Sharon Belden Castonguay will become director of the Wesleyan Career Center in May. An expert in career development and strategic planning, Castonguay comes to Wesleyan from Baruch College where she was director of the Graduate Career Management Center for the Zicklin School of Business. Previously, she was an independent career consultant and worked at Harvard University’s Office of Career Services.
At Baruch, Castonguay managed the corporate relations team responsible for employer relationships, marketing and on-campus recruiting. She revitalized Zicklin’s career education programming, served on the admissions committee and collaborated with the advancement office to build corporate relationships.
A 1993 graduate of Smith College, Castonguay earned her MA in education from the University of Michigan and her Ed.D. in human development and psychology from Harvard.
“Providing students with ample opportunity to gain valuable career experience through internships is one of the Career Center’s top priorities, and I’m certain that Sharon will make a big impact in that area, especially in linking students with Wesleyan alumni and parents worldwide,” said Barbara-Jan Wilson, vice president for University Relations. “And what better time to begin making those connections than during Reunion & Commencement Weekend, where we will be sure to introduce her to many alumni, students and parents!”