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Career Management Center


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Title: Career Management Center

Career Management Center
  • The Career Management Advisors are job search
    tactical specialists with general knowledge of
    all industries that typically hire MBAs.
    Advisors serve as resources throughout students
    time at Columbia Business School, and help
  • Assess the feasibility of their desire to enter
  • Develop a plan to effectively manage their career
  • Build and refine job search tools including
  • Identify industry-specific people and resources
    that can positively impact progress toward their

Michael Malone, Director, Career Education
  • Professional function - Advise students on topics
    including self-assessment, resumes, cover
    letters, interviewing, job offers and
    compensation negotiation, business communication.
    Advise on work/life blend, networking and
    network development/management, out-of-market job
    search tactics.
  • CBS Club liaison affiliations - BBSA, CIMA,
    Energy, GMA, Green Business Club, MCA, MIBA,
    Sports Business Association
  • Experience - Over 16 years leading teams and
    advising students at diverse institutions
    including Columbia University, UC Berkeley,
    American University, University of Pennsylvania,
    Stevens Institute of Technology Brookdale
    Community College. Spent over 3 years with IBM
    as Marketplace Analyst.
  • Education - M.S. Ed., University of Pennsylvania
    BA, Fordham University
  • Interests and activities Moderator, Forté
    Foundation panels on Investment Banking and
    Investment Management (2008-09) Alumni Board of
    Directors member, Graduate School of Education,
    University of Pennsylvania (2009-10), Regis High
    School Alumni Association member/guest speaker
  • Awards Robert W. Lear award, commitment to
    students, Columbia Business School (2008)
    Outstanding Service to Student Athletes, Columbia
    Wrestling, Columbia University (2002)
    Outstanding Advisor, Residence Hall Association,
    UC Berkeley (2000)

Thomas Monaco, Director, International Student
Advising and Corporate Outreach
  • Tom counsels international students on issues
    related to career development and works with
    international corporations to help them develop
    effective MBA-focused recruitment strategies.  He
    is the primary CMC liaison to the PEVC Club, the
    International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), and
    the international student clubs.
  • Prior to joining Columbia Business School in 1996
    Tom worked in accounting and financial services
    at Ernst Young and at Bear Stearns Mortgage
    Capital Corporation. 
  • In 2006 he went abroad to work in international
    development in East Africa as a microfinance
    volunteer and then as Tanzania Country Manager
    for MondoChallenge, a UK-based NGO.  He lived and
    worked in Prague, Czech Republic teaching ESL to
    corporate clients in 2007 before returning to New
    York to become the Director of Career Services at
    Fordhams Graduate School of Business.  He was
    also an Adjunct Professor at NYUs Stern School
    of Business before returning to Columbia Business
    School in September, 2008.
  • Tom holds a BS in Accounting from Villanova
    University and an MS in Higher Education
    Administration from The Ohio State University. 

Laurie Boockvar, Associate Director, Career
Education Advising
  • Laurie has worked in the Career Management Center
    at CBS for the past 12 years. As a member of the
    CEA team, she specializes in the core job search
    skills such as self-assessment, networking,
    resume and cover letter development, interview
    preparation and managing the job search process.
    In addition, Laurie is a liaison to the Columbia
    Finance Association and Real Estate Association.
  •  Prior to joining Columbia Business School,
    Laurie spent 4 years in a career development
    capacity in both academia and industry and served
    as an adjunct instructor at NYUs Center for
    Career, Education and Life Planning and in the
    Adult Degree Studies Division.
  •  Laurie has an MA in Counseling from NYU and a BA
    in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brad Aspel, Associate Director, Career Education
  • Brad counsels MBA students on all phases of their
    job search and issues related to career
    development including self-assessment,
    networking, resume and cover letter development,
    interview preparation and managing the job search
    process. Brad is also a CMC liaison to the
    Management Consulting Association (MCA).
  • Brad is a graduate of Columbia Business School
    (2006), was a summer associate at McKinsey
    Company in 2005, and worked as a consultant for
    McKinsey full-time from 2006-2010. Brad has also
    worked as a consultant for Delphinity, as well as
    performed outside consulting services for
    Sony/BMG and Sesame Workshop.
  • Brad earned his BA from Amherst College after
    which he worked in Media Entertainment prior to
    coming to Columbia for his MBA.

Alana Waisbrot, Assistant Director, Career
Education Advising
  • Alana advises first and second year MBAs on a
    full range of career management strategies and
    skills. She is a CMC liaison to the Columbia
    Finance Association, CIMA, CWIB, IBC, REA and
    Sales Trading Clubs.
  •  Before joining Columbia, Alana was an Industry
    Relationship Manager in the Career Management
    Center at Northwestern's Kellogg School of
    Management. In this position, she managed the
    school's recruiting relationships with financial
    services, real estate and non-profit firms and
    oversaw the on-campus recruiting program in these
    areas. Prior to her work in higher education,
    Alana was a Campus Recruiter for the Capital
    Markets Analyst program  at Lehman Brothers and a
    Human Resources Representative for Citigroup's
    Global Banking Division.
  •  Alana holds a BA in Psychology from the
    University of Michigan Ann Arbor and is
    currently completing her Ed.M. in Psychological
    Counseling at Columbias Teachers College.