Brien Duff

Associate Director of Career Advising

Brien Duff

Brien Duff, M.Ed., GCDF, Associate Director of Career Advising

At the University of Rhode IslandBrien earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double-major in Philosophy and English literature.  Thereafter, he completed a full-time teaching fellowship and worked as an English teacher at a priority school in an economically disadvantaged community.  After teaching English classes, writing for one of the largest metals, chemicals and commodity appraisal firms in the U.S. and working as a career navigator alongside a high school guidance office, Brien discovered his love of career counseling adult populations at a local non-profit.  Since then, he went on to manage an adult education program in Providence, RI, complete a Master of Education in Counseling at Providence College and became certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).  Brien is excited to be a part of the Center for Career and Professional Development and works to lead advising services and efforts. 

Career advisor for the following majors:
School of Humanities, Arts and Education: All Majors
School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation: All Majors

Interim career advisor for the following majors:
School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management: All Majors (Interim)
School of Social and Natural Sciences: Marine & Natural Sciences (Interim)

Specialties and Interests

Student Relations

Career Communities

Architecture & ConstructionArts, Design & EntertainmentEducation, Human Services & Non-ProfitHealthcare & Public HealthMarine, Environment, Physical & Life SciencesMarketing, Media, Advertising & CommunicationsTechnology, Engineering & Mathematics

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