Veniskey joined the Canisius staff after serving a one-year term as a full-time intern in the athletic communications department at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, the Rochester, N.Y., native was the primary contact for the school's volleyball, cross country/track & field, women's rowing and women's lacrosse teams, while also serving as the secondary contact for the Orange's football and women's basketball teams. He helped coordinate Syracuse's student-staff for home football and women's basketball games and also acted as the host Sports Information Director at the 2007 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Championship in the Carrier Dome.
A 2006 graduate of Ithaca College, Veniskey earned his bachelor's degree in sports information and communications. While at Ithaca, he served as a student assistant for two years and covered men's soccer, men's basketball and men's lacrosse.