Amica Center for Career Education
The Center staff includes many members who have worked here for more than 10 years. We hold memberships in the International Careers Consortium, National Association of Colleges and Employers, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Cooperative Education and Internship Association, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, and the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
Career Development Team
Veronica Stewart, Interim Director, leads our career development team in providing individual career coaching, programming, and high quality career resources for students. She previously worked at Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College, and remains active on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Career Development Association and on the ethics committee for the National Career Development Association. Veronica has a master's degree in agency counseling with a background in mental health services.
Nicolle Potvin, Career Coach, works directly with students and promotes career education programming to the student community. With a background in mental health counseling, she remains passionate about overall student well-being and is also passionate about empowering students to honor their authentic selves in the workplace by dressing for success and celebrating diversity. Nicolle is currently completing her second master's degree in business administration here at Bryant University. She also has a master’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and law from the University of Rhode Island.
Michael Wisnewski, Career Coach, is a student-focused career development professional, with over 20 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, Michael served as Director of Career Development at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., and prior to that as Associate Director of Career Services at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Michael earned his M.Ed. in Counseling from Bridgewater State College, a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and he is also a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach.
Ally Baldwin, Associate Director, Experiential Education, oversees Bryant’s experiential education initiatives, including the Digital Badging program, Variable Credit and Non-Credit internships, the Summer Internship Fellowship program, and partnerships with faculty, staff, and employers in connection with these initiatives. Ally has 7 years of experience in higher education career services roles at Salem State University, Bristol Community College, Emerson College, Mount Ida College, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Wheaton College, and most recently, Fisher College. She holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Salem State University and a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Connecticut.
Amy Steere, Internship Coordinator, assists in supporting the academic internship program for Bryant students. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Amica Center, Amy worked at Rhode Island College, the Community College of Rhode Island, and most recently as part of Bryant’s Admission Events team. She enjoys being a part of the Bryant community and is also a mentor for the IDEA Program and a member of the Day of Understanding Committee.
Katie Taylor, Experiential Education Coordinator, assists in the development and implementation of the experiential education programs offered at Bryant University. She is currently working on completing her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education from Salve Regina University. Katie previously worked at Lasell University in their Holway Early Childhood Centers supporting and overseeing students in experiential learning opportunities on campus.
Scott Connolly, Assistant Director of Technology, Assessment and Communication, responsible for career services management technology (i.e., Bryant Career Connection – BCC) and other student-facing career exploration web-based technologies, the reporting of student learning outcomes and other assessment efforts of the Amica Center. Scott holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Stonehill College and a M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. Scott joined the Amica team with 7 years of experience from Bryant’s Residence Life Office where he served in multiple capacities.
As Assistant Director of Employer Outreach and Development, Pat Miernicki promotes Bryant University and its students to prospective employers, developing new opportunities for internships and full-time positions that meet students' diverse career interests. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration with a minor in history and women’s studies from Long Island University. She has 15 years of experience as a development officer at Bryant and, previously, at Providence College.