Career Services Highlights

Women in Medicine & Research

April 23, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, Career Services welcomed Drs. Vishala Neppalli and Elizabeth Griffiths from Roswell Cancer Institute to hear their personal and professional journeys to success and answer questions from attendees.


Affirmation Day Event

April 20, 2015

On Monday, April 20, Career Services held an Affirmation Day Event.  Over 65 students and faculty attended the event.  Students developed and wrote down their affirmation related to their academic major or personal goals, to which they are committed.  For fun, students had the opportunity to make dream catchers, or play bean bag toss.   

















Make Yourself Marketable

April 9, 2015

On Thursday, April 9, Career Services held a Make Yourself Marketable Event. 30 students attended the event.  Students were able to learn about the +PLUS Pathways and the +PLUS Cluster Programs.  +PLUS Pathways enhances the degree and expands career options by adding to the BA or BS and is fully integrated into the individual curriculum with no additional time or cost to the student by focusing the students core and free electives in an interdisciplinary series of six to ten courses.  The +PLUS Clusters consist of three courses focused on a theme.  This pathway may explore one academic discipline in depth or may have an interdisciplinary focus on a related topic.

Andrea Stutz - Winner of the Kindle Fire










2014 Health Care Networking Event





On Thursday, November 13, Career Services held a Health Care Networking Event.  Over 30 organizations attended and 150 students participated.  Students and alumni networked with representatives in the health care field and learned about career opportunities as well as specific internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities. 

Finnish Scholars Attending Daemen College Visit Albright Knox Art Gallery

Dr. Janne Sirén, Director of the Albright Knox Art Gallery and who is from Finland, graciously took time out of his busy day to give a private tour to the Finnish scholars visiting Daemen College accompanied by Professor Liz Wright and Dr. Maureen Millane. 

"3 Ways to Ace Your Next Networking Event"

On Tuesday, November 4, Career Services held a networking tips and techniques workshop.  Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their professional career.  This workshop taught students the skills necessary to "Network Like a Pro!"

Recruitment Tables

On Tuesday, November 4, Students came to Wick Lobby and visited recruiters from Joe Basil Chevrolet and JC Penney.  Each organization had wonderful opportunities. 

Roswell Park Summer Research Internship Information


On Tuesday, October 28, freshmen, sophomores and juniors came to hear Adam E. Kisailus, PhD, Assistant Dean for Internships and Education Outreach, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute talk about the 2015 Summer Research Internships being offered. Applications are now available for undergraduates and the deadline is January 10th.  The applications for PA/Medical students will be available shortly.

Click here for more information on Roswell Park Summer Internship Programs

P2 Collaborative of Western New York's 2014 Conference

Pictured are Daemen College students, Ashley Breth, Nicole Donofrio, Courtney McCloskey, Gina Natoli and Katie Nokovich, who received scholarships to attend the October 2014 P2 Collaborative of WNY conference.  The 8th annual conference was held on Thursday, October 9 at the Millennium Hotel.  This year the focus was on new techniques for discussing end-of-life care, shared decision making, and bringing together public health and public planning.

Student Comments on the P2 Scholarship Conference 

Attending the P2 Conference-Creating A Healthy Community was an invaluable experience. This opportunity offered a chance to network with professionals, learn about current trends in health care, and collaborate to create a healthier Western New York was motivating. The initiatives presented were creative, challenging and thought-provoking. While it felt surreal being surrounded by people of such power and success, it was encouraging to hear from individuals making such an impact on health care. As I graduate in May and begin my professional career, I am inspired to work with integrity, passion and respect so that I too can make an impact on the health care field. I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity, thank you to everyone who made it possible!

Ashley Breth


I thoroughly enjoyed the 2014 P2 conference. It not only contributed to my professional development, but it also allowed me to network with other professionals that currently work for organizations that interest me. Attending this conference granted me the opportunity to learn more about the importance of end of life directives/care and shared decision making. This conference also displayed how public planning and public health join together through specific organizations that are dedicated to positively impact Western New York. I feel that I will be able to directly apply the information and methods that were presented at the conference to my career once I am in the social work field. I am extremely grateful that I was able to participate in the conference.

