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Career Development Counselors

Dolores Ciaccio, M.A., M.B.A.
Director, Career Development

Dolores serves as the Director of Career Development within the Nexus Center, where students are assisted with strategies to maximize their career goals from the time they enter Farmingdale until graduation. Career assistance is also available to alumni. The Nexus Center provides one-to-one career counseling, career assessments, assistance with the use of social media for job search, group workshops on career issues, job fairs as well as other career-related, campus-wide events.

Dolores holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Management. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Adult Career and Life Planning from NYU and is a Master Practitioner in the administration and evaluation of the renowned Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a widely-used career assessment that assists individuals in finding best-fit careers. She is a past-president of the Western Suffolk Counselors Association and a frequent presenter of workshops on career issues at conferences in the Metro New York area.


Cheryl Stratigos, M.Ed., GCDF, MCDP, BC-HSP
Career Counselor

Cheryl meets with students and alumni through all stages of their career planning and development. She assists students in identifying and exploring career choices through career assessment and career research. Cheryl is available to assist with cover letters, resumes, networking skills, LinkedIn and interview preparation. She facilitates a variety of career development workshops on topics including LinkedIn, resume writing, career planning and interviewing skills. 

Cheryl holds a Master of Science Degree in Education/Counseling, New York and Connecticut State Teaching Certificates in School Counseling, as well as a Specialized Certificate in College Counseling from University of California San Diego. Credentials include: Global Career Development Facilitator, Career Development Facilitator Instructor and eLearning Trainer, Master Career Development Professional (MCDP)  and Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) from the National Career Development Association (NCDA), MBTI-Certified Practitioner (Step I and II), Strong Interest Inventory Certification and is a Board-Certified Human Services Practitioner.

In addition to her position at Farmingdale, Cheryl is an adjunct here at Farmingdale, where she teaches career planning courses. Cheryl has a private career counseling practice, where she meets with a diverse client population, including high school and college students, graduates, as well as adult career changers.


Counseling appointments may also be made by contacting:

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