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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 Services & Professional Development. 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.

Kathy Tonkovich
Assistant Director, Pre-Law Advisor
Kathy assists students with fine-tuning their career goals and revising cover letters and resumes. She works with students in the for-profit sector (advertising, PR, marketing, sales, media, publishing, finance,lLaw, architecture, real estate, sports management, and entertainment). In addition, Kathy serves as a pre-law adviser and provides specialized help to students in identifying jobs and internships in human resources and biotechnology research fields. She earned a master's degree in counseling from the State University of New York at Brockport and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the State University of New York at Cortland.

EMPLOYER DEVELOPMENT

Steph Annear
Assistant Director
Steph develops relationships with alumni and employers by organizing on-campus visits and multi-day site visits for students interested in finance, advertising/PR, and entertainment. She generates job and internship opportunities in advertising/PR, sales, marketing, media, publishing, finance/banking (non-Wall Street), law firms, architecture firms, commercial real estate, commercial insurance, consulting, sports management, sports marketing, journalism, and entertainment. While earning a bachelor's degree in psychology at Dartmouth, Annear traveled extensively, studying Spanish at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico, and at the Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco de Español in Xela, Guatemala.

Jackie Doyle
Assistant Director
Jackie generates careers and internships in a range of areas including government, not-for-profits, sciences, fashion, and the arts. She develops relationships with employers within these fields to connect students with opportunities in these arenas. This includes bringing field-specific Professionals in Residence speakers to campus, leading the Day on the Hill/Fashion/Arts trips to DC and NYC to give students firsthand exposure to a variety of career fields. Jackie is currently pursuing her business psychology degree from Penn State University.

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 during the following hours:

Drop-In Resume Review Hours for Fall 2013:
Monday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Salisbury Center for Career Services 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

The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development
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.

Drop-In Resume Review Hours for Spring 2014:
Monday 10-12:30
Tuesday 12:30-2:30
Wednesday 10-12:30 and 3-5
Thursday 10:15-12:15
Friday 10-1 and 3-5