Doug Ricci

Alumni career adviser

Doug is a part-time career adviser who provides individual appointments for alumni on all aspects of career planning. In addition to his generalist responsibilities, he has a specialized background in career transition and professional development and also conducts mock medical school interviews for students and alumni.

I enjoy: Hiking many of the beautiful trails in and around New Jersey. Some of my local favorites include Musconetcong Preserve, Point Mountain, Schooley’s Mountain, Hawk Mountain, French Creek, the Sourland Preserve and Bear Mountain. I also enjoy biking when the weather permits.

My first job after graduation: As a newly minted undergrad I took an entry level job as a computer programmer, a career for which I had no education, experience or training; it wound up being a career path I would stay with as a consultant for 18 years.

An internship/experiential opportunity that helped shape my career path: As part of my graduate program in counseling I did an internship at Rutgers University as a career counselor. This experience informed my decision to further develop a career in higher education as well as supported my career decision to open a private practice, both experiences shaped my career for the next 25 years.

I'm energized by: Helping individuals self-actualize and reach their potential.

One skill I would like to master: Playing the piano

The most interesting place I’ve been is: Barcelona, Spain. The architecture is so interesting and unusual and the pulse of the city is palpable.