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Office of Career Planning Staff

Heather Day DiFranco (

Director, Career Planning
(216) 687-2540

Heather joined the Office of Career Planning in July 2013, after more than five years in the Career Development Office at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. While at CWRU, Heather was involved in all aspects of career planning including student advising, employer outreach, interview programs, programming, marketing and more. Heather is an active member of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, having authored several articles and presented at the 2014 Annual Conference. Heather is currently Chair of NALP's ABA Audit Protocol Work Group. A 2001 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Heather practiced domestic relations and school law in Columbus and worked as an attorney editor for Thomson/West (now Thomson Reuters) before becoming a legal career advisor. Heather earned her B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1998.

Sarah Dylag Beznoska (

Assistant Director, Career Planning

(216) 687-2260

Sarah joined the Office of Career Planning in November 2013, after more than six years at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where her experience included student programming and counseling, externship program administration, and employer outreach. After her graduation from Duke University School of Law in 2002, Sarah practiced law at a private firm in Washington, D.C., and also worked as a staff attorney for the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia, Washington. She earned her B.A. in American Studies and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. Sarah is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals.

Nancy Erhardt (

Coordinator, Career Planning
(216) 687-6871

Prior to joining the Office of Career Planning in July 2013, Nancy worked five years in the University’s Bursar’s Office (now Treasury Services) and ten years at the CSU West Center. Throughout her time at the West Center, she devoted herself to making certain that students’ and faculty’s questions or concerns were resolved after one visit to her office -- the true definition of customer service. Nancy’s knowledge of the University and dedication to CSU is an asset to the Office of Career Planning and a bonus for all of our law students.