Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of Career Services | Clinical Professor of Leadership
Dr. Moye has over 25 years of experience in the field of human resources with particular expertise in helping individuals develop leader skills. She has spent the last 10 years focused on the practice of leadership development across academic, industry, and government settings. She has experience both designing and delivering leadership development solutions across the full range of development activities including formal classroom curricula, experiential development activities, executive coaching, and leader assessments and debriefs.
Dr. Moye’s background has given her broad exposure to the practice of leadership development. As a former faculty member of Vanderbilt University, Neta was the founding faculty director for Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Leadership Development program; a program ranked among the top 10 in the world by BusinessWeek rankings. She also supported Executive Education at Vanderbilt, helping to build and deliver innovative leadership development programming for corporate clients. As a consultant with PDRI, A CEB Company, she led the design and development of cutting edge products and services to help clients build their next generation of leaders in both government agencies and private sector corporations.
The particular leadership development challenge that Dr. Moye is focused on at the moment is how to help leaders leverage the developmental power of day-to-day experiences, and how to more fully integrate experiential learning into formal leadership development programs. This includes exploring how to increase a leader’s learning agility; that is, their willingness and ability to learn from experience.
Dr. Moye’s involvement in leadership development also includes being an award winning instructor; she has designed and delivered courses to thousands of individuals spanning private and public sector, all levels of leaders, and both non-degree and degree students within three top-25 MBA programs. Most recently, in her work with the Department of Defense, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, Dr. Moye has designed and delivered workshops to global audiences of staff and managers on the topics of adaptability, conversations about performance, and collaborating to improve performance.
Associate Director, Executive MBA Career Coaching, Programming and Outreach
In her role as career and leadership coach, Rachel provides career coaching to Executive MBA students and alumni and manages the strategy and execution of a comprehensive career development program. This includes presenting and managing a variety of mastery sessions devoted to career and professional development topics (e.g., career exploration, transition, networking and interviewing, etc.). She also maintains relationships with alumni and corporate recruiters in support of EMBA student career goals.
Recently, she served as an instructor for one section of Managing People and Organizations for undergraduate business students and an instructor in the Bridge to Leadership Training Program provided to the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute employees through the Smith School’s Office of Executive Programs.
Prior to her current role, she served as director of undergraduate career services, where she led the provision of career coaching and programming for over 2,500 students. She also managed 25 student organizations and established a student peer-mentoring program.
Rachel earned her Master of Science in Organizational Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is also a member of ICF and the MBACSEA. She is certified to administer the Career Leader, E.Q.-2.0/EQ 360 and DISC assessments. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to jazz music, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Director, MBA Career Coaching
Dori Jamison has been a member of the graduate career coaching team in the Smith Office of Career Services since July 2012. In her role, Dori provides hands-on coaching to ensure optimal alignment of students’ personal and professional objectives. Dori enjoys partnering with stakeholders across the OCS team to help build and execute strategies which will enhance student development and employer partnerships.
Prior to her role at Smith, Dori spent almost eight years as a recruiter with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In her campus role with PwC, Jamison’s priority recruiting source was the Smith School, which was consistently a top 10 source for the U.S. firm. In addition to recruiting Smith’s undergraduate students, Dori recruited MBAs for internships and full-time roles and learned quite a bit about the talent and caliber of all programs.
Dori earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bowie State University and Master of Science in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland, Global Campus. In addition, she holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC).
Associate Director, MBA and MS Career Coach
Dolores Daly provides comprehensive career coaching to MS and MBA students, from self-exploration and branding to interviewing and offer negotiations. She is also the OCS liaison to several MBA student clubs including: Finance and Venture Capital Club (FVC), Net Impact Chapter, Smith Association of Women MBA Association (SAWMBA) and the Smith Chapter of the Forte Foundation.
Dolores joined OCS in 2013, after spending 12 years on Wall Street where she worked for several investment banks in a variety of capacities including equity research, campus recruiting, training and development, and business management. Immediately before joining Smith, she was the assistant academic director at an English language school in Manhattan, where she started as an instructor. Dolores began her career as a legislative assistant to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance where she worked on finance policy.
Dolores received an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She holds a TESOL Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dolores is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC).
