Staff

Brandy Smith

Senior Associate Director, Student Employment and Operations

About Brandy

As Senior Associate Director of Student Employment & Operations, Brandy manages the day-to-day operations of the Fleishman Career Center and leads multiple functional areas including data & asessment, student employment, employer/alumni engagement, marketing & communications, technology/systems, events, office operations, and the budget.   Brandy is motivated by solving problems and creating accessible pathways for students, with the ultimate goal of student success and retention.

What is your favorite thing about working at Binghamton University?
My favorite thing is the students that attend Binghamton. I have met so many amazing students over my time working here and have learned so much from all of them.

What was your first internship or job?
My first paid position was picking up pine cones for my dad.

What are you passionate about?
I love reading and watching movies (especially thriller/horror). And spending time with my family (John, Mya, & Morgan).

What is your best piece of career or professional advice?
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t. ~ Mary Schmich

Achievements

Presentations
Brandy has had the opportunity to present at several notable higher education and career services conferences, including:

  • National Society for Experiential Education – To Infinity and Beyond: Embedding Career Readiness in Campus Employment
  • EACE – Employer Outreach When You Don’t Have the Gift of Gab: An Introvert’s Guide to Employer Relations
  • SUNY CDO – Employer Outreach When You Don’t Have the Gift of Gab: An Introvert’s Guide to Employer Relations
  • Taking Advantage of Technology: Non-Technical Applications for Career Services (Panelist)

Leadership positions
Brandy is a leader at Binghamton University and beyond. She has held several leadership positions throughout her career:

  • Treasurer – Binghamton Professional Staff Senate
  • Treasurer – CNYDA
  • Member Relations Coordinator – SUNY CDO