Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Meet our Career Assistant Team for the 2020-2021 School Year!

 Meet our Career Assistant Team for the 2020-2021 School Year!

With the summer being a blast and the upcoming school year returning, we would like to welcome everyone to our 2020-2021 CareerZone team.


Elizabeth Greff

(Business Administration Co-op, 2nd year.)

Hi, my name is Elizabeth. An interesting fact about me is that I enjoy fictional books and movies over non-fiction because they let real imagination show without being restricted by the world's limits. My favorite CareerZone related experience was attending the co-op winter mixer. At first, it was a bit out of my comfort zone to meet so many new people all at once, but in the end, it was a great experience. I met many amazing people with great stories to tell some of which I am still connected too, and I became more comfortable with holding a casual small talk. It was a great place for me to expand my network with other students. 

During these strange times, I am hoping to become a helpful resource for any students who need help preparing/figuring out their future. I hope to give them the chance to explore new opportunities even online and feel more confident about their future. 


Mikaela Sifflet

(BBA Co-op, 2nd Year)

Hi, I’m Mikaela. One of my favourite things to do is interact with people and to learn about their interests and passions. As a Career Assistant, I have the opportunity to stay connected with students and to be a helping hand in their understanding of the leadership skills and strengths valued in potential employees. During this unique time, I am glad that we have the amazing opportunity to continue to connect virtually, to ensure students have the best experience. 


Valarie Harris

(Bachelor of Business Administration Conc. Human Resource Management, 4th Year)

My name is Valarie. An interesting fact about myself is that I have never had even a sip of Coffee! My favourite experience with CareerZone has been seeing the friendly faces every time I walk through the business hall. Getting greeted by them always puts a smile on my face and I hope to be able to do the same this year! My biggest joy in life is helping others, so throughout this year I hope to be able to help as many students as I can in my new role! I also hope to help make the job search easier for students and be a stepping stool for their success! 


Brieanna Wannack

(Concurrent Education, 2nd Year)

Hi I’m Brieanna. An interesting fact about me is that I was a competitive figure skater for thirteen years. My favourite CareerZone related experience are the events that are held throughout the year that encourage and provide insight on career exploration and job search strategies that are available for every single Brock University student to attend. I am excited about engaging in quality conversations about career related topics in my new role and form good relations with my peers. I am also excited to participate in the several events that CareerZone holds throughout the year!


Lisa Brown

(Media and Communication Studies, 3rd Year)

Hi, my name is Lisa. I have a Journalism Diploma from Niagara College. An interesting fact about me is that I received the Associate Dean’s Award — for overall excellence in Year 1, and I tied for the Senator Kieth Davey Memorial Scholarship — in Year 2. I am excited to help students gain knowledge about our services. I want students and staff to be excited for their future and broaden their knowledge of where their experiences and studies can take them! Additionally, I enjoy learning from other people, so I am excited to learn from my fellow staff as well as students! We can all learn something from each other!

 New Goodman Career Assistant

Liam Nowacki

(BBA – Finance, 3rd Year)

My name's Liam and I'm very excited to be starting my first year as a Career Assistant for Goodman! I'm currently in my third year of BBA - Finance with the goal of returning for my MBA in the future. My main hope for this year is to help students navigate these difficult times while still showing off all the amazing things Brock has to offer!

Returning Career Assistants


Joceline Gaffan

(BA. Child Health, 4th Year)

Hi my name is Joceline, and I'm a Lead Career Assistant. My favourite CareerZone related experience was having a student come to me a couple weeks after I helped them perform a document review, to express their gratitude of obtaining a job with a company they really wanted. During this time, the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone and I hope to help students of Brock reach their career/job goals whether that be from the comfort of their own home or in-person services.