About Career Services

At Career Services, you’ll find career planning experts who are excited to help you. Whether you’re a freshman trying to decide on a major, or a graduate student searching for a job — or anywhere in between — we’ll help you plan for a fulfilling career and a meaningful life.

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What We Do

Office Hours

Monday - Friday  |  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Career Services

Student Life

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

Phone: (716) 645-2231

Meet the Team

Career Counselors

Our career counselors are here to listen to what you want, help you build skills you need for a successful career and coach you through the process of finding the right major, internship or job.

Ed Brodka

Career Counselor

The LinkedIn Guy

Holly Justice

Career Counselor

The Backpacker

Jennifer Kellington

Career Counselor / Finish in 4 Coordinator

The Energetic One

Michael McDowell

Career Counselor

The Excel Guy

Wayne Porterfield

Career Counselor

The Baseball Pro

Career Connectors

From analyzing industry trends and helping top employers recruit UB students, to ensuring that all UB students have access to our professional expertise, our team is dedicated to fostering connections.

Nancy Schimenti

Assistant to the Director

The Word-lover

Kristy Strough

Marketing Assistant

The Super designer by night

Dylana Thompson

Career Planning & Development Assistant 

The Stylish One


Our leadership provides the vision and support that allow us to serve thousands of students, alumni and employers every year.

Judith Applebaum

Employer Relations Manager

The Fun-seeker

Carrie Johnson

Employer and Alumni Relationship Associate

Mom and Netflix binger

Lauren Johnson

Manager of Counseling

The Singer | Class Clown

Arlene Kaukus


Most Curious 

Bob Orrange

Associate Director

The Internship Guy

Jenna Smith

Coordinator of Assessment and Marketing

The Creative Girl

Our Vision, Mission and Values


We will be the essential place for students to imagine and design meaningful careers and lives.


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


  • Authentic
  • Resilient
  • Adaptable