Katie Nokovich  


The P2 Collaborative Health Conference- Creating Healthier Communities was a truly an amazing experience. It provided us, as students, a unique experience to learn about some of the issues preventing us from creating healthier communities in and around Buffalo and some of the creative solutions groups are coming up with to combat this problem.  Being from Buffalo and having a passion for Community and Public Health, this helped me to expand my professional networks and see what kind of environment I will hopefully be fortunate enough to work in in the future. It is not often that college students have a chance to network and interact with such a wide scope of health professionals within the area, and I’d really like to thank Dr. Millane and all other sponsors who made this experience available to me.

Nicole Donofrio


Being of attendance at the P2 Conference-Creating A Healthy Community was an amazing experience. Having the opportunity to be with some of Western New York’s best and brightest minds, solidified my reasoning for wanting to go into the healthcare field. We received the opportunity to listen to some of the up and coming project’s going on in the health care world, such as, The Conversation Project. Going to the conference opened my eyes to areas of health care that I didn’t even know existed. We were also granted time to network and get a chance to talk to some of these inspiring and successful people. I am very thankful to have been chosen for this occasion and would like to thank everyone who made this opportunity possible! 

Courtney McCloskey


I was honored to be able to attend the P2 Health Conference this month! It was enlightening to hear from keynote speakers such as Ellen Goodman and Thomas Workman who discussed end of life care decision making. As a social work major, I am focusing my studies in the field of Gerontology. I was able to connect these topics with what I’ve been learning in my classes and with my internship at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility. It was a privilege to meet some of the health care professionals who attended the event such as Dr. Rick Vienne, Francesa Messiah and Terry Alford. I highly recommend this conference to other students going into health care professions as part of their professional development. Thank you for this experience!

Gina Natoli

Affirmation Program from Welcome Back Weekend


Student leaders were a big help.

The second of the two Welcome Back weekend programs was developed through Career Services and was presented by Dr. Maureen Millane, Director of Career Services and Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director of Career Services.  They  led a presentation on how affirmations can support students’ career and/or graduate school goals. Then students developed and wrote down their affirmation related to a major personal academic goal, to which they are committed. At the end of the program, student leaders and faculty individually photographed freshmen (a Daemen "selfie") holding up their affirmations.  















Dr. Millane conducted assessments for the College Internship Program (CIP) on July 22, 2014. The students from CIP learned more about their interests and how it relates to future jobs and internships.

Congratulations to Career Services Leadership Award winners 2013-2014









Ellen Banks, Career Peer Coach in Career Services, was this year's recipient of the Career Services CPC Leadership Award.

Tyler Vanice, Washington Internship Institute Ambassador to Career Services was this year's recipient of the Career Services Ambassador Leadership Award

Graduation Week-Career Services Table

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, seniors received a special gift when they stopped by the Career Services table in Wick Lobby to have their resume reviewed, and found out what services or benefits were available to them as alumni of Daemen College.

Career Development for Transitioning Veterans

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Career Services and The Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services sponsored a community event for veterans looking to translate their military experiences when applying for civilian career opportunities.  An individual interest assessment was given, followed by an overview of tools and resources.  It was open to veteran students and veterans in the community. 

Graduate Nursing Resume Writing Workshop

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 resume presentation was offered.

Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA) Mock Interviews








On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Career Services & Student Chapter SHRM sponsored student mock interviews with 15 Human Resource professionals.

Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD)

Thursday, April 3 and Friday April 4, 2014

The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (map)

(Attendance at this event was by pre-registration only)

TRD hosted superintendents, principals, personnel specialists, department heads or any designated representative of public, private, parochial, independent and charter schools who wished to interview candidates for teaching positions across disciplines. Annually, TRD hosts two separate events that run concurrently: TRD USA and TRD/Erie Niagara.  

