Meet our Staff

Kiran Somaya Director, Center for Career Development

Director

Center for Career Development

Kiran Somaya

As Director of the Career Center at Norwalk Community College, Kiran provides individual career coaching and advising to students and alumni. She assists with resume and cover letter reviews, job and internship search, mock interviews, major exploration, academic advising and professional networking. Kiran has expertise in hosting signature on-campus events including career expos, career strategy days, guest speaker series, career prep workshops, and presentations. Prior to joining NCC in January 2015, Kiran spent four years at University of Bridgeport’s Center for Career Development building strategic partnerships with regional employers, cultivating internship and job opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as alumni. In addition, she managed the CPT (Curricular Practical Training)/ internship process for international student population and all employer related programs, including all on-campus recruiting, employer events, recruiting strategies and outreach. She has also worked for seven years in the international financial services industry. Kiran graduated with Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Bridgeport and also holds a Masters in Management Studies, Finance degree from Mumbai University. Besides career development and corporate outreach, Kiran is dedicated to another full-time job as the mother of two little boys. She is also passionate about paper art and would love to travel the world!

Kelly Delmazio

Counselor

Center for Career Development

Kelly Delmazio

As a counselor in the Center for Career Development Kelly provides advice and support to students and alumni with all aspects of career development including career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking skills, job search strategies, and internship and job placement.

Prior to joining the Career Development team, Kelly worked in the Counseling Department providing students with academic, personal, and career counseling. She also worked as a Retention Specialist at Middlesex Community College. In this role, Kelly created and implemented programs to improve student success and retention rates.

In addition, Kelly has held several instructional roles. She has taught Public Speaking at Norwalk Community College, Freshman Seminar at Middlesex Community College, and was a Student Development instructor at Manchester Community College.

Kelly earned her Masters of Science degree in Counseling, with a concentration on Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University. While there, she earned the Connecticut Counseling Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Eastern Connecticut State University. She is a member of the National Association of College Employers (NACE) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Kelly looks forward to assisting students throughout their career exploration journey and providing them with career tools that will help move their lives forward in a meaningful and successful way.