Career Services Staff
Career Services Staff
Staff in the Office of Career Services help more than 600 students and more than 10,700 alumni with professional skills, job searching, and networking.
Samantha Zappia Kasmarek received her Bachelor of Arts from Le Moyne College, and Juris Doctor from Buffalo Law School. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Kasmarek joined Hiscock & Barclay (now Barclay Damon) in Syracuse where she concentrated her practice in the area of litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation matters as well as torts, insurance and products liability issues.
Ms. Kasmarek is admitted to practice in New York. She is an active member of the Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) and has served in several leadership roles including Northeast Regional Representative, Northeast Nominating Committee member and Annual Education Conference Planning Coordinator. In 2020, Kasmarek was appointed to NALP’s task force overseeing the Directory of Legal Employers/Director of Law Schools. She previously served as the chair of NALP's Public Service Section as well as the Judicial Clerkship Section. Ms. Kasmarek serves on the Syracuse University Judicial Board.
In addition to counseling students and participating in career development programming, Ms. Kasmarek is the primary contact person for students interested in externships, pro bono, and public sector careers, including judicial clerkships.
Kelly (Brant) Capozzi is the Assistant Director of Career Services and joined the College of Law in January 2017 as Assistant Director of Admissions. Capozzi received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in student affairs administration from SUNY Binghamton. Before joining Syracuse University, Capozzi worked at 2U Inc. where she managed the Student Support team for the @NYU (Steinhardt) partnership. Capozzi has also held career and pre-law advising roles at both Colgate University and SUNY Binghamton.
In addition to counseling students and participating in career development programming, Capozzi is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the on-campus recruiting program, employer partnerships and the collection and reporting of ABA-required data. Furthermore, she serves as the office’s alumni liaison.