Career Planning & Development

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The Office of Career Planning & Development (CPD) is now delivering career services in a virtual environment. Our staff is working to service you as best we can during this pandemic. To schedule an appointment please email a career counselor  or send a message to our department by emailing careerplanning [at]

Virtual Appointments are available through phone, email, or by video chat via Microsoft Teams. Our current office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Find us on MS Teams: Old Westbury: Career Planning & Development

Marleene Bhan

Career Counselor MS Teams/E-mail: bhanm [at]


Margaret King

Internship & Outreach Coordinator: MS Teams/E-mail: kingm [at]


Jerilyn Marinan

Director: MS Teams/E-mail: marinanj [at]


Michelle Wohlman-Izakson

Applied Learning Coordinator, Career Planning & Development Advisor: MS Teams/E-mail: izaksonm [at]


Job and Internship Postings

SUNY Old Westbury is on Handshake! What is Handshake? It's the #1 way college students find jobs. We partner with schools and employers—bringing their best opportunities to campus and onto our platform just for you. The top employers—including all the Fortune 500—recruit students through Handshake, giving you access to jobs and internships not available anywhere else.

Create your Handshake profile and we’ll show you jobs that are a good fit for you. You can filter and search through job roles based on your interests, and discover new career possibilities. Best of all, recruiters will message you directly with event invites and job opportunities. Let's get started with Panther Career Link powered by Handshake. 

Brush up on your interview skills

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Career Planning and Development exists to: 

Empower students and alumni to make informed decisions regarding the career development process and industry options.   

Connect students and alumni with employers and internal partners through various outreach and programming efforts. 

Prepare students and alumni for applied learning experiences (i.e. internships, work study, volunteer work), employment, and further education. 

It is never too early or too late to engage in the career exploration and planning process. Please visit the FAQ and Resources pages on our website for more information on how CPD can assist.  



  • Monday-Friday:  9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

Career Planning Fall Evening Hours by Counselor

Monday       11:00-7:00pm Michelle Wohlman-Izakson
Tuesday      11:00-7:00pm Margaret King
Wednesday 11:00-7:00pm Jerilyn Marinan
Thursday    11:00-7:00pm Marleene Bhan


Office of Career Planning & Development
Location: Campus Center H-211
E-mail: careerplanning [at]