Finding your Career Specialist

All BCC students are assigned a Career Specialist within The Office of Career Development according to their major. Each Career Specialist has strong, unique relationships with the industry partners and employers in the majors they are assigned. This is why it’s important to know who your Career Specialist is–they are the one that can help you along the career path that your degree dictates!

To find out which Career Specialist is assigned to your major, click the link below, or click the “view assigned majors” link below each Career Specialist’s bio.


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Once you know who your Career Specialist is, you’ll be able to make an appointment with them and begin your Career Readiness Journey!

Meet your Career Specialist!

Paula Wickland

Senior Career Specialist

(718) 289-5100 ext 3781 |

Employed at Bronx Community College for more than 10 years with degrees in Accounting (BS) and Human Resource Management(MS). With years of experience in Academic Advisement and involvement in joint collaborations with 1199 SEIU Health Care Union. Offers career advisement to students majoring in Engineering, Physics & Technology, Chemistry, Earth Science & Environmental Sciences and Health Care Industries.

Stephanie Perez

Senior Career Specialist

(718) 289-5100, ext. 3348 |

Joined the Office of Career Development in July 2015 as a Career Specialist with 20+ years of experience in the fields of social services and human resource management. She is committed to identifying options for students with barriers to employment through a focus on job readiness, career awareness, and strong employer partnerships. Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from The New School for Social Research.

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Perla Tolentino

Career Specialist

(718) 289-5100, ext. 3351 |


Joined BCC to help Healthcare, Education, and Technology major students pursue their career aspirations by preparing them and connecting them to field-related paid internships and jobs. She immigrated to the United States in 2007 without much English knowledge, but was able to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration in 2014 from ASA College, where she later became a Career Advisor in 2017. She then built a background in journalism at Lehman College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Professional Writing.

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Wendy Castillejo

Career Specialist

(718) 289-5100, ext. 3491 |

Wendy has been working in social services for the past 10 years both in Los Angeles and New York City. She recently earned a Master ‘s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is passionate about connecting with youth to empower them to maximize their abilities and to assist them in striving towards their personal success.

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