Employer Connections
Employer Relations helping connect employers and students

Our focus is helping to make your recruiting experience easy, effective, and efficient.  We focus on four key pillars to help make us the school of choice for your recruiting needs. 

The Employer Relations (ER) Team strives to make the employer’s Smith recruiting experience exceptional, easy, and efficient. The ER team works with employer partners to customize recruiting strategies that make it simple for them to connect with Smith talent for full-time, part-time or internship opportunities. ER assists with planning, preparing and executing on-campus interviews, virtual interviews, events, career fairs, networking sessions and other engagements to connect students with potential jobs. If there is an event that an employer wants to conduct on campus, the ER team works across the UMD enterprise to make it happen.

Employer Connections Team

Luke Dieguez
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Shannon Broughton
Program Manager, Employer Relations
Industry Focus: CPG, Energy & Clean Tech, Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing

Juan Henry
Program Manager, Employer Relations
Industry Focus: Consulting, Government & Nonprofit, Hospitality, Pharma/Healthcare, Professional Services

Gabe Pickett
Program Manager, Employer Relations
Industry Focus: Aerospace/Defense, Logistics & Transportation, Real Estate & Construction, Sports/Media/Entertainment, Technology

Lizeth Gonzalez Smith
Consultant, Employer Development
Focus: Connects with employers seeking to recruit Smith students.