Meet Your Counselors

IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak NYSCAS Career Services has moved to remote appointments and workshops exclusively until further notice. To make an appointment with your Career Counselor and/or sign up for a face-to-face Zoom workshop email us at or and mention, “NYSCAS Student Appointment” in your Subject line.

Our Career Services staff is dedicated to helping students define and work toward their career goals. 

In addition to helping you build your resume, our counselors can help you refine your career search and develop effective interview skills.

Adriana Jimenez-Garcia

Director of Career Planning
Main Campus
(212) 463-0400 ext.5449

Adriana Jimenez graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Cobleskill and a BA in Romance Languages from Binghamton University. She also holds a real estate license and has extensive experience in network computer training.

She joined Touro College in January of 2001 as Director of Extension Sites, running five centers throughout New York City. She has four years of experience in recruitment for the education industry.

Adriana assists students and alumni in discovering where their individual talents intersect with employer’s – and the world’s - needs. She is committed to assisting, motivating, and inspiring students of all backgrounds to fulfill their career goals. In addition to helping students explore possible majors and career interests, she has conducted resume and interview workshops, career fairs, and provided personal guidance in their professional job searches.

Although she works with many majors, her specialty is Human Services. She’s placed numerous students in internships and and helped them find jobs.

Adriana serves students at the main Touro College campus in Manhattan, as well as other campuses in, Queens, and Brooklyn.  


Maksim Paliyev

Director of Placement
(718) 998-9409 ext.30108

Maksim Paliyev, better known as Max, graduated from Touro College in January 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in Data Communications.

Max has been serving students past and present with career planning, interview and resume preparation, as well as internship placement and job searches. He strongly believes that determination and preparation are the keys to success, and he has helped hundreds of Touro graduates start their careers.

Each semester Max places over 100 students in internships in areas like computer science, desktop publishing, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, human services, and psychology. He works tirelessly to expand the continuously growing database of participating organizations. Max organizes numerous on-site company presentations to give students a better understanding of today’s job market while introducing them to potential employers.

Max developed the “World of Work” video workshop, which educates and prepares students for successful job searches by teaching them to create effective resumes, interview confidently, and negotiate salary. 

He is also developing an online workshop introducing students to the fundamentals of resume writing and providing helpful guides and examples.