Career and Practicum Services Center (CPSC)
800.257.7751 (toll free in US)
802 258.3397 (outside the US)
Career and Practicum Service Center
Rotch Center – 2nd Floor
1 Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Director, Career and Practicum Service Center (CPSC) – Squeak Stone
Squeak has been with SIT Graduate Institute since 2003 in roles including program assistant for the Leadership for Social Justice program funded though the Ford Foundation, SIT off-campus coordinator, field and practicum manager, and most recently as the director of the Career and Practicum Service Center. Squeak has been directly responsible for over 450 students in their off-campus phase and has managed the quarterly capstone seminars. In the past year, she has brought the Career Connections Job Database and InterviewStream mock interviewing tool to SIT Graduate Institute’s Career and Practicum Service Center. Squeak is an alumna of SIT Graduate Institute with an MA in management, serves on the board of directors for Meeting Waters YMCA, loves monitoring and evaluation, and has worked and/or traveled in over 50 countries.
You can reach Squeak at Squeak.Stone@sit.edu or by phone at 802 258-3333.
Brattleboro, Vermont Career Coach – Lindsay Guido
Lindsay Guido has always found great satisfaction in helping others discover who they are professionally and leading them in the right direction to start conquering their career goals. Lindsay has been providing career counseling services for over six years to diverse populations, specializing in the field of higher education. She has worked for Western New England University in Springfield, MA; Union Institute & University in Brattleboro, VT; and Keene State College in Keene, NH, guiding both students and alumni through major and career exploration, job attainment, goal-setting activities, and self-discovery assessments. Lindsay is also savvy to the world of employers, with experience working as a staffing manager for Robert Half International in Seattle, WA, where she handled the job placement and staffing needs of more than 60 clients. She has created and delivered numerous workshops and presentations on topics including self-assessment, résumé writing, networking, and interviewing skills, and she is a certified job and career development coach. Lindsay is a soon-to-be graduate student in the Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling program at Union Institute & University in Brattleboro, VT. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Western New England University where she majored in marketing communications and advertising.
Students on the Vermont campus can call 802 258-3396 or stop by the office to make an appointment with Lindsay. Lindsay’s normal office hours are Tuesdays from 11–8, Wednesdays from 3–6, and Thursdays from 10–6.
Washington, DC Career Coach - Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau
Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau has served as executive career consultant and associate director for MBA Career & Professional Development since 2007, supporting over 1,000 working professional students per year at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She brings over 25 years of experience in both corporate and higher education management, combining expertise in organizational systems, adult professional education, leadership and international program development. As director for study abroad programs at Cornell University (1987–2000), Phyllis worked with partners to develop an experiential education enterprise for architects, artists, and city planning students in Rome, Italy. During these years she also worked on various cross-functional organizational development and employee training projects and served as business process/finance systems analyst for University-wide change management. As director of career and cooperative education at UMUC, she served as adjunct faculty, teaching career management and experiential learning courses, while overseeing integrated workplace project partnerships for professionals in government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations both nationally and internationally.
Phyllis completed her BS in human resources development at SUNY and studied creative leadership at Cornell University. Through Universities of Maryland, she earned a Master of Distance Education and certifications in teaching, technology, and environmental education. Phyllis is a certified job and career transition coach with www.careernetwork.org, and holds a certified master coach designation with International Coach Federation.
Vermont Intern – Hillary Caryl
As a student at SIT Graduate Institute, Hillary served as research coordinator at the CPSC, researching jobs and internships, hosting employer info sessions, and assisting with the career fair. Having just completed her on-campus coursework in May as a master’s candidate in international education, she’s come back to the CPSC as a part of her practicum. In her new position she will help coordinate the Human Subject Research applications, capstone seminars, and career fairs; train work-study students; and assist with monitoring and evaluation of Career Connections. While working part-time for the CPSC, she is also interning for ENGAGE, a network of students, educators, and community organizers who work to transform learning experiences into lifelong connections and cooperative action between peoples and social movements working for a just and sustainable world. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Hillary graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in psychology. She is a lifelong learner, is passionate about helping others to succeed, and loves sharing stories.
To reach Hillary, you can email Hillary.Caryl@sit.edu, you can call 802 258-3106 or stop by the Career and Practicum Service Center.