Alyssa Pereira is the Manager, Communications for the W. P. Carey Career Services Center, where she oversees the areas of communication strategy, marketing campaigns, communications materials, asset development, and marketing analytics for the department. Over the last few years, Alyssa has directly coached students in career and leadership development, in addition to developing communication assets and leveraging her background in visual design. Her professional background includes work in sports broadcast media, content strategy and development, social media management, freelance photography, and has previously founded a podcast and blog. Alyssa holds a B.S. in Strategic Communication and International Studies from North Dakota State University and a M.Ed. in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.
Alison Moser is a Curriculum Coordinator who works on the Career Management team at W. P. Carey School of Business, specifically partnering with undergraduate students. Alison believes in the importance of designing curriculum that will further students’ prior knowledge regarding career development, as well as foster students’ understanding of the importance of a solid foundational skill set in career instruction. Alison has over 21 years of experience working in the education field, including preparing and implementing specially designed instruction for students of various learning abilities and backgrounds. Alison Moser holds a B.S. degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
April Patten is the Content Consultant for the Career Management team at the W. P. Carey School of Business.
After eight years as a coach and manager within the team, April leverages her content expertise to extend our Business is Personal mission to reach over 15,000 business students on an annual basis via online and on-demand content as well as comprehensive project management. As Content Consultant, April’s role is pivotal to ensure students across all W. P. Carey programs have access to curated content that meets their specific needs and interests.
In addition to her 20 years of comprehensive experience in career management, April is a Certified Career Management Coach, University Career Coach, MBA Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Civil Treatment Facilitator, and is Dare to Lead Trained.
She holds a B.B.A. in Management and International Studies from CMU, an M.Ed. in Human Relations from NAU, and a Certificate of Global Advocacy from ASU.
Associate Director, Curriculum
Brianna (Bri) Miloz is the Associate Director of Curriculum Design on the Career Management team at W. P. Carey School of Business. Bri knows the importance of bringing individuals together around the shared vision of revolutionizing career education. She leverages her unique perspective to drive a strategy for curriculum that delivers student engagement, retention, and employer satisfaction with a competitive design approach. With several years of experience in higher education, Bri has worked in residence life, TRIO programs, diversity and inclusion, student athlete success, student support services (first generation college students) and national scholarship advisement. She began her educational journey at Northern Arizona University, where she obtained a B.S. in Business Marketing and a B.S. in Business Management in 2017, followed by a M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut in 2019.
Recruiting and Logistics Coordinator
Dakota Haight is a Recruiting and Logistics Coordinator on the Operations team at the W. P. Carey School Career Services Center, working with all industry portfolios. Dakota supports the employer and student facing teams in navigating the university landscape, planning engagement opportunities, and executing on-campus and virtual recruiting activities. Prior to joining W.P. Carey, Dakota worked in finance and academics in higher education. Dakota holds a B.S. in Sport Management from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently pursuing her Masters in Sports Law and Business from the Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
Jack Balon is a results-driven professional with a passion for forging meaningful connections between organizations and talented job seekers.
Currently, Jack serves as the Assistant Director of Employer Engagement at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. In this role, Jack manages a diverse portfolio of 250+ companies spanning various industries. His responsibilities include facilitating strategic relationships, helping organizations refine their hiring strategies, and leveraging data analysis to identify emerging industry trends. Jack prides himself on exceptional stakeholder management skills, which have led to increased collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes.
Before his academic tenure, Jack honed his skills at Yelp Inc. as a Franchise Account Executive, consistently exceeding sales quotas, analyzing key data, and strengthening corporate relationships. Jack’s results-oriented approach led to an increase in customer acquisition and lifetime value during his tenure at Yelp Inc.
Jack holds a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Government & Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Professional Writing, both earned with honors distinctions from Grand Canyon University. Jack’s diverse professional background, commitment to excellence, and passion for building strategic relationships have been key drivers of his success.
Jes Douangchanh is a Recruiting and Logistics Coordinator on the Operations team at W. P. Carey School of Business, working with all industry portfolios. Jes supports the employer and student facing teams in navigating the university landscape, planning engagement opportunities, and executing on-campus and virtual recruiting activities. She holds a B.A in Business Management from Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining W. P. Carey, she acquired a multitude of experience in higher and post-secondary education. Throughout her academic and professional experiences Jes has played key roles in campus, community, and cultural events. She believes in serving her community through creativity, innovation and connection.
Associate Director, Operations
Laura Kalb is an Associate Director on the Operations team at W. P. Carey School of Business Career Services Center. Over the last five years, Laura provided coaching in career management and training and development, in addition to building relationships with individuals in talent acquisition and vendor management. As a leader in a regional professional association and a key member on multiple task forces, she garnered support across business units and cross-functional teams to innovate and execute new initiatives. Laura is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, utilizing her strengths to assist individuals in channeling their talents for success in their careers and business. Laura holds a B.A. in Sociology from Trinity University, and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.
