The Department of Career Services and Industry Partnerships (DCSIP) provides students and graduates with the tools necessary to start and advance in their careers while building and maintaining close ties with industry. By fostering relationships with industry partners, DCSIP helps to ensure that our programs remain relevant to workforce needs and that we can identify and secure employment opportunities for our students.
As a job-centric college, our mission is to assist students in finding employment in fields related to their major areas of study or continuing on to advanced studies. We consider our positive placement outcomes the cornerstone of the College’s success.
The Office of Career Services is committed to offering BFIT students and alumni ongoing support and assistance with their career exploration, job search preparation, and workplace readiness.
Department of Career Services & Industry Partnerships
41 Berkeley Street
Union Building, 1st Floor
Emily Leopold, Director. Emily oversees Career Services programming for BFIT students as well as Industry Partnerships for BFIT. Her focus is establishing and maintaining relationships with industry partners to obtain employment and internship placement for current college students as a pipeline for full-time employment. Prior to joining BFIT, she directed a career development program at Fenway High School. Emily also previously worked as a College Counselor and as a Financial Aid Advisor within the Boston Public Schools. She is experienced in employer relations, job placement, career readiness curriculum development and training, and student advising. Emily holds a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia.
Contact: 617-588-1338 | Email | Office: Union Building, 1st Floor
Steve O'Leary, BA, MAT, Associate Director. Steve serves as the primary resource for post-graduation job seekers. He also provides career advising services to students in the following disciplines: Biomedical Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Health Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Opticianry, and Technology Business & Management. Prior to joining the BFIT team, Steve worked as a social worker for the Department of Transitional Assistance at the Dudley Square Office. He has also worked at Northeastern University and taught in the Quincy and Melrose public school systems. Steve spent his undergraduate years at Westfield State University and received his Masters in Teaching from Northeastern University.
Contact:617-588-1379 | Email | Office: Union Building, First Floor
Deja Foster, M.Ed, BA, Student Employment Specialist. Deja serves as the primary resource for pre-graduation job seekers. She also provides career advising services to students in the following disciplines: Automotive Technology, Automotive Management, Construction Management, Electrical Technology, Practical Electricity, and HVAC&R. Prior to joining the BFIT team, Deja taught high school English at the Jeremiah E. Burke. In this role she also facilitated a career readiness elective, advising students and assisting with summer employment placement. Deja is an alumni of the Boston Teacher Residency program through which she earned her M.Ed from UMass Boston. She completed her undergraduate degree at UMass Amherst, having graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English and Journalism. Contact:617-588-1327 | Email | Office: Union Building, First Floor