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, beginning with an interest, leading to an opportunity where their career and life have collided.

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Judith Applebaum

Technology Strategy Lead

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Ed Brodka

Career Coach

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Daryn Bronsink

Connections Associate

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Alicia Chadwick

Assistant to the Director

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Alissa Drag

Connections Associate

Headshot of of Rob Hengesbach.

Rob Hengesbach

Peer Coach Facilitator

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Carrie Johnson

Employer and Alumni Relationship Associate

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Lauren Johnson

Manager of Counseling

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Holly Justice

Career Coach

Headshot of Arlene Kaukus.

Arlene Kaukus


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Jennifer Kellington

Career Coach / Finish in 4 Coordinator

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Tim Patch

Events Experience Designer

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Wayne Porterfield

Career Coach

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Jenna Smith

Coordinator of Assessment & Marketing

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Kristy Strough

Marketing & Brand 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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