Meet the Staff

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Adam Capozzi

Director of Career Services, Assessment and Student Success

Adam serves as the Director of Career Services, Assessment and Student Success, providing leadership and oversight to the office.

In this role, Adam oversees developing strategic initiatives that improves the student experience, while building external partnerships to the University that create avenues for experiential learning and assists with improving retention rates. Additionally, Adam manages the relationships and tracks University outcome collections for the nine undergraduate schools/colleges as it relates to internships, employer visits, career fairs and overall career placement.

Prior to this appointment, Adam was the assistant director of the alumni career network for the central career office. He spent four years at the Whitman School of Management, first in the Graduate Programs Office overseeing domestic student recruitment, before transitioning to their career center to manage corporate development and employer relations prior to joining the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Keuka College.

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Christopher J. Maldonado

Assistant Director, Career Systems

Christopher J. Maldonado serves as the Assistant Director, Career Systems with Syracuse University Career Services, providing leadership and oversight to the office as it relates to campus career development technologies.

Christopher oversees the Syracuse University career network's efforts in support each school/college units' knowledge and usage of our various career systems available to students and career practitioners. Christopher earned an M.P.A. from SU Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in December of 2021 while working as a Career Advisor at SU Engineering and Computer Science.

Christopher grew up between NY, NJ, and FL, but their family is from Puerto Rico. Upon graduation from SUNY ESF in 2016 with a B.S. in Environmental Biology, Christopher became a Syracuse resident and prefers to spend time as a plant parent and hiking, biking, or running when the weather is right.

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Lisette D. Child

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Lisette serves as the Assistant Director, Employer Relations with Syracuse University Career Services, providing leadership and oversight to the office as it relates to external campus relationships.

In this role, Lisette serves as the first point of contact for current and future constituents who seek to engage with Syracuse University undergraduate students for career-based opportunities, while engaging in inter-University conversations with the individual school/college career units on creating and expanding career pathways for your dedicated student populations. Before SU, Lisette spent 13 years in the corporate technology event research, planning, and production space helping to develop engaged communities and collaborated with Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries.

When there's free time, Lisette enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two children, and family dog. When not outside, she enjoys music (preferably live), dancing, yard sales, interior design and working on her many DIY projects.

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Kate Mercer

Career Exploration Specialist

Kate provides career and academic counseling to undergraduate students, assisting them through various program options in the University. Additionally, Kate coordinates Syracuse University Career Services events and delivers personal development and career-related workshops

A Central New Yorker, Kate has been with Syracuse University since March 2016 and most recently served as an inaugural development associate in Syracuse University’s Division of Advancement and External Affairs. Kate enjoys camping, gardening and all things Syracuse Athletics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Nazareth College.

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Daniel V. Pack

Career Exploration Specialist

Daniel guides students with life and career counseling, advising and career/major exploration. Most recently, he worked with International students as an English Conversation Group facilitator with the Center for International Services and a conversation partner through the Graduate Student Organization.

As a non-traditional student, Daniel has bachelor degrees in English, Textual Studies and Psychology, and a master’s degree in Student Affairs Counseling all from Syracuse University. He is a lifelong Syracuse University sports fan and an avid follower of Syracuse University football, basketball and women’s lacrosse.

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Erin Smith

Internship Program Coordinator

Erin oversees the Career Services Clements Internship Awards and the Internship Funding Awards. These opportunities provide financial assistance to those undertaking unique endeavors in career exploration. He also serves as a liaison connecting the University's individual academic programs to the Central Career Services hub, to improve communication and collaboration.

Erin hails from Detroit, Michigan, and has been a Syracuse resident since graduating from SU in 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics.

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Isabella Csemez

Administrative Specialist

As the administrative specialist for central career services, Isabella oversees the department budget, prepares and manages purchase requisitions, trains and manages student employees, assists and oversees administrative duties related to yearly programs, and coordinates department and working groups meetings.

In her spare time you can find Isabella skiing, reading, watching history documentaries, tending to her plants, or spending time with friends & family.