We empower students and alumni to be intentional managers of their careers.
Through student-centered programs, quality services and the UB Career Cycle, we provide participants with the knowledge, resources, networks and opportunities needed to connect their education to employment in the evolving marketplace. We support students and alumni as they advance professionally and transition beyond the University by engaging the employment community in mutually beneficial relationships promoting a sustainable cycle of success.
Lakeisha leads the career center staff in building bridges between employment and education. She is a certified professional career coach, certified professional resume writer, and certified global career development facilitator. As an educator with 10+ years of experience in higher education, Lakeisha’s experience includes residence life, new student orientation, academic advising and career services. Lakeisha likes to say that she has helped students gain admission into college, remain in college and exit college—with a job! A Baltimore native, Lakeisha currently serves as co-advisor to the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS), the largest student group on campus. She also serves on the NSLS National Advisor Advisory Board and the Maryland Career Consortium Directors Board. Lakeisha is a past president of the Maryland Career Development Association and has attained numerous awards and recognition from both national and local organizations. Lakeisha holds a B.A in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.S. in Human Resources from Towson University. She is currently pursuing a Ed.D in Higher Education Innovation from Wilmington University. In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a book for the Association of Training and Development called Find Your Fit.
job development coordinator
Anthony develops and implements the Job Location and Development Program, in addition to assisting with the numerous services the center offers. He brings more than six years in human resources and talent acquisition experience, in addition to working in student affairs during his undergraduate studies. Additionally, he is a certified career development facilitator, and desires to create career clarity for his clients. He is excited to work with UBstudents, as well as the employment community.
temporary career coach
Lori has more than 5 years of experience working at college career centers including the University of Delaware and Amherst College in Massachusetts. She strives to provide personalized career coaching so that students feel prepared and confident in their career development journey. Lori has advised students and alumni from a variety of majors and is skilled in social media marketing and utilizing technology for career development. Lori acquired her M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island.
As a Master’s degree candidate in UB’s Publications Design program, Ariel enjoys supporting the work of the Career and Professional Development Center. Ariel serves as the Marketing and Graphic Design Graduate Assistant where she designs materials for and promotes the events and programs offered by the CPDC. Before becoming a member of the UB community, Ariel worked several jobs in the Communications field and received Bachelor’s degrees from Susquehanna University in Music and Public Relations. In her spare time, Ariel enjoys staying active, spending time with friends and family, and she offers classes around Baltimore as a yoga instructor.
Priyanka is a graduate student at Merrick School of Business with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Priyanka has accumulated extensive experience working in start-ups primarily focusing in market analytics, database management, web development and android app platform. Priyanka works as a graduate assistant at the Career and Professional Development Center helping with major career events such as career fairs, networking programs, on-campus recruitment, workshops and managing the employer database. Priyanka is passionate about learning new technology and loves spending time with family and friends.
Student Assistant Team Lead: Tatyana Tate
Front Desk Assistants: Mauricio Amaya, Allison Nicole-Santiful, Donovan Peterson, Crystal Santiful, Kayla Graves, Lynn Kamau
Career Advisory Board
The purpose of the Career Advisory Board is to serve as a forum for relationship building and information sharing between the Career and Professional Development Center and its major stakeholders (students, faculty, employers).
Gene Manko, healthcare recruiter at Maxim Healthcare Services
Daniel Yarger, senior in UB's Merrick School of Business
Sara Guscott, B.S. '14, staff auditor for SB & Co.
Angie Alston, M.S. '07, supervisory auditor for Defense Contract Audit Agency
National Society of Leadership and Success
Executive Board Members: Terae Johnson, Simone Smart, Sonce Reese, Ian Clements
The National Society of Leadership and Success is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success- oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. The guiding question we established to shape all the important decisions the organization makes is: "Are we helping the greatest number of people in the greatest way?"