Career Services

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Front row, from left: Krista Massaro, career counselor; Rachael Veronda, graduate assistant; Stephanie Morris, director.

Back row, from left: Sheila Bednarz, office coordinator; Tina Johnston, career information specialist; Joshua Walerowicz, student assistant; Mike Skowronski, assistant director.

Location:
First floor, Bailo Hall

Team Leader:
Stephanie Morris, director

Team Members:
Krista Massaro, career counselor; Rachael Veronda, graduate assistant ; Sheila Bednarz, office coordinator; Tina Johnston, career information specialist; Joshua Walerowicz, student assistant; Mike Skowronski, assistant director

Contact: 
716-286-8500

Hours:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

By the numbers:
Career Services hosts more than 300 employers on campus annually in a variety of capacities.  Employers attend industry-specific career events, facilitate practice interviews through the Employer in Residence program, present at Lunch and Learn sessions, and facilitate workshop sessions.

Just the Facts:
The mission of Career Services is to provide students with the best possible assistance in developing and achieving their career objectives. Career Services helps to prepare students for internships, employment, and graduate school through the Pathways Program, Alumni Career Network, skills-based workshops, events, and employer connections.

The Pathways program is a holistic approach to professional development that builds confidence through experiential learning, resume preparation, mock interviewing, internship placement, and more. Students work closely with career advisors to learn how to connect their unique skills to their postgraduate goals. Pathways also leverages university resources and alumni connections to prepare students to develop the professional competencies needed to compete in a global economy.

Career Services also serves as the point of contact for on-campus student employment (Federal Work-Study and part-time, non-work-study student employment). Student employment allows students to gain valuable professional experience while alleviating some of the financial obligations that arise during college. In addition, campus jobs provide supportive environments that enable students to improve critical skills necessary for their career success. 

Last academic year, Career Services implemented a new career management system known as Handshake: The Get Hired Portal. Handshake provides students a platform to build a profile that is visible to employers, search and apply for internships and employment opportunities, register to attend events, as well as interact with students, alumni, and employers. Since implementing this platform, the number of internship postings has tripled and the employer reach across the country and internationally is far greater than before.

Career Services believes that collaboration across the campus is one of the keys to the success of our students; we value campus partnerships and welcome the opportunity to connect with other departments for career-related opportunities.

Last Seen: 
Gearing up for a Trick or Treat resume swap with GEICO followed by a Lunch and Learn event with the Peace Corps!