Penny Loretto has more than 20 years of experience in human resources,
career counseling, and internship advisement.
Penny is currently the Associate Director in the
Career Services office at a small liberal arts college. Penny has her own career
counseling practice, Career Choice, where she works with adults in career transition. Penny is available for career planning workshops including researching career options, job search strategies, and resume development.
Penny is recognized as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (L.M.H.C.) with
the state of New York, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Master Career
Counselor (MCC), and a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). She is a member of the American
Counseling Association (ACA), the National Career Development Association
(NCDA), the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA) and the
National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).
Penny has a B.S. in business, with a concentration in human resources
management from Empire State College (SUNY) in Saratoga Springs, New York.
She also earned a Master's degree in education, with a concentration in
counseling from The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.
As a career transitioner myself, I enjoy assisting others in their career
journeys. Career success depends on many factors and each experience brings
us closer to where we ultimately want to be in our career. Each experience
is part of our journey and helps to prepare us for our next role in life. I
started out many years ago working in human resources and then stopped for a
period of time to travel and raise my family. I held a variety of part-time
jobs while my children were growing up and then returned to the workforce
full-time. After more than ten years in human resources, I returned to
college as a non-traditional student to do what I ultimately loved to do,
counseling. I did an internship at a local counseling center for 6 months
and the following year I completed an internship in career counseling at a
four year liberal arts college where I was then offered the position of
internship coordinator and later became the assistant director.