One-on-One Coaching

The Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services offers free one-on-one career counseling to all Darden MBA, MBA for Executives and Ph.D. program alumni via phone, Skype or in-person appointments.

 Our Staff

Our team of career counselors draw on their diverse and deep business experience to support your search by helping you develop a powerful resume and LinkedIn profile. They can also assist you in figuring out what's next, developing a job search strategy, negotiating employment terms, understanding severance agreements, developing a career plan and thinking through almost any career issue you may encounter.


Connie Dato English, Executive Director of Alumni Career Services (MBA '91)
Connie joined ACS in 2001, bringing experience as a consultant and recruiter at Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategic business planner with PepsiCo Inc.’s corporate headquarters and as human resources manager for J.M. Huber Corporation in its Wood Products Division. Connie is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and received her MBA from Darden in 1991. She has assisted thousands of alumni including women re-entering the workforce. Connie currently serves as the Executive Director of the MBA CSWP Alliance, an international peer group.


Marty Speight, Career Consultant (MBA '96)
Before Marty joined the ACS counseling team, she had consulted with Darden’s Career Development Center assisting students and managing projects. Marty’s impressive career in general management and operations included stints with Coca-Cola and several startups in the software industry. She ran a large division of iXL, a global internet services firm, and worked on implementing supply chain software solutions with clients in a variety of industries. Marty obtained her B.S. in Industrial Relations at UNC-Chapel Hill before pursuing her MBA at Darden.


Lindsay Guthrie, Career Consultant (MBA '04)
Before joining the ACS counseling team, Lindsay was an MBA Career Coach at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business MBA Career Center. While there, she coached hundreds of MBAs, EMBAs, and alumni through their end-to-end job search. Prior to Georgetown, Lindsay worked for more than ten years in consulting at PwC, IBM, and Accenture. In addition, she spent several years as a Director at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Lindsay obtained her A.B. in government from Harvard University and her MBA at Darden.


Cathryn Davis, Alumni Career Services Associate
Cathryn joined Alumni Career Services in July of 2013. Cathryn manages our office and is the webmaster for ACS. She is often the first point of contact for our office and can help you navigate the ACS website, schedule your first career counseling appointment and help you access any of the services we offer. Cathryn received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech, as well as her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Montana State University. Contact Cathryn.


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