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.
Shawnice Meador, Executive Director
919.962.4275 or Shawnice_Meador@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Shawnice Meador has close to 20 years of progressive corporate and higher education experience, including leadership roles in strategic talent management & leadership development, career management, employer relations, Six Sigma process improvement and engineering, at General Motors, General Electric, Progress Energy Corporation and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Shawnice is currently the Executive Director of Career & Leadership Services at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Meador and her team design and lead programmatic and consultative career management, leadership development and employer relations services for 1,700+ full time and working professional MBA students and 34,000+ alumni worldwide. She also serves as the Chair of the Career Services Council, with executive sponsorship from the Dean of the Business School.
Meador is a featured speaker at various higher education conferences and corporate engagements and has been a featured talent management expert in on-line publications including Forbes, US News & World Report, Fox Business, Business Insider, Diversity Executive, SHRM, Woman's Day and others.
Meador earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, and earned her MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business Weekend Executive Program.
Leah Adeniji, Associate Director
919.962.3333 or Leah_Adeniji@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Leah is the Associate Director for the MBA Career Management Center focused on students and employers in healthcare, operations, and leadership development programs / general management. She has over 17 years of combined experience in university and industry settings, including recruitment, staffing, and career development. Most recently Leah served as the Assistant Director of Career Services at Duke University. She received her MBA in Human Resources, M.S. in Management, and B.S. in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Leah also holds the Global Career Development Facilitator Certification.
- Leadership Development Programs / General Management
Katie Dunn, Associate Director
919.962.3237 or Katie_Dunn@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Katie is the Associate Director of the MBA Career Management Center focused on students and employers in the consulting industry. Katie joined the CMC after spending 12 years as Assistant Director, MBA Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Prior to joining UNC, Katie was at IBM as a Marketing Manager and Citigroup Smith Barney in equity research. Katie earned her MBA from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and holds a BA in Politics from The Catholic University of America. Katie enjoys running and spending time with her family and recently turned her passion for connecting great people to career opportunities into a venture called Back to Business, which helps women re-enter the workforce after a career gap.
Meghan Gosk, Associate Director
919.962.3135 or Meghan_Kelley-Gosk@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Meghan brings 15 years of experience with MBA Student Services and Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler - including coaching and advising expertise, and strong UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni relationships - to the table. Meghan has an undergraduate degree in English and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. She received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University.
- Real Estate
- Sustainable Enterprise
Erika D. Lewis, Associate Director
919.962.6760 or Erika_Lewis@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Erika Lewis is a results driven Talent Development and Marketing Professional with over 18 years of experience in leadership development, executive coaching and performance consulting. She has spent the majority of her career working in a variety of marketing roles with top industry leaders including Eli Lilly & Company, Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), and Chick-fil-A, Inc. She has also worked in the non-profit sector. Erika is a Certified Executive Coach that has worked with numerous entry-level to C-suite professionals seeking leadership advancement and/or career transition opportunities.
Erika joined UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in October 2016. As an Associate Director in the Career Management Center, she advises full-time MBA students on career paths in the marketing field. In addition, she serves as a relationship manager for major consumer package goods employers, engaging with corporate stakeholders to meet organizational recruiting objectives and expand and fill talent pipelines.
Erika holds a B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University (VA), an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary (NYC). Outside of work, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, working out and creating entrepreneurship and leadership development programming for young future leaders.
Derek Saccoccio, Associate Director
919.962.3370 or Derek_Saccoccio@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Derek is the Associate Director for the MBA Career Management Center with a focus on Investment Banking and Capital Markets. He has over fifteen years of experience working in the financial sector in New York, Boston and San Francisco holding senior trading roles and working on risk management systems. Derek received his MBA in Finance from New York University and his undergraduate degree in Cell Biology from the University of Montana. He also has a strong interest in Asian studies after spending five years in Tokyo as both a student at Sophia University and as a private sector employee.
- Investment Banking
- Investment Management
- Private Equity
- Private Wealth Management
- Venture Capital
Michael Wong, Associate Director
919.962.6386 or Michael_Wong@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Michael is an Associate Director at the MBA Career Management Center with a focus on Technology and Corporate Finance. He has over fifteen years of experience working in the high tech and biotech sectors in Silicon Valley holding roles in corporate finance at Cepheid, a publicly traded mid-cap biotech, Amgen and Hewlett-Packard Company. Michael received his MBA from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree in Economics from UCLA. He has a strong interest in learning about cultures having been a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in the mountains in Ecuador. He is fluent in Spanish and has been studying French for four years.
- High Tech
- Corporate Finance
James Barricelli, Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations
919.962.3109 or James_Barricelli@kenan-flagler.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.
Noemi Morillo-Vasquez, Assistant Director
919.962.9113 or Noemi_Morillo-Vasquez@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Noemi serves as the Assistant Director in the MBA Career Management Center. Having previously served as Recruiting Manager in the CMC for several years, she now oversees and leads all aspects of the on-campus recruiting program and manages other facets related to employer recruiting activities. Prior to joining the CMC, Noemi served as Resource and Recruiting Coordinator at Fordham University School of Law in NYC. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Elizabeth Stanson, Recruiting Coordinator
919.962.1666 or Elizabeth_Stanson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Liz is the Recruiting Coordinator for the MBA Career Management Center. She is responsible for providing support for the on-campus recruiting process. She joined the team in June 2015 from UNC General Administration's Academic and Student Affairs division. Prior to her time in higher education, Liz worked as an Executive Recruiter in the financial services sector in New York City before moving to North Carolina in 2013.
MBA Career Management Center Address Information
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
MBA Career Management Center
2122 McColl Building
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514