Andrea Tropeano is dedicated to helping individuals identify their best academic and career path. She opened her practice to serve people who feel challenged by the very important decisions and steps necessary to attend the right school and make the best employment decisions.
Growing up during a time when ADD was not well-known, Andrea knew there was something different about her approach to learning. She pursued a double Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Connecticut and after graduating college, she read “Driven to Distraction” and immediately recognized unique traits within herself. Thus, began her own journey with overcoming life’s obstacles, identifying her strengths, and incorporating tools for her own personal and professional growth and success. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven.
Today, Andrea’s own family is rich with different learning styles. ADHD, High Functioning Autism, and Auditory Processing Differences are just some of the unique traits among her extended family. As Andrea looks closely into their hearts and minds, she sees their true potential and capabilities and offers them encouragement and wisdom of her experiences to help them prepare for and own their success.
As a seasoned Human Resources professional, she spent most of her career coaching others and recruiting. Andrea worked closely with candidates and hiring managers to provide great experiences during the interview process. As a result, she has a solid understanding of the hiring process, employers’ needs’ and most importantly, the individual’s journey to identify their right job. In addition, she has guided leaders and employees towards positive working relationships, employing the use of effective communication tools.
Andrea possesses expertise in recruiting all levels of positions within corporate and search firm environments. Experience in the following industries includes: Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Hospitality, Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Retail. Throughout her career, she’s managed candidate/job searches across diverse functional areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Medical, Operations, and Sales.
As a Career Consultant, she is certified to administer and interpret the Highlands Ability Battery, a comprehensive assessment of one’s natural abilities. She is also certified to administer the Strong Interest Inventory, a tool that helps clients to identify interests relevant to pursuing college degrees and employment. Andrea is a member of the National Career Development Association. After serving as a Board Member for the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) from 2014-2018, she now assists the clients of WRC with launching their own professional career journey.
“The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind of eye couldn’t detect.”
Mark Twain, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc