CSC Professional Staff 

Oregon State College of BusinessSandy Neubaum, Director



Dan Ziriax, Assistant Director of Professional Development 
Dan Ziriax is the Assistant Director of Professional Development r for the Career Success Center in the College of Business. He has been working in Higher Education for over 25 years.  All of this time has been in Student Services areas.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Management /  Human Resources.  He has devoted his career in serving students and working to ensure that students are set up for personal, academic and professional success. 

Brianna Beene. Events Manager 
Brianna Beene is the Event Manager for the Career Success Center in the College of Business. She holds both a BS and MS in natural resource fields from OSU and has been planning events for over 10 years. Outside of work, Brianna enjoys reading great stories and books, cooking (and eating) delicious food, and most outdoor activities that involve spending time in beautiful Oregon scenery.


Career Advisors - Professional Development Staff and Program Managers

Michele Swift, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Larry Martin
Gene Young 
Lauren Caruso 
Dale McCauley 
Marcella Flores
Amy Neuman 
Stephen Hodges 
Omar Trinidad 
Jennifer Villalobos 

Student Ambassadors

Ashley BoyesAshley Boyes
Major: Manajgement and International Business

Ashley Boyes became a career ambassador for the Career Success Center in winter 2016 and is eager to help students achieve their career-related goals. Through the Career Success Center she has been able to assist with multiple CSC events and meet with professionals who have helped shaped her future career plans. She also is an active member in Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. As an ambitious student she realizes the importance of always reaching for her goals and hopes to encourage other students to open doors of opportunity through the Career Success Center. She believes networking, connecting and ambition are the keys to success in the business world. After graduation, Ashley plans to become an event planner.

Oregon State University Brandon Kerr 
Major: Accounting and Finance 

Brandon joined the Career Success Center in Fall 2016 and enjoys assisting students discover their passions and exploring how to pursue them. He is earning a double degree in finance and accounting, and is involved in multiple organizations on and off campus, such as the Nike Youth Movement. After graduation, Brandon strives to work for a financial institution in New York City. His position within the Career Success Center has allowed him to work with many ambitious individuals whom have inspired him.

Oregon State University College of BusinessAshley Alexander 
Major: Marketing, Management, and International Business 

Ashley joined the Career Success Center in summer of 2016 and loves to help students realize all of the things that they can accomplish through the College of Business. Ashley is working towards a double degree in marketing and management with an option in international business. Ashley is a Student Vice President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa, an active member of the Marketing Club, a TOUR Ambassador for the university, and an intern for the Corvallis Knights baseball team. Her favorite part of the CSC is helping students achieve their career-related goals. After graduation, Ashley plans to earn her MBA with an emphasis in Sports Management specialization. 

Oregon State University College of BusinessAlyssa Gascho
Major: Accounting and Finance 

Alyssa became a career ambassador for the Career Success Center in Winter of 2017. She is majoring in accounting and finance. Alyssa is involved on campus as a member of Beta Alpha Psi and is also a Student Board Director for the Beaver Store. As a member of the CSC, she  is excited about the future career opportunities for students like herself in the College of Business. Alyssa had the opportunity to study wine marketing and social media in Siena, Italy this last summer and is looking forward to her future travels abroad! Following graduation, Alyssa would like to pursue her CPA license and a career in public accounting.

Oregon State University College of BusinessNickey Loescher
Major: Management, Marketing, and International Business  

Nicole is currently working towards a double major in marketing and management and a certificate in digital brand management.  She joined the Career Success Center in winter 2017 and loves being able to help other students with their career aspirations. In her free time she loves to travel and explore different cultures. Her love for travel led her to spending 6 weeks studying international business in London, England in the summer of 2015. Nicole hopes to work for a large apparel company in their marketing department when she graduates from Oregon State in Spring of 2018.

Oregon State University College of BusinessLauren Waddell 
Major: Marketing 

Lauren is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in psychology and plans to do an option in international business. These go hand in hand in the PR world of business. She joined the Career Success Center in spring 2017 to gain experience in event planning, data analysis, human relations and to better prepare herself and her fellow beavers for the outside world. Her dream is to become a chief marketing officer for a corporation so that she can be involved in management, PR, and the creative aspect of marketing. Lauren is also working on getting her first book on the path to success published. While it covers a lot of her personal experiences entailing female empowerment, the book is highly applicable to anyone seeking inspiration in their career paths.                                                 

Oregon State University College of BusinessEmily Larsen 
Major: Accounting 

Emily became a student ambassador for the Career Success Center Spring of 2017 and is excited to help students achieve their goals and work towards her own. She is double majoring in Accounting and Management, and plans to complete an International Business option. After graduation, she plans to complete her CPA and begin her career as a public accountant. She believes the connections made early on are vital to career success, and she’s excited to see where the CSC and College of Business will lead her!