About the Career Design Center

Redefining the career experience. At the Career Design Center, we engage with the UB community, employers and alumni to challenge students to see possibilities and seek opportunities in preparation for life after college.

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Office is Closed

We will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, for the holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

University at Buffalo
259 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2231

Office Hours

Monday - Friday  |  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What We Do

Create career and life design experiences, elevate social capital and cultivate connections with top employers so students can prepare for life after college. 

How We Do It

Studio 259 (located at 259 Capen Hall) is more than just an office for the Career Design Center. Instead, it’s a welcoming, active-learning design studio featuring self-guided public art installations focused on career and life design, professional selfie stations, a practice interview PoppinPod, the latest in mobile screens and flexible furniture to triple the amount of usable space. Faculty and staff are invited to visit Studio 259 to facilitate career conversations with students, conduct interviews, introduce career exploration resources to classes, and anything else you can dream up!

Meet your Connections

Meet the faces that believe discovery creates opportunity. Every career design center connection has a story to tell. It begins with an interest and leads to an opportunity where their career and life have collided.

Brandi Banks-Richardson

Employer Partner for Internships

Ed Brodka

Career Design Consultant

Alicia Chadwick

Assistant to the Director

Alissa Drag

Employer + Alumni Partner Consultant

Jasmine Foster

Career Design Consultant

Jenna Hubbard

Brand + Experience Strategy Lead

Carrie Johnson

Employer + Alumni Strategy Lead

Lauren Johnson

Career Education Strategy Lead

Holly Justice

Career Design Consultant

Arlene Kaukus

Director

Tim Patch

Experience (XD) Designer

Wayne Porterfield

Career Design Consultant

Richard Reese

Career Design Consultant

Carl Remmes

Career Design Consultant

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

A robust career community that challenges students to imagine and design meaningful lives and careers.

Mission

We challenge students to see possibilities and seek opportunities in preparation for life after college.

Values

  • We are Authentic.
  • We are Resilient.
  • We are Adaptable.
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