Counselors Ready to Help Careers of MBAs

Published on August 6, 2009

Rockwell Career Center Adds Two MBA Career Counselors to Staff

MBA Career Development Specialist Tommy Doss counsels an MBA student. Doss is one of two new staff members added to the Rockwell Career Center to enhance the services provided to MBA students.

MBA Career Development Specialist Tommy Doss counsels an MBA student. Doss is one of two new staff members added to the Rockwell Career Center to enhance the services provided to MBA students.


As more students pursue graduate degrees from the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business MBA programs, the college’s Rockwell Career Center has expanded its career counseling services to accommodate the growing number of MBA students and the unique challenges of each program.

Two new career counselors have been added to the staff, which also includes MBA Career Development Specialist Jaime Smith, who will now focus on counseling full-time students in their first year. Tommy Doss will work with students in the Evening MBA program, while Lisa Jammer will focus on career advising for second-year full-time MBA students.

“We’re pleased that the MBA Program at Bauer is at a size and level of quality that we were no longer able to meet student and employer demand for services with our existing staff,” Assistant Dean for Career Services Jamie Belinne said.

“We’re even more excited that we were able to recruit people with the kind of high level industry recruiting and training experience that Lisa Jammer and Tommy Doss bring to our college,” she added. “Their diverse industry experiences will be a tremendous asset to our students as they plan their career transitions.”

Before coming to UH Bauer, Doss was a manager of leadership and talent development for Service Corporate International and Director of Human Resources with Memorial Hermann Hospital.

“We are excited about the expansion of the RCC and the ongoing opportunity to complement our students’ academic experiences with a variety of professional development services,” Doss said. “The balance of work, family and a rigorous academic schedule requires one to be at their best everyday. I have been there and understand the unique challenges our evening/part time students face. That is an added benefit from a counseling perspective.”

Jammer, who worked with MBA students in a previous position with Continental Airlines, said that although MBA students are similar, each student is unique in perspective of work experience, career goals, interests and areas for development.

“It is essential that career services centers have a multi-layered counseling service model to provide sustainability,” she added. “This allows the career service professionals to have a more specialized approach to meeting the needs of students in a time when the job search landscape is continuously changing.”

For more information about RCC or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor, visit www.bauer.uh.edu/career.

By Hannah Eastham

Posted Under: Graduate

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