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Janelle Viruet serves as the Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Professional Development at NYU Steinhardt’s Administration Leadership and Technology department. Prior to joining NYU, Janelle worked in her business Career Dreamers, LLC, where she provided career coaching, training, and project management consulting services to professionals and companies. As a professional with more than 15 years of experience within the non-profit, workforce development, human resources, and higher education sectors, she has had the opportunity to participate in the start-up of organizations and provide direct training services to many professionals. In 2016 through 2018, Janelle worked at ReUp Education as a founding staff member; she worked as the Coaching Operations Manager where she managed the partner relationship with Bellevue University and coached more than 125 students to return to college and complete their degree.

Prior to launching Career Dreamers, LLC in 2015, Janelle worked with Year Up, a national non-profit organization for eight years. Throughout her experience at Year Up, Janelle had the opportunity to cultivate corporate partnerships and generate internship opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 both out of the New York and Miami locations. Janelle worked closely with hundreds of young adults providing them with career and educational coaching, professional skills building, and goal setting.

In 2017, Janelle co-authored a book called “Mastering Your Career Journey” in collaboration with 10 Career Coaches and Recruiters. Janelle holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Long Island University and a Master's degree in Counseling from Pace University. Janelle earned her Certification in Professional Career Coaching from the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. She holds a continuing education certification in Career Planning & Development from New York University's School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and is a certified DISC facilitator. Janelle is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation at NYU Steinhardt.

Selected Publications

  • Mastering Your Career Journey


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