MBA Career Center Team

The depth and breadth of industry experience from our team at the Georgetown MBA Career Center is second to none.If you are interested in hiring Georgetown MBA students and alumni, please get acquainted with our office by emailing us at

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Doreen Amorosa

Associate Dean and Managing Director

As the associate dean and managing director of the Georgetown MBA Career Center, Doreen serves as the faculty liaison and is responsible for managing the MBA Career Management strategy, team direction, student, faculty, alumni, and university relationships within the McDonough School of Business. In addition to these efforts, Doreen manages the recruiting strategies, networking opportunities, and employer relationship development globally.

Prior to her career at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Doreen served as the vice president for global recruitment and workforce planning at American Express, where she managed the recruitment strategy both within the United States and globally. Her experience also includes serving as the vice president of resourcing at ICI; director of talent acquisition at Avaya; and more than 20 years of experience working with Merrill Lynch, where she oversaw recruitment, staffing, diversity initiatives, and HR policy. Doreen holds an MBA from Seton Hall University and earned a BSBA degree in Management from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Throughout the last half of her corporate experience, Doreen was a member of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors.

Patty Buchek

Assistant Dean of the MBA Career Curricula

Patty serves as the assistant dean of the MBA career curricula, overseeing MBA Full-Time and MBA Evening Program career education. As a member of the core faculty, Patty delivers original material in both classroom and workshop formats. Her insights into professionalism and career advancement stem from her own professional foundations in search, placement, and human resource management. Since 2003, Patty has committed her expertise to the inspiration and career preparation of emerging global business leaders and gears content to this specific audience. She holds an Executive Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Philosophy and Politics from Catholic University, and she is a Certified Career Management Coach.

Career Curricula:

Laura Kapelski

Senior Assistant Director, MBA Curricula

As senior assistant director, Laura offers her expertise in career development, supporting the MBA Career Center career curricula. As part of the curricula team, Laura designs and executes career specific workshops and courses including a job search course, promotions course, executive presence course, and professional development series. Prior to joining the Georgetown MBA Career Center, Laura worked as a career consultant in George Mason University’s School of Management Career Services, where she managed internship programs and coached undergraduate business students. She earned an M.S. in College Student Personnel from Miami University in Ohio and a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of Iowa.


Kelley Newman

Operations Coordinator

As the operations coordinator, Kelley manages logistics and provides support to the MBA Career Center in the areas of Recruitment Coordination, Events Logistics, Communications, Deliverables Management and Resources Support.  Prior, she oversaw corporate sponsorship and marketing activities for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and spent 8 years working in media relations, publicity and events in the entertainment industry.  Kelley received a B.A. in Communications from James Madison University and will earn her master’s degree from Georgetown’s Communication, Culture and Technology program in 2014.


Elizabeth Orbison

Senior Manager of Operations

As the senior manager of operations, Beth oversees the operations of the MBA Career Center which supports all graduate MBA program students and alumni at the McDonough School of Business. The operations team ensures that career center services are delivered efficiently and without interruption. Prior to joining the Georgetown MBA Career Center, Beth worked for eight years as a corporate and non-profit paralegal where she honed her natural talent for organization and operational efficiency through directing complex processes, teams, and negotiations. She earned a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary. In the spring of 2014, she will receive her M.B.A. from the McDonough School of Business.

Sam Skardon

Manager of Data and Business Intelligence

As the manager of Data & Business Intelligence, Sam is responsible for the administration of MBA Career Center knowledge systems, data, and user support.  This position creates actionable intelligence from student and employer data to help the Career Center provide the most efficient and effective career services.  Prior to joining the Georgetown MBA Career Center, Sam worked on several political campaigns and as an aide on Capitol Hill where he managed large data sets used to provide constituent services and make strategic decisions.  A native of Charleston, South Carolina, he earned a B.A. in History from Emory University in 2010 and expects to earn an M.B.A. from Georgetown in 2015.

Employer Relations & Career Coaching:

Jennifer Boynton

Director (Financial Services, Real Estate)

As the director of our Financial Services and Real Estate team, Jennifer manages career coaching, job search strategies, vision clarification, industry exploration, and student club relations. With regard to employers, Jennifer’s responsibilities include employer relations and development, recruitment strategies, alumni relations, faculty partnerships, employer feedback, and networking. Jennifer joined the Georgetown MBA Career Center after a 10-year career in equity sales and trading, where she spent nine years as an equity sales trader at Goldman Sachs and one year as a trader at Atticus Capital. She earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Engineering from Tufts University.

Lindsay Guthrie

Associate Director (Consulting)

Lindsay serves as the Associate Director for the consulting industry.  Prior to joining Georgetown, Lindsay spent many years as a consultant working for PwC Consulting, IBM Global Business Services, and Accenture.  She specialized in the fields of strategy and organization and change management in the industries of retail, high tech, and government.  Most recently, Lindsay spent two years working at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Office of Finance.  She holds an A.B. from Harvard University in government and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

Karen Kouagou

Associate Director (Government, Not-for-Profit/Social Impact, International Development)

Karen serves as the associate director focused on careers in government, not-for-profit/social impact, and International Development. She assists students with internship and job search strategies, resume feedback, mock interviews, and networking skills. Karen has a broad international consulting background primarily in human resources in both corporate and nonprofit organizations, most recently as an executive recruiter at the World Bank. Throughout her career – which has spanned temporary staffing, executive search, private sector, multinational and outplacement companies – Karen has specialized in recruitment and training. Her global perspective has been enhanced by her experiences as a host family, university exchange student, and expatriate. Karen holds a M.A. degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She is a local member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Karen co-founded the Benin Education Fund with her husband, Alphonse, in 1998. She has been an active member of the BEF board ever since, with a focus on special events and fundraising.

Eric Young

Director (Consumer Goods & Retail, Entertainment, Media & Sports, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Transportation, and Technology)

As the director who leads relationship building with employers and students interested in Technology, Entertainment, Media & Sports and Manufacturing  & Transportation industries, Eric oversees student career and undecided coaching, job search strategies, vision clarification, industry exploration, and student club relations. When working with industry employers, Eric manages employer relations and development, recruitment strategies, alumni relations, faculty partnerships, employer feedback, and networking. Eric joined the Georgetown MBA Career Center following a 20-year international career at Accenture where he began his career as a technology consultant and ultimately served as the HR director for Accenture's Global Corporate Functions, leading career development and people initiatives for 15,000 individuals across 12 corporate functions in 52 countries. Eric holds a B.A. in Economics from University of Maryland and an M.A. in Organizational Management from The George Washington University.