Employer Advisory Board

The Babson Graduate Center for Career Development’s Employer Advisory Board is a forum for information sharing and relationship building between company recruiters and Grad CCD with three overarching goals:

  • Deepen relationships between employers and the Babson community
  • Enhance student preparation to help them enter into and succeed in the workforce
  • Have Babson become the obvious choice among employers who look to grow through innovation

Board Members

Brian Dardy Jr., Senior Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Manager

Brian Dardy Jr.

Senior Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Manager, MathWorks

Brian Dardy Jr. is responsible for developing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) recruiting strategies to attract diverse talent and ensure a positive candidate experience, at MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical and computing software.

Serving as the subject matter expert for the recruiting team and hiring managers he helps develop and integrate inclusive hiring practices and strategies to reduce bias in the recruiting and hiring process. He identifies partnerships, external vendors, professional organizations, recommendations to the recruiting team and hiring team around process improvement through data driven approaches, and other opportunities that position MathWorks as an employer of choice for underrepresented and historically marginalized talent.

He has 10+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition managing full cycle Corporate Recruiting teams (tech and non-tech), Contingent Labor Staff Augmentation Programs, high volume nonexempt recruiting, University Recruiting Internship/Co-Op, and Rotational Programs, and DEI Recruiting strategies.


Amy Flynn

Manager, DEI Services, Insperity

Amy Flynn has extensive experience in guiding organizations, individuals, and teams to reach their professional and company goals. She currently works as a Manager in DEI Services for Insperity, where she collaborates with executive and leadership teams to develop strategic frameworks and implement plans to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization.

Her experience in the DEI space spans her career and includes expertise in strategic planning, training, the development of impactful diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, and content creation.

Previously, she worked as an Independent Career Consultant coaching students, new professionals, and career changers on a variety of topics including self-assessments, career exploration, development of job search strategies and tools, and college admission. Before becoming an Independent Career Consultant, she worked in the Career Services departments of various higher education institutions including Mass Bay Community College, Emerson College, and Boston College.

She earned a BA in Psychology from Merrimack College and her MS in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University.

Jane O’Neil, VP, Director of Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide

Jane O’Neil

SVP, Director of Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide

Jane is a seasoned full-cycle recruiter with 15 years of experience hiring top talent and building the Arnold Worldwide brand, one candidate at a time. Jane’s talent acquisition expertise encompasses nearly all agency functions, from marketing and strategy, to project management and integrated production. A particular passion of Jane’s is finding and cultivating young talent, just starting to embark on their careers.

Prior to joining Arnold, Jane worked in account management at Boston-based creative agencies, Ingalls and Clarke Goward, where she worked on a wide variety of accounts in diverse categories, including retail, packaged goods and quick service restaurant. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from The College of the Holy Cross.

Jane lives in Wakefield with her husband of 28 years, Matt and their 18 year-old twins, Lucas and Lily, who will be off to college in the fall.

Alessandra Rober-Christensen

Alessandra Rober-Christensen

Head of University Relations at Novartis

Alessandra Rober-Christensen has driven an inclusive and innovative end-to-end recruiting strategy in North America since 2020. She is also the Co-Chair for the MIT Industrial Advisory Council for Minority Education.

Previously, she served as Senior Associate Director for Employer Relations and Recruiting Services at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was responsible for implementing and driving strategies to provide high-touch recruiting services for all students and alumni as well as providing team management, coaching and operational leadership.

Prior to working at MIT Sloan, she led recruiting operations at the MIT Global Education and Career Development Office, served as Assistant Director for Employer Relations at Brandeis International Business School and worked as Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School at University of Miami.  

She earned a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris, and a Master in Higher Education Administration and Post-Masters certificates in Enrollment Management and Student Life and Development from University of Miami. She also completed two Executive Certificates in Management and Leadership and Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a graduate of the NACE Management Leadership Institute.