CAREER CENTER TEAM
The Westfield State University Career Center is staffed by a team of enthusiastic professionals with extensive experience in working effectively with students and alumni in the area of academic, personal and career development. The staff also reaches out to the community, creating partnerships with non-profit and for-profit employers to develop career and experiential education opportunities consistent with the needs and interests of our students and alumni and in support of the mission of the University.
JUNIOR DELGADO, M.Ed., B.A.
Director, Career Center & Employer Relations
Junior Delgado presently serves as the Director of the Career Center at Westfield State University (MA) and has been in that role since 2009. He has over 20+ years of experience in Higher Education with additional experience in Admissions and Recruitment. Over the last six years, he has served as the Executive Chair/President to the Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC); an organization that facilitates hiring in Education. Additionally, Junior completed a two-year term on the Board of Directors as the Director of Finance for the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). Recently, he served as the co-chair for the first ever EACE Virtual Conference with over 600+ attendees. Also, he has performed external reviews for Career Centers at institutions such as Howard University (DC), Governors State University (IL) and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MA). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Education from Clark University, a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Westfield State University and completed the Institute for Management and Leadership (MLE) at Harvard University.
Giselle started working in the Career Center at Westfield State University in 2007. She provides career and graduate school advising. Giselle is MBTI certified, completed the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) training, coordinates the Career Strategies Seminar for Education Seniors, and produces the University's Experiential Education Report. Giselle earned her bachelor's degree in English Education from Hartwick College and her masters in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
DINO INNARELLI, M.P.A., B.A.
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Data Management and Alumni Career Services
Dino joined the Career Center in 2010 with over twenty years of career advising and workforce development experience. He coordinates the data collection, analysis and reporting process; Professional Networking Nights; the Annual Post Graduate Report and career-related alumni programs. Dino also provides career development, graduate school advising and is a GO-2 Mentor. He is STRONG Certified, completed the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) training, received his bachelor's degree from Western New England University and his Master of Public Administration from Westfield.
JENNIFER DOBIECKI, M.P.A., B.A.
Career Counselor/Employer Relations
Jennifer joined the Career Center in October of 2013 and brings her experience in human resources, marketing and customer service to serve students and alumni. Jennifer provides career development and graduate school advising. Also, she is responsible for assisting the director of the Career Center with employer relations. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Masters in Public Administration and is a proud alumnus of Westfield State University. She is STRONG Certifed and completed the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) training.
SHARON KING, ADMIN II
Sharon joined the WSU Career Center in 1999 after 15 years of professional experience in the banking industry. Her contributions to this busy student support service office include program planning and development, marketing, and financial and office management. She enjoys working with students, employers and the University community to help prepare students for successful careers and advanced study. When not working, she enjoys travel and gardening and is also pursuing her undergraduate degree.
LORI PUTNAM, CLERK IV
Lori joined the Career Center in August 2008 after thirty years in corporate America. Her contributions to the Career Center include posting jobs in Handshake, connecting with employers, managing databases as well as training and supervising student workers to aid in their professional development. She enjoys welcoming students and visitors to the office and discussing Career Center resources. Lori often volunteers at University events to contribute to the overall success of the institution. Lori has completed coursework in Liberal Studies and Legal Secretarial at Fitchburg State University and Springfield Technical Community College. Lori is also pursuing her undergraduate degree.
Christopher Petrone '21, Art (Graphic Design Intern)
Alan Walker '21, Communication (Social Media Intern)
Jeselyn Rodriguez '23, Early Childhood Education
Autumn Tomao '23, Criminal Justice & Psychology
Amber Thetonia '24, Graphic Design (Social Media Intern)