We are excited to announce the new Career Services staff for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Career Advising provides students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s job market through information sessions, lobby tabling, career fairs, on-campus interviewing and more.
The Career Services staff works diligently to empower ECS students to successfully reach their professional goals by having a strong connection to industry coupled with workshops, seminars, office hours, and drop-in advising.
Current ECS undergraduate students can make an appointment with their assigned advisor on Handshake.
Sarah Mack (she/her/hers) – Director of Student Success & Career Services
Sarah has been in the College of Engineering & Computer Science since 2011, serving most recently as the Director of Student Success Advising. In March 2022, Sarah’s role changed to include oversight of Career Services. In her new role, Sarah directs the day-to-day operations of the Student Success & Career Services team including oversight of individual advising, programming, and other student-centered initiatives.
In her free time, Sarah and her partner, Will, enjoy spending time exploring CNY with their French bulldogs, Zelda and Zoe.
Jennifer S. Fazio (she/her/hers) – Assistant Director for Employer Relations & Career Services
Jennifer is thrilled to be coming back to the college of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and to be joining a dynamic team of career and success advisors. She has over thirteen years of experience in the career services field, including over five years working in ECS Career Services. Her most recent position was at SUNY ESF as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations where she led outreach initiatives with employers and coordinated large events including the annual fall/spring career fairs. She is excited to bring her experience back to SU and to work with the talented students, faculty, and staff that embody ECS.
Jennifer is an avid sports fan, loves to run, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, Avyana and Olivia.
Chelsey Franza (she/her/hers) – Career Advisor
As a professional with over five years in higher education, Chelsey has developed an extensive background and a range of knowledge through diversified experiences from event planning and residence life to advising and leadership. Before accepting this position, Chelsey recently served as a Student Success Advocate at a community college, providing individualized support to students in pursuit of their educational goals.
Chelsey began her journey in a small suburban town just outside of Syracuse, bleeding orange from day one. Education took her north to SUNY Potsdam for a bachelor’s degree in business administration and communication, perpetually contributing to a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Her journey continued at Binghamton University with a master’s degree providing a more in-depth competence toward holistic student development. Her student support philosophy encompasses the influence of active listening, effective communication, and creativity to foster an inclusive environment that encourages authenticity. She is thrilled to be back in Orange Nation and aspires to pursue more advanced education in the upcoming years to best support learners in every avenue.
When she isn’t at work, she can be found with a good book or seeking new adventures with her dog, Paisley!
Shelby Bergen (she/her/hers) – Career Advisor
Shelby Bergen joins us from the College of Law where she was an Administrative Assistant in the Dean’s office. As a current student in the Higher Education Master’s Program, coupled with her three and a half years of institutional knowledge, Shelby is eager to work with students in achieving both their personal and professional goals. Shelby’s research interests include issues surrounding access, equity, and inclusion – particularly as it relates to LGBTQIAP students in higher education. In her free time, Shelby enjoys hiking, traveling, snowboarding, and is a registered foster for the CNY Cat Coalition.