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Student Center, Room 306
21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
phone: 410.837.5440
fax: 410.837.5566

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 Lakeisha Mathews

Lakeisha Mathews, director

Lakeisha oversees the Career and Professional Development Center and is responsible for fostering an “all hands on deck” approach to career development at UB. Lakeisha is a Certified Professional Career Coach, Resume Writer and Global Career Development Facilitator. As an administrator with ten years of experience in higher education, Lakeisha’s experience includes residence life, new student orientation, academic advising and career services. Mrs. Mathews views herself as a bridge between education and employment and likes to say that she has helped students gain admission into college, remain in college and exit college—with a job!

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Top 5 Strengths: Achiever | Learner | Discipline | Responsibility | Relator

 charles jennings

 Charles Jennings, associate director

Charles develops, maintains and manages key employer relationships with the goal of promoting on-campus and remote recruitment of UB student talent to employers. Charles has 15 years in the career services arena, in which he has worked in private industry, state government and workforce development. Charles' professional experience has allowed him to work with numerous national and local employers, and has had an integral part in coordinating job fairs and hiring events. Charles is thrilled to exercise his relationship building skills to connect employers with the UB students.

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Top 5 Strengths Input  | Learner | Restorative | Positivity | Futuristic

 Malka Weintraub

Malka Weintraub, career coach and licensed counselor

Malka coaches and counsels students and alumni to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals. She administers and interprets career assessments to assist students and alumni with career decisions and transitions. She has initiated, developed and now leads job search groups that have received national recognition. She leads workshops and teaches classes on career management and job search strategies. Malka has over 15 years' successful professional experience in government, non-profit, private industry and higher education. Malka says, “Your success is my primary goal!”

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Top 5 Strengths: Connectedness | Achiever | Individualization | Relator | Learner

 Patrick Burns

Patrick Burns, career coach

Patrick coaches students and alumni through all stages of the career decision-making process. He especially enjoys helping people define their career direction through self-exploration and reflection. He is an advocate of well-defined job search strategies with targeted and actionable steps. Patrick also enjoys engaging faculty and staff to integrate the center’s vital philosophies and services into the fabric of the University. Patrick says, “I believe that nearly any goal is possible when it is created with purpose and passion. As long as we believe in our destination, it’s just a matter of getting there. And I am excited to help!”

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Top 5 Strengths: Learner | Futuristic | Context | Individualization | Input

 Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson, job development and internship coordinator

Jessica manages all aspects of the internship program—working with students, faculty and employers. She also serves as the primary contact for off-campus student employment opportunities. She is very excited to build upon her higher education career at UB and is an advocate of students’ completing an internship while studying at UB. Jessica believes, “The benefits of an internship are endless. It helps a student gain experience in their chosen field, builds their resume, grows their network, and much more.”

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Top 5 Strengths: Learner | Achiever | Input | Individualization | Includer

 Amy Diggins

Amy Diggins, program coordinator

Amy is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure departmental effectiveness and efficiency. She also supervises student workers in the Center to provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff and employers visiting the office. Amy has 7 years of student support services experience and is very passionate about developing students to maximize their utmost potential. “I am most proud when students return to the office and inform me that I contributed to them reaching their goals.”

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Top 5 Strengths: Maximizer | Positivity | Arranger | Developer | Empathy

 Lisa Punter

Lisa Punter, Professional Development Institute Coordinator

Lisa manages the Professional Development Institute programs that matches students with staff, faculty and alumni as a mentor. She also coaches students and alumni on career development and holds the designation of Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Lisa's experience includes professional development training, teaching career development courses, connecting students to the employment community, and serving as an advisor to student organizations. Her “occupassion” is working with and developing mentoring programs and believes that her mission is to empower others to reach their highest potential.

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Top 5 Strengths: Woo | Communication | Maximizer | Positivity | Activator


Our Staff

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From left to right:
Lakeisha Mathews, Lisa Punter, Charles Jennings, Amy Diggins, Malka Weintraub, Jessica Johnson, Patrick Burns

  • Career Peer Educators

     breana davis

    Breana Davis

    Breana Davis is a Junior studying Community Studies and Civic Engagement with a strong interest in Urban Planning, Counselling and Public Policy. As a first year Career Peer Educator, Breana is excited to build connections with students at the University, as well as assist students in their professional journey. Breana is strong believer that students have the opportunity to take charge in their careers, and work within their interests. In addition to being a CPE, she also works in Admissions as an Orientation Ambassador, serves as the Co-Chair for the Leadership and Service Council, sits as a board member for the Student Freedom Coalition, and enjoys cooking, raising awareness and meeting new people.

     brianna talley

    Brianna Talley

    Brianna is a junior marketing major, who hopes to pursue a career in public relations or content management, with the ultimate goal of becoming an entrepreneur. This is her first year working as a Career Peer Educator (CPE) on campus, and she is very excited about using her skills and passion for helping others, in order to help guide students into discovering their purpose through the career services offered in the CPDC. In addition to being a CPE, she also works in Admissions as an Orientation Ambassador, and enjoys traveling, food, and listening to music in her free time.

  • Graduate Assistants/Externs

     Aaron Knizner

    Aaron Knizner

    Aaron is a Graduate Assistant at the Career and Professional Development Center, focusing on advancing the relationship between the University of Baltimore's students and the University’s business and non-profit partners. He is also a Maryland Community Fellow, working with the Baltimore CASH campaign to provide financial literacy to low-income families in Baltimore. As a seven-year account management professional, Aaron is currently pursuing an MBA with a specialty in Healthcare Management.

     Billie McCain

    Billie McCain

    Billie aids in the creation of marketing and promotional material for career center events. She also holds a communications internship with Monumental Sports and Entertainment promoting events and tracking media coverage for the Verizon Center. With a passion for creating engaging and compelling content, Billie is working to obtain her Masters degree in Publications Design.