Career Coaching With Career Services!

Spring Career Coaching Opportunities:

  • Group Chats: These small group discussions on a designated career topic are facilitated by a professional career coach. Students can learn from the coach and each other in an informal yet supportive setting.

o   February: Tuesdays & Fridays at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:00pm

  • Week 1: Cover Letters
  • Week 2: Networking
  • Week 3: Job Search
  • Week 4: Interviewing
  • Drop-in Hours: These 1:1 sessions are led by Peer Career Advisors. Students can receive feedback on application documents, explore next steps for their career journey and learn about available resources.

o   Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:00-4:00pm

  • Individual appointments with a professional coachare offered for more advanced-level needs and career-related assessments. Students interested in appointments may contact our office to inquire about this opportunity.


Best wishes for a wonderful spring semester.



Kristin LiBritz ’98, Director

Office of Career Services

Ithaca College

101 Muller Faculty Center

953 Danby Road

Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 274-3365

A Physical Therapy student conducting Neuroscience research?!

Hear from Justina Snyder ’20 on her neuroscience research!

Prior to coming to Ithaca College, I never imagined working with animals or running a hormone analysis. Thanks to the Ithaca College Honors Program and support from Dr. Fitzwater, an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, this became a reality for me! It all started during the fall semester of my sophomore year, when I took Dr. Fitzwater’s Behavioral Neuroscience laboratory course for my neuroscience minor. While working in the lab and learning how to use an animal model of adolescence to explore the effects of alcohol exposure, I got a taste of what research was all about! Fortunately, through the Honors Program, I am able to conduct research of my own with the help and guidance of Dr. Fitzwater and her research team. For my Honors thesis, we are exploring the combined influence of stress and concussion on adolescent behavior and stress physiology using a rodent model. As a Physical Therapy major, I am interested in how stress can influence recovery from a head injury from a behavioral and physiological standpoint. This project began last Spring when Dr. Fitzwater and I applied for and received an Academic Challenge Grant from the Office of the Provost. I feel this research for my thesis encapsulates what I believe is the purpose of the Honors Program – to offer students opportunities to partake in interdisciplinary learning. Through this experience, I am certainly feeding my curiosity and am stepping outside my comfort zone. I really appreciate the fact that I get to use and integrate the knowledge I have gained from my minors and from taking classes across disciplines – neuroscience, psychology, biology, neurobiology, and even what I am currently learning in my research course, to help me with my thesis! Getting to expand my experiences and try something new has been really rewarding and extremely enlightening. I highly recommend others to take advantage of the opportunities and resources at IC to explore your interests further!

I would like to take this moment to thank Dr. Fitzwater for her time and dedication guiding and supporting me to complete my Honors thesis, along with her research team. I’d also like to thank Dr. Swords and the Honors Program for allowing me this unique opportunity!


Working on my pipetting skills!

Learning how the biological assay we used works to measure concentrations of corticosterone in the blood samples we took.

Here are the samples we obtained to measure corticosterone levels.

Food As Communication Class’ Community Cookbook!

Hello Honorites!

The Food As Communication Honors class taught by Cory Young, compiled a community cookbook that shares individual recipes and stories from Honors students, faculty and staff that correlate to them!

The Food As Communication course offers students a structured platform to investigate the relationship between food and communication. The course is designed for students that are passionate about food, but have little to no background in communication. It provides an introduction into the role of communication across the food and hospitality professions.  Students will examine various functions, events, campaigns, and media through active participation, writing, discussing, and reading. Open only to students in the Ithaca College Honors Program.

Please click on the attached link below to see what your fellow Honorites have created!


Final Community Cookbook