Recruiters & Companies


If you are interested in hiring Chicago Booth students and alumni, please contact the appropriate staff at the Charles M. Harper Center, as listed below.

Career Services

Career Services
Harper Center
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773.702.7405 / f. 773.702.9252
Julie Morton
Associate Dean, Career Services and Corporate Relations
Phone: 773.834.3591

Julie oversees the strategic direction of career services at Chicago Booth. She works with students and alumni on their career plans as well as with employers who wish to access Chicago Booth talent.

Meagan Watson
Assistant Director
Phone: 773.702.9188

Meagan manages corporate and student-facing activities and also supports scheduling and initiatives of the associate dean, Career Services and Corporate Relations.

Employer Relations

Chicago Booth's Employer Relations team is responsible for cultivating and expanding company relationships, developing branding and recruiting strategies through which firms can source MBA and experienced-hire talent, and hosting programs and events that support these goals. Employer development team members identify and build relationships with new companies, or those that may be reconnecting with Chicago Booth. Relationship management team members cultivate relationships with those firms that have an established presence among students and alumni, and includes those companies that participate in the campus recruiting process.

Stephanie O'Connor
Senior Director - Employer Relations
Phone: 773.834.5442
Christy Leak
Director – Relationship Management
Phone: 773.834.2839
Janice Farrar
Associate Director – Relationship Management
Phone: 773.702.9209
Jenna Hess
Associate Director – Employer Development
Phone: 773.702.7738

Janice and Jenna work together to lead company relationships within advertising, consulting and professional services, consumer (consumer packaged goods, food/beverage/tobacco, hospitality, retail), health care, pharmaceuticals, and biopharma.

Jennifer Franke
Assistant Director- Relationship Management
Phone: 773.702.4286
Heather Trompeter
Associate Director - Employer Development
Phone: 773.834.0243

Heather and Jennifer lead company relationships within construction and manufacturing; hedge funds and mutual funds; insurance; investment management; media, sports and entertainment; printing and publishing; software; technology and innovation (computer-related services; e-commerce and internet; telecommunications); transportation (aerospace/aviation; automotive); and venture capital.

Katherine Darius
Associate Director - Employer Development
Phone: 773.702.7766
Melanie Scarlata
Associate Director – Relationship Management
Phone: 773.834.8261

Katherine and Melanie lead company relationships within agribusiness; chemical; consumer banking; diversified financial services; energy and utilities; investment banking; not for profit and government; private equity; real estate.

Bonnie Ford
Manager, Employer Progams and Events
Phone: 773.702.7407

Bonnie manages the Harper Center interview center and assists students and recruiters on the day of interviews. In addition, Bonnie oversees employer-facing events and conferences as well as all campus recruiting events.

Jackie Campbell
Manager, Employer Programs and Events
Phone: 773.834.8623

Jackie manages employer events, such as Booth Business Forums and private equity dinners.  In addition Jackie oversees the Chicago Booth job board (GTS).

Asia Pacific

Julia Herries
Director, Employer Relations - APAC
Phone: +852.2533.9509

Based in Hong Kong, Julia builds relationships throughout the APAC region.  

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Leslie Plaisted
Associate Director - EMEA

Based in London, Leslie P. builds relationships throughout the EMEA region, including London, Barcelona, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Johannesburg.

Latin America

Katherine Darius
Associate Director - Latin America

Based in Chicago, Katherine builds relationships throughout Latin America region, including Brazil, Santiago, and Mexico City.

Career Management

Jody Becker
Senior Associate Director
Phone: 773.834.2618
Kirsten Nelson
Senior Associate Director
Phone: 773.702.5092
Fern O'Neill
Senior Associate Director
Phone: 773.834.0098
Meftehe Shebi
Associate Director
Phone: 773.702.9190
Johanna Smith
Associate Director
Phone: 773.702.9189
Cristina Shepard
Assistant Director, Career Management Events
Phone: 773.834.3539
Kathryn Ward-Mytinger
Manager, Career Management Programs & Events

Career Resource Center

Gretchen Rings
Phone: 773.834.5443
Andrea Sanchez
Phone: 773.834.0449
Library Staff
Phone: 773.702.7406

Information Systems and Reporting

Paul Steven
Senior Associate Director, Data Analysis and Research
Phone: 773.702.7016
Carolyn Rydz
Data Coordinator

Office Administration

Barbara Vance
Senior Office Manager
Phone: 773.702.7436