About the Jenkins Career Management Center
The Jenkins CMC establishes and maintains relationships with business partners representing a variety of industries in order to provide the optimal value to employers and MBA students alike.
The Jenkins CMC supports approximately 500 graduate students across the Jenkins MBA programs and one-year graduate management degrees.
View this welcome video from Jenkins CMC Director Bev Porter:
Meet the Jenkins CMC Staff
Bev Porter, director
Bev leads the Career Management Center with an outstanding professional background in top academic and corporate organizations. She has developed a reputation as a results-oriented, creative leader for her team and enjoys working with NC State Jenkins students to help them exceed their career goals. Prior to her time at NC State, she spent a decade in career counseling, program development and delivery, global coaching and corporate relations with another top-ranked MBA program. Bev holds an undergraduate degree in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University and a Masters of Education in Counseling from NC State.
Belinda Dowdy, associate director
Belinda is a career coach that has helped small business owners with reorganization and counseled undergraduate and graduate students through the completion of their degrees. She has worked in outplacement with thousands of professionals in career transition. Her work is informed by years of experience networking for business and labor market information, piecing together clues to global and regional economic trends, and helping individuals and businesses adapt to them. Belinda earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (The Coaches Training Institute).
Doug Mayes, associate director
Doug brings more than a decade of experience in career coaching and corporate recruiting to his work with full-time MBA and MGIM students at NC State. Doug comes to NC State from Arizona State University's W. P. Carey MBA program, where he coached full-time MBA students and taught an innovative hybrid career development graduate course. He is an active member of the MBA Career Services Council and the Society for Human Resource Management.
John Hutchings, associate director
For over 20 years John marketed such products as the American Express Card, Kellogg Cereal and Vlasic Pickles, as well as owning his own marketing strategy and planning firm. In 2003, John changed his career direction and chose to help MBAs market themselves. His expertise is assisting MBAs in connecting their work experiences with their business school education in order to achieve their post-MBA career goals. John earned his BBA in marketing from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Stephenie Wilson, assistant director
Stephenie has a background in career services and academic advising with a strong focus on leadership training, professional development and program management.
Stephenie received her B.A. in english and psychology from Rutgers University and and M.S. in Counseling in Student Affairs/Higher Education from Montclair State University.
Stephenie primarily works with students in NC State's Global Luxury Management program, but also periodically coaches MBA students and alumni.
Brittany Lane, recruiting coordinator
Brittany represents the Jenkins CMC to foster strong relationships with MBA employers and future company partners. She also provides support for instructional staff, career coaches, and students, including coordinating events.
Brittany received her B.A. in English Language and Communication from Winston-Salem State University, where she played CIAA Conference Division II softball. She was named Winston-Salem State Woman of the Year in 2013.
Mike Brown, executive coach
Mike serves the Jenkins CMC as an executive coach, primarily working with Professional Evening and Online MBA students. He and his wife recently relocated to Raleigh from State College, PA, where he was the Director of MBA Career Services for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University.
Elizabeth Zimowski, executive coach
Elizabeth serves the Jenkins CMC as an executive coach, primarily working with Professional Evening and Online MBA students. Elizabeth is a Graduate Research Fellow for the UNC Education Policy Research Initiative, where she is studying for her Ph.D. in Education, Cultural Studies & Literacies. Previous to starting in this program in 2015, she was an associate director of MBA Career Management in Kenan Flagler's CMC, Director of Career Services for UNC's Online Master of Public Administration program, and Director of MBA Corporate Relations for Ohio State's Fisher College of Business.
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