Speakers & Topics

We're excited to engage with you during our Boot Camp! Seasoned industry professionals put together this content with new professionals in mind. The curriculum aims to arm you with a solid understanding of the profession, as well as the opportunity to network with others in the field.

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




Session I: Success in Graduate Business Career Services


Margaret Roberts, EdD, former MBA CSEA Board member; Director of Talent Engagement & Development, University of the Pacific
In this upbeat and interactive session, you will: connect with new colleagues and mentors; understand the ever-changing higher ed landscape and role of career services in enabling success for graduate business students; identify/build/practice essential global competencies, and share tips for key stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

Session II &  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
  • Ethical issues and challenges
  • Key laws
  • Best practices and tools

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




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



Diane Singel, Executive Director Career and Professional Development, Graziadio Business School
Robyn Hart, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business
Nicole Mody, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Kerri Teirney, MIT Sloan


Member schools will share how they use the Standards in their data collection processes.

Session VI: The Changing World of Graduate Management Corporate Relations



Elana Givens, Senior Associate Director, 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


Carla Coury, Executive Director, Career Management Center, A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University
Roger Antoniozzo, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, University Relations, MBA and Grad Programs, Abbott
Sissy Bennett, Senior Director, Employer Relations, Emory Goizueta Business School
Alyona Segline, Head of Diversified Sectors, Career Services, London Business School
Employers and employer relations representatives will discuss the changing nature of employer relationships and share best practices for managing in current times.