The Career Services staff is dedicated to helping Parsons students and alumni explore career options and reach their professional goals. All Parsons career services advisors have art and design degrees and experience in design-related industries. We are able to offer unique insights and assistance to designers in today's job market.
K. Dorian Younger, Assistant Director
As Assistant Director, Kyle works to develop and maintain relationships with employer partners, as well as oversees the policies and procedures for the internship program. He works closely with the staff to provide career programs and services that are tailored to the needs of Parsons students and alumni. Prior to joining The New School, Kyle worked in strategic communications with Brunswick Group, LLC and in career services at Columbia University. Additionally, while pursuing a career as a performing artist, he served as an adjunct professor of Communication Studies. A native of Northern New Jersey, Kyle holds a B.A. in Communications from Thomas Edison State College, an M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University, and an Ed.M. in Communications from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Career Advice: Don't underestimate the value of a good mentor. They are invaluable sources in your career and personal development.
Heather Golden, Senior Career Advisor
Heather has two BFAs from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Fabric Styling and Accessories Design. She also has an MA from the University of Denver in Higher Education. She has worked in product development for multiple accessories companies. Her designs have been marketed under private labels in stores such as Kohl's, Target, J.C. Penney, Urban Outfitters, Meijer, and Marks and Spencer. She also has experience in television wardrobe styling, handbag design, and T-shirt design. Before coming to Parsons, she worked at the University of Denver career center, where she specialized in résumé reviews, creative and artistic career advising, and helping students make the transition to life after college.
Career Advice: When researching a company, you want to research in traditional ways (company website, trade publications, news stories, etc) but also consider other research tools like the company's twitter and facebook page.
Victoria Brown, Internship Coordinator
Victoria has an extensive history working with international students and students from a wide range of backgrounds. After earning her BA in News Editorial at Northern Arizona University, she entered the Peace Corps and served in sub-Saharan Africa advising students on their professional and academic paths. She also spent time in South Korea and Germany as a teacher and mentor to graduating college students. Just before coming to Parsons, Victoria worked in San Francisco helping college students majoring in the arts make industry connections and achieve their career goals. In New York City, she has had the opportunity to work for an Internet start-up, learning the fundamentals for success in today's tech industry. In addition to her working as Parsons' Internship Coordinator, she is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Change Management at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.
Career Advice: Think of your career as a series of experiences.
Tiffany-Nicole Bennett, Office Manager
Stephanie Andares, Office Assistant
Michelle Tappan, Office Assistant
Marjorie Chamberlain, Office Assistant
Ariana Lujan, Office Assistant
Allison Griffin, Office Assistant
Yael Palmon, Office Assistant