Graduate Student Career Services

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Center for Career & Professional Development
L72.00 New Building
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 237-8754
Fax: (212) 237-8440

Office Hours
Mon. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tues. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thurs. 9:00AM -5:00PM
Fri.     9:00 AM -5:00PM

Drop-In Hours
Monday through Friday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM 


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As of July 1, 2012, the Center for Career & Professional Development serves ALL John Jay graduate students to provide career advising, resources, and services designed to meet their career development needs. Understanding that our students are balancing many responsibilities in addition to their education, we try to be as accessible as possible offering evening appointments and the option to request a phone or SKYPE appointment as well. Please schedule an appointment through John Jay Careers Online to make an appointment with our counselors.


  • One-on-One Job Search Assistance, Career Exploration, and Counseling
  • Internship Development
  • Targeted Employer Relationship Cultivation & Information Sessions
  • Educational Workshops & Events



Linda Mitchell

Graduate Career Advisor (

Linda Mitchell has more than 19 years experience working in higher education as both a member of the faculty and as an administrator. Since 1993 she has worked in the Career Services field as a Director, Advisor and Coordinator. For the past 6 years, Linda has worked as the graduate career advisor where she provides career services to graduate students matriculated in the eight Masters Degree Programs at John Jay College. As the senior advisor she is responsible for supporting students with managing their career goals and aspirations through mentoring, coaching and counseling. She is pursuing a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Organization Leadership from Northcentral University, holds a MS in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College; MLS from St. John's University with a dual specialization in Database Management and Application & Children's and Young Adult Literature and a BA in Journalism from SUNY College at Brockport. She has also studied at Columbia University, Teachers College—Department of Instructional Technology, Purdue University and Arizona State University.

Linda Mitchell advises Masters degree students in the following fields:

Please contact her at the above email and make sure to look through the graduate student career resource links on the right hand side of this page.

Mary Ann Triest

Associate Director & MPA Career Advisor for MPA Career Services (

Mary Ann Triest is the Associate Director & MPA Career Advisor for MPA Career Services and provides targeted career services to current graduate students in public administration and alumni of the program at John Jay College. She is an active board member of the Metro New York College Career Planning Officers Association and the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Mary Ann holds a MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA degree in Asian Studies and Child Development from Tufts University.

Veronica Anna Aalevik

Graduate Assistant for MPA Career Services

Veronica is currently a full time graduate student in the Online MPA program.  She has an undergraduate degree in International Business from Berkeley where she graduated on the Presidents Honor List and top of her class.  After her undergraduate degree she worked temporarily within the world of fashion until she decided she wanted to get back into the world of economics and finance.  Anna or Veronica as she is actually known as was born and raised in Sweden and has lived in the U.S. for more than 9 years.  Her career goal is to work for embassies around the world to help solve visa issues and cultural difficulties.  Presently, she is interested in working with MPA students to help them in their career development, and will be working as a Graduate Assistant to Mary Ann Triest, MPA Career Advisor, starting this fall.  Veronica hopes to pursue her CFA as well as a law degree after graduating from the Online MPA program.

Mary Ann Triest advises Masters degree students in the following fields:

Please contact her at the above email and make sure to look through the MPA Career Services links on the right hand side of this page.