Beth Ricca ’94M
Executive Director for Career Development
Beth has 20+ years of career development experience in higher education. As Executive Director, she sets the strategic direction and delivery of career initiatives to support undergraduate and graduate students and the growing alumni network. She oversees a team of career coaches and employer engagement staff to provide students and alumni customized career guidance, including networking assistance, company exploration, and industry-specific job and internship opportunities. A key department within the University Advancement division, Career Development works to leverage and enhance corporate and employer relations—through alumni and friends—to bolster student opportunities and outcomes at local, national, and international companies. The Career Development team provides essential resources and programs to prepare students for a lifetime of professional success.
Beth is a Monmouth County native, lifelong NY Rangers hockey fan and enjoys the beach and reading, especially when she can relax while reading on the beach!
Jeff Mass ’04, ’17M
Director of Employer Engagement
Jeff Mass is a double alumnus of Monmouth University and the Director of Employer Relations for Career Development.
He builds new and existing relationships with recruiters and hiring managers, understands their hiring needs, develops impactful and equitable career programming, and connects students with meaningful career opportunities. Jeff also shares best practices with employers on campus recruiting strategies and hosts 4-5 career fairs with 200+ organizations annually. He advises them on key ways to connect with qualified students through Handshake and PeopleGrove, programming, and campus partnerships. Additionally, Jeff is responsible for individual career counseling to alumni in a high-volume office on various topics including career assessment interpretation, resume development, full-time job search techniques, and interviewing preparation.
Jeff is an avid Polar Bear Plunger and third generation corporate recruiter who enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.
Julia Angeliadis ’20, ’21M
Career Development Outreach Coordinator
Julia Angeliadis is a double alumna of Monmouth University and began her full-time role shortly after graduating in December 2021 from the MBA program. She supports a broad array of activities, such as managing career development technologies, planning and facilitating employer engagement events, and enhancing Career Development’s brand presence through strategic marketing and communication efforts. Julia oversees other marketing areas including social media, website copy, analytical data tools, and video footage. While attending Monmouth, Julia was a Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Department, where she focused on rebranding and strategizing for social media and content schedule creation. Her second GA role was in the Management and Decision Sciences Department, where she worked as Assistant Editor for The Journal of Business and Economic Studies.
Julia was born and raised near the Jersey Shore and enjoys painting, acting, yoga, and dance.
Mariagrazia Buttitta, MA, NCC
Career Coach for Career Development
Mariagrazia Buttitta provides career coaching to undergraduate students, along with many other responsibilities, in all career-related avenues. Some of these responsibilities include resume and cover letter review, mock interview preparation, job and internship search, networking strategies, developing an elevator pitch, and graduate school preparation. She works with the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, School of Social Work, and Undeclared majors. Mariagrazia’s background in counseling, writing, speaking, disability advocacy, and previous career counseling experience bring a unique and creative perspective to her work at Monmouth. She often draws from a strength-based approach while helping students reach their fullest potential. Through her cone dystrophy diagnosis, Mariagrazia strives to help others embrace their abilities and reach for the stars!
Mariagrazia enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends, and dogs, hiking, biking, exercising, and embarking on life’s adventures! Her one true weakness — espresso, and lots of it.
Harry Termyna ’19, ’21M
Career Coach for Career Development
Harry is a double alumnus of Monmouth University and serves as the career coach for undergraduate students in the Leon Hess Business School, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education. Harry guides students as they explore various career paths, search for internships & full-time positions, craft resumes & cover letters, apply to graduate school and prepare for interviews. He is well versed with Monmouth University and its wide range of student resources. With his previous experience in Career Development and Student Affairs, Harry is well equipped to support students as they build a holistic collegiate experience and enhance their employable skills to prove competitive in the modern-day job market.
Harry is a New Jersey native who enjoys Rook Coffee, reading, hiking, traveling, and keeping up to date with political affairs.