Eric Schlesinger received his BA in Psychology from Temple University in 1973. While an undergraduate, he was a Resident Assistant in the dorms for two years, and was introduced to the profession of college student development. Eric earned an MS in Counseling & Personnel Services from SUNY Albany, and began his career as the Assistant Director of Career Services at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and then was selected to be the Director of that office. During that time, he also earned his doctorate in Educational Administration. Eric went on to become the Director of the Career Center at Georgetown University and subsequently the Director of College Relations for American Management Systems.
For the past 19 years, Eric was a Senior Human Resources Officer at the World Bank Group, in Washington, DC from where he recently retired. While at the Bank, he was responsible for career counseling and outplacement; the creation of a new performance management and evaluation system which also included 360 degree feedback; and for the last 11 years as a business partner for various client groups within the Bank. During those years, he consulted for other international organizations–the UNHCR and The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS both in Geneva, Switzerland and the Caribbean Development Bank in Barbados.
Eric has served as President of the Middle Atlantic Placement Association and as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He has presented at many professional conferences during his years in higher education, and at best practice conferences on performance management and 360 while at the World Bank. In 2000, he co-authored a book on e-Job Hunting and in 2006-07 he was recognized by Temple University in the Gallery of Success.
Throughout the years after he left higher education, he frequently was invited to Temple and other campuses to talk about career topics such as what employers seek in candidates, what makes a strong resume, and how to be successful in an interview.
Now in his retirement, Eric stays active by doing career counseling at George Washington University and at Georgetown University Law Center and is a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank where he will establish a career services function for their staff. In addition, Eric volunteers for the American Red Cross, which dates back to his time at Temple where he coordinated campus blood drives as a brother of Alpha Phi Omega.
He has been married to Shari, his wife, for 39 years whom he met when they were both at Temple living in the dorms.