator in January 2005 and has grown her role at the Career Center to Assistant Director of Advancement Promotion in 2019. Shannon completed her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Herkimer College with a major in Marketing.