With an extraordinary passion for helping people make their careers work for them, Francine Fabricant, MA, EdM helps people rethink their career opportunities and build careers that are personally meaningful and rewarding. She is the lead author of Creating Career Success (2014) and a frequent speaker on career topics, addressing real-world concerns and offering practical ideas and solutions. She received a BA cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University as well as an MA in Organizational Psychology and EdM in Psychological Counseling, both from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education, FIT’s Career Services, and currently develops and delivers career programs for various universities and community organizations. Her community-based workshops have been profiled by The New York Times.
Jennifer Miller, MBA, MSED is an Associate Professor and Counselor in the Career and Internship Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) since 2001. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about sustainability and social media. In addition to counseling she taught Career Planning for several years and currently teaches internship courses on Career Exploration and Career Planning. She is very active on her campus serving on numerous faculty, union and college-wide committees. She has been on the Executive Board of MNYCCPOA a New York area college career counselors organization for the past five years serving as Treasurer, Second Vice President, Historian and is currently President. In addition, she is an active member of numerous career counseling focused professional organizations. Prior to working in career development she was the Director of Student Services at the French Culinary Institute (now known as the International Culinary Center) in New York City for four years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and she has two masters degrees; one in Guidance and Counseling from Hunter College in New York City, and one in Business Administration from Binghamton University.
Debra J. Stark, MA, is the Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Alumni Career Advisor at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she has worked since 1996. In this role she advises both students and alumni, maintains the order and collection development of the Career Resource Center, administers and creates career development instruction modules for First Year students, teaches the upper level Career Achievement Program, and oversees the center's career management system. Debra has made significant contributions through service on several college-wide committees including the Middle States Steering Committee. Debra has presented nationally and internationally for student and professional audiences on a variety of career topics. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of American and International Studies. Prior to her work with the Career Center, she was the Freshman Advisement and Registration Program Coordinator, packaging incoming freshman based on NJ Basic Skills Test results, assisting students in course selection, and evaluating and inputting transfer credits. Her experience outside of higher education includes international business, customer relations, and corporate training and development. Debra is associated with the following relevant associations: Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Metropolitan New York College Placement Officers Association, NJ Association of Colleges and Employers, Career Resource Managers Association, NY Association of Psychological Type, and the Middle Atlantic Career Counselor Association.