Daemen College Career Services offers a variety of services to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to assist them in their career decision-making and job search process. All of our services are voluntary, with student/alumni choosing the services that are best suited to their needs.
Mr. Lamark Shaw is the Director of Career Services and an adjunct professor who teaches CFE101 at Daemen College. Mr. Shaw also is the Sales Manager/Buyer for United Men’s Fashion in Buffalo, New York. He has a BS in Design from Buffalo State College, an MS in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College, and an Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate from the University of Buffalo. Mr. Shaw is currently working on his Ph.D. in Organization and Management at Capella University.
- Accounting (BS/MS/Certificate)
- Business Administration - all specializations (BS/MS/Certificate)
- Global & Local Sustainability
- History & Political Science
- Leadership & Innovation
- Modern Language
- Paralegal Studies (BS/Certificate)
- Visual & Performing Arts (BFA/BS/MS and VFX)
Tiffany Dillon is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Daemen College and loves working with students and alumni in regard to their career and professional development. Currently, Tiffany serves on the Board of Directors for the Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WNYACCC) as their President-Elect and has also served as their former Secretary. She is also on the WNYACCC committees for Teacher Recruiter Day (TRD) and the Western New York Career & Internship Fair (WNY CIF).
Tiffany has also served on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA) in the roles of Past President as well as College Relations Director which allowed her to work with students from various colleges across Western New York. It is with this experience that she realized her passion for working directly with students. Tiffany has previously worked as both a Recruiter and Staffing Manager for one of the premier staffing agencies in Buffalo. Tiffany’s earlier career stemmed from her culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University which led her to intern at Rich Products Corporation in their Talent Acquisition department. She received her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College.
- Applied Behavior Analysis (MS/Advanced Certificate)
- Athletic Training (BS/MS)
- Education (BS/MS)
- Health Promotion (BS/MPH)
- Liberal Studies
- Natural Science (BS)
- Nursing (BS/MS)
- Physical Therapy (MS/DPT)
- Physician Assistant (BS/MS)
- Public Health (MPH)
- Social Work (BA/MSW)
Arianna Coppola received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Social Work at Daemen College and joined the Student Affairs staff in October 2021 as a Career Advisor. While completing her degrees, she worked in the Office of Student Affairs as a Work-Study student, to support the needs of students and the Daemen community. From being an orientation leader to having served as the graduate representative of the Student Government Association, Arianna realized that she enjoys working directly with students to enhance their experiences while at Daemen. She has since then transitioned to the role of a Career Advisor to help students in their career and professional growth.
Michelle Thompson is the Employer and Student Relations Coordinator. In addition to providing administrative support and supervising the Work-Study Office Assistants, Michelle is responsible for the project management of career fairs and onsite employer recruitment. Having previously worked at Autism Services, Inc. and the Research Foundation of SUNY Buffalo, she brings with her an extensive background in projects management, grants management, budget development, fiscal forecasting, personnel, and office management.
Da’Shawn Hines has joined the Career Services team as a Graduate Assistant while he completes his Master of Business Administration degree. In addition to completing his undergrad at Daemen, with a specialization in marketing, Da’Shawn has held internship roles at Avalon Sports and Adpro Sports. The off-campus opportunities have helped him gain graphic design and marketing experience. He has also helped with off-campus marketing and content creation for Underrated Evolution, an up-and-coming music group consisting of students from Daemen College. His background made him a perfect fit to help Career Services improve their campaigns to students. He is interested in learning more about how advertising impacts companies locally and internationally.
Darcy Biltekoff has joined the Career Services team as a Graduate Intern as she completes her Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration Master’s Degree at Buffalo State College. In addition to professional positions at the University at Buffalo (International Programs) and Buffalo State College (Community Services), she has most recently served as a Career Coach and Career Discovery Program Coordinator at D’Youville College. She loves working with individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and academic levels as they seek fulfillment and success in college and in their careers. Facilitating Career Exploration is one of her favorite activities! Darcy also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University with a concentration in Marketing and majored in International Relations at Tufts University. She is interested in finding more ways to incorporate music and other creative arts into higher education; uses creative problem solving in her work; and loves to learn about, and experience, other cultures.
Career Services Office Assistants
My name is Dex and I am a 4th-year student in the Animation program. In my spare time I hang out with my roommates and we can either be found in our room having fun or working in the VPAC. I go by they/them pronouns and I’m openly non-binary and transmasc.
Hello! My name is Micky, I am a current junior in the Physical Therapy program here at Daemen. On-campus I am a part of the SPTA, SAA, and work in Career Services.
My name is Rachel, I'm a first-year student majoring in Human Resources. I am looking forward to becoming more involved within the Daemen community (especially the Career Services team) throughout the next few years!
I’m a first-year transfer student pursuing a BFA in Illustration. I’m thrilled to be starting a new career path at Daemen College. I dream of combining my love of storytelling, visual arts, and community involvement by establishing a local animation studio after graduation. I hold completed BA degrees in English and Communications from Canisius College and a BA in Theatre Design from UB. I enjoy yoga, walks in nature, creative writing, renovating my home, music, and learning new things.