Assistant Director, Career Coach MS Information Systems
John is an alumnus (2015) of the Smith MS Information Systems program, as such he brings direct personal knowledge of the curriculum and relationships with Smith faculty and program staff to his role as MSIS career coach.
For the past 13 years including his time at Smith, John has owned an IT consulting and managed services firm specializing in business development process and systems strategy. John has helped a diverse portfolio of clients mitigate disruption and manage transformations due to mergers and acquisitions and global business process outsourcing initiatives. His hands-on, strategic and client-facing experience applying the concepts and methodologies incorporated into the MSIS curriculum provide him with a real-world, practical perspective to be shared with students regarding life on the job in a consulting or global business environment.
Prior to becoming a consultant, John held senior management positions in the advertising, internet access services and textbook publishing industries. He has owned or been a principal partner in multiple start-ups. John also founded two social enterprise organizations to facilitate the development of small-scale, for-profit, locally run enterprises in rural India, Africa and Brazil whose focus was to produce or provide safe, clean water and energy to poor communities.
He is eager to apply what he knows toward helping Smith MS Information Systems students succeed in their initial job search and well beyond as fearless professionals.
Career Consultant | Assistant Director, Part-time MBA Career Consultant, D.C., Md
With more than 10 years professional development coaching experience, Adam has helped hundreds of dynamic clients advance in their careers. His passions include developing effective ideas to help clients brand, market, and sell themselves, fostering strategic alliances with companies, establishing connections with professionals from a variety of industries, creating and facilitating professional development workshops, and conducting mock interviews to help candidates win the job. Adam’s inspiration comes from witnessing professionals realize their highest potential and achieve their desired career goals.
Prior to joining Smith in 2016, Adam worked for three years at Temple University’s Fox School of Business guiding undergraduate and alumni business students on all facets of professional development. Prior to his time at Temple, Adam worked for five years in the career strategies department at a large Philadelphia area nonprofit, where he coached adult professionals on employment-related issues including career decision making.
Adam graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with honors from Kennesaw State University with his Master of Business Administration.
Seth is in his second year with Smith Specialty Master’s Programs. He is joining the team as the Career Coach for the MS Business Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Business Management and Supply Chain Management.
Prior to coming to the Smith School, Seth was an Account Executive for Eliassen Group where he developed deep industry knowledge in IT Technology. Seth built strong relationships with Directors, Executives and Managers in the Technology, Consumer Products, and Distribution, Transportation and Automotive industries to align their strategic needs with consulting talent. He also served as a Technical Recruiter where he managed and coordinated communications with consultants during the interview and hiring process. In addition, Seth executed all facets of the recruiting life-cycle including candidate sourcing, presentation, selection, offer, negotiation, closing, and initial on-boarding.
Seth’s industry knowledge, relationships with business leaders, and his experience in screening, documenting and presenting consultants equips him with a pragmatic understanding in career preparation to assist students’ career preparation for their future professional business endeavors.
Director, Undergraduate Career Programming
Erin Fields Saddler
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Curriculum
Erin has a true passion for ensuring that students are prepared to succeed as young professionals in the rapidly changing world of work. With more than eight years of experience in higher education, she has demonstrated service to career development, university/employer relations, curriculum development, event planning, consulting, student leadership development, and territory management.
Currently, Erin serves as the assistant director, undergraduate career curriculum in the Office of Career Services (OCS). In this role, she provides overall management of the undergraduate career curriculum, which includes the Career Strategies in Business course (BMGT367), the Independent Study Internship for Credit course (BMGT398a) and the Independent Study-Career Teaching Assistant course (BMGT398). She also provides career coaching to undergraduate business students.
Erin earned a Master of Education in Counselor Education, with a concentration in Student Affairs Administration from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia.
Associate Director, Undergraduate Programming
Courtney is a dedicated higher education professional with more than eight years of career services education under her belt. With a master of arts in counseling psychology, Courtney has worked in large public university, community college, and liberal arts school environments. Courtney is passionate about curriculum development, holistic student career services and providing an engaging, safe, fun learning environment in which students can thrive.
As the associate director of undergraduate programming on the undergraduate team in the Office of Career Services (OCS), she oversees the strategic direction of the BMGT 367: Career Search Strategies course, a mandatory core course all undergraduate students must take. She also strategizes implements and manages first year and new student programming. Additionally, she is responsible for the integration of career services at the Shady Grove campus.
