Penny Loretto

Penny Loretto


I currently work as a career counselor at Skidmore College in Upstate New York and in my personal counseling practice, Career Choice. I also work for, a division of The New York Times, as the Guide to Internships. My credentials include Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), and Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). I received my Masters in Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.

I am 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) and the Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network (SIPN).

Work History

Work History

Assistant Director

§Provide career counseling to students and alumni

§Develop local and regional internship opportunities

§Run annual Job Shadowing Program for students

§Community, faculty, and student outreach

§Offer class presentations regarding internship opportunities and career planning

§Assist students and alumni with cover letters and resumes

2007 - Present


Offer articles and tips for college students and career changers on resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, internship resources, and many other topics of interest to this population.

2006 - Present

Career Counselor

Career Choice

Offering career counseling to adults interested in making a career transition or who have been recently downsized. The career counseling process includes a thorough self-assessment, researching of options, decision-making, and acceptance into a new job or career.  A focal point of the career counseling process is career/life balance. A crucial aspect of counseling includes discovering the right path for each person individually and making that work in all aspects of their life. 

One of my favorite sayings includes: "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life," by Confucious. By completing a thorough assessment of personal interests, skills, and strengths and matching that to potential job and career choices; you certainly can develop the life of your dreams.

1979 - 1986

Employment Interviewer

§Recruited, interviewed, and hired for all hospital departments

§Participated on revision committee for Policy and Procedure Manual

§Coordinated and participated in annual Job Discovery Fair

§Maintained unemployment files and attended hearings

§Provided individual career counseling for hospital employees

§Administered support and recommendations to hospital supervisors

§Participated in team-building department meetings/maintained harmonious working relationships













Distance Credentialed Counselor

Center for Credentialing & Educaiton, Inc.

Master Career Counselor

National Career Development Association

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

New York State Education Department

National Certified Counselor

National Board for Certified Counselors