Executive Director - Career Development
Nanette Cooley is the Executive Director of the Center for Career Development at Washington College. She leads the career center efforts to advance career education, experiential learning, and on-campus student employment. Additionally, Nanette and her team provide personalized, meaningful experiences for students, alumni, employers and families. A true advocate for the liberal arts, Nanette connects students to opportunities aligning with their core values.
Having completed a master’s degree in counseling services from Rider University, she has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. Prior to her role at Washington College, she led career services at Lafayette College in Easton, PA where she was presented the President’s Award for distinguished service. During her tenure at Lafayette, she managed employer relations, served on various boards and committees, and was responsible for compiling and reporting first destinations outcomes.
Currently, her role involves providing strategic direction for career development within the student affairs division. Nanette provides individual career coaching and counseling to students and alumni, facilitates workshops, and coordinates on- and off-campus programs including regional networking events. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association as well as the Maryland Career Consortium.
Lisa Moody joined the Career Development staff in April 2014 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Career Development. Her areas of responsibility include supervision of the Office of Student Employment, employer relations and outreach, providing career coaching and other professional development services.
Prior to coming to Washington College, Lisa served 8 years in Career Services at Delaware State University, where her last position was Director, and spent 16 years in management in Corporate America in Operations with a brief period in the non-profit sector. Most of her employment tenure has been in banking and finance in credit cards and consumer deposits in a variety of fields ranging from collections, imaging, new accounts, fraud, individual retirement accounts, and corporate facilitating. She also has a background in residential real estate.
Lisa earned a B.S. in Christian Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary and earned her MBA from Delaware State University. She enjoys utilizing her past and current experience to help others develop to reach their professional and personal potential.
Georgina’s primary goal as a Career and Strengths Coach is to form a partnership through one-on-one appointments with students. Georgina encourages students to define and articulate their goals and strengths, develop a toolbox of job support materials such as a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn Profile and manage their job processes. Her responsibilities also include advising the American Marketing Association Chapter and Career Ambassadors.
In 2019, Washington College’s AMA CASE COMPETITION for the Wall Street Journal came in the second tier “Honorable Mention” group.
Georgina has returned to school (testing her own materials and process) and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies at Northern Vermont University. She is also a proud graduate of the University of Vermont where she completed a double major in French and Political Science with Honors and obtained a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing in 2016. Georgina is certified in Gallup Clifton Strengths 34 Coaching and is proud to develop Clifton Strengths 34 programming for students, staff & faculty.
Georgina spent the last 30 years as a brand marketing manager-strategist working for New York-based prestige consumer product industry and managing a family firm specializing in retail project management.
Janet Fahrman serves as the Career Center’s Office Coordinator and will be the first person to greet you when you arrive at the office. She assists students with scheduling appointments, registering for workshops and programs, responds to emails and keeps everything organized. You will also find her assisting the Office of Student Employment as she helps students with pay packs and important documents required for on-campus jobs. Before joining us at the Career Center, Janet worked in the Registrar’s Office. She always has a smile, warm greeting and a kind word for everyone she meets. We are really lucky to have her on our team!
Asst. Dir - Student Employment
Darlene joined the Career Development staff in January 2017. Her current responsibilities include oversight of the Student Employment Office and the process flow, management of the JobX software system, supervising student workers, conducting training for students and supervisors, assisting students in the completion of pay packs, document control, processing students pay calculations, liaison between HR and payroll for student employment issues, and acting as employer relations for student employees and supervisors. Darlene’s efforts ensure that connections are easily made between on-campus supervisors and students, and that the entire student employment process runs efficiently.