Courtney received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Marist College.
Assistant Director, Executive Assistant to Assistant Dean and Executive Director
Sherri has been with the Robert H. School of Business, the University of Maryland since August 2016. She works directly with the Assistant Dean and Executive Director as a trusted Executive Assistant in the fast-paced and highly-visible environment of the Office of Career Services.
Sherri is highly innovative, mission-driven, fiscally sound and community-oriented. She is the point of contact between the Assistant Dean and internal and external clients, ensuring that stakeholders are cared for and the department is running smoothly.
Sherri is skilled with budget and informational management. She regularly conducts data analyses to provide the Assistant Dean with business intelligence relevant to the office’s financial position. She ensures that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements, revising projections as necessary to maintain compliance with budgetary goals. Sherri also contributes to strategic communications that engage the community with the Office of Career Service’s mission and commitments. As Executive Assistant, some of her other functions are to maintain the Assistant Dean’s calendar, arrange and confirm meetings and honor requests for appointments.
In addition, Sherri is a Realtor serving the Washington Metropolitan area for over 30 years. Sherri is a graduate of Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Assistant Director, Hospitality, Operations & Inventory Control Management
Jeanne Fineran has held various positions in the Smith School of Business to include supervisor of faculty services, assistant director of technology resources, and her current position of assistant director in the Smith Office of Career Services.
In this role, Fineran oversees the daily needs of visiting employers, Smith faculty, students, and other stakeholders. She contributes to the overall operation of the Office of Career Services by procuring business collateral, conducting student and employer-related research, and guiding the hospitality function of the department’s state of the art employer suite. Additionally, she recruits, guides and directs the professional efforts of a pool of undergraduate student workers who supplement business operations. One of Fineran’s most notable professional attributes is her strong commitment to outstanding customer service and her willingness to go the extra mile.
Coming to campus with an associate of arts degree, Jeanne graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a Bachelor of Science in Management and earned a certificate in gerontology from the University of Maryland Center on Aging. Before joining the University of Maryland, Fineran spent six years on Capitol Hill working in the offices of two United States senators and completed earlier internships at the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission.
A 25-year member of the Terrapin Club, Fineran can be found cheering at the men’s basketball games and at other UMD sporting events.
Director, Career Services Technology and Data Analytics (she/her)
Learner | Harmony | Input | Restorative | Consistency
Sandra Staub joined the Office of Career Services (OCS) in 2007. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech, she has dedicated over 20 years leveraging technology to provide optimal solutions to internal and external stakeholders. Through evolving roles in OCS, Staub has been instrumental in forecasting the technical needs of the office and continuously seeks to maintain strict oversight of various systems and platforms to lead overall efficiencies.
Additionally, Staub drives and filters the strategic analysis of all data collected by OCS. Much of her work informs business decisions made by school leadership and serves to evaluate overall student satisfaction. Staub is the resident subject matter expert on MBACSEA reporting standards, and interfaces regularly with the governing entities for employment data and trends. She works diligently to ensure compliance.
Staub further represents the interests of OCS by serving on the Smith Data Council as well as the Salesforce advisory board. Staub has been influential in the school-wide integration of Salesforce. Her passion for technology and customer relationship management tools, in general, allowed her to lead the OCS in being the first Smith unit to leverage Salesforce to automate and facilitate lead generation and alumni engagement tracking.
Staub proactively researches and evaluates applicable technical solutions for all Smith student populations, and strives for “customer delight” at every OCS touch point. An innate learner, Staub’s mission is to continue to innovate and transform the experiences of Smith students, Smith employers, and Smith colleagues.
Associate Director of Career Services Technology and Data Integration
Jeff’s passion for student success and love of technology have developed during 11+ years at Smith: 5 years career coaching full-time MBA students, and 6+ years OCS technology management. Prior to Smith, Jeff served clients in the financial, non-profit, military logistics, and financial regulatory fields, for 11 years of IT consulting with three firms. Before that, he did software development for 6 years in the telecom technology services and products industries. Jeff earned his BA in Computer Science from Messiah College, and his MBA from the Smith Executive MBA program. He also has earned an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Specialties and InterestsLinkedIn optimization, Networking, Personal Branding, Job Search Strategy
Hua "Alice" Zhang
Coordinator, Career Services Technology and Data Analytics
Alice joined the Office of Career Services in 2019. She works in the OCS technology team and is dedicated to providing quality technical services and informational resources to internal and external customers, in alignment with the department goals. The tasks she is responsible for include managing user accounts on multiple systems, implementing data analysis with regular or ongoing reporting, as well as managing the OCS technical service helpdesk and addressing various requests. She also assists the department by setting up Canvas courses for the coaching team, and developing user-friendly web resources and pages like the revamped hiresmith.net on the new SmithCareers website.
