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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.

Ami Cammarota Ford '00
Assistant Director
Ami graduated from William Smith in 2000, earning a dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Writing & Public Policy. While at Hobart and William Smith, she was a member of the 1997 national championship field hockey team and participated in the South America study abroad program. Ami helps students connect with internship and job opportunities in the non-profit sector, social services, human services, government, the arts, public service and the sciences. Ami partners with alumni, alumnae, parents and employers to offer experiences which prepare future HWS graduates to be professionally competitive while building meaningful careers.

Jacki Baroody

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 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.

CA Resume Drop in hours Fall 2014:
Monday 1-3
Tuesday 3-5
Wednesday 10:15-12:15
Thursday 12-2; 3-5
Friday 9-11; 10:15-12:15