Matthew Cardin appointed Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development in the Division of Student Life

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Matthew Cardin for the position of Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development in the Division of Student Life. Mr. Cardin will report to Mr. LeNorman Strong, Interim Vice President for Student Life, and will begin employment on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Mr. Cardin has most recently held the position of Director of the Career Center at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. In this role, Mr. Cardin established relationships with academic departments in order to integrate career development into the curriculum, and developed a freshman seminar which promoted early career exploration so that students would better understand their career choices.  While at St. John Fisher, Mr. Cardin partnered with CSO Research, a consulting firm, to design and implement a post-graduation survey tool which determines graduates’ first destination upon graduation. This tool is now being utilized by more than 150 institutions nationally.

Mr. Cardin has over 15-years’ experience in Career Services with extensive experience in Career Development. He is recognized nationally by his peers as a leader in the areas of assessment and the development of student learning outcomes. Prior to his career at St. John Fisher College, Mr. Cardin served as the Associate Director of Technology, Operations and Employer Relations at Emerson College; the Associate Director of the Career Development Center at Florida Atlantic University; and, the Assistant Director of Career Services at Nova Southeastern University.

In addition to his professional work, Mr. Cardin served as President of the Rochester Area Career Development Association. He is currently a member of the National Career Development Association, National Association of College Employers, and Career Counselors' Consortium Northeast, among other professional organizations.

Mr. Cardin holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management and a Minor in Psychology from Keuka College in Penn Yan, New York.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Matthew Cardin to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and to the Division of Student Life.