Professional Experience at Canisius

Outstanding connections to the professional community and career advisement from the college's Griff Center lead Canisius students to high-level internship opportunities throughout Western New York and the U.S.  Here, students tell their stories of how Canisius made these opportunities possible and how the experiences have prepared them for the next step in their careers.  

Alexis Book: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alexis lived and worked in Pittsburgh thanks to a Canisius fellowship. 

Lee Locklear: Buffalo Sabres

As an intern with the NHL Buffalo Sabres, Lee played an integral role during live broadcasts on game day. 

Tom Radder: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Erie County Executive

Political connections at Canisius gave Tom internship opportunities in Washington, DC and in the office of the Erie County executive.

Jeff Spencer: M&T Bank

Participation in Canisius' Golden Griffin Fund program along with internships at Citigroup Buffalo prepared Jeff for his new position in M&T's Management Development Program.

Kate Campanaro

Canisius' connections with local schools and teachers gave Kate the opportunity to experience many different classroom settings. 

Abby Schwenk

Canisius supported Abby's pursuit of being a Division I basketball player and being pre-med

Frances Guzzo

Frances Guzzo had a job offer lined up before she even graduated college, thanks to Canisius' top ranked accounting program and vast alumni network.

Corey Cullen

Cory Cullen '17 talks about how he was able to set himself apart from other applicants because of the experience and career preparation he received at Canisius, particularly with the Golden Griffin Fund.

Lauren Courtade

When Canisius graduate Lauren Courtade '17 began college, she wasn't planning on pursuing the childhood special education major. She shares how one class and a helpful professor gave her a new passion -- and how, through extensive field experience and community support, Canisius prepared her to be successful in her career as a teacher.