Suffolk University Oral History Collection (SOH-064)
Paul Tanklefsky, the former director of the Career Development Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education, reflects on the growth and development of the career center during his 32 years at Suffolk. Tanklefsky describes his department’s early development as a co-op program and how it was expanded to provide comprehensive support for students. He discusses the challenges of adapting services and staffing to meet the evolving needs of students as the university grew and the population diversified. Among his accomplishments, he notes the creation of a dedicated team at the Center that was responsible for helping launch the career of thousands of Suffolk students. Throughout the interview, he reflects on how his career was positively impacted by his Suffolk colleagues and his collaborations with campus partners such as the Student Affairs Division. He also discusses his current position working with high school students and his future plans.
oral history, History of Suffolk University
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Tanklefsky, Paul and DiGuardia, Robert, "Oral History Interview with Paul Tanklefsky (SOH-056 video recording and transcript)" (2020). Suffolk University Oral History Project. 49.