Washington Career Services (WCS) is a career management firm specializing in organizational and career consulting for individuals, academia, and industry. Our mission is to provide career and educational planning services and comprehensive training to our clients. Founded in 2003, WCS has designed and implemented a variety of services focusing on self-direction and self-reliance with the goal of improving professional and personal performance.
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Melissa S. Fireman -
Melissa S. Fireman, MCDP, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Career Services, a career management firm specializing in organizational and career consulting for individuals, academia, and industry. She has 15 years experience in business, recruiting, training and career development. Melissa was formerly the Human Resources Manager for Staffing and Development at Time Life Inc. (division of Time Warner). She created a variety of managed programs including the Time Life employee development-training program, as well as innovative talent acquisition and retention initiatives. Later, she worked as the Employer Relations Representative/Career Consultant for The George Washington University Career Center, where she developed relationships with employers from the private, public and government sectors. Melissa earned her MS in Organizational/Clinical Counseling at
University and obtained her BA in Sociology and Business from the
College Park. Melissa has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NBC4 News, Yahoo! HotJobs, MSN, College News, The Hill, Bethesda Magazine, and the Quarterlifer's Companion.
Susanne M. Maurer -
Susanne Maurer, LPC, Founder, Chief Operations Officer of Washington Career Services. After receiving a B.S. in Psychology from Mary Washington, Susanne worked in sales for corporate America before going back to graduate school. She obtained a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University and has held a variety of positions within the mental health field, including spending a year with the Arlington County, Virginia Employee Assistance Program. Susanne spent two years at the George Washington University Career Center, maintaining career resources, managing internships, and providing career consulting to students and alumni. She has been featured on NBC4 News, Washington Post, and The Hill, as well as interviewed by CNN. Susanne provides counseling and supervision and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.