Alice started her career at Smith in 1999 as Web Applications Coordinator, providing support for e-commerce courses. She subsequently served as Smith School’s website administrator, as well as Learning Management Systems (LMS) administrator (Blackboard and Canvas). She provided front-end and back-end system administration, content development, and a wide range of technical services to assist school departments, faculty, and students in their daily use of the systems and associated applications. She committed to offering effective solutions for any problems that may arise. Her services also include working with departmental and campus support teams and external vendors on the use of systems and applications, detecting and resolving technical issues. Alice assisted in migrating the Smith School web system from Microsoft IIS to Drupal, and collaborated with campus DivIT to evaluate and migrate the university’s LMS from Blackboard to Canvas. Customer satisfaction has always been her goal.
Cynthia Velazquez O'Brien
Executive Director, Employer Connections
Greetings! I joined the Office of Career Services in 2008 and have over 30 years of experience in corporate relations, customer service, project management, recruiting, and human resources. I work with new and established employer partners to develop strategies and initiatives to assist in their efforts to recruit students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, UMD. My background in hospitality and retail has really helped me launch my career at Smtih to help drive employer connections.
As Executive Director, I lead the employer relations and employer development teams which coordinate the day-to-day operations of on-campus and virtual recruiting activities as well as seek out new employers to recruit our students. I get to work closely with key stakeholders on the planning, execution, and delivery of career fairs, recruiting expos, networking events, innovative learning outcomes, and other key events to enhance the recruiting experience for employers and students. I have worked to develop and worked on several key initiatives for the “employer experience” including the employer forum, the employer appreciation event, and the OCS corporate sponsorship program.
My passion is to help students and employers to connect experiences and talents to build a better business world for the future.
I am a member of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE), the National Association of Colleges Employers (NACE), and the HireBig10+ Career Consortium, I also serve as an advisor for UMD’s Celtic Grace Dance Troupe – yes there is Irish Dancing at UMD! I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in human resources management and a master’s in human resources management.+
I am here to help employers connect with our students!!
Program Manager, Employer Relations
I started at Smith in 2014. As an employer relations program manager in the Office of Career Services at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, I am responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of recruiting partnerships between Smith and companies looking for business talent. I create strategic recruiting plans to fit each company individually, regardless of their company size or hiring needs. I also carry out all recruiting logistics to ensure seamless events and on-campus interviews and manage these recruiting efforts on HireSmith, which is the website specific to Smith students and recruiters.
My responsibilities also include helping to plan and carry out the Smith career fairs, both on campus and virtually.
Education: BA in Spanish from University of Maryland, AA from College of Southern MD
Favorite Sports team: FC Barcelona
Favorite Book: Harry Potter(s)
Favorite Game: Mario Kart (Toad all the way!)
Where I call home: Old Town, Alexandria VA
Lizeth Gonzalez Smith, MBA
Consultant, Employer Development
As a Consultant of Employer Development within the Employer Connections team in the Office of Career Services at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Lizeth Gonzalez Smith strives to connect employer partners with opportunities to engage with the Smith School & University of Maryland community while providing an exceptional experience to ensure that all individuals have a positive recruiting experience at Smith.
Lizeth enjoys connecting with diverse companies representing various industries including sports, media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, energy, real estate & construction, consulting and tech organizations to facilitate connections to talented Terps!
Prior to joining the Smith School of Business, Gonzalez Smith grew in the field of recruiting while working for organizations in the public accounting and real estate industries! A proud double Terp Lizeth graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Lizeth is passionate about college student leadership development and has participated in various Terps in the City treks to NYC advising students interested in the fields of Marketing and Design. Since 2009 she has worked with the Alternative Breaks program at the University of Maryland to advise and guide students through community service-learning experiences domestically and abroad. She has also been the advisor to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at the University of Maryland since 2012 and is on the Board of Directors for NSCS. Lizeth currently resides in Derwood, MD with her husband and daughters.
