Sharon Belden Castonguay

Executive Director, Gordon Career Center

Sharon Belden Castonguay is an adult developmental psychologist and career counselor with over 20 years of experience working with professionals at all levels of their careers. She teaches CSPL 405/406: Ideals into Practice as well as Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact on Coursera. She has also produced and hosted two podcasts, Careers by Design: The Interviews and First Year Out. Her TEDx talk, The Psychology of Career Decisions, considers themes of identity, culture, and decision making. Her career advice has been featured on Oprah Daily/ Oprah Magazine,,, and Apple News. Castonguay received her doctorate in Human Development & Psychology from Harvard, where she also served as an Assistant Director for PhD career advising and a Teaching Fellow for graduate courses in Adult Development and Cross-Cultural Counseling. She graduated from Smith College and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Michigan.


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