Sarah Hagelin ’95 began her tenure on April 12 as the new employer relations director for the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool). In this new role, Hagelin will focus on growing relationships with employers to be leveraged in job placement, curriculum planning, recruitment of students, course instruction, and research programs.
Hagelin comes to the iSchool from The Hartford, where she worked as an operations director within a project management office and as a human resources director. Prior to that, she worked at Accenture in human resources for more than a decade. Hagelin has professional experience in career advising and coaching at all levels, from entry-level to vice president. She also has experience in strategic planning and partnering with recruiting departments.
Hagelin holds a B.S. in Information Management and Technology from the Syracuse iSchool and attributes her positive experience here as a main attractor to the position. “I loved the familial connection within the iSchool and being connected to cutting-edge thinking and practice in the information field,” she said. “I greatly credit the iSchool, including the faculty, staff, and curriculum, in helping me launch my career. Through the coaching and guidance I received, I started as a consultant with Accenture immediately after graduating. I look forward to being able to help other students in a similar way.”
Hagelin said that her new position is a unique role that allows her to combine her passion for the iSchool, her human resources experience, and her business skills. “I am attracted to the vision of the role with the focus on establishing strong relationships with employers and building a network that students will be able to leverage as they look to build their careers,” she said. “Also, it is a great opportunity to come back home to the iSchool.”