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Diana Mendez

CMHW Alumni

What year did you graduate?


Undergraduate College/University

Rutgers University

Undergraduate Major

Social Work

Did you pursue a doctoral program after completing your degree?


Doctoral Program College/University

Applying now to the EdD in Higher Education Administration program

What was the best class you took as an AP student?

Career Counseling with Dr. Nina!

What was the most influential part of your experience in your program?

The network of students/now colleagues that I got from being in the program.

What is something you wished you would have done differently during your academic years in the program?

I wish I had taken a study away class.

Do you have any thoughts you’d like to share with prospective students?

NYU is great and Steinhardt was a great school to go to. I have nothing but fond memories and great knowledge from my time as a grad student.

What was your first job after you graduated? 

Senior Teacher Advisor, Essex County College

What is your current job?

Senior Assistant Director/Manager, NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development

Do you have any advice for people interested in a similar career path?

Network! Literally, anybody can become a career coach; you just have to have the transferrable skills and know the right people.

Did you get licensed?