Career Services - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Career Services


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.

Contact Information:

Department of Career Services & Industry Partnerships
41 Berkeley Street
Union Building, 1st Floor

Emily Leopold

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.

Office: U119 - Union Building, 1st floor

Contact: 617-588-1338 | 


Lauren Butler, Assistant Director. Lauren serves as a liaison between BFIT’s students and industry partners. She serves as the BFIT Career Counselor for students in the following programs: Technology Business & Management, Opticianry, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, and Health Information Technology. Lauren is responsible for coaching students on job search and career-readiness skills as well as connecting students to a variety of employment and internship opportunities. Prior to joining BFIT Lauren was the Transition Year Coordinator at Boston Day and Evening Academy. Lauren has over fifteen years of experience working in the non-profit and public sector and holds an BA from Connecticut College and an EdM in Higher Education Administration from Boston University. When she isn’t working Lauren enjoys traveling in South America where she can practice improving her Portuguese and Spanish language skills.

Office: U116Union Building, 1st floor

Contact: 617-588-1379 |

Serge Andre

Serge Andre, Career Counselor. Serge serves as a job coach and mentor to BFIT’s students and works as a liaison to industry partners. He serves as the BFIT Career Counselor for students in the following programs: Automotive, Construction, Electrical, and HVAC&R. Serge is responsible for assisting students with their resume and cover letter; along with providing mock interviews and job search workshops. Prior to joining BFIT Serge was the Career Services Coordinator at Simmons College. Serge has worked within career services for over eight years now and has a great passion for helping others and cultivating student success. Serge holds a B.A. in Communication and will graduate this winter with his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. Beyond the workplace, Serge is a huge sports fanatic and loves spending time with close friends and family. 

Office: U118 - Union Building, 1st floor

Contact617-588-1327 |