Accepted Student Day








Photo (L to R): Dr. Maureen Millane, Samantha Maiarana, Carly Duszynski & Jamal Cort 

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Career Services' Director Dr. Maureen Millane presented a panel on internships, workshops and events held by the department. Current students that have participated in these internships who were on the panel:

Samantha Maiarana
Business/Human Resource
Interned at Waddell & Reed Financial and ATTO Technology

Carly Duszynski
Interned at Charter School For Applied Technologies Career & Counseling Center

Jamal Cort
Athletic Training 
Interned at NFL-Minnesota Vikings and Williamsville South High School and University at  Buffalo

Career Fair 2014


On Thursday, March 20th, Daemen College Career Services hosted the 2014 Career Fair and welcomed more than 40 employers.  Students and alumni dressed for success and brought copies of their resume.  

Washington Internship Institute Seminar

On Wednesday, March 19th, Washington Internship Institute (WII) representative, Jason Patrie, was here to discuss the WII program.  This program hosts college students from around the country who are interested in spending a semester interning in our great capital, Washinton, D.C.  Participants in the Washinton Internship Institute gain a full semester worth of credits while gaining valuable on-the-job experience!   For information on this exciting opportunity, see Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services.

Internship Workshop

Thinking about internships? Do you know that internships can help you to enhance your academic concepts and competencies and increase self-awareness in professional areas through on-the-job training? An internship workshop was held Wednesday evening, March 5th for students.  Mr. Malcolm Hicks, Assistant Director, HEOP and Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services were on hand to answer all questions.

NY State Assembly Session & Washington Internship Information Table

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Mr. Lamark Shaw was on hand to discuss the NY State Assembly Session Internship which is a comprehensive paid academic program which gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The Assembly internship offers up to 150 college students the opportunity to get involved in state government, research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.  Information was also available about Washington Internship Institute.  If you would like more information see Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services.

LinkedIn:  Looking for a job?

Looking for a job? Did you know that all Fortune 500 companies have members on LinkedIn?  Did you know that hundreds of organizations are using LinkedIn to identify prospective new hires?  On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 a workshop sponsored by the LEADS Center, Career Services & Alumni Relations was held showing students how to build their own LinkedIn account, make their profile stand out and how to search for jobs along with making new connections to help them network.  

The Secrets To Successful Networking

Photo (L to R): Wayne Brown, Crystal Carey-Norris, Scott Fiege, Melissa Bakker, Christina Giunta

There are many ways to find a job: networking is one of them.  On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 students learned the secrets to successful networking from alumni presenters.  They then practiced these techniques as they ate lunch and mingled. 

International Students Workshop















On Friday, February 21, 2014 a luncheon workshop, sponsored by Career Services and Global Business Programs, focused on key points to consider when looking for a job.  In attendance was Dr. Maureen Millane, Director of Career Services, Professor John Blest, Professor Pereira and Sophia Ng, Associate Director of Global Programs. 

First Annual Alumni Week at Daemen College Career Services

The week of January 12, 2014, Career Services was on hand to support our Daemen alumni with the free benefit of meeting and discussing career strategies, resume help, 'mock' interviews, graduate school options and career assessments.

Chinese Culture Club Event


The Chinese Culture Club gathered on Friday, November 22, 2013.  President Gary A. Olson and Dr. Michael Brogan greeted students and congratulated them on their successful event.  Ye Wang is President of the club and moderators are Dr. Maureen Millane and Dr. Blake Thurman. 

Athletes Can Contribute To Their Career Success!

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 & Thursday, November 21, 2013, freshmen athletes met with Dr. Maureen Millane and Jennifer Gorski to discuss the link between great athletes, scholar athletes, team building, leadership and career success.

Accounting and Finance Career Options You May Never Have Considered

A Panel discussion about career opportunities, attended by 45 students, took place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 which included young members of NYSSCPA (New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants).

Ashley Blecha, Senior Auditor, M&T Bank Audit Department
Charlie Hake, Senior Accountant, Arcara & Borczynski, LLP
Kristin Kimball, Financial Analyst III, M&T Bank
Amelia Wright, Senior Accountant, Horizon Health Services

The Young CPAs are CPAs and CPA candidates who are either 1) under age 40 or 2) within the first 10 years of working in the accounting profession.  They gave advice about internships and their first year on the job, communicating with clients, the CPA exam, and how to network to become a leader in the workplace.  Members come from all areas of the accounting profession, including public and private, big and small firms.

