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  Ann Browning, Irv Pheiffer and Linda Balkin.
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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.
CMC expands resources
New coaches bolster Career Management Center
CMC aims to deliver more value, services to grads

The mission of the Kellogg School’s 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.

In national 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 insider’s understanding of the unique Kellogg culture and its strengths and can more readily help find appropriate matches between employers and the school’s graduates.

Balkin 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 Kellogg’s alumni development staff since 1990, working with more than 10,000 alumni during that time.

Hori says that the roles of the new career coaches reflect the CMC’s 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 person’s strengths and professional goals,” explains Hori.

In addition 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.

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