Financial Times ranks Darden #5 for "Placement Success" (2011). Our career advisors are a big part of that success. Learn more about them below:
Assistant Dean for Career Development
Career Advisor: Investment Management, Private Wealth Management and Private Equity
As assistant dean for career development, Jack Oakes (MBA/MA in East Asian Studies '89) leads all activities of the Darden Career Development Center (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 advisors in providing advice, coaching, and career search support to First and Second Year students, and acts as a career advisor to students interested in marketing, investment management, private wealth management and private equity. Jack also serves as the liaison to the Darden Military Association, Darden Capital Management, Darden Private Equity Network and the Real Estate Club.
Videos: Advice from Jack Oakes
Career Advisor: Finance, Investment Banking and Sales & Trading
As a career advisor, Ed teaches career management, providing career advice to First and Second Year students. He is responsible for advising students interested in careers in investment banking, sales and trading and corporate finance. Ed serves as the liaison to the Finance and Turnaround & Restructuring Clubs.
S. Kellogg Leliveld
Career Advisor: Consulting, Non-Traditional and Mission-Driven Careers
S. Kellogg Leliveld serves as a career advisor for MBA students focused on consulting, non-traditional and mission-driven career paths. Kellogg also teaches a series of classes to First Year MBAs on career management and job search strategy and provides student coaching. She oversees Darden’s student-led job treks and serves as the Career Development Center advisor to a number of student organizations including the Retail & Luxury Goods, Graduate Women in Business, Net Impact, Business Design, Business Technology, and Media, Entertainment & Sports Clubs.
Career Advisor: International & Diversity
Denise Karaoli serves as a career advisor and resource for international students seeking positions in the U.S. and overseas, and U.S. students seeking international opportunities. Denise's main responsibilities include program and resource development, individual career counseling, and group instruction in career search strategies for the U.S. and abroad. Denise also focuses on developing recruiting opportunities with international and multinational companies for the entire Darden student body and with U.S. companies for the international students. In addition, Denise provides career support for minority students, works with companies on diversity recruiting and is actively involved in the major diversity conferences. Additionally, she serves as the liaison to the following student organizations: Asia Business Club, Black Business Student Forum, South Asia Society, Emerging Markets Club, European Society, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at Darden, Hispanic American Network, International Business Society, Latin American Student Association and the Darden African Business Organization.
Career Advisor: General Management and Operations
Jeff joins the career advising team to lead education and advising for students interested in general management careers. He is also an adjunct professor teaching strategy at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. Jeff serves as the Career Development Center advisor to the Energy and General Management & Operations Clubs.
Career Advisor: Marketing
Amanda joins the career advising team to lead education and advising for students pursuing careers in marketing. She serves as the liaison to the Marketing, Health Care, and Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Clubs.
Meftehe (Mef) Shebi.
Career Advisor: Consulting, Education, Mission-Driven
Meftehe joins the career advising team to lead education and advising for students pursuing careers in consulting, education and mission-driven career paths. He serves as the liaison to the Consulting, Education, and Business & Public Policy Clubs.
For a full list of Career Development Center staff bios, visit Recruiters & Companies: Our Team.