The Center for Career Preparation & Partnerships (CCPP)

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Location: 4th Floor, Rooms 406-408

Students may schedule appointments through Starfish. ​

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The Center for Career Preparation and Partnerships (CCPP) leads Guttman’s innovative and proactive model for building industry partnerships, embedding equitable and inclusive career preparation into the curriculum and co-curriculum, and ensuring students successfully transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions and plan for economic advancement and fulfilling careers.


The Center for Career Preparation and Partnerships will offer dynamic, equitable and inclusive professional exploration, career planning, and career competency development centered in the curriculum and co-curriculum to empower students to pursue a fulfilling professional path. CCPP will engage in innovative partnership development to involve industry representatives as co-educators in informing and invigorating the Guttman academic experience.


Patricia Jean

Patricia Jean
Career Program Manager

Patricia attended the University of Connecticut where she found her passion for higher education. As a student, Patricia was a leader on campus and worked in various offices. Her favorite job on campus was as a “Career Resource Assistant” within the Career Development Center. Prior to working in CCPP, she was a Student Success Advocate here at Guttman. Patricia had over five years of academic advising experience prior to becoming the Senior Career Advisor at CCPP. As a native New Yorker, she can relate to the students here at Guttman and loves working with them!

Shaina Davis

Shaina Davis
Internship Manager 

Shaina (pronounced Shay-na) Davis was born and raised in The Bronx. She began her college and professional career at her alma mater, Virginia State University, where she was the Performing Arts Coordinator for the Department of Student Activities. While obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications, Shaina joined the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Since returning to New York, she has contributed to Guttman’s Division of Academic Affairs as a College/Research Assistant and transitioned to CCPP to help create future opportunities for Guttman students. Outside of her responsibilities at Guttman, Ms. Davis dedicates her time to screenwriting, producing for film, and embedding herself into the many art forms around New York City.

Ahiela Watson

Ahiela Watson
Career Peer Leader

Ahiela Watson is a Panamá native raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. She is currently fulfilling her Master’s in Bilingual Latinx Mental Health Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an advocate for Black mental health and hopes to approach counseling with a liberation lens. At her alma matter, Clark University, Ahiela worked in student affairs as a Resident Advisor for three years connecting students to on campus resources and hosting wellness events. She also worked as a peer advisor at the Study Abroad office providing guidance to students who were interested in learning opportunities abroad. Ahiela is excited to be part of the Guttman community and empower students in becoming well rounded career candidates!

Marcy Pham
College Assistant

Marcy Pham graduated from Middlesex Community College with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY. Marcy’s future career goal is to work in law enforcement, specifically as a crime analyst in the FBI, solving cybercrimes. Aside from her academic goals, Marcy is committed to ensuring that all students have access to mental health services. Marcy’s passion is to support others in achieving their goals by building confidence and creating action plans, and she is excited to help Guttman students on their career journeys.