Office of Career Services Staff
Staff are available for appointments on the Utica campus 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Staff are available for appointments on the Rome campus every other Tuesday 9-11am.
Lizabeth Doherty, Coordinator of Career Services
Liaison for the ARTD, APER, EDLS, HUEN & MNSC Departments
Liz has a B.S. from Elmira College and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She has previously worked in First Year Experience and Advisement, and taught College Seminar and Psychology at MVCC. In addition to working in Career Services, she also serves as an advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and as a Safe Space trainer and member of the LGBTQ Committee. Liz and her husband have two young sons, and she enjoys live music, reading, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.
Christa Nigro, Career and Employer Relations Specialist
Liaison for the SSPS Department
Christa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Union College and a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University. She has previously worked as a high school counselor for five years. Christa enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys volunteering in the community, running, traveling, and reading.
Samantha O'Neil, Career and Employer Relations Specialist
Samantha O'Neil (315) 792-5502
Liaison for the HLTP Department & the Hospitality Programs
Samantha is an alum of MVCC with an A.S. in Childhood Education. She has earned a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Utica College and a MA.Ed. in Higher Education Administrative Services from McKendree University. She has spent the last 4 years working in various roles in higher education as well as teaching as an adjunct at Utica College. In Samantha’s free time, she enjoys travelling, gardening, DIY crafts, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and four dogs.
Peter Podagrosi, Career and Employer Relations Specialist
Liaison for the BCCS & PSAT Departments
Peter has a BS in Business Administration/HR Management from Columbia College. He is a 20 year Army veteran with service in two combat tours. His military specialty fields were Military Policeman, Ammunition Management, Legal Assistance, Training & Operations, and Personnel Management. After his military service, he worked 17 years in the Human Resource field with vast experience in training & development, recruitment, employee & labor relations, and he was the HR Manager at Daimler Buses North America. Peter and his wife Carrie have two children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys travel, shooting pool, bowling and physical training.