Super Heroes Majors Fair


On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the Super Heroes Majors Fair took place in Wick Center Social Room.  The purpose of this event was to help students answer questions regarding majors and minors.  Much fun was had by faculty, staff and students, with fantastic costumes, plenty of food and  great raffle prizes.  

LEAN IN:  A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO









Hosted by Daemen College Career Services

On Monday, October 28, 2013, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of the bestselling book Lean In, spoke to college students across the country during a Livestream event.  Sheryl shared her hopes for the next generation and answered questions submitted via Livestream. Visit for more information.


7th Annual P2 Conference-Creating A Healthy Community


Photograph by CLICK Photography 

Pictured:  Keynote Speaker Zorba Paster, MD and Director of Career Services Maureen Millane, PhD, along with the following students Hollie Kishel, Amy Klopp, Ashley Nesselbush, Lindsey Nowak, Jillian Strassburg who received scholarships to attend the October 2013 P2 Collaborative of WNY Conference.  Dr. Paster is the personal physician for the Dalai Lama and WPR radio talk show host.

7th Annual P2 Conference was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  This year the conference focused on community health, farms and food, and health equity.

Student Comments on the P2 Scholarship Conference 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the 2013 P2 Collaborative of Western New York conference.  It has been such a pleasure to share the information we received at the conference with a variety of people. While working as a substitute nurse, the regular nurse left an informational article for me to read authored by Dr. Zorba Paster.  I was excited to share that I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Paster speak in person about longevity of life . While volunteering at the St. Luke’s Mission, I was able to share the information gathered from Oran Hesterman regarding helping low income families gain access to healthy foods.  I look forward to continued growth of community gardens for food pantry use. As a NeuroScience nurse, I was totally intrigued and energized by Paul Zientarski’s presentation of “Physical Activity and the Brain.”  In addition to sharing the information with neurologists and neurosurgeons, I was also able to bring the studies to the guidance counselors and educators at my children’s school.  I will continue to discuss the information with those who have the ability to bring about change. It was a tremendous experience to collaborate with other students from Daemen as well as individuals in the healthcare community. 

Amy Klopp, RN

This conference was an amazing opportunity and an even more amazing learning experience. I have shared much of the knowledge that I obtained during the conference with family members and peers. I was able to interact with many different health care workers and was able to better understand what is being done to increase the health in this area. As a Health Care Studies major, I learned a plethora of skills that will help me for when I become a health care professional. The speakers at the conference were so educated and passionate about their topics, which made listening to them easy and allowed the information to really sink in. I am so grateful that I had to chance to attend such an amazing conference.

Hollie Kishel

The P2 Collaborative Conference was such an empowering day to be a part of. There were so many organizations present that covered every angle of health and wellness outreach for the Western New York region. It was inspiring for me to see that an ample amount of job opportunities exist for those of us working towards degrees in Health Care. I am so thankful for everything that the Health Care Studies Department has done to make sure that we are fully prepared to become the next group of professionals contributing to the P2 Collaborative's vision for Western New York. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience!

Ashley Nesselbush

The P2 Creating a Healthy Community Conference was an incredible experience. I was lucky to have been recommended and then chosen to attend. The various speakers addressed topics, all of which were relevant to information taught in my Health Care Studies classes. Being able to apply the speakers discussion topics to my classes was very beneficial and interesting. Specifically, the track regarding food sustainability included various health promotion programs discussed in my HCS 310 class, with Professor Malinenko. Lastly, the program showcased the many aspects of public and community health along with their vast role in the Western New York area. I shared the information I learned from the P2 Creating a Healthy Community Conference with multiple professors of mine, as well as with my family and friends. 

Lindsey Nowak

Washington Internship Institute







An informational workshop on how to gain invaluable professional experience and to differentiate oneself from others. The Washington Internship Institute, Washington, DC's Premier Internship Program offers internship opportunities in Global Women's Leadership Development, Environmental and Sustainability Policy Studies, and International and Foreign Policy Studies.

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