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Center for Career Development gets new leader

Jennifer Bellucci

Jennifer Bellucci joined the College of Business and Economics in January as the new director of the Center for Career Development.

Most recently she worked in employee relations for United States Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, Pa., where she grew up.  She was a human resources manager and had responsibilities for more than four facilities in Pennsylvania dealing with compliance, recruiting and coordination of new employees, benefits administration and disability management. 

Additionally, Bellucci was involved in corporate recruiting at WVU. "For the last several years, I have led the on-campus recruiting relationship efforts for United States Steel at both B&E and the College of Engineering," she said. 

A political science graduate of Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Bellucci said she plans to "continually improve our efforts in the Center for Career Development to support services to B&E students." 

She said she has often thought, as she made recruitment trips here, that Morgantown would be a great place to live. "I think back to times when I would make the drive from Pittsburgh to Morgantown on recruiting efforts, and I remember taking in the natural beauty of the landscape in West Virginia. No matter what the season was, I would always mention to a colleague or friend how gorgeous the state is," she commented.

Bellucci said she is happy to be a part of the College of Business and Economics.  She always received a warm welcome when she came to WVU for recruitment and she is pleased to now be a part of the College and the Center for Career Development.

"The WVU team would do anything that they could to provide me easy access to meet students, learn about academic programs or find ways to tell students about opportunities," she said. "I recruited at many schools in my career, but I would always describe WVU as being exceptional in many ways. West Virginia is an amazing state, full of pride, with an outstanding University that it stands behind. It feels very special to be a part of it all."

Bellucci replaces Rita Sailer, who retired from the College.

The Center for Career Development offers career counseling and advice and help to students in choosing majors, on-campus employment interviews and guidance on finding internships.  It also offers resume and interview workshops, one-on-one career counseling and a weekly online newsletter.