Career Development Center

For nearly 30 years, the Tina Press and David Rubin Career Development Center (CDC) has been providing Newhouse students and alumni with the essential skills, services and resources necessary to conduct a successful, proactive job or internship search and find career success.

Career Development Center

Academic Year: M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer: M-F 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

What We Do

The Newhouse Career Development team is dedicated to helping students and has many years of combined experience in assisting students to develop career skills in the communications industry. We offer one-on-one advising sessions to discuss career-related issues such as finding internships and jobs, interview etiquette, résumé and cover letter writing and networking.

Located at 313 Newhouse 3, the office offers a comfortable place to research communications careers, review the CDC’s internship archive, pick up handouts that cover everything from interviewing to networking, and pick up semester seminar schedule.

Who We Are

Kelly Barnett, Director, oversees the Newhouse School’s Tina Press & David Rubin Career Development Center (CDC), which serves about 2,000 undergraduate and 225 master’s level students. She also plays a major role in Newhouse’s alumni relations operation. She joined the CDC in 2007 as assistant director.

She was previously an editorial assistant and project manager for M|C Communications. She also served as public relations manager for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

She is a graduate of the Newhouse School.

Bridget Lichtinger, Assistant Director, joined Newhouse in 1999. Before joining the Career Development Center (CDC), she worked as a special events coordinator for the school. In addition to assisting students, Bridget serves as liaison between Newhouse alumni and the CDC and plans special events, including the annual fall and spring career fairs.
In her free time, Bridget enjoys competitive running, CrossFit and caring for her four rescued greyhounds.

Danielle Harvey recently joined the Newhouse Career Development Center (CDC) as a Career Counselor and Employer Relations Coordinator. Prior to joining the CDC, she served as a Career Advisor at Colgate University and as an exam prep instructor for high school students at The Huntington Learning Center.
Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Le Moyne College and her Master of Arts in English from Oswego State University. As a result, she has an affinity for reading, writing and the use of proper grammar.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys being active and spends her free time hiking in the Adirondacks and running competitively.

Brittany Wallace joined Newhouse at the end of the fall 2013 semester at the school’s Tina Press & David Rubin Career Development Center. Along with managing the day-to-day operations, she also oversees the student work study staff and the CDC’s resources.
Brittany is a graduate of West Virginia University and a sergeant in the West Virginia Army National Guard.

About the CDC

The Newhouse Career Development Center is a pioneer in the career service field by hiring a staff dedicated solely to helping students develop their professional skills. In addition, the CDC developed the Newhouse Network, a one-of-a-kind database of alumni who have volunteered to be mentors.

Our facilities include an internship archive of over 4,000 internships, career guides and tip sheets on writing standout cover letters and résumés, job interview etiquette and how to effectively network. The CDC was created to support students and beyond their time at Newhouse.