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.
Back-up Career Specialist, Public Affairs
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.
Assistant Director, Career Development, Programming & Technology
Career Specialist, Business
Industry Areas: Accounting, Finance, and Economics; Information Systems; Management and International Business; Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Sarah Holliday is our Assistant Director of Career Development, Programming, and Technology. Prior to joining UB, she was a career counselor within the Career Center at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). As a career counselor, Ms. Holliday assisted students with determining their major, creating an academic road map for completion, and bridging their academic, professional, and personal goals for career success. Ms. Holliday also has experience working with both traditional and non-traditional students within a classroom. She has experience teaching freshmen seminar classes and career and life planning courses. Furthermore, she also has experience teaching accelerated developmental reading and writing courses. Ms. Holliday is very passionate about helping students and providing a safe environment for learning, growth, and career exploration. Ms. Holliday has an A.A.T. from CCBC in Elementary Education, B.A. in English from UMBC, and an M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology, Training and Performance Improvement from Walden University.
Top 5 Strengths: Learner| Competition| Achiever| Deliberative| Futuristic
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Back-up Career Specialist, Business
Lana Veres is the Assistant Director of Employer Relations in the Career and Internship Center. She has over six years of experience in the career services industry, specifically involving experiential education and recruitment. At her last institution, she worked with undergraduate students, getting them prepared for their internship experiences and connecting them to businesses within their chosen industry. Lana feels that community engagement and relationship building is key to what she does each day. She was very involved in her local community of Frederick, serving on a variety of leadership, education, and workforce development boards. Being new to UB, she is eager to work with her team to generate new ideas and events, as well as build and deepen employer partnerships. Lana holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Salisbury University and a M.A. in Human Sciences with a counseling concentration from Hood College, and is MBTI certified.
Internship & Recruitment Coordinator
Matthew Johnson is the Internship and Recruitment Coordinator here at University of Baltimore, taking his first steps into Career Services. Having previously been at University of Maryland University College as a Military/Veteran Admissions Adviser, Matthew is familiar with the needs of non-traditional students and best practices on how to assist them in their educational endeavors. Matthew is ready to jump in and make an immediate impact with the university and its students. Prior to his work at UMUC, Matthew worked and volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations. One organization aided in making sure at risk youth stayed on the straight and narrow path to a bright future, while the other dealt with natural disaster relief. Matthew has always had a need, desire, and passion to help others. These feelings continue to propel him further in his career within higher education. Matthew obtained his Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University in Psychological Studies with a concentration in Sport and Exercise. Sport and exercise has been a large part of his life. Baseball was his primary sport until he branched out in high school and picked up football. This earned him a spot at Bucknell University on their varsity football team where he played Linebacker and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Top 5 strengths: Individualization| Empathy | Realtor | Learner |Developer
Career Specialist, Public Affairs
Industry Areas: Criminal Justice, Health & Human Services, and Public and International Affairs
Leah Dahlheimer is a Career Specialist in the Career and Internship Center who primarily assists students from the College of Public Affairs. Inspired by her career counselor during her undergraduate years, Leah decided to pursue a life-long career in the field of student affairs. Prior to joining the CPDC team at UB, Leah started her higher education journey in career services as a Career Ambassador facilitating paraprofessional development workshops for student staff. Aside from her background in career development, Leah has also coordinated youth partnership programs and civic engagement initiatives at the university-level. Throughout her higher education journey, Leah has had the privilege of working with both traditional and non-traditional students. As a Veteran Resource Associate, she worked directly with student veterans by helping them secure financial, housing, academic, and employment-related needs. She acquired her M. Ed. in Student Affairs Leadership at Widener University and her B.A.S. in Psychology at West Chester University. Leah is excited to help UB students grow not only professionally but personally as well by helping them discover their own strengths, interests, and goals.
Career Specialist, Arts and Sciences
Industry Areas: Behavioral Sciences, Legal Studies, Science & Technology, and Communications Design
Kesta Medoit is our new Career Specialist and will be serving students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Kesta has long been passionate about serving and coaching students pursuing non-traditional routes to empower them through career development avenues and help them find the right career opportunities. Her passion for student career development began in her undergraduate years, during which she combined her passion for the creative fields and career development to launch a student organization (The Fashion Executives) to assist creative arts students in gaining professional development skills and build their network with local leaders for employment opportunities.
Kesta is now joining us from the George Washington University as an Employer Relations Coordinator, where she connected small to large employers to students interested in business careers. Prior to that experience, she worked as Assistant Director of Admissions at the Art Institute of Washington counseling a variety of prospective art students (ranging from recent high school & GED graduate to career changers) about the available degree programs and career options upon graduation. In her spare time, Kesta enjoys volunteering at fashion weeks (namely New York Fashion Week) and with non-profit organizations serving first generation college students and children survivors of domestic violence. She holds a B.S degree in Marketing & B.A degree Management from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Johns Hopkins University.
National Society of Leadership and Success
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?"