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Lorenzetti Appointed Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Outreach

Denise LorenzettiThe Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Lorenzetti '94, MBA '97, to the position of Associate Director, Employer and Alumni Outreach, effective July 16, 2015.

Lorenzetti will serve as the chief strategist in implementing outreach and development efforts focused on employers with full-time employment and internship opportunities that advance the interests of Binghamton University and its students. She will oversee the Center's Strategic Employer and Alumni Outreach Team and serve as part of the Center's leadership team.

"After completing a national search, Denise's record of success in strategy development, relationship building and project management, and her understanding of the broader issues surrounding recruitment, student career development and higher education trends make her uniquely qualified to lead our important employer and alumni outreach efforts," said Dr. Kelli K. Smith, Director of University Career Services at Binghamton University. "Throughout her 26-year career in industry and higher education, Denise has emphasized three of our core values—collaboration, data-driven decision making and student success. Denise will play a crucial role in helping us achieve our goal of becoming a premier career center and top source of internships and full-time talent for employers. I am confident she will set national standards for innovation excellence through relationship development, improvement of current programs, active outreach to alumni, internal partner collaboration, and creative programming to increase opportunities for Binghamton students and alumni. I am delighted she will be joining our team."

Lorenzetti is currently the Director of Career and Alumni Connections in the University's Watson School of Engineering. In her role, she created the Career and Alumni Connections Office and set the vision and focus on career development strategies for 2,800 Engineering and Computer Science students, while concurrently conducting alumni and industry outreach. Since the Office's inception in September 2012, student participation in career programs and events has grown by 216%, employers hiring Watson students by 15%, and postings for job opportunities by 60%. Lorenzetti was also instrumental in the development and instruction of a non-credit career course, Ready for Takeoff—Process for Launching Your Engineering Career.

Before working in the Watson School, Lorenzetti served as the Assistant Director of School of Management (SOM) Career Services. She also has more than 20 years of experience working in industry in various leadership roles at Lockheed Martin and New York State Electric & Gas.

Lorenzetti holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology from Binghamton University. She received an Associate's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Broome Community College.

"Binghamton University is an outstanding institution with high-quality programs and students, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to work in the Fleishman Center," Lorenzetti said. "I look forward to leading an effective and comprehensive employer and alumni outreach effort that builds upon the Fleishman Center's vision to prepare students for career success in a global society. Collaboration is central to the success of positioning Binghamton University as a top source of talent for employers, and I look forward to working with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers in all aspects of enhancing student career and professional development."

Binghamton University's Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development provides organizations with a variety of services to meet full-time employment and internship staffing needs. Employers and organizations who are interested in recruiting students from Binghamton University are encouraged to contact the Fleishman Center for more information at 607-777-3283, or e-mail hirebing@binghamton.edu. Employers can easily connect with Binghamton students by registering to attend the University's Fall 2015 Job and Internship Fair on September 17, or by posting full-time and part-time employment and internship opportunities in the University's online job and internship search portal, hireBING.