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Donna brings a unique ensemble of talents and expertise to Babson College, encompassing Career Services, Human Resources, Coaching and Higher Education. She has worked with undergraduates, MBA candidates, alumni, academic leaders, parents, individuals in transition as well as senior executives. Her experience spans culturally diverse populations with a focus on enhancing career development and career competencies, designed to ready individuals for their careers.
The foundation of her success is establishing and leveraging collaborative relationships. She is committed to building, inspiring and equipping the “college to career community” of staff, faculty, advisors, alumni and parents with the tools necessary to support students’ career development.
Donna has extensive executive leadership experience, combined with consulting, coaching, teaching and business experience. She has served as a Career Expert for the Financial Times “Ask the Expert Jobs Clinic”. Donna earned her BS and MEd from the State University of New York.
Sr. Associate Director, Corporate Relations and Recruitment
Jaime oversees the undergraduate recruiting program and manages corporate relations within the Center for Career Development. She is responsible for strategic development of employer relations to establish and maintain partnerships with employers interested in recruiting Babson talent through job and internship opportunities. She is also responsible for coordinating corporate outreach initiatives including our annual Career Expo and Corporate Recruiter Day. Jaime joined the Center for Career Development in 2013 but began her career at Babson in 2002 within the Events Management Office as the Campus and Community Events Director.
Prior to Babson College, Jaime worked in start-up, agency, and corporate environments in the fields of marketing, public relations, and sales and recruiting. Jaime earned her B.A. in Business Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Linda manages the front desk and welcomes guests to the Career Center. In this position, she assists students, employers, and the Career Center team Linda’s role supports students with the navigation of the Career Connections site, manages the staff calendar, and receives and directs telephone and email inquiries. Linda also processes the financial affairs of the Career Center.
Linda comes from a background in events management and obtained her B.A. from Boston College.
Associate Director, Employer Engagement & Career Advising
Caroline provides individual and group student advising on career development and job search strategies for undergraduate students that are interested in the Financial Services industry. Caroline is responsible for working in collaboration with the entire Center for Career Development team to build strategies that support the office’s integrated and holistic approach to career development. This includes taking a leadership role in supporting and assessing employer partnerships and providing key thought leadership in the area of employer engagement best practices and experiential education.
Caroline joined the Center for Career Development in 2010 as the Employer Relations Manager where she established and maintained relationships with employers interested in recruiting Babson talent. Prior to joining the CCD team at Babson College, Caroline worked on the Asset Management Recruiting team at Fidelity Investments helping to support graduate and undergraduate recruiting efforts. Caroline earned her B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from Babson College.
Assistant Director, Marketing & Business Analytics
Lisa Alberts collaborates with the entire Undergraduate Center for Career Development team to deliver effective and strategic marketing communications to students. In this role, she is responsible for the department’s social media, marketing materials (such as the weekly student newsletters), and other marketing projects. She manages the department’s market research, data collection, and CCD technology updates. She also supports all users of the Career Connections database, and uses metrics to find new ways to improve and better deliver CCD’s programing to undergraduate students and our employer partners.
Prior to joining the team, Lisa worked in online marketing and before that in a career services operations role. She earned her BS in marketing from Lehigh University, and is currently pursuing her MS in marketing analytics from Bentley University.
Associate Director, Career Assessment
Vicky provides career advising to undergraduate students and alumni from career exploration to job search strategies to interview preparation. As an MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory certified practitioner, she develops and delivers curricular and co-curricular offerings in the area of career assessment. She is the liaison to students with an interest in social impact careers, collaborating with faculty, student organizations, and employers to provide industry-specific information and experiences within the fields of non-profit, healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability.
Prior to joining Babson College in 2007, Vicky worked in a variety of human resource functions within education as well as the healthcare and accounting industries. She earned her M.A. in Counseling from Boston College where she participated in the Graduate Assistant Program, assisting students with internship placements.
Assistant Director, Career Skills
Brenda creates opportunities for students to develop fundamental job search skills. She provides individualized career counseling services for students, and works with First Year Seminar Instructors and Marketing Faculty to integrate career-related content in the curriculum. Leveraging the latest technology, she also creates on-line content, allowing students to sharpen fundamental job search skills 24/7. Brenda collaborates with the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship to provide resources to students with an interest in startup companies, and also provides guidance to students looking to pursue graduate degrees after Babson.
