Career Management Center

Catapult Your Career

You're making an investment in your education. We want to be sure that it pays off. The Cox School's pioneering Career Management Center is your go-to for everything from personalized career strategy and coaching, to personal branding, job search and our innovative mentoring programs. From the moment you enroll at the Cox School, the CMC is ready to help you accelerate or transition your career.

[The CMC] helped me restructure my resume, taught me how to network, taught me how to interview, and gave me a lot of tips and pointers. I can’t say enough about how great they were.

Matthew Bowen, MS Finance 2021

Senior Associate, Dimensional Fund Advisors

  • Career Resources

    BBA, MS, & MBA Resources

    Handshake - The CMC’s official platform for posting Cox-specific recruiting events, interview, job/internship postings and coaching appointments. Your career search starts with this platform. Click here to learn more about Handshake.

    Big Interview - Big Interview is an advanced interview preparation platform used alongside career coach training that provides SMU Cox students with a proven, step-by-step curriculum of expert video lessons with an artificial Intelligence based virtual practice interview tool to help students perfect their interview skills to land their target internship or job.

    Career Leader - Cox students have access to take this research based business-related career development assessment to help them define their business relevant interests, skills and motivators. The platform matches an individual to specific business-related careers and helps the user understand what organization cultures will be the best fit for them. This platform may be utilized in consultation with a student’s career coach.

    CareerShift - Recognizing the need for more systematic, effective tools for online job hunters, CareerShift was created to help job seekers successfully navigate the published and hidden job market to find career opportunities and networking contact information.

    Interstride - Interstride is a one-stop-shop portal that provides international students with all the resources they need to transition and thrive in their education journey abroad. Utilized by top universities across the U.S., Interstride offers access to global career opportunities, Visa and immigration support, curated culture specific student training resources, a networking and mentorship tool and webinars and workshops to help international students progress in their job search.

    Firsthand- Firsthand is an exceptional all-inclusive career platform that provides in-depth intelligence on what’s it like to work within an industry, company or profession and provides students access to information on how to launch and build their ideal career.

    Vmock - Vmock is a state-of-the-art resume building platform using artificial intelligence. Cox students have access to this platform exclusively at SMU and will work to optimize their resume in the Cox format in consultation with their career coach.

    Management Consulted - A premier consulting training platform to prepare students for consulting recruitment and careers

    Wall Street Prep - Students have access to instructor-led boot camps to prepare for the demands of investment banking and corporate finance


    MS Specific Resource:

    Careernomics - Careernomics.com is offered exclusively to Cox School of Business Masters program students. It is an integrated career platform focused specifically on careers for business master’s programs. The platform provides a job search tool for master level jobs, leadership development programs, online events, and country guides.


    MBA Specific Resource:

    MBA Exchange - MBA Exchange is an MBA specific resource that brings recruiting market data and intelligence to empower MBAs to connect to their next destination. It filters MBA jobs, worldwide, leadership development programs and provides information on employers across industries and geographies. The platform showcases online events and MBA competitions, rankings and relevant MBA related reports.

  • Mentor Programs

    BBA Mentor Alliance

    This rewarding 10-month program connects alumni/friends of SMU with BBA of student(s) and is designed to empower professionals and students alike by establishing and cultivating long-term professional relationships.

    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all our business majors are eligible to join the BBA Mentor Alliance Program. Program applications open in April and mentors/mentees are matched in early August.

    Masters of Science Career Advisory Board (MSCAB)


    This rewarding 9-month program connects alumni/friends of SMU with SMU Cox MS student(s) and is designed to empower professionals and students alike by establishing and cultivating long-term professional relationships. Masters students from all our one-year master’s programs (MSA, MSF, MSM, and MSBA) are eligible to join the MS Career Advisory Board and Advisors will be matched with an Advisee(s) in early August.

    Please reach out to us directly for additional information about our BBA and MS mentor programs.

  • BBA/MS Coaches

    Brandy Dalton
    Senior Director of BBA/MS Career Programs
    bdalton@smu.edu
    214-768-1284 
    Yasmin German
    BBA/MS Career Coach (Accounting)
    yasming@smu.edu
    214-768-8230 
    Laurie Barbosa
    BBA/MS Career Coach (Management Consulting)
    lbarbosa@smu.edu
    214-768-4884
    Jessica Scott
    BBA/MS Career Coach
    (Business Analytics and Supply
    Chain Management/MSBA)
    jessicascott@smu.edu
    214-768-5179
    Haley Giraldi
    BBA/MS Career Coach (Finance)
    hgiraldi@smu.edu
    214-768-2172
    Dr. Corey Hamilton
    BBA Career Coach
    hamiltoncl@smu.edu
    214-768-6048

  • MBA Coaches

    Anne Cadigan Dunlap 
    Director of Working Professional MBA Career Programs
    (PMBA/OMBA/EMBA)
    acadigandunlap@smu.edu
    214-768-3882 
    Judi Umali-Rajkumar
    Director of Full-Time MBA Career Programs  (One-Year, Two-Year, MBA Direct)
    rajkumar@smu.edu
    214-768-4842 
    Tom Perkowski
    Working Professional MBA Career Coach
    (PMBA/OMBA/EMBA)
    tperkows@smu.edu
    214-529-3446
    Shilpa Hegde
    Associate Director, Full-Time MBA Career Coach (One-Year, Two-Year, MBA Direct)
    shilpah@smu.edu
    214-768-6236 
    Katherine Hearty
    Associate Director, Working Professional MBA Career Coach (PMBA/OMBA)
    khearty@smu.edu
    214-768-1740
    Jordan Tylutki
    Associate Director, Full-Time MBA Career Coach (One-Year, Two-Year, MBA Direct)
    jtylutki@smu.edu
    214-768-3077
    Irina Owens
    Full-Time MBA Career Coach (One-Year, Two-Year, MBA Direct)
     iowens@smu.edu
    Jordan Kanter
    Full-Time MBA Career Coach (One-Year, Two-Year, MBA Direct)
    jkanter@smu.edu
    214-768-6236 
    Shanna Upchurch
    Full-Time MBA Career Coach (One-Year, Two-Year, MBA Direct)
    shanna@mail.smu.edu

Let's Connect

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