cox CMC changes

The Career Management Center (CMC) coaching team is making changes in response to the Cox School’s increased student population, according to Senior Assistant Dean Jason Rife. Brandy Dalton continues to lead the BBA/MS team and has been promoted to senior director of BBA & MS Career Programs. She joined Cox in 2014 as a career coach and has led coaching efforts for BBA/MS students over the past four years. Prior to SMU Cox, Dalton held coaching roles with Texas Tech and recruiting/HR positions with Northwestern Mutual and Kingfisher. She completed her MBA at Cox last year and holds a BBA from Texas Tech. Rife says, “Brandy enthusiastically leads her team to deliver stellar outcomes for our BBA and MS students, and I am so pleased that we’re able to recognize the impact she has had within Cox.”
The CMC’S BBA/MS team is also gaining two new associate directors and a new full-time finance coach. Laurie Barbosa will continue to support Cox Accounting students with an expanded role as an associate director of BBA & MS Coaching. Barbosa came to the Cox School in January 2020 from KPMG, where she was a recruiting manager and previously held positions with the company’s audit team. She holds both a BBA and MA in Accounting from Texas State.  Interim CMC coach Jessica Scott, who first supported the Cox School’s MSF students and later Cox MSBAs, will now be full-time as an associate director of BBA & MS Coaching. She holds a M.Ed. from the University of North Texas and a BBA in Marketing from UT Austin. Haley Giraldi has served as an interim coach on the team since last fall and will now be the new full-time MSF/BBA finance coach. Giraldi served as a Strategy & Analytics consultant for Deloitte before coming to Cox. She received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton.  “In a short amount of time, these three coaches have provided tremendous value to our team and our students,” says Dalton. “Their contributions have and will continue to directly and positively impact the programs and career outcomes for the students they serve. Their dedication and passion for coaching students is fueled by their depth of knowledge of career search strategies and professional development.”
Additionally, the BBA/MS coaching team is welcoming a new BBA coach. In early July, Yasmin German will be joining the team to focus on early career development for underclassmen. Most recently, she held a role in HR with Brosnan Risk Consultants, where she recruited and onboarded new hires.  She received her BS and MBA from Montclair State University and was also a career advisor during her time there. Dalton says, “Yasmin brings knowledge of effective recruitment strategies, creative professional programming development, and a strong passion for helping students achieve their career goals to the BBA/MS coaching team. I look forward to seeing the positive impact she will make to our first year programming.”
As the BBA/MS team expands, it will also say goodbye in mid-July to Dr. Rhea Horton, who will take on a new role in consulting, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Horton has coached Cox MSF and finance undergraduate students for the past three years. She was also heavily involved in supporting student clubs such as Women in Business and served on the Dean's Diversity Advisory Committee. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and both her MA and PhD from Texas Woman’s University. “Rhea made an incredible impact to the students and programs she served. We appreciate her dedication and wish her the best as she pursues the next stop on her own career journey,” says Dalton.
On the CMC’s MBA coaching team, Jordan Tyluki will be joining SMU Cox on Monday, June 28 as an associate director of Full-Time MBA Career Coaching, reporting to Briana Hart. Tyluki earned her Full-Time MBA degree at SMU Cox and will now have the opportunity to coach students following in her footsteps. She has a strong business background, most recently serving in strategy roles with AT&T and amassing earlier experience with Textron and Methanex. In addition to a Cox MBA, Jordan also holds a BS in Marketing from Clemson. “Jordan has actually lived the Cox Full-Time MBA experience and successfully landed the types of internship and career roles that many of our students aspire to, which will help her to effectively train our students,” Rife says.
Today is the last day on the job for another member of the MBA coaching team, Briann Stegall. After spending the last four years at SMU Cox, first in Graduate Admissions and then in the CMC, Stegall is moving into the role of AVP, Campus Recruiter at Citi, supporting their Global Consumer Banking (GCB) Associate Program. Part of her new role includes strategy development to recruit MBA talent, and she is excited to expand Citi’s relationship with SMU Cox. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at SMU in 2012 and was just awarded her Master’s in Higher Education Leadership from Simmons in May. “We appreciate the dedication Briann has shown to our students during her time at Cox and wish her the best in her new role,” says Rife.

The CMC will be posting another Full-time MBA Career Coaching position shortly, and any referrals can be sent to Senior Assistant Dean Jason Rife,