Prior to this role, Brenda managed a variety career programs for MBAs at Northeastern University and Babson College, and for MS and PhD students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Boston College. Her corporate experience includes accounting and finance positions at the TJX Companies and Arthur Andersen & Co. Brenda earned her BA (American Studies) from Colby College, MSA from the University of Hartford, MA (Higher Education Administration) from Boston College, and has completed significant coursework toward her MBA at Babson College.
Associate Director, Career Advising & Resources
Michelle Lederhos is the Associate Director, Career Advising & Resources. In this role, Michelle supports and assesses best practices for student counseling and advising, resources, and program offerings. Michelle launched and provides leadership to the Peer Career Ambassador program. Michelle is also the liaison to advanced students with an interest in accounting and consulting where she collaborates with faculty, student organizations and employers to deliver industry specific information and experiences to these communities of interest.
Michelle has been a member of the CCD team since 2005 and has developed her career in multiple roles on the team including career counselor, programs/events lead, and internship coordinator. Prior to coming to Babson, Michelle worked at Quincy College as an Academic Advisor and Admissions Counselor. She also held a graduate assistantship coordinating the First Year Professional Development Seminar in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Michelle earned a M.A. in Higher Education Administration and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Boston College.
Associate Director, Experiential Education
Arline MacCormack is the Assistant Director of Experiential Programs. In her role, Arline manages student and employer participation in experiential opportunities including: Undergraduate Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) Program, Career Exploration Lab (CEL). Arline also manages the Internship Scholarship Program and assists with planning and delivery of UG field based curricula.
Prior to joining the CCD team, Arline spent 7 years working in the Office of Student Life here at Babson College as the Coordinator of Housing Operations. Arline earned a B.A. in Psychology from University of Massachusetts and a M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College.
Scott is the Program Coordinator for the Undergraduate Center for Career Development. In this role, Scott manages the logistics for all UG CCD programs and events. He also supports the Experiential Learning Programs, including Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE), Career Exploration Lab (CEL), Externships, and Internship Sponsorship Program. In addition, Scott supervises the Peer Career Ambassadors (PCAs), who serve as career liaisons to all first-year and sophomore students, student clubs and organizations.
Prior to joining the CCD team, Scott worked on the University Relations & Talent Acquisition teams for Staples, supporting the internship & co-op programs as well as other recruiting operations efforts. He earned his B.A. in English and Secondary Education and is pursuing a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.
Manager, Corporate Relations
Annie oversees and administers internal operations of the Recruiting Program, serving as the primary contact for students and corporate recruiters. She is responsible for coordinating support to employers and students throughout the recruiting process for internship and full-time opportunities; conducting external outreach for the recruiting program, and proactively communicating opportunities to the Babson community.
Prior to joining the team, Annie worked in campus recruiting at Walt Disney World, completed a graduate assistantship in the Office of Admission at Merrimack College, and was a talent acquisition specialist for a Dunkin' Donuts Franchise. Annie earned a M.Ed in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Merrimack College and a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Westfield State University.
Associate Director, Marketing & Technology
Lucy is an experienced coach and advisor that prepares students for the college to career transition utilizing a host of tools to explore and map out possibilities for the future. From assessments to competencies, skill and talent development, Lucy prepares Babson students for their career journeys. Lucy engages with faculty, centers of excellence, corporate partners, professional organizations and student clubs to provide industry specific information, events and advising sessions. As member of the career advising team, Lucy provides informational programming to ensure students are prepared with the appropriate life skills, to succeed in their career choices. Lucy supports a wide range of students and corporate partners in Marketing, Technology, Retail and Consumer Products
Before joining Babson, Lucy worked as the Director of Customer Care at SmartPak Equine. Over her 10 years there, she helped the company grow from start-up to acquisition. Her roles included; setting the strategic direction of a large team, recruiting, hiring and managing staff, combined with building and facilitating career development programs. Lucy earned her MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Babson College in 2014 and holds BA in Psychology from Newbury College. She is an active member of Babson’s Coaching for Leadership and Team Work program.