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MBA Career Management Center Address Information

Mailing Address:
MBA Career Management Center
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
CB 3490, McColl Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
For general information: 919.962.3533; Fax 919.962.9255

Shipping Address:
MBA Career Management Center
2122 McColl Building
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
300 Kenan Center Drive 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

The Career Management Center (CMC) strives to provide assistance that is specific to each MBA student in their career transition. Our CMC Associate Directors each specialize in a specific functional area, such as marketing or finance.

  • Each specialized career director knows the companies and recruiters in the field, the traits and skills those corporations value, and maintains strong relationships with the network of contacts. 
  • They provide ongoing counseling tailored to a specific career function.
  • Each student chooses and works with one of these associate directors, based on their area of career interest. However students may meet with any of the associate directors as often as they find helpful.
  • All of the career directors work closely with international students, who often have additional challenges related to a U.S.-based job search.
  • Beginning during orientation week in August and throughout the year, the career management staff critiques resumes on request and offers sessions to practice your interview techniques.

Amy Wittmayer, Director
919.962.3593 or

Amy Wittmayer is the Director of the MBA Career Management Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Before joining Kenan-Flagler, Amy spent twelve years in Austin in a variety of corporate and academic settings. She spent 7 years as a finance professional at Dell and then at Globeset, an e-commerce startup. While in industry, she sought out opportunities to mentor and develop both her staff and junior employees. Finding a true passion for developing others, Amy transitioned into the role of Senior Associate Director and Lecturer for MBA Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin. There, she forged strong alliances with employers and directly coached MBA students on case interviewing, finance interviewing, networking, resume writing, and career choice. Amy then started her own firm to provide coaching to individuals and served as an official career coach for UT Austin’s MBA alumni network, an instructor for UT Informal Classes, and a member of the Communication Coach network serving full-time MBAs. Amy earned her BBA in Finance from Mercer University and her MBA from University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.

James Barricelli, Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations
919.962.3109 or james_barricelli@unc.edu

James Barricelli is the Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations for the MBA Career Management Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He has spent his career in employer relations at a variety of schools. Most recently, James managed employer relations for the entire George Washington University School of Business. James earned a B.A. in History from Utica College of Syracuse University and a M.A. in Student Affairs from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Katrin Baker, Associate Director
919.962.8864 or katrin_baker@unc.edu

Katrin Baker is an associate director in the MBA Career Management Center and has dedicated her career to coaching and supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to joining the CMC Team she served as Assistant Director of the Robertson Scholars Program at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, where she was responsible for establishing and managing relationships with key internal and external partners to ensure the best possible experience and range of opportunities for students in the program. Earlier in her career, Katrin worked at Georgetown University, North Carolina State University, and Virginia Tech. In addition to her role in the CMC, she serves as a lead facilitator for the national non-profit LeaderShape, Inc. which offers leadership development workshops for students across the United States. Katrin earned a B.A. in International Affairs from James Madison University and an M.S. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Tennessee.

  • General Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Net Impact
  • Energy

Kris Hergert, Associate Director
919.962.1666 or kris_hergert@unc.edu

Kris Hergert is an Associate Director of the MBA Career Management Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina. After receiving his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kris pursued a career in finance and investment research spending the last 12 years in various analyst, associate, and VP-level roles with Legg Mason, Bank of America Securities, and Wachovia Wealth Management. As an alumnus of the Kenan-Flagler MBA program, Kris leverages his industry experience in the areas of industry finance, investment management, and private equity/venture capital.

  • Private Wealth Management
  • Sales & Trading
  • Research
  • Investment Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Business Technology

Ann Salamy, Associate Director
919.962.0960 or ann_salamy@unc.edu

Ann Salamy joined the MBA Career Management Center in 2012 after spending eight years in investment banking human resources in London, New York and North Carolina. Her corporate HR experience focused on leadership development, diversity, onboarding and training. Ann is a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and is a certified facilitator for MBTI. She earned a BS in Communication from James Madison University, an MA in Communication from the University of Alabama, and an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Human & Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt University.

  • Consulting and Strategy

Mike Schmidt, Associate Director
919.962.3333 or michael_schmidt@unc.edu

Mike Schmidt, a 2007 UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA alumnus, joined the MBA Career Management Center in 2010. Prior to his return to UNC, Mike was a global market researcher for Cymbalta, a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical product developed by Eli Lilly & Company. Prior to this role, he served in a variety of marketing capacities at Lilly. Mike received his BA in Economics from Michigan State University.

  • Marketing
  • Healthcare

Caren Howley, Associate Director
919.962.2360 or caren_howley@unc.edu

Caren joined the MBA Career Management Center in 2013. Caren has spent the last 10 years leading and consulting with education-related non-profits, working directly with boards and donors on strategic, financial, and operational issues. She started her professional career at Credit Suisse, as an Investment Banking Analyst and Associate, focusing on the industrial and retail sectors, where she gained valuable transaction experience and learned firsthand the investment banking recruiting process. She then spent two years managing the worldwide Investment Banking Analyst program for DLJ and Credit Suisse, where she most enjoyed mentoring the analysts and helping them navigate their internal and external career paths. Caren holds a BA from Amherst College, an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and an MA from Stanford's Graduate School of Education.

  • Investment Banking
  • Real Estate

Noemi Morillo-Vasquez, Recruiting Coordinator
919.962.9113 or noemi_morillo-vasquez@unc.edu

Whitney Corbett, Program Manager
919.962.8865 or whitney_corbett@unc.edu

Jake Hurdt, Program Assistant
919.962.3533 or jacob_hurdt@unc.edu

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