Cindy Billington:  Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with  20 years of experience in career coaching.  Cindy began her career with the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M preparing students for a career in the retailing industry.  Cindy joined the Graduate Business Career Services in 2004 as Assistant Director to create a career advising program for the Master of Science students at Texas A&M. She was promoted to Associate director in 2007 and moved over to MBA advising and education the spring of 2009. Cindy has also worked with numerous organizations in the development of corporate and field internship programs. She is the Sam Walton Faculty Fellow for the SIFE Texas A&M University team which has advanced to the national competition seven out of the last nine years.  As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Cindy has been a member of several committees and is a is a past participant of the Leadership Advancement Program and presenter at the National Exposition.  Cindy is an avid believer in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and offers career management consulting to this highly successful initiative. 

Guest Bloggers:

Jim Dixey:  Prior to joining GBCS in August 2003, Jim was the Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Career Management Center at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and before that the Associate Director of Career Management for Georgetown University. He also taught management at Purdue University from 1993 to 1995. Jim spent almost 25 years in the airline industry, holding a variety of management position in operations, marketing, revenue management, customer service, and human resources. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy.

Lori Donnell:   Lori serves as the employer development liaison between the graduate business students of Mays Business School and potential employers and industry supporters.  She began her career with Mays Business School in the Department of Finance coordinating programming efforts and then transitioned into the employer development role with Graduate Business Career Services.  Lori works closely with industry specialists as well as the MBA and Master Students to provide all audiences efficient, effective and beneficial career services by continuing to build and forge new relationships.  Currently, Lori serves on the Board of Directors for the Brazos Valley March of Dimes and is working to complete the Strengths Mentor Program.

Jessica Newcomb:  Prior to joining GBCS, Jessica taught Composition and Rhetoric at Texas A&M University after graduating with a Master’s in English in 2007. She then served a student population of over 5,000 as a senior academic advisor in General Studies, offering advice about course and major selection, university and departmental policies, and career pathways. As an assistant director in GBCS, Jessica is responsible for career education workshops, programming, and advising for the Masters programs. Jessica presented at the 2009 NACADA National Conference and has had articles published in The Mentor and NACADA’s Academic Advising Today. She is currently a member of NACE and is working to complete the Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) program. 

Sarah Neely:  After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management in 2004, Sarah Neely accepted a position in retail banking in Houston, Texas.  After completing the Retail Leadership Development Program and serving as a Branch Manager Designee, she returned to academia and obtained a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University in 2008.  Sarah subsequently began working in the Oil and Gas Industry as an HR Advisor and Site Recruiting Coordinator.  She now works in the area of career advising and employer development as an Assistant Director with Graduate Business Career Services at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University.  Sarah has been accepted to NACE’s Leadership Advancement Program and is working to complete Keith Ferrazzi’s Relationship Masters Academy (RMA), a program dedicated to teaching strategic networking strategies.

Stacey Cole:    Currently at Betchel, Stacey’s business experience began in the communications industry with Sprint PCS,  Houston Cellular, Cingular Wireless, and AT&T Wireless where she was responsible for developing marketing strategies, streamlining work processes, forecasting, project management, and training and development of sales professionals. Stacey has held and currently holds a number of positions within Mays Business School at Texas A&M University including her most recent position as Assistant Director for Master’s Career Education.  She was also the previous Assistant Director of Business Fellows, Instructor of an undergraduate Business course, and advisor to the Mays Graduate Association.  She is currently completing her Masters degree in Human Resource Development and is certified in the Zero Risk Hiring System, Leadership Practice Inventory, and Strengths Quest Personality Profile.  Stacey is a participating member on the Board for March of Dimes in Bryan/College Station and is a member of SHRM, AHRD, and NACE.

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