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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 Learning. 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.

CAREER ADVISING

Erin Brockway
Career Counselor
Erin works with all first-time users of the office, specifically first-year students. Erin assists students in finding their career passions through administering different types of assessments, as well as helping students to explore different career paths. Erin coordinates the winter break job shadow program, and aids students with all different facets of social media. She also supervises and trains the career ambassadors, which assist in presenting the Pathways program and introducing the Career Services Office to first-year students. 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.

Warren Hamilton, D.M.
Pre-Business Adviser
The pre-business adviser and an assistant professor of economics, Dr. Hamilton is available to help students plan and complete a course of study that will result in successful application to business school. He also provides information and assistance to students in the application process for business school. He holds a Doctor of Management degree from University of Maryland University College, a master's in business administration from Bryant College, and a bachelor's degree from Eisenhower College.

Scott MacPhail, Ph.D.
Assistant 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.

Michele Maliwauki
Associate Director
Michele works with students and alumni/ae interested in careers relating to the not-for-profit sector, social/human services, government, arts, public service and sciences. She assists with career decision making, writing cover letters and resumes and preparing for interviews. Michele also supervises the Career Assistant staff, well-trained student para-professionals who are available to assist students on a walk-in basis with resume preparation. She has a master's degree in counseling from Canisius College and bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Bonaventure University.

EMPLOYER DEVELOPMENT

Jackie Doyle
Assistant Director
Jackie generates internship and job opportunities with alums, parents, and employers for students interested in the “for-profit” sector such as finance, advertising/marketing/PR, media, insurance, real estate, fashion and publishing. To give students first hand exposure to these career fields, Jackie arranges on-campus presentations and leads student events to New York City, D.C., and Boston. She works closely with students on professional development and transferrable leadership skills. Her formal education is from Penn State University in business psychology and organizational leadership.

Mary Schad
Program Coordinator
Mary is responsible for supporting the Employer Development team's efforts to increase the number of job and internship outcomes and maintaining quality facility data on outcomes. She also provides research on specific career fields in order to generate opportunity leads and contact information of hiring professionals. She assists in conducting targeted outreach programs with various student groups as well as promotes the Pathways program. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a specialization in public relations from Le Moyne College.

CAREER ASSISTANTS

Career assistants are well trained student para-professionals who are available to assist students on a walk-in basis with resume preparation. Drop-ins are available in the Career Library of the Career Services office.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Learning 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 Learning
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.