About Us

Student Talking to Secretary seated at a desk Career Services assists students and alumni with all phases of career development including:

  • Exploring majors and careers
  • Internships
  • Job search
  • Graduate school

  • If you are a current student or alumnus, schedule an appointment by calling (585) 395-2159.

    For quick questions (15 minutes or less) regarding your career or resume, stop into our office during Career Express drop-in hours 11-2:00pm M-F

Location & Hours:

Brockport Campus:
101 Rakov, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY
(585) 395-2159 (voice) (585) 395-2708 (fax)
Campus Map

MetroCenter in downtown Rochester:
55 St. Paul St, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 395-8479
MetroCenter Map

Spring & Fall Semesters: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Winter Break: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm.
Summer: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm. Friday, 8am - 12pm.

For general inquiries or information, please contact career@brockport.edu

Schedule A Class Session: Faculty & Staff can schedule a session with Career Services for their class.

Meet the Staff

Jill Wesley,
Director of Career Services

Jill joined the career services staff of the College at Brockport in August, 2013. Jill's first job after college was working for Korn/Ferry International, an executive recruiting firm. Her second job was working in student services at Boston College's Graduate School of Social Work. She decided to combine her interests in the hiring process and higher education into a career of helping students figure where they fit into the world of work. While working at Purdue University's Center for Career Opportunities and as an online faculty member at Baker College, Jill developed an interest in how technology was changing how people worked and looked for jobs and has continued to explore this topic during her time working in career services. Jill received her undergraduate degree in English from Dartmouth College. She also holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from Indiana University - Indianapolis.

jwesley@brockport.edu
(585) 395-2159

 

Jeff Alston,
Assistant Director of Employer Relations & Internships

Jeff Alston is the new Assistant Director of Employer Relations & Internships at The College at Brockport.  Jeff decided to transition into Higher Education/Career Services after working thirteen years in Human Resources for Family Dollar Stores, Inc. and most recently with the Baltimore Convention Center.  Jeff is excited about bringing his real world experience to assist students in finding employment as well as employer outreach. 
Jeff received his MBA from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and his Bachelor's from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC.

jalston@brockport.edu
(585) 395-5422

 

Ave Gardner, Administrative Assistant

Ave has worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Employment and Career Services for the last 34 years. She is the primary go-to person in the office. She is looking forwad to retiring in the next few years in order to spend more time with her girls who are now living in Florida.

agardner@brockport.edu
(585) 395-2468

 

Phyllis Griswold,
Senior Career Counselor

Phyllis is a Senior Career Counselor and higher education professional with 15+ years of experience counseling individuals of all ages, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni on personal, academic and career-related areas. Her specialty is in assisting individuals in identifying their strengths/talents and linking them to potential careers. Prior to joining The College at Brockport, she was in the outplacement field and assisted hundreds of clients transitioning to new positions, returning to school or planning for retirement. Phyllis has an MSEd. from Brockport as well as an N.C.C. (National Certified Counselor Certificate) and is a LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). She has been a member of the Career Services staff since 2007.

pgriswol@brockport.edu
(585) 395-8479

Chris O'Connor,
Career Counselor

Chris O'Connor is the new Career Counselor in the Career Services Office. For the last three years he was the Assistant Director of Career Development at Keystone College in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He received his Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College in 2009. He has also worked in Career Services at Hilbert College and Campus Programming and Leadership Development at Canisius College.

cmoconno@brockport.edu
(585) 395-5416

Justin Oliver,
Employer Relations and Career Services Coordinator

Justin is focused on developing relationships with alumni, faculty, staff, and employers in order to identify career opportunities for Brockport students. Justin started his career in Higher Education after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The College at Brockport in 2009. Previously Justin worked as an Undergraduate Admissions Advisor and Study Abroad Advisor. Justin is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Public Administration at The College at Brockport.

joliver@brockport.edu
(585) 395-2159

Adam Standish,
Coordinator of Student Employment and Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program

Adam has been part of the Career Services team since August 2013. He has fourteen years of experience in higher education including admissions, advancement, financial aid, student employment, campus life, recruitment, and career services. Adam received both of his degrees from The College at Brockport. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Non Profit Management. Adam is committed to preparing College at Brockport students to be active, life-long learners in developing and implementing their career decisions. He takes pride in building meaningful partnerships with employers and the College community that support our students career and educational goals.

astandis@brockport.edu
(585) 395-5414

MetroCenter

The MetroCenter Career Services Satellite Center is conveniently located at 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY to provide comprehensive career services to current undergraduate/graduate students who are taking classes at the MetroCenter and alumni who live/work in the Greater Rochester area.

Career Services available at this location include help with career advisement, major selection, résumé writing, cover letters, and interviewing. A Resource Room can be accessed for sample résumés or other career related publications. Personalized career counseling is available in-person, by phone, SKYPE, or through e-mail. Drop-in or call and find out about all the resources available to make your career a success.