Services for Faculty & Staff

As a BSC faculty or staff member, you may be interested in the following services:

Class presentations - The professional staff of the CAPE accepts invitations from faculty and staff members to present workshops or to speak to their classes on career, employment and graduate school related topics. To request a class presentation, please complete the Workshop Request Form.

Support for academic advisement - The CAPE assists students who need information about their career options and help in clarifying their goals for a career or major. Faculty and staff members can refer both "committed" and "uncommitted" students for this assistance, which is provided through:

  • Individual career counseling and assessment
  • Focus, a computer-assisted career guidance program
  • Career information events, sometimes co-sponsored by an academic department and/or its related student organization
  • Career and graduate school online resources

Employment - The CAPE helps students and alumni find employment by teaching them job search skills, communicating job openings, hosting on-campus employer information sessions/tables/interviews, and by making candidate resumes available to employing organizations.

Faculty and staff members who want to get students started in their job searches can refer them to the CAPE or arrange for a job search workshop to be presented in their classes. This is an orientation to the CAPE during which a career counselor explains strategies for uncovering the hidden job market, gives advice on finding a job outside of WNY, and explains how to use the center's services for finding professional employment. Services include:

Graduate School - The CAPE staff support the faculty with helping juniors and seniors apply to graduate and professional schools. Information on scholarships, fellowships and writing personal statements is also maintained in the center. A graduate school fair and a law school fair are held during the Fall semester. Faculty members who want to get students started on the graduate school selection process may refer them to the CAPE.

Instructional Materials/Handouts - The center maintains a supply of handouts (also found online) written by our staff for use as quick reference tool by students who are career planning or job searching. The handouts consist of advice and strategies on job searching, applying to graduate school, and descriptions of various CAPE services. Faculty and staff members may request multiple copies of handouts for use in advisement, curricular support, and recruitment activities.

Staff: Director Denise Harris
Associate Director Maureen Pernick Huber
Assistant Director for Employer Engagement Lynn Rogers
Senior Career Counselor Phillip Auman
Career Counselor Cate Vivacqua
Career Counselor Kayla James
Administrative Assistant Heather Wray

Career & Professional Education

Buffalo State University  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Cleveland Hall 306
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811  •  Fax: (716) 878-3152