Jack Oakes

Jack Oakes, Assistant Dean for Career Development

  • BA, Dartmouth College; MBA/MA, University of Virginia
Office: Career Development Center
Phone: +1-434-924-7686
E-mail: OakesJ@darden.virginia.edu

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SY Coaching & Career Development


Jack Oakes joined the Darden’s Career Development Center in February of 2005, was promoted to Director in August of 2008 and to his current position in September 2010.

As Assistant Dean for Career Development, he leads all activities of the CDC including strategy development and implementation, management of the global portfolio of recruiting companies, career coaching of students, and direction and management of the CDC staff. He leads the Career Consultants in providing advice, coaching, and career search support to First and Second Year students, and acts as Career Consultant to students interested in Private Wealth Management, Investment Management, and Private Equity. The Career Consultant team also works to strengthen relationships with existing Darden recruiting companies.

As club liaison to the Darden Capital Management, Darden Private Equity and Real Estate clubs, Jack works with the club leadership to coordinate career development activities and company outreach. Additionally, Jack oversees the Client Services Management team, which works closely with on-Grounds recruiting companies in all aspects of recruiting activities. A Darden graduate, Jack received an M.B.A./M.A. in East Asian Studies in 1989 and spent the majority of his corporate career in marketing in consumer goods at Procter and Gamble and financial services at T. Rowe Price and Legg Mason.


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