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. 

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

Tiffany Bassett

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Relationship Manager

Ed Brodka

Career Design Consultant

Gina Bellavia

Graduate Career Design Consultant

Alissa Drag

Employer + Alumni Partner Consultant

Dave Ferris

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Career Design Consultant

Jasmine Foster

Career Design Consultant

Jenna Hubbard

Associate Director, Operations and Special Events

Lauren Johnson

Associate Director, Career Education and Academic Initiatives

Holly Justice

Career Design Consultant

Lauren Khoury

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Student Operations Coordinator

Hunter Lane

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Senior Career Associate for Internships

Cara Morse

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Relationship Manager

Mara O'Shei

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Instructional Support Technician

Wayne Porterfield

Career Design Consultant

Carl Remmes

Career Design Consultant

Greg Sampson

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Operations Assistant

Steven Simpson

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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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