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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

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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.

Jeff McNish, Director
919.962.8442 or jeff_mcnish@unc.edu

Jeff joined Kenan Flagler's MBA Career Management Center in November 2014. Most recently, he led the career services division for students in the Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized MS programs at Michigan State University (MSU). He has managed MSU's Full-Time MBA admissions unit (2006-10) and served as the Associate Director for its Executive MBA Program (2002-2006). Prior to joining MSU, Jeff was a senior consultant with Capgemini. In that role, he worked in the supply chain management practice, primarily supporting automotive and other manufacturing clients. Previous employers include Delphi, Oracle, AT Kearney, and EDS.

Jeff earned his MBA from the Broad Graduate School of Management at MSU. His undergraduate degree is from Indiana University; completing a BS in Public Affairs from the School of Public & Environmental Affairs and a Business Studies Certificate from the Kelley School of Business.

  • Consulting and Strategy

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.

Elisabeth Zimowski, Associate Director
919.962.1666 or elisabeth_zimowski@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Elisabeth joins us from UNC's School of Government where she was the Director of Career Services for the MPA@UNC program.  She has more than 10 years of experience in college recruiting and university career services, both in higher education and the corporate sector. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Elisabeth was a Director of Career Management and Corporate Relations at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business where she worked with MBA students and employers. Her corporate experience includes leading a regional campus recruiting program for Dell, Inc. Elisabeth has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

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

Kent Harrill, Associate Director
919.962.3333 or kent_harrill@unc.edu

Kent Harrill joined the MBA Career Management Center in 2014 after spending more than 15 years in a variety of roles in pharmaceuticals and healthcare consulting, with organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, The Advisory Board Company, The Wilkerson Group (IBM), and PA Consulting Group.  Kent received his MBA from Cornell University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA from North Carolina State University.

  • Healthcare
  • General Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management

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
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Investment Management
  • Private Equity

Mike Schmidt, Associate Director 
919.962.0960 or michael_schmidt@unc.edu 

Mike provides a broad background of experience in marketing, market research, and business strategy in the higher education, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries. A UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA alumnus, Mike recently served as the Director of Marketing for UNC Kenan-Flagler’s three executive MBA programs. In addition, he held global marketing roles at Eli Lilly & Company, and begin his pre-MBA career at The Chubb Group of Financial Companies. Mike received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler and his B.A. in economics from Michigan State University

  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

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

Noemi Morillo-Vasquez serves as the Recruiting Manager in the Career Management Center. As Recruiting Manager, Noemi oversees all aspects of the on-campus interviewing process, and manages other facets of on-campus recruiting activities. Noemi previously served as Resource and Recruiting coordinator at Fordham University School of Law in NYC, prior to moving to North Carolina and joining the CMC team in November 2012.

Elizabeth Stanson, Program Assistant
919.962.3533 or elizabeth_stanson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

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