Brandy Smith

Senior Associate Director, Student Employment and Operations

About Brandy

Brandy leads the Student Employment initiative and the day-to-day Fleishman Center operations.  Overseeing the Student Employment initiative, Brandy is working to enhance and increase opportunities for students on campus.  This includes the launch of a Student Employment Grant, professional development opportunities, and overall assessment of student employment.  On the operations side, Brandy oversees the Fleishman Center assessment efforts, marketing and communications team, budget, and technology/online systems.  Working in the field of higher education and career services for over 20 years, Brandy is excited to be a part of a students journey throughout their time at Binghamton.

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 50 cents a bucket for my dad. I worked as a babysitter and camp counselor before finding the field of career services.

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.


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