Staff

Brandi Ferrara
Director
Brandi joined Hobart and William Smith in 1999 and is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education. In addition to overseeing student career development programs, Brandi enjoys helping students to explore career options and engaging with alumni, alumnae and parents. She works with students in all career fields and with those interested in applying to graduate school. Brandi graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a master's degree in teaching and bachelor's degree in marketing.

Jacki Baroody P'21
Career Services Administrator
An integral part of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, Jacki assists in providing career services to students, alumni and alumnae. She is also responsible for outcome management goals, event coordination and office management. Jacki trains and supervises student assistants and provides oversight of all day to day activities of the Career Services office.

CAREER ADVISING

Erin Brockway
Associate Director
Erin works with students and alumni/ne interested in careers relating to the for-profit sector such as finance, marketing, advertising, PR, insurance, real estate, and hospitality. She assists with career decision making, writing cover letters and resumes and interview preparation. She also supervises the Career Assistant staff, well-trained student para-professionals who are available to assist students with resume preparation. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a master’s degree in counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications from the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Heather Grasso
Assistant Director
Heather advises first years in the development of career plans as well as first time users of the office, and those who are unsure of what they would like to do by assessing interests and exploring a variety of career options. She manages the job shadow program which is open to all students. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a master’s degree in Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in Community and Human Services from the State University of New York at Empire State College.

Scott MacPhail, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Health Professions Counseling and Fellowship Advising
Dr. MacPhail advises students interested in careers in the health professions and students applying to nationally competitive fellowships. Prior to joining HWS, Scott was an academic advisor at the University of Rochester specializing in health professions advising. Scott holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English from Indiana University – Bloomington, a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Idaho, a master's degree in English from State University of New York at Stonybrook, and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Chicago.

EMPLOYER DEVELOPMENT

Jackie Doyle P'14, P'19
Senior Associate Director
Jackie contributes to the strategic leadership of the Center by partnering and collaborating internally and externally to cultivate and maintain relationships with employers to make full and part time employment, internships and career opportunities available to students, alumni and alumnae. She leads several Career Trek student trips to major cities to expose them to connections and opportunities in the private, financial and communication industries. Jackie received her B.S. in business psychology from Penn State University, and has an advanced degree in higher education administration from the College of Education at Penn State University.

Briana Costello '15
Assistant Director
Briana works to identify internship and job opportunities for which students can apply in the “non-profit” sector. In talking with alums, parents, and employers, she is able to develop opportunities in various fields such as public service and government, creative arts and design, education, social justice and advocacy, and the sciences. Through on campus information sessions, as well as off-campus career trips, Briana is able to give students real life examples of what different careers look like. On campus, she works with students to achieve their short term and long term career goals. Briana is a 2015 alumna of William Smith Colleges.

CAREER ASSISTANTS

Career assistants are well trained student para-professionals who are available to assist students by appointment with resume preparation. To schedule an appointment, you can request one on Handshake or by emailing resumes@hws.edu.

Olivia Cargian '18
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Major: Double major in Economics and History
Campus Involvement: Economics Teaching Fellow, Economics Student Representative, HWS Leads Participant, Past HWS Leads Public Speaking TA, Member of HWS Crossfit, Former America Counts Tutor, Former Woodwind Ensemble member
Favorite thing about HWS: Stern Hall - because it is a great building that I have had numerous classes in and it is also where the economics department sits, one of my majors, as well as where I work as an economics teaching fellow.

Aggie Bisselle '20
Major: Media and Society
Campus Involvement: WS Women’s Club Ice Hockey, America Reads, Club Lacrosse
Favorite thing about HWS: The small intimate classes and living right on the lake.

Hadley Browning '20
Hometown: Natick, MA
Major: Psychology, and a member of the Teacher Education Program
Campus Involvement: WS Cross Country Team, HWS Crossfit, KOSHARE, HWS Leads
Favorite thing about HWS: The Boathouse!

Hamdan Ahmed '20
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Major: Double major in Computer Science and Mathematics
Campus Involvement: Residential Assistant, Budget Allocator and Social Media Manager of International Student Association (Club), Mentor/Tutor for America Counts & America Reads, Budget Allocator for Project Nur
Favorite thing about HWS: It's a small college so it is easier to make new friends. Besides this, a small college also ensures a great academic experience for every student and makes it easier to work with professors.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education collaborates with internal and external partners to facilitate a comprehensive process that assists students in realizing and fulfilling their career objectives.

We value:

  • Our ability to assess interest, values and skills in order to help create clarity, confidence and direction.
  • Fostering strategic partnerships.
  • Preparing our students to compete for opportunities.
  • Engaging students, alumni, and alumnae in a thorough career development process.

Contact

Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3514
Fax: (315) 781-3515
E-Mail: cso@hws.edu

Location: The Salisbury Center for Career Services is located on the 1st floor of Trinity Hall

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CA Resume Drop in hours Spring 2015:
Monday 1-5
Tuesday 1:30-7
Wednesday 3-5
Thursday 11-5
Friday 10-4

 

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