Meet our Staff

Carrie Gardner
Director  

Carrie guides the development and delivery of student and employer services for Internships and Experiential Learning within the School of Management. She assists employers across a wide range of industries in creating and promoting internships, and is available for on-site training programs regarding effective supervision and mentoring of student interns. Carrie reviews all internships posted in the BizLink recruiting system; advises graduate students on internship search strategies; and determines final grades for all students earning academic credit for internship participation. Carrie is a member of the Career Resource Center's graduate team, and serves on the SUNY Works Committee, part of UB's Experiential Learning Consortium. Carrie's prior experience includes serving as director of internships at a big ten university as well as serving as a senior consultant with a global organizational development and outplacement firm.

Sheila Pettigrew
Assistant Director

Sheila joined the internship team after completing her graduate degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College. Sheila’s role is multi-faceted. She meets with undergraduate students to aid in the internship search and application process and is available to answer questions regarding BizLink, academic registrations, and the work authorization process (for international students). Sheila is a member of the Career Resource Center's undergraduate team, serves on UB's Say Yes Committee, and coordinates the application and review process for School of Management scholarship awards regarding internship funding for students. Additionally, Sheila interacts with employers across a variety of industries to support their intern recruiting activities.

Caitlin Rush
Associate Director

Caitlin contributes to both the internship and undergraduate services teams. She serves as lead instructor for Part I of our undergraduate Career Connections course, which is designed to assist students in developing a career plan that aligns with their strengths and career interests. In addition, she coordinates experiential learning opportunities focused on career exploration and professional development for our undergraduate students. These opportunities are available through our Career Passport program, which includes our career courses, as well as myriad networking events, conferences, workshops and case competitions. Caitlin also founded our highly successful Management Volunteer Program, which connects students to service learning opportunities throughout Western New York.

Martha Salzman
Faculty Director 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting and Law

Martha is responsible for final approval of all internship placements as well as the review of policies regarding updates in program operations. She serves as Chair of the faculty internship committee.