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

Phone: (716) 645-2231

Office Hours

Monday - Friday  |  8:30 a.m. to 5 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. 

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.

Ed Brodka

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Career Design Consultant

Brandi Banks-Richardson

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Employer Partner for Internships

Daryn Bronsink

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Employer + Alumni Partner Consultant

Alicia Chadwick

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Assistant to the Director

Alissa Drag

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Employer + Alumni Partner Consultant

Jasmine Foster

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Career Design Consultant

Rob Hengesbach

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Student Experience Design Consultant

Carrie Johnson

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Employer + Alumni Strategy Lead

Lauren Johnson

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Career Education Strategy Lead

Holly Justice

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Career Design Consultant

Arlene Kaukus

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Vicky Lee

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Global Career Consultant

Tim Patch

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Experience (XD) Designer

Wayne Porterfield

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Career Design Consultant

Jenna Smith

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Brand + Experience Strategy Lead

Kristy Strough

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User Interface (UI) Designer

Our Vision, Mission and Values


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


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


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