Penny Loretto is an experienced, caring professional dedicated to helping individuals with all aspects of the career process. She is currently the Associate Director in Career Services at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Penny is also the About.com Guide to Internships, writing ongoing articles on internships, cover letters and resumes, career exploration, networking, interviewing, etc. She previously worked for many years in Human Resources at several large organizations in the Adirondack Region.
Penny received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Empire State College (SUNY) in Saratoga Springs, New York, and her Masters degree in Education with a concentration in counseling from The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.
Penny is recognized as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (L.M.H.C.) with the state of New York, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Master Career Counselor (MCC), and a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) specializing in counseling through individual appointments, phone, and online. She is 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).
Penny is also a member of the Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network (SIPN) and writes for About.com, part of the New York Times Company, on the topic of Internships. In addition, Penny is a New York State trained mediator and currently serves Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs City Court Systems through Mediation Matters in cases involving small claims, custody, and visitation.
With over twenty years of experience in Human Resources, career counseling, and return to work issues, Penny is excited about assisting adults currently involved in gaining additional education or training, choosing a new career, making a career transition, or seeking to reenter the workforce.
Penny will ensure that strict confidentiality will be maintained throughout the counseling relationship in adherence and guided by the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. In accordance with the ACA Code of Ethics, counselors are bound to report any intention of harm expressed by clients during the counseling process.