Career Services & Experiential Learning Staff

We’re available throughout your time at the iSchool, and beyond. Get in touch any time, and we’ll work with you to help you reach your goals.

Arthur Thomas

Art Thomas

Associate Dean for Career Services and Experiential Learning
110A Hinds Hall
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Art Thomas leads the Career Services and Experiential Learning staff to help iSchool students achieve success not just in their first job but across the arc of their career. Art is Co-Founder and Director of the University-wide iConsult Collaborative.  He co-developed, and serves as the University Lead for, the Digital Innovation Alliance – involving SU, Microsoft, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County in leveraging new technologies to support smart city/smart campus initiatives. Art is also a Professor of Practice at the iSchool.

Christopher Perrello

Christopher Perrello

Director of Career Services
114E Hinds Hall
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Christopher leads the Career Services team to educate students on networking best practices, develop and share career resources, and assist with the internship and job application and interview process. He is also available for one-on-one appointments via Handshake.

Jeffrey Fouts

Jeff Fouts

Assistant Director of Career Services
114D Hinds Hall
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Jeff supports all Career Services activities. He is passionate about helping iSchool students obtain internships and secure full time employment. Jeff has a focus on helping international students through the career search process, and is available for one-on-one appointments via Handshake.

Kathleen Benjamin

Kathy Benjamin

Career Services Program Manager
110 Hinds Hall
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Kathy specializes in helping students register for internship credit, use Handshake, and assisting international students navigate the CPT/OPT process. This includes the required CPT and OPT recommendation letters.  She coordinates all job and internship opportunities for iSchool students. She works closely with the Director of Employer and Corporate Relations in setting up employer visits to the iSchool. Kathy is available for drop-in appointments.

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Director of Employer Relations
340 Hinds Hall
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Sarah leads the iSchool’s employer and corporate partnerships. She develops and manages relationships with organizations that employ and provide internship opportunities for students and graduates, support student inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility programs, and participate in the iSchool’s corporate partners program. She creates engagement opportunities between students, faculty, and local, national, and global companies through a variety of initiatives comprising of development opportunities, academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, and research partnerships.

John Liddy

John Liddy

Program Manager for Career Services and Experiential Learning
114D Hinds Hall
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John is the founder of the TechTrek (Immersion Experience) and coordinates these programs with faculty, students and staff. The unique combination of the course and travel experience is critical to helping the students grow personally and professionally from their immersion. Additionally, coordinating with the CaSEL Career Services team, John works closely with the entrepreneurial ecosystem to assist students seeking an innovative career path.

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Phone: 855.832.9702