Employer Engagement Consultant
Leah Mills is an Employer Engagement Consultant in the W. P. Carey School of Business Career Services Center. She supports employers who are new to working with the W. P. Carey School of Business and the management consulting industry in developing recruitment and engagement strategies to connect with top business school talent. Leah believes that delivering exceptional client experiences by creating seamless ways to access talent, navigate the university recruiting ecosystem, and execute high-value engagements are the keys to fostering sustainable and successful partnerships. Within the Career Services Center, she has supported on-campus recruiting execution, technology system implementation and management, and the enhancement of recruiting partnerships during her tenure. Prior to joining W. P. Carey, Leah worked in intercollegiate athletics and holds a B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and a M. Ed. in Sport Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
Mike Sanders is an Assistant Director on the Employer Engagement team at the W. P. Carey School of Business, working with employers across the finance industries including Commercial Banking & Credit, Construction, Insurance, Investment/Portfolio Management, Investment Banking, and Real Estate. He brings a high level of experience and understanding of the corporate landscape through years as a commercial banker, and has adapted his consultative approach in the private sector to his role at ASU. Mike has also served in a student-facing role on the career management team at the W. P. Carey School and has merged his corporate knowledge with his understanding of student interests to aid employers recruiting at the W. P. Carey to access the right students for their talent needs. Mike holds a B.A. in English from Arizona State University, and an M.A. in Technical and Professional Writing from Northern Arizona University.
Director, Employer Engagement
Natalie Dillon is the Director of Employer Engagement at the W. P. Carey Career Services Center. Her role is to lead a team of client managers who directly support employers, while also providing strategic direction for employer and corporate initiatives across W. P. Carey. Natalie believes in helping organizations build a high-potential recruitment strategy with foundational elements in building a strong brand awareness, think creatively about recruitment practices, and designing engagement opportunities that encourage connection between employers and students. Within the W. P. Carey Career Services Center, she has develop key recruitment strategies with employer partners, leveraged data and reporting to showcase the impact of the high-potential recruitment model, and developed the design for client management practice on the team. Prior to joining W. P. Carey, Natalie has partnered with several Fortune 500 companies to create successful pipelines with university talent. Natalie holds of Bachelors of Science in Management Communications from North Dakota State University and a post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Leadership from University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.
Assistant Director, Corporate Alumni Engagement
Octavio Duarte is an Assistant Director, Corporate Alumni Engagement on the Employer Engagement team at the W. P. Carey School of Business. He joined the career management team as a career coach in 2022, partnering with full-time MBA students along with Professional MBA students in the Evening, Online, and Executive programs. Octavio believes colleges and universities are responsible for stewarding knowledge and mentoring future generations. He is committed to planning, communicating, and executing a strategic direction to help strengthen our alumni career engagement. Octavio’s professional experience spans across multiple industry’s in various roles. He has over 15 years of leadership, talent acquisition, and higher education experience. Octavio received his B.A. in Sociology from The University of Arizona and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
Rachel Dieter is an Assistant Director on the Employer Engagement team at the W. P. Carey School of Business, working with employers across the technology and defense industries. Rachel knows how important it is for organizations to not only have a strong talent pipeline, but have opportunities to connect with that pipeline throughout the recruiting process. She is energized by working with organizations to identify strategies for success in their approach to recruiting. Rachel has experience in many functions of career services, including career coaching and programming, event planning and management, career outcome collection, and building and maintaining relationships with employers in order to meet their hiring goals. She is certified in the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Religion, and Educational Studies from St. Olaf College and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University.
Business Operations Specialist
Renae Smith is the Business Operations Specialist on the Operations team at the W. P. Carey School of Business Career Services Center. Renae has provided support in a variety of business models and has a passion for streamlining process and optimizing workflow. Throughout her career, she has played key supportive roles in aiding teams to thrive and achieve excellence. Renae holds a B.S. in Business Administration for the University of Phoenix and believes the success of a team is greater than the achievements of the individual members.
Sarah Jones is a Curriculum Coordinator within the Career Management team at the W. P. Carey School of Business with a specific focus to assist with the design and administration of the Career Navigation Program for all undergraduate students. Sarah has close to 6 years’ experience working within the Higher Education sector to include the implementation and execution of Grants + Contracts to facilitate research, as well as, the transfer initiative of MyPath2ASU™. Sarah most recently transitioned to our team after two years of advising W.P. Carey students majoring in Supply Chain Management, Tourism, and Communication. Sarah holds a B.A in English Literature from Florida State University and is a proud Sun Devil alumna with a M. Ed. In Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University!
Danielle Zelaya is the Employer Engagement Manager at the W. P. Carey Career Services Center. Danielle uses a personalized approach to build relationships with employers who are new to the recruiting landscape at W. P. Carey. She also partners with employers across industry portfolios including Non-Profit, Real Estate, Hospitality, Media/Entertainment, and Sports to support their engagement efforts.
Danielle brings over a decade of experience in employer relations, MBA admissions, and talent management, and she is passionate about creating meaningful connections between students and employers. Danielle holds a Bachelors in English from Brandeis University and a Masters in Higher Education from Boston College.