February 8, 2017
These recent MBA graduates might be spread across the country, but they all have one thing in common: The Darla Moore School of Business' Office of Career Management helped them get to where they are today.
Dylan Dempsey (International MBA, ’15)
Senior consultant for IBM
Dylan Dempsey thought he would go into finance after interning with Merrill Lynch and serving as president of Student Fund while at USC, but opportunities opened up in business analytics after the Office of Career Management submitted his resume to IBM for a summer internship.
Because it was too late for him to be considered for an internship, he was given an “IBM buddy” who called him once or twice a month during the summer to discuss business and IBM. That led to interviewing with IBM again in the fall and ultimately receiving a job offer. He has been working as a senior consultant for IBM’s business analytics and strategy group in New York City since April of 2016.
Dempsey got to know the staff members who helped him in OCM and found that they can help you much better when you know their backgrounds.
“There are a lot of really great people in OCM,” Dempsey said. “A lot of students just see it as a service that’s built into their experience, but these people have really interesting stories themselves. If you get to know them, then you can understand who they know, what industries they know and the insights they bring.”
Thomas Andreani (International MBA, '16)
Consultant in training for Domino’s international team
Thomas Andreani came to the Moore School in 2013 already speaking three languages fluently thanks to his French and Chinese heritage. As a kid, he would visit family in France, Taiwan and China, increasing his familiarity with those cultures.
He knew when he began the International MBA program that he wanted to use his international experience in his field of work, but he wasn’t sure which field that would be. One of the OCM advisers had a contact in Domino’s, and after notifying all of the MBA candidates of the position, he and another adviser worked with Andreani to perfect his application and hone his interview skills.
“Because Pedro Gonzalez had a contact within Domino’s, he was also able to provide feedback on what the company thought regarding my interviews and skills,” Andreani said.
As part of Domino’s international team, Andreani is currently going through training on store operations before being placed internationally as a consultant for multiple countries.
Megan Chorazyczewski (One-year MBA, ’16)
Media manager for Adaptly
Megan Chorazyczewski studied engineering with a focus in computer science at Michigan State University, but she realized she didn’t want a career in “big corporate America.” Instead, she came to the Moore School in 2015 for the one-year MBA program with the goal of breaking into the start-up industry. After researching different jobs, she turned to the Office of Career Management for help with the details.
“OCM helped me most with things like navigating my employment contract and getting me the best benefits,” she said.
Now the Detroit native has found her niche in New York City working as a media manager for Adaptly, where she manages social media campaigns for clients such as Showtime and Humana. She found that searching for jobs herself was important, but she wouldn’t have gotten the deal she deserved had she not gone to OCM.
“If you put in as much effort as the advisers at OCM do, they’re even more willing and able to help you,” she said.
Whether you’ve gotten a job offer and need help negotiating the benefits or you don’t even know where to look for jobs, OCM is equipped and ready to help.
By Madeleine Vath