McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

MBA Career Team

MBA Career Center Hours:

Located in the Hariri Building Suite 285, the MBA Career Center is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 am – 7 pm*, and Fridays, 9 am – 5:30 p.m. Contact us at (202) 687-3741 or

*Hours may vary during holidays and summer break.

Maureen Carpenter

Maureen Cleary

Assistant Dean, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Hospitality Industries

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Maureen leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in financial services, real estate, and hospitality. Maureen joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center from the NYU Stern Office of Career Development, where she was the director of relationship management, responsible for creating and expanding opportunities for Stern students by building strategic partnerships with diverse organizations.

Prior to joining Stern, Maureen was a vice president in operations at Credit Suisse Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Company where she specialized in oversight of core control functions, business process improvement, campus recruitment, project management, and staff development. Maureen received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Georgetown University.

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Eric Young

Eric Young

Assistant Dean, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Sports, and Venture Capital Industries and Entrepreneurship

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Eric leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in the technology, media, entertainment, sports, and venture capital industries. He also coaches MBA students interested in entrepreneurship. Eric joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center following a 20-year international career at Accenture, where he began as a technology consultant and served in various human resources roles across the United States, India, and Canada.

Eric holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in organizational management from The George Washington University, and a certificate in corporate leadership from Georgetown University.

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Larry Verbiest

Lawrence Verbiest

Director, Consulting Industry

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Lawrence leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in consulting. He began his consulting career with Booz Allen Hamilton after a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army. At Booz Allen, he supported clients in the healthcare and human capital markets, and led interdisciplinary teams of consultants on eight distinct contracts or task orders with a total award value of $33M during the period of 2008 to 2013. He also was very involved with employee recruiting.

Lawrence holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.A. in international policy studies from Stanford University, and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also completed a change management certification program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Trudy McCrea

Trudy McCrea

Associate Director, Marketing, Consumer Products & Goods, Healthcare, and Manufacturing & Transportation Industries / Industry Practice Leader

Trudy advises MBA students interested in the marketing and sales function and leads relationships with employers and students interested in consumer products, retail/e-commerce, healthcare and manufacturing/transportation.

Trudy joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center following a 25-year career with IBM, Microsoft, a few small companies, and one startup where she was an entrepreneur. She began working in manufacturing and research at IBM, moved to increasingly responsible sales and marketing roles, and recently led sales enablement programs for IBM US, Latin America and Canada. Over her career, she served clients in many industries, including consumer products, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, transportation, government and technology.

Trudy holds a B.S. in Facilities Planning from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, as well as credentials from IBM’s Advanced Sales Coaching program and the Co-Active Training Institute.

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Asha Noor

Asha Noor

Associate Director, Social Impact/ Non-profits, Education, Energy & CleanTech, Government, and International Development Industries / Industry Practice Leader

Asha leads employer relations and MBA student coaching in the social impact, education, energy/cleantech, government and international development sectors. Prior to coming to McDonough, Asha was the Coordinating Director for Communities United for Status and Protection (CUSP), a national collaborative of grassroots immigrant-led organizations. Noor also served as the Program and Outreach Director at CAIR-MI, a Civil Rights organization where she oversaw the implementation of inclusive policies at university campuses, as well as other sectors. Asha also served as the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist at The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

Asha is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the KBK Humanitarian Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Hero Award, and Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Community Advocate Award. Noor earned her MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and her B.A in political science from Michigan State University.

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Sarah Swygard

Sarah Swygard

Associate Director, Consulting, Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurship Industry Practice Lead

Sarah leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in consulting, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.

Sarah joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center after 6 years as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she led and managed projects with senior government leaders in immigration, health, and defense. Her work ranged across business sectors to include strategy, technology pilots, finance, organization design, process development, and policy. She also volunteered with the Deloitte Strategy recruiting teams, and coached over 50 staff through promotions and career changes. Before graduate school, Sarah worked in undergraduate admissions and as a collegiate speech and debate coach.

Sarah holds a Masters in Leadership and Public Policy from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in English.

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Kerry Kidwell Slak

Kerry Kidwell-Slak

Director, Career Curricula and Communications

Certified Career Coach

Kerry leads the career curricula and communications team for the McDonough Career Center in developing and delivering resources to support the career goals of students across all McDonough academic programs. She most recently held management roles in membership and education programs with two science-based non-profit associations with an emphasis on cultivating professional development and career opportunities for those with STEM backgrounds. She also has held leadership roles with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Career Center and began her career in technical consulting for the nuclear power industry with MPR Associates.

Kerry holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an M.A. in higher education administration from The George Washington University.

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Ja'net Y. DeFlorimonte

Ja’net Y. DeFlorimonte

Director of Operations

Ja’net provides strategic support to the McDonough Career Center in the areas of finance, budgets, analytics, and operations. Prior to joining the Career Center, Ja’net was the director of admissions for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She also held a leadership position with the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to joining academia, Ja’net held various positions supporting students, mostly from untapped and historically underrepresented backgrounds, at National Medical Fellowships, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Institute of International Education.

Ja’net earned her MPA with a concentration in international management from American University and her B.A. in political science with a minor in international studies from Wake Forest University. She also recently completed the Professional Project Management Certificate at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

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Marissa Bockeno

Marissa Bockeno

Recruitment and Event Coordinator


Marissa supports the Georgetown McDonough Career Center with logistical coordