Student Spotlight

The Career and Professional Education Center is pleased to highlight students who have had exceptional experiences in internships and with securing part-time or full-time employment during the pandemic. Additionally, students who have had exceptional experiences from services offered by the Career and Professional Education Center (one-on-one services or department events) are invited to share testimonials on how they have benefitted from the services. If you are a student or have a recommendation of a student to be considered for a Spotlight profile, please complete the Student Spotlight Survey.

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Alana Bengert - Business Administration

Alana Bengert

Major: Business Administration
Expected Graduation: May 2023
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Career Goal: To continue advancing at my current internship location in Finance or Human Resources
Nominated by: Professor Lynne M. Scalia, Business


Dan Franckowiak - Music Education

Daniel "Dan" Fronckowiak

Major: Music Education
Expected Graduation: May 2022
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Desired Career Path: To work as an in-service teacher while continuing my education and obtaining a master's degree
Nominated by: Carolyn Guzski, Music


Jade Simmons - Theater - Minor: Dance

Jade "Cookie" Simmons

Major: Theater - Minor: Dance
Expected Graduation: May 2022
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Desired Career Path: To work in an elementary school as a Performing Arts teacher and creating my own performing arts program
Nominated by: Drew Kahn, Anne Frank Project


Sara Mintz - Criminal Justice and Psychology

Sara Mintz

Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Expected Graduation: December 2022
Hometown: Highland Mills, New York
Desired Career Path: To become a care manager
Nominated by: Jill Norvilitis, Psychology


Shelbymarie Amos - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Shelbymarie Amos

Major: Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
Expected Graduation: May 2023
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Desired Career Path: To continue my education and obtaining a doctoral degree
Nominated by: Amy Wilson, HEA

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