Brandi Ferrara
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.

Jacki Baroody
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.


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.

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.
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.

R.J. Rapoza
Assistant Director
RJ works with all first-time users of the office, specifically first-year students, in finding their career passions. He guides students as they learn to use the Career Pathways program to explore different career paths, reflect on their own personality type, and start to consider their workplace preferences. RJ also coordinates the job shadow program, which allows students to gain invaluable, first-hand experience with professionals working in their field of study. He also supervises and trains the career ambassadors, which assist in presenting the Pathways program and introducing the Career Services Office to first-year students. RJ graduated from SUNY Oswego with a master’s degree in Educational Administration, and from SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor’s degree in Education.


Jackie Doyle P'14 P'19
Associate 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.

Briana Costello '15
Assistant Director
Briana graduated from William Smith College in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. While at the Colleges Briana worked as a prospective student host, and was a staff member during Reunion Weekend. She works with various members of the office to assist in finding opportunities for current students as well as alumni. Briana works to develop relationships with alumni, parents, and various organizations to learn about future prospects for those seeking jobs and internships. She also assists in the organization of career service events such as the Professionals in Residence speaker series.


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.


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.


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

Phone: (315) 781-3514
Fax: (315) 781-3515

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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Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

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