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.
Assistant Director, Marketing & Business Analytics
Lisa Alberts collaborates with the entire Hoffman Family 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 Handshake 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 her MS in marketing analytics from Bentley University.
Assistant Director, 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.
Larinda Cole is a caring career coach to undergraduate students seeking to make an impact in society with meaningful business careers in retail, marketing, consumer products, and technology. Prior to joining the Center for Career Development team, she served as the director of Experiential Education and Career Services at Newbury College, supporting students and alumni in their career pursuits, and managing the academic internship program and study abroad programs. In addition to supporting students in their career development, she has eight years of experience in several areas of higher education, including teaching as an associate professor in fashion merchandising at Newbury College and as an assistant professor of fashion merchandising at Virginia State University.
She also has served her community in higher education leadership as president of faculty senate and as a dean’s council member. Her corporate and small business experiences include merchandise planning, sales, marketing, and operations positions at Target Corporation, Juicy Couture, Ann Taylor Inc., and Quality Moving Services Inc. She earned her BA in fashion merchandising from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MS in apparel, housing, and resource management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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.
Associate Director, Counseling
Lee is responsible for the advising and career education of undergraduate students. She works in collaboration with the entire Center for Career Development team to build strategies that support the office’s integrated and holistic approach, and takes a leadership role in supporting and assessing counseling and resource offerings.
Prior to joining the team, Lee worked at Clark University as Associate Director of Career Services, supporting students and alumni in their career pursuits, and managing the academic internship program.
Lee has experience in several areas of higher education including human resources, alumni relations and development, student research, and as an adjunct instructor. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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 Handshake 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.
Sr. 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.
Associate Director, International Relationship Manager
Hao provides career guidance and employment strategies to international undergraduate students as well as domestic students who are interested in working abroad. In addition to these, Hao is responsible for developing international employer relationships to expand Babson’s footprint and provide more opportunities for our student body.
Hao comes to Babson with strong experience in M&A in the Tech Sector. She served as Partner at Wilton Partners/CDI Global M&A, and Senior Vice President at IT ExchangeNet and Martin Wolf Securities. Hao holds an MBA with a specialization in International Finance from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Hao is a CFA charter holder and a member of Beta Gama Sigma Honor Society. Hao’s work experience spans work as a Senior VPs of M&A specializing in cross-border M&A transactions in US, China, India and Europe with clients such as Bain Capital, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS), Rolta India Ltd (BSE: 500366), Softchoice (TSX:SO), and Insight Enterprise (NADSQ:NSIT). She has worked for Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in China. Hao enjoys mentoring and growing new employees. She lives in Needham with her husband and three kids.
Associate Director, Counseling
Brenda is an insightful and trusted career adviser to college students seeking to create social and economic value through meaningful business careers. With 20+ years of experience in corporate and higher education settings, she brings a keen awareness of the multidimensional issues of student development and career success.
Brenda collaborates closely with Babson’s Accounting Division and the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship to provide resources to students with interests in accounting and entrepreneurial careers. Prior to this role, Brenda managed a variety career programs for MBAs at Northeastern University and Babson College, and for MS and PhD students 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, and MA (Higher Education Administration) from Boston College.
Associate Director, Experiential Education
Arline MacCormack is the Associate 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), Intern Sponsorship, and Externship Programs. Arline also 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.
Assistant Director, Career Advising
Amanda is a people-oriented and empathetic career adviser to undergraduate students interested in careers in analytics, social impact, sustainability, and finance. She is passionate about helping individuals learn more about themselves and prepare for a career that utilizes their unique skills and aligns with their interests. Her previous experience in corporate accounting along with the knowledge gained through her master’s degree allow her to provide a practical and individualized approach to her work with students. She works 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. Amanda earned her MA in Career Counseling from North Carolina Central University and her BS in Accounting from Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio).
Dana coordinates all of the Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development signature events and programs, including the planning, delivery, and overall program administration in order to provide quality student experiences. In this role, she manages all event logistics, tracking student, alumni, and employer participation, and follow up evaluations and reports. Dana is also responsible for reviewing, approving, and posting career opportunities and career related events to Babson’s integrated online system, Handshake. This role allows Dana to collaborate with and support Career Advisors, Employer Relations, Experiential Learning and Babson Students.
Dana earned both her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration and her BA in Human Development from Merrimack College.