© Nathan Mandell
New career coach Linda Balkin '88 (seated) joins CMC's
Associate Director Ann Browning and Alumni Career Development
Manager Irv Pheiffer. Career coach Tom Morehead '99
(not pictured) also joins the team.
coaches bolster Career Management Center
aims to deliver more value, services to grads
of the Kellogg Schools Career Management Center looks
straightforward on paper: To provide Kellogg students
and alumni with the resources and skills to pursue their career
goals. Off paper, and in reality, delivering on that mission
requires the dedication of a talented team of career consultants.
To meet increased customer demand brought about by the recent
economic recession, Kellogg has expanded the CMC by hiring two
new full-time career coaches.
rankings surveys, the Kellogg School CMC already earns perennial
top marks from both students and corporate recruiters. With
the addition of Linda Balkin 88 and Tom Morehead 99,
the CMC gains additional depth and experience to augment a
staff that includes Assistant Dean and Director Roxanne Hori,
Associate Director Ann Browning and longtime Alumni Career
Development Manager Irv Pfeiffer. In addition, being Kellogg
graduates themselves, the new coaches have an insiders
understanding of the unique Kellogg culture and its strengths
and can more readily help find appropriate matches between
employers and the schools graduates.
brings with her more than 10 years of experience working with
senior executives in the areas of career management and transition.
She has worked with leading executive search firms that specialize
in building senior management teams for high-growth businesses.
Morehead is the managing partner for ROI Consulting and was
previously management consultant at Towers Perrin where he
provided services for global operations and nonprofit clients.
Their experience complements that of Pfeiffer, who has been
part of Kelloggs alumni development staff since 1990,
working with more than 10,000 alumni during that time.
that the roles of the new career coaches reflect the CMCs
traditional goals, with the coaches available to alumni and
students to discuss a range of career development issues.
A typical appointment with a career coach will help
an individual conduct a self-assessment and help them focus
on the job function, industries and culture that best match
that persons strengths and professional goals,
to the expertise of the career coaches, CMC offers Kellogg
alumni a host of professional development services that includes
résumé templates, mock interviews, Kellogg-only
job databases and video training and workshops.