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Virtual Alumni Panel - Career Flexibility

Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join alums Andrew Lidowsky, '14, an attorney in the Appellate Division in Brooklyn, NY, Brittany Mazurkiewicz, '15, a recruiter at Revlet Sales, and Jessica Darvick Zimpfer, '10, a manager at GEICO  from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 for our virtual alumni panel on a discussion of career flexibility.


The panelists will talk about finding success in careers different from the majors they had as students. Each of the panelists will discuss the role that their Buffalo State experience has played in their professional lives as well as how they’ve utilized transferable skills from their majors to create a future in careers they love. 


Panelist Bios:


Andrew Lidowsky


Andrew graduated with a master's in 2014 from Buffalo State’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program. While at Buffalo State, he was a graduate assistant and taught undergraduate chemistry labs as his bachelor's degree was in Biology. He then switched focus to law and graduated with a law degree in 2019 from Hofstra University. Andrew is now a Court Attorney in the Appellate Division, Second Department in Brooklyn, NY.


Kayla James


Kayla graduated in 2020 with a master's from Buffalo State’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program, and in 2014 with bachelor's degrees in forensic chemistry and sociology. As an undergraduate student, she was a teaching assistant for Introduction to Sociology and held internships at the Family Justice Center and Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office. During her graduate studies, Kayla served as an e-board member of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and interned with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office, before securing her current position as a career counselor at Buffalo State.


Jessica Darvick Zimpfer


Jessica graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Birth-Grade 6). She was actively involved across campus as a student but struggled to find a full-time teaching position after graduation. After joining GEICO, Jessica moved her way up into management and has been in a supervisor role for six years now. She says ”What I continue to do each day at GEICO is essentially teaching and although it was not in my plan to not be in a school setting, I am so thankful to have the degree I have, because I am right where I am supposed to be.“


Once you register, you will receive the information for the Zoom webinar sent to the email address you used to register. Registration is open to alumni, students, and the community. If you are not able to make the live event, you will receive the follow-up email with a link to the webinar recording.


Registration will be open until Thursday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.


If you would like to submit a question for the Q&A portion for the panelists, please email

Location: Virtual - Zoom
Fees: Free to register
Contact: Katelyn Brickhouse
Alumni Event Coordinator
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