This page contains SMLR student advising and career services contact information along with university resources and announcements.

Students may experience unique challenges as they progress through their academic careers. Rutgers has a number of resources to assist you. If you need support in one of the following areas, we encourage you to utilize the following resources:

DEI Training, Resources, and Involvement

Division of Student Affairs

Universitywide Communications and Resources

Health and Wellness Information

SMLR Student Advising Resources

Student counselors and career specialists are available to assist you remotely. Student services contacts are listed below for each of SMLR's academic departments. Where there are multiple contacts listed, please refrain from emailing more than one individual with your request or question. 

Human Resource Management Department

Undergraduate programs:
Shuenn “Grace” Tien, Student Counselor 

In-person MHRM program:
Dave Ferio, Director
Rebecca Tinkham, Student Counselor

Online MHRM program:
Hadi El-Farr, Director 
Allison Kushner, Student Counselor 

Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department

Undergraduate programs:
Amy Marchitto, Student Counselor
Talia Schank, Student Counselor 

Graduate programs:
Akhila Naik, Director of Student Services
Fran Ryan, Graduate Director
Admissions info:

Ph.D. Program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Jessica Methot, Director
Bethany Dennis, Program Coordinator 


SMLR Library (Carey Library) in the Labor Education Center

The SMLR Library in the Labor Education Center is open to students, staff and faculty. Please see the Carey Library webpage for hours. For additional information and remote assistance, contact Julie Peters, Library Director.

SMLR Career Services

Len Garrison, Associate Director
Mayelin Torres, Career Management Specialist
Teresitia Walters, Career Management Specialist

Note from ​​​​​SMLR Career Services: SMLR Career Services is available to provide virtual career advising. If you would like assistance reviewing your resume, cover letter, internship/job search strategy, or interviewing techniques, please continue to schedule appointments via Handshake