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Career Services Staff

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To make an appointment with a career counselor, please call (716) 645-2231 or stop by 259 Capen.

Arlene Kaukus

Arlene Kaukus

Director
716-645-4621
arleneka@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Partnerships with Other Offices and Units on Campus; External Partnerships with Corporations, Organizations, and Community Leaders; Career Issues Related to Female Students/Graduates; Non-Profit Sector Career Exploration

Major/Career Path: MBA and MSSA (Social Service Administration); 30 years of Non-Profit Management and Executive Leadership Experience


Bob Orrange

Bob Orrange

Associate Director of Career Services; Experiential Learning Manager
716-645-4620
rorrange@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Area: Internships

Major/Career Path: Undergraduate degree in Communication; graduate degrees in both English and College Student Personnel Administration.


Judith Applebaum

Judith Applebaum

Employer Relations Manager
716-645-4642
jca@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Employer Relations/Employer Services; Global Initiative; Entrepreneurship; Technology

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, State University of New York at Geneseo; Master of Arts, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University. Previous Higher Education Experience: Residence Life, Student Activities, Student Life


Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Manager of Counseling
716-645-4619
lj8@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas/Professional Interests: Career Peer Advisor Program; Undecided and Health-Related Professions; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: English and Psychology, College of William and Mary; M.Ed, Counseling, Harvard University


David Youhess

David Youhess

Career Counselor
716-645-4637
davidyou@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Majors in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Careers in Higher Education or Student Affairs

Major/Career Path: BA Sociology, SUNY Geneseo; Ed.M Higher Education and Student Affairs, University at Buffalo


Joe Meyer

Joe Meyer

Employer Relations Associate
716-645-4644
meyer6@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Organizing Job Fairs and Events; Coordinating Testing Center Operations

Major/Career Path: Bachelor of Arts in History; Master’s degrees in both Sport Administration and School Counseling


Ed Brodka

Ed Brodka

Group Learning Coordinator/Career Counselor
716-645-4618
brodka@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Coordination of Workshops and Career Courses; Presenting on StrengthsQuest, Linkedin, Green Careers, Networking and Public Speaking; Liaison to Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Design, Geology

Major/Career Path: University at Buffalo, MA '87, Communication; BA '85, Communication and Psychology. Previous UB Experience (since 1987): Leadership Development, Parents Weekend/Orientation, Commuter Services, University Residence Halls


Wayne Porterfield

Wayne Porterfield

Coordinator of Collaborative Programs and Constituency Relations
716-645-4625
wp9@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Law School; Careers in Education

Major/Career Path: Undergraduate degree in Urban Studies/ Finance; graduate degree in Higher Education.


Karen Nemeth

Karen Nemeth

Career Counselor
716-645-4638
nemeth@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Arts, Languages, and Cross-Cultural Programs; International Students; Working Abroad/Globally; Architecture; Political Science; Students with Disabilities; Roswell Park; BullsEye Access

Major/Career Path: Undergraduate degree in psychology; graduate degree in college counseling


Holly Justice

Holly Justice

Career Counselor
716-645-4640
hjustice@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Professional Interests: Career Decision Making, Career Transitions and Related Grief Issues, Veterans’ Career Development Concerns, and the Positive Impact of Mindfulness on Employment Uncertainty.


Kristi Fields

Kristi Fields

Internship & Alumni Relations Associate
716-645-4630
kfields3@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Internships, UB Mentor Program, Alumni Relations and Special Events

Major/Career Path: B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Prior experience in Special Event Planning and Higher Education.


Sam Cavalleri

Sam Cavalleri

Employer Relations Assistant
(716) 645-4641
sjc37@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Managing and Coordinating Job Fairs and Events

Major/Career Path: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, University at Buffalo; Ed. M. in Higher Education Administration, University at Buffalo


Zachary Slaybaugh

Zachary Slaybaugh

Career Counselor
716-645-4623
zcslayba@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Area: Student Athletics, Junior and Senior Programming

Major/Career Path: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed, Counselor Education, Augusta State University


Greg Rosenberg

Greg Rosenberg

Career Counselor
716-645-4634
gregrose@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Area: First-year student career counseling and programming

Major/Career Path: Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Science, Counseling and Human Systems; Specialist in Education, Counseling and Human Systems with an emphasis in Career Counseling (degrees received from Florida State University)


Jenna Smith

Jenna Smith

Coordinator of Assessment and Marketing
jennasmi@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas: Assessment and Marketing

Major/Career Path: Associate degree, Communication and Media Arts, Niagara County Community College; bachelor's degree Public Communication and minor in Creative Studies, SUNY Buffalo State; master's degree in Creative Studies, SUNY Buffalo State. Previous Higher Education Experience: Development, Alumni Relations, Special Events, Enrollment Management, College Communications


Tina Argentieri

Tina Argentieri

Administrative Assistant for Employer Relations and Events
716-645-4617
ta4@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Area: On-Campus Recruitment

Major/Career Path: Associate's degree from Bryant & Stratton College


Nancy Schimenti

Nancy Schimenti

Assistant to the Director
716-645-4621
nfs3@buffalo.edu

Office Specialty Areas/Professional Interests: Administrative Duties for Director; Personnel and Financial Transactions; Coordinating Facilities Projects; Involvement with the Workplace Environment Team; Volunteering for On-Campus Events


Lynn Garguiolo

Lynn Garguiolo

Administrative Assistant Front Desk and Testing Operations
716-645-4635
lynngarg@buffalo.edu


Graduate Students

Stefano Verdesoto

Stefano Verdesoto

Graduate Assistant
716-645-4499

Major/Career Path: BA in Communication and Sociology, University at Buffalo; pursuing Ed. M. in Higher Education Administration, University at Buffalo

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