Boot Camp Agenda

Note: for consistency, all times below are listed in EST.

Attendees must attend five of the seven sessions live to earn the certificate. Recordings will be available for all sessions.


Thank you to our Boot Camp Sponsor!

Session I: Strategic Overview of the Graduate
Management Career Services Profession


Beverly Porter, Director, Career Management Center, Jenkins Graduate School of Management, North Carolina State University 
  • Working in higher education
  • Key collaborations and partnerships for success
  • Key competencies for success
  • Tools and resources

Session II and III: Working with MBA/MS Students


Jamie Belinne, former MBA CSEA President; Assistant Dean, University of Houston Bauer School of Business; motivational speaker and author
  • Coaching vs. counseling
  • Workplace generations
  • The career development cycle
  • Key laws
  • Best practices and tools

Session IV Strategic Overview of the MBA CSEA
Standards for reporting graduate management student employment data




Mitch Kam, Senior Director, University of California San Diego Rady School of Management and MBA CSEA Standards Committee Co-Chair 
Beth Ursin, MBA CSEA Standards Consultant


  • What the standards are and how they impact our world
  • What we report and why
  • How the standards are used to partner with Admissions, Student Services, Alumni Relations & Advancement
  • Ethical issues and challenges
  • Best practices and tools
  • Standards resources and educational opportunities available at the virtual global conference and after

Session V Standards Panel



Kay Dawson, Director of Operations, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business


Diane Singel, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development and Full-Time Programs Administration, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Kerri Tierney, Senior Associate Director, Career Development Operations- Technology & Outcome Analytics, MIT Sloan School of Management
Jill Westerfeld, Assistant Director, Career Management & Corporate Relations, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

Session VI The Changing World of Graduate
Management Corporate Relations



Elana Givens, Director, Office of Career Services, The Fletcher School, Tufts School of Business
Alessandra Rober Christensen, Head of University Relations, U.S., Novartis

  • Employer relations strategies for large vs. small organizations
  • The recruiter’s perspective
  • Organization and implementation
  • Developing your own approach
  • Best practices and tools

Session VII Corporate Relations Panel


Lyla Korhani, Director, Career Services, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto