Judy loves “working with people and potential.” As an alumna of John Carroll herself, she enjoys assisting alumni, locally and long distance, with career and life planning issues, including developing effective job search strategies and self-marketing tools as well as interview preparation. Judy facilitates the Blue Streaks Job Club every month, bringing together highly talented and experienced alumni who are currently in a job search, for networking and sharpening job seeking skills through presentations and discussions on a wide range of career success strategies. Additionally, she advises current undergraduate and graduate students on the career development process. Judy teaches career education courses each semester, presents to student organizations and classes as well as coordinates the logistics for many different events the Career Center sponsors throughout the academic year.
Judy became a member of the Career Center staff in 1989 upon completing her master’s degree in community counseling at JCU. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in State of Ohio, a National Certified Counselor, a Global Career Development Facilitator, and a member of the Ohio Counseling Association, NCDA, ODCA, and NACE. Currently she serves on the board of NCOCA. In 2012, Judy received the Christopher Faiver Award for Outstanding Contributions to the North Central Ohio Counseling Association and Community. Her prior work experience is in the areas of health care administration and career consultation for trailing spouses. Judy’s passion away from the office is volunteering as a Redcoat with Playhouse Square and traveling to California to visit her children and grandchildren.
Katherine develops relationships with organizations that wish to recruit John Carroll University Boler School of Business interns. She also manages the required professional experience programs for the school of business and assists with career events on campus. She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Cleveland 20/30, and Young Non-Profit Professionals Network of Cleveland.
Katherine has been a member of the JCU Career Center and Boler School staff since 2010. She can be found at the Boler School from Monday to Thursday in BR1 and at the Career Center on Fridays. Prior to joining John Carroll, she taught adult education courses for Findlay City Schools-Millstream and worked in for-profit education. She earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and M.A.Ed. from the University of Findlay.
Barb works to develop relationships with organizations that wish to recruit John Carroll University students for pre-professional positions. She is responsible for a variety of career events and activities on campus that connect students to opportunities with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Barb is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator; co-chairman of the Professional Exchange Committee and a member of the Trends Planning Committee for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers. Barb has also been on the planning committee for the Government Career Day for the past six years.
Barb has been a member of the JCU Career Center staff since 1999. Prior to joining John Carroll University, she worked in a variety of roles in the field of broadcasting, law, and educational publishing. Barb earned a Bachelor Degree in education from Cleveland State University.
Krysta Kurzynski received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from DePaul University, and her Master’s degree in clinical counseling from John Carroll University. She also has a certificate in Veterans Behavioral Health from the Center for Deployment Psychology. Her professional specialty is in working with military veterans as they transition from the military to academia, and from academia to their chosen career.
She joined our team in 2013 as the Student Veteran Transition Advisor, and is the liaison between career services and the student veteran population at JCU. In addition to teaching a career-focused transition class for student veterans, she is also available to provide career counseling, professional development, and military transition services.
In the career counseling field, Cynthia has held many roles. She coordinates and teaches Career Education classes for undergraduates and graduate level courses in Counselor Education, is a career and personal issues counselor, supervises graduate interns through their career counseling practicum and internships, was a consultant with her local school district, and counseled for many years at the local Community Mental Health Center. She is a guest lecturer at regional and national workshops and conferences. Cynthia is also involved on campus with the Vocation Coordinating Committee, Academic Planning Task Force committee, and many others.
Cynthia received a Ph.D. in counselor education and a master’s in community counseling from the University of Akron. Her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology were completed at Ohio Northern University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the Supervision designation (LPCC-S) through the State of Ohio. She was recently awarded “Supervisor of the Year” by OACES, “Outstanding Career Practitioner” by NCDA, and presented the OCDA “Leadership Award” by OCDA. She is on the Executive Board of NCDA as Secretary-Elect and will assume the Secretary role in October, 2012.
Nikki Marzano, Assistant Director, Academic Internships
Nikki manages Career Education courses for students who wish to receive academic credit for their internships. She will be a resource to students, helping them through the Learning Agreement and internship process. Nikki will also administer scholarship programs that are available to students in unpaid internships.
Prior to joining JCU in February 2013, Nikki was in a contract recruiting position at the Cleveland Clinic. Earlier in her career she served as the Manager of Recruiting and Human Resources at Energizer Battery Company in St. Louis, Missouri and as a recruiter for an industrial motor company. Nikki has a Master of Art’s degree in Organizational Management from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology and East Asian Studies from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Danielle is responsible for the Career Center’s news items, promotional material, and online presence through the Career Center website and social media, including oversight of the “John Carroll University Carroll Contacts” LinkedIn group. She also provides support to users of Career Connection, the Career Center’s online database. She is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and a member of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.
Danielle has been with the Career Center since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education at Ithaca College. Danielle enjoys singing as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Heights Christian Church Chancel Choir and Church Band in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
With a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Kent State University and a Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) certification, Jyl has provided career counseling and coaching to a variety of student populations as well as private clientele. Jyl is experienced working with both undergraduate and graduate students in liberal arts and business disciplines. She worked for 10 years in Boston in various settings from non-profit to higher education, most notably with Northeastern University office of Career Services. Following Boston she moved to Ohio, her home state, and worked independently with private clientele from high school students, executive level professionals and MBA candidates. Her diverse clientele portfolio demonstrates her ability to understand industry and companies nationally and internationally. She has provided “expert” knowledge to international student groups for working in the USA as well as Federal Government careers for students. Furthermore, as a member of OCDA, NCDA and NACE, Jyl maintains ongoing knowledge in local, regional and global company information.
Jyl is an enthusiastic advocate in preparing students for the working world which includes coaching detailed job search strategy, building career decision making confidence, and networking the hidden job market. Jyl uses her knowledge in one-on-one counseling as well as presenting to groups and teaching curriculum courses. In addition to using internet based resources Jyl is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer and certified to give Myers Briggs assessment as well as other assessment tools.
Jyl graduated from Denison University with a Major in Psychology and French minor. In addition to advocating internship work experience for students to gain confidence and skills for the professional world she also supports diverse experiences such as studying abroad and travelling overseas. Jyl herself lived and studied in France both in high school and college as well as has travelled over the years to other European locations. Jyl joined the John Carroll University Center for Career Services in 2013.
Rosemary is responsible for providing administrative support at the Career Center. She oversees front office operations, assisting students, alumni, faculty, employers, and community members.
Rosemary, a member of the Career Center staff since 1999, has an associate degree from Cuyahoga Community College, and has taken additional courses at John Carroll. She has worked in administrative support positions in the fields of entertainment, conventions, city planning, psychology, and as a parish secretary.
She is a member of the JCU Staff and Administrators Council and the Forest City Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals.