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Your success is our business. We help students develop skills and make connections to take their careers to the next level. We work closely with employers to identify and connect them with talented, hard-working students who have the right background and will contribute to their organization’s success.

We are committed to helping you connect for success!

CENTER HOURS

  • 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday

STUDENT APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE

Student Coaching Appointments (30 or 60 minutes):

  • Schedule at the reception desk or call 979-845-1998

Walk-In Visits for Quick Questions/Advice (15 minutes):

  • 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday

Referral-Based Virtual Coaching Sessions (30 or 60 minutes via phone or internet):

  • Varied hours including evenings, Monday-Thursday

LOCATION & MAILING ADDRESS

383 Wehner Building

4216 TAMU

210 Olsen Blvd.

College Station, TX 77843-4216

CONTACT US

Phone: 979-845-1998

Fax: 979-845-3184

Email: mayscareercenter@mays.tamu.edu

ABOUT OUR STAFF

Kim Austin, Director, kaustin@mays.tamu.edu

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Kim Austin is a seasoned leader of university career management centers. In September 2014, she joined Texas A&M University as director of Mays Business School’s Career Management Center serving students in the MS and MBA programs. Before joining the A&M staff, Austin spent four years as executive director at SMU’s Cox School of Business, where she led the integration of BBA and MBA career services into a single Career Management Center for all Cox students and expanded the on-campus recruiting programs. Prior to that role, she worked more than seven years for Brigham Young University’s Hawaii campus, first establishing a career center and then directing a global employment initiative for students from Asia and the Pacific Rim countries. Austin is certified as a Job and Career Transition coach and is trained to administer and interpret the MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory and True Colors assessment tools.

Austin’s earlier work experience included more than four years in China as a consultant and trainer for the Foreign Affairs College, the diplomatic training school operated by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. She also has more than 20 years of experience as a marketing strategist in the health care industry, government sector and the apparel industry.

Austin holds a M.Ed.in vocational/cooperative business education and a BBA in marketing from the University of North Texas. In addition, she is a graduate of the health care administration executive program at The Ohio State University. She is actively involved in the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She has served in a wide variety of leadership roles in both professional and community organizations. In her spare time, Kim enjoys international travel and family history research.

 

Sarah Bugh, Associate Director, sbugh@mays.tamu.edu

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Upon graduation from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management in 2004, Sarah Bugh accepted a position in retail banking in Houston, Texas. After completing the Retail Leadership Development Program and serving as a Branch Manager Designee, she returned to academia and obtained a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University in 2008. Sarah subsequently began working in the oil and gas industry as an HR Advisor and Site Recruiting Coordinator with ExxonMobil where she supported a client group and managed programming for summer co-op students. She now works in the area of career advising and employer development. Previously, Sarah served as an Assistant Director with the Career Management Center at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University and with the MBA Career Management Team at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. Having returned to Texas A&M University, Sarah supports the Full-Time MBA students as an Associate Director with the Career Management Center, Mays Business School.

Sarah earned a Master of Labor and Human Resources degree from The Ohio State University and a B.B.A. in Marketing and Management from Texas A&M University.  She is a member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance and the National Association of Colleges and Employers

In her downtime, Sarah enjoys crocheting.

 

Sarah David, Associate Director, sdavid@mays.tamu.edu

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Sarah David, Ph.D., specializes in executive coaching, career advancement and entrepreneurial development.  She helps leaders advance, transition or reinvent their careers leveraging social platforms to get hired or find clients. She offices at the Mays Business School City Centre location in Houston where she works primarily with the working professional and executive MBA students.

Dr. David was named by Forbes as a Top 75 Resource for Careers. She is the founder of NICE-The National Institute for Career Empowerment where she helps professionals “reinvent work.”  With 20 years of experience, she is a personal branding and career success authority, award-winning author, and sought after speaker and trainer.  Most recently, Dr. David was an executive career consultant with the internationally-known talent development firm, Lee Hecht Harrison.  She also has extensive experience in higher education leadership and career services.

Sarah holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Education in Counseling from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Louisiana Tech University.  She is a member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  A self-declared military brat, Sarah has lived in many different places including Okinawa. She is a “foodie” and loves trying new dishes but still rates crawfish as one of her favorites.

 

Mitch Lederman, Associate Director, mlederman@mays.tamu.edu

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Mitch Lederman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.  In addition to prior roles providing higher education career services, Mitch has experience as a nuclear engineer with the Bechtel Power Company, a global Fortune 50 company and as a licensing engineer and financial/treasury analyst at Northeast Utilities, a Fortune 500 company and the largest nuclear utility in New England in the 1990s.  He later segued from those roles to managing director positions with two executive search firms, each having a national scope across multiple industries and functional disciplines.

Complementing these experiences, Mitch holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He and his wife, Cheri, recently relocated to College Station from Cleveland, OH after previous stops in Florida and New York.  He and enjoys exploring new places, taking nature walks, and scouting antiques.

 

Sandy Raymond, Administrative Assistant & Office Manager

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As Administrative Assistant for the Career Management Center, Sandy is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office, including first point of contact as reception, appointment scheduler, event coordinator as well as other general office duties.

Sandy has more than 35 years of experience in office administration and management.  She has worked in manufacturing, service, insurance and sales administration businesses.  Prior to her employment with the Career Management Center, she worked at the Texas A&M University System in the Office of the Treasurer.

She graduated from Pearland High School.  It was there while enrolled in a Vocational Office Education program that she fell in love with office administration work and decided to pursue that as her career. She has had the opportunity to travel to China and Hong Kong.  She has also lived in Colorado and New Mexico before setting in Hilltop Lakes, Texas with her husband.  In her free time, Sandy enjoys gardening, working on the family farm, and spending time with her two children, their spouses and grandchildren.

 

Patti Urbina, Associate Director

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A career employee of Texas A&M, Patti Urbina has led efforts in a number of ventures in academic program evaluation and assessment; engineering and computer security research and education; and, coordination of industry consortia.  Prior to joining the Career Management Center team, Patti served as Director of the Texas A&M at Qatar’s Qatar Support Office for four years and the Director of the Full-Time MBA Program for two years.  In her current role, Patti travels extensively meeting and developing relationships with prospective employers of Mays graduate business students.

Patti holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in History with a focus on Management. She completed over 70 hours of Ph.D. level study in Education & Human Resource Development. The first Communications Chair of the inaugural University Staff Council, Patti has been a longtime advocate for staff representation and also served a term as the secretary of the Women’s Administrative Network.  She is an alumni of the Center for Leadership in Higher Education’s leadership development program in which she represented TEES in a one-year internship with then Chancellor Barry Thompson.  She was a member of the 1991-92 Brazos Leadership class.

A fifth generation native Texan, Patti enjoys travel abroad. She is married to Hispanic Studies Professor Emeritus, Eduardo.  When not watching Aggie sports, she enjoys visiting family in Spain, and domestic travel to spend time with her three children and the families of her three stepchildren, including six grandchildren.

 

Desiree Wilson, Associate Director

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Des Wilson serves as the Associate Director for Employer Relations and Recruiting Services in the Career Management Center.  In this role, Des assists employer clients with talent acquisition needs including both on and off campus recruiting and hiring, interview scheduling, and development of employer partnerships for the Mays Business School graduate programs.

She has a 30+ year managerial career in technical project management and customer services for companies such as Mobil Oil, First American Bank, AMS, Avinext and others.  She has worked in a variety of industries including information technology, banking, oil and gas and consulting where she utilized her expertise in leveraging technology to streamline processes, improve productivity and reduce costs.

Des holds an MBA in Information Systems from the City University of Seattle and a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University.  She is a member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance, the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Women’s Administrator Network.  Des enjoys an active lifestyle. She and her husband both compete in triathlons on a regular basis.