Meet the Staff

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Adam Capozzi

Director of Career Services, Assessment and Student Success

Adam currently serves as the Director of Career Services, Assessment and Student Success, providing leadership and oversight to the office.

In this role, Adam oversees developing strategic initiatives that improves the student experience, while building external partnerships to the University that create avenues for experiential learning and assists with improving retention rates. Additionally, Adam manages the relationships and tracks University outcome collections for the nine undergraduate schools/colleges as it relates to internships, employer visits, career fairs and overall career placement.

Prior to this appointment, Adam was the assistant director of the alumni career network for the central career office. He spent four years at the Whitman School of Management, first in the Graduate Programs Office overseeing domestic student recruitment, before transitioning to their career center to manage corporate development and employer relations prior to joining the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Keuka College.

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Dan McSweeney

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Dan is responsible for cultivating external partnerships with new and existing organizations to enhance employment and experiential opportunities for students. While collaborating with internal employer relations staff, he uses a variety of technologies to collect and track data for Syracuse University in accordance with Student Success. Prior to joining the University in April of 2018, he led similar initiatives for the Career Center at St. John Fisher College, his alma mater. Dan has been an educator for over a decade and developed corporate relation skills as account manager for Aerotek. There, he specialized in recruitment strategy for engineering and professional service industries. He holds a master’s degree in Education and Professional Development from Leeds Metropolitan University in Northern England.

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Daniel V. Pack

Career Exploration Specialist

Daniel guides students with life and career counseling, advising and career/major exploration. Most recently, he worked with International students as an English Conversation Group facilitator with the Center for International Services and a conversation partner through the Graduate Student Organization.

As a non-traditional student, Daniel has bachelor degrees in English, Textual Studies and Psychology, and a master’s degree in Student Affairs Counseling all from Syracuse University. He is a lifelong Syracuse University sports fan and an avid follower of Syracuse University football, basketball and women’s lacrosse.

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Kate Mercer

Career Exploration Specialist

Kate provides career and academic counseling to undergraduate students, assisting them through various program options in the University. Additionally, Kate coordinates Syracuse University Career Services events and delivers personal development and career-related workshops. A native Central New Yorker, Kate has been with Syracuse University since March 2016 and most recently served as an inaugural development associate in Syracuse University’s Division of Advancement and External Affairs. Kate enjoys camping, gardening and all things Syracuse Athletics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Nazareth College.

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Dane Faes

Program Coordinator

Dane Faes is the program coordinator for student employment operations and strategy. In his role, Dane supports the ‘Cuse Works initiative and assists students and employers with Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study positions. Previously, Dane worked for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs in roles of service provider, financial aid counselor and financial aid specialist, working with financial aid applications and review. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Dane was part of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency working with the Pennsylvania State Grant program.