Program Manager, Employer Relations
Shannon Broughton is currently an employer relations program manager at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Her primary role is coordinating all on-campus recruiting activities for employers who are in the CPG, technology, government, non-profit, education, retail, and professional services/accounting industries. Broughton also works closely with employer development and industry/career coaches to deliver an exceptional customer experience that will connect employers with our Smith School talent.
Prior to joining the Office of Career Services, Broughton worked in property management and served as an administrative specialist /leasing consultant at Borger Management, Incorporated for six years. She performed yearly residential unit inspections and handled leasing arrangements for prospective tenants for more than five rental properties located in the Washington, DC area.
Broughton is currently pursuing a degree in social sciences at the University of Maryland Global Campus. She is a born-and-raised Washington, DC native and a diehard Redskins fan.
Program Manager, Employer Relations
As an employer relations program manager, I primarily focus on building and maintaining meaningful relationships with regional, national, and global employers that align with the rising educational developments from The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Through the Office of Career Services (OCS), I provide services to employers in creating recruitment strategies to engage with our talented Smith students. Specific industries I focus on are consulting, government & nonprofit, hospitality, and pharma/healthcare.
Prior to joining the OCS team, I worked at the George Washington University School of Business Employer Relations team and focused my efforts on connecting employers with our business students. Before GW I was a part of the career coaching team at the University of South Florida’s Central Career Services Office.
Education: BS & M.Ed from the University of South Florida
Favorite Sports teams: Jacksonville Jaguars & Juventus F.C.
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Program Manager, Employer Relations
I’m new to the Employer Relations team as of February 2023. I transitioned to Smith OCS from the UMD University Career Center where I served as the Career Outreach Specialist since July 2021.
As an employer relations Program Manager in the Office of Career Services at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, I am responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of recruiting partnerships between Smith and companies looking for business talent. I create strategic recruiting plans to fit each company individually, regardless of their company size or hiring needs. I also carry out all recruiting logistics to ensure seamless events and on-campus interviews and manage these recruiting efforts on HireSmith, which is the website specific to Smith students and recruiters. I specifically work with companies within the industries of Aerospace, Defense, Logistics, Transportation, Real Estate, Construction, Technology, Sports, Media, and Entertainment.
Education: BS in Kinesiology from Temple University, MS in Sports Business from Temple University
Favorite Sports team: Miami Heat
Favorite Book: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
I can talk for hours about: Marvel & DC movies/shows
Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Career Programming
Jonathan Thio (he/him) is a second year student in the College of Education’s School Counseling Master’s Program. He graduated from the University of California – San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Education Studies, demonstrating his dedication to providing students with practical and professional skills and resources.
As the Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Career Programming, he is excited to help enhance student experiences and self-efficacy. He has worked in a variety of hands-on roles, advising undergraduate students and high school students on academic planning and success as well as career exploration and preparation.
When not providing support in a professional capacity, he can be found reading, playing various board games, or enjoying the natural world. His interests include performing and listening to music, the fantasy genre, watching animated shows, camping, and his cat, Nimbus.
Graduate Peer Advisor for MS Programs
Graduate Peer Advisor for MS Programs
Raunak is a current MSIS student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, driven by a passion for storytelling through data. With 2+ years of experience as an Analyst, Raunak specializes in operations research and analysis. He is enthusiastic about offering his knowledge and support to empower students in attaining fulfilling careers.
Graduate Peer Advisor for MS Programs
Edwin Tilimian is an MS in Accounting at the Robert H Smith School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in General Biology at the University of Maryland. Edwin has served as the track representative for the accounting cohort and served on the orientation committee. Edwin will join CohnReznick as a tax associate upon graduation in December 2023.
Graduate Peer Advisor for MS Programs
Olawale is a 1st year FT MBA Graduate Assistant working with the OCS graduate Coaching team. In his role he will help execute the strategy and mission of OCS to support all students in their job search.
Passionate about Supply Chain Management and Improving operational efficiencies. He is currently pursuing a dual degree – FTMBA/MSSCM at the Smith Business School . With 3+ years experience leading the strategic procurement function at Holcim. Olawale serves as a MS Peer Advisor for the Office of Career Services at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.