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.

On this page:

What We Do

Listening

What's Your Career Story?

Coaching

Skill-Building

Trend Watching

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.

Daryn Bronsink

Connections Associate


The Wood-Worker

Alissa Drag

Connections Associate


The House Plant Whisperer

Rob Hengesbach

Peer Coach Facilitator


The Maximizer

Tim Patch

Events Experience Designer

Breakfast Cereal Enthusiast 

Nancy Schimenti

Assistant to the Director


The Word-lover

Kristy Strough

Marketing Assistant

 


The Marvel Movie Geek

Dylana Thompson

Career Planning & Development Assistant 

The Stylish One

Leadership

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

The Mom & Netflix Binger

Lauren Johnson

Manager of Counseling


The Singer | Class Clown

Arlene Kaukus

Director


The Most Curious 

Bob Orrange

Associate Director

The Internship Guy

Jenna Smith

Coordinator of Assessment and Marketing

The Creative Girl

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
  • Resilient
  • Adaptable