Career Coaching

Alumni Career Services (ACS) offers Darden alumni one-on-one coaching sessions with any of our ACS coaches. Our coaches provide support and direction while helping you identify and achieve your career goals. Sessions with coaches are conducted via phone, Skype or in-person.

ACS coaching areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-Assessment
  • Job Search
  • Networking
  • Resume Reviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Starting a Business
  • Performance Reviews
  • Promotion
  • Compensation Negotiation
  • Relocation
  • Relaunching

ACS coaches are all generalists; however, their career backgrounds are quite varied. Alumni clients may request a specific coach, or may leave it to ACS to match them with a coach. Meet our coaches below, and contact us to schedule an initial appointment.

Jen Coleman
After receiving her MBA from Kellogg, Jen spent ten years in equities - nine at Goldman Sachs. She has been a career coach to MBA alumni and students for the last eight years.
Lindsay Guthrie (Darden MBA '04)
A 2004 graduate of Darden, Lindsay’s background includes consulting with PwC, IBM and Accenture as well as a director-level GS-15 role with the federal government.
Marty Speight (Darden MBA '96)
A Darden alumna and long-time ACS coach, Marty’s career has included operations roles at Coca-Cola and at internet startup iXL.
Sameer Sankaran
Sameer has over 10 years’ experience in the tech industry, having worked in a variety of disciplines including product management, product marketing and pricing strategy.

Alumni Advisor Program

Alumni Career Services (ACS) introduces its new Alumni Advisor Program. Advisors are Darden alumni who have volunteered to share their significant expertise in a variety of professional areas and industries with other alumni who are seeking career guidance from ACS. Areas of expertise for current Alumni Advisors include: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Private Equity, and Relaunch.

Advisor sessions are opportunities for alumni clients to receive expert opinions and career-oriented guidance from other Darden alumni. Advisors are not potential employers or sources for introductions. Conversations with Advisors are available via referral from our Coaching team. If interested in meeting with an Alumni Advisor, please contact our office.