In addition to college recruiting expertise, Georgia Tech's MBA Career Services team has a wide range of corporate experience. Our team members have served in various career development, human resources, and management roles at industry-leading companies.
Career Advisors and Corporate Relations Managers share the responsibilities of advising students on their career goals and managing corporate relationships with companies recruiting MBAs. Every student is assigned to an advisor who works with him/her throughout the two-year program. For recruiters, a Corporate Relations Manager is assigned to each organization and serves as the primary contact.
The hard work of our MBAs on their job search combined with the corporate experience of our career services staff has resulted in our employment statistics ranking in the top tier of all national MBA programs.
Jim Kranzusch has served as the leader of the MBA Career Services office for more than nine years and brings 30 years of management experience to this role. Founder of ClientView LLC, a customer relationship management (CRM) consulting practice, he has held executive positions at IBM and other technology companies and been involved in two start-ups (one private and the other culminating in a successful IPO). Kranzusch, who received his MS in Business Policy from Columbia University, represents the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business to the business community, recruits companies, leads the career development class, and serves as a student advisor and mentor. He is actively involved as one of three members of the MBA Admissions Committee.
Kelley Broome joined the MBA Career Services team in April 2013. Her past experiences include 14 years of recruiting for university admissions and study abroad programs. Most recently she worked with graduate programs and admissions for Scheller College of Business. As manager for operations, Broome communicates with recruiting companies, executives, and students on MBA processes and procedures. She also manages the corporate job database and organizes information sessions, resume drops, MBA Career Services events, and on-campus interviews. She received her MS in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Career Advisors and Corporate Relations Managers:
Ann Blasick joined the MBA Career Services staff in June 2013, after having worked as the Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program for 2 years and Assistant Director in the Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice for 6 years where she was responsible for providing career coaching to students seeking co-op and internship positions. Before joining Georgia Tech, her experience includes working as a mechanical engineer for Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks. Blasick is responsible for career advisement for Full Time MBA students and corporate relationships with companies recruiting MBAs. She earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wilkes University.
Paul Hobson joined the MBA Career Services staff in February 2010. He brings over 20 years of corporate work experience primarily in management with IBM where he assisted many employees in the development of their careers. Hobson is responsible for career advisement of Evening MBA students as well as building corporate relationships with companies seeking Georgia Tech MBA students. He is a graduate of Morgan State University.
Barb Lindquist joined the MBA Career Services staff in October 2006. She brings over thirteen years of management experience with IBM which included career coaching and professional development for new consultants in the southeast region of Business Consulting Services. Prior to joining GA Tech, she served two and half years as the Associate Director of Career Services at the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University. Lindquist is responsible for career advisement for Full Time MBA students and corporate relationships with companies recruiting MBAs. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Elaine Metzger joined the MBA Career Services staff in October 2010. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience in career coaching, professional development training, teaching, and business development. Her background includes positions in corporate, government and education settings, both domestic and international. In her role as Corporate Relations Manager, Metzger is responsible for career advisement to the Executive MBA students. She received her PhD in Adult Education from Florida State University and a Master's in Education from University of Arizona.
Kevin Stacia joined the MBA Career Services staff in February 2013, after having worked in Georgia Tech Career Services for 3 years as a Career Specialist. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Stacia worked for 20 years as a Human Resources professional with several high tech companies including Scientific Atlanta, Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. During his tenure at Agilent Technologies he served as the Global Campus Program Manager for their Life Sciences business unit. Stacia received his MBA from Clark Atlanta University. Here at Scheller, he is responsible for providing career coaching to Full Time MBA students, facilitating career development workshops, as well as developing and managing the relationships for a portfolio of companies seeking to recruit MBAs for their full time and internship positions.