Teresa P. DiMagno has been appointed executive director of Suffolk University’s Career Development Center in the Student Success Division as the University intensifies its focus on preparing students for the professional work environment of today—and tomorrow.
DiMagno has many years of experience guiding students and managing higher education career services, most recently as assistant dean of academic advising and experiential learning at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where she also taught and served as executive director of the Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement.
She will provide strategic direction for the Career Development Center that will complement the University’s approach to professional preparation and lifelong employability. This includes career-related curriculum and partnerships aimed at developing internship, mentoring, networking, and job opportunities for students and graduates.
"Teresa DiMagno understands that an already valuable Suffolk educational experience is significantly enhanced when we use our network to help our students demonstrate their talent and professional readiness to prospective employers. I am excited she has joined the Suffolk University community," said Provost Marisa Kelly. "This is a key strategic priority for us."
DiMagno has a record of harnessing creativity and innovation to advance career services through initiatives such as the Hartwick College Links programs, which allow students to explore career possibilities by interacting with alumni and parents in the workplace and during panel presentations and networking events. She plans to work closely with Suffolk alumni to develop beneficial relationships that capitalize on the educational and co- and extra-curricular experiences gained at Suffolk.
“I consider this an incredible opportunity to collaborate with the many members of the Suffolk community, including alumni, who consider career development to be an institutional priority,” DiMagno said. “Suffolk is noteworthy for its history in helping students reach their educational and professional potential. I am excited to play a role in preparing Suffolk students to meet present and future economic, technological and global demands.”
The Career Development team, under DiMagno’s direction, will work with all students from the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School at all points in their academic careers, while opening lines of communication not only with students and alumni, but also with faculty and staff who can help further the goals of professional preparation.
The office will employ the most up-to-date technology available to meet student and employer recruitment needs.
DiMagno will report to Vice Provost for Student Success Sebastián Royo.
“Teresa DiMagno brings a high level of energy, expertise, and innovative ideas to the Career Development Center, and we are delighted to have her leading these services that are so essential to the success of our students and alumni,” said Royo.
Before joining Hartwick College, DiMagno served as director of career exploration services and director of pre-law advising at Syracuse University, director of student and career services at Cornell University College of Human Ecology, and in career services roles at The Sage Colleges, the University of Michigan, and in private practice.
She holds an MPA from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and a BA in English and General Literature from Binghamton University as well as certifications in several areas, including career development facilitation.
DiMagno was named Outstanding New Professional Woman in Education by the New York State Association for Women in Education in 2000.
She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), National Career Development Association (NCDA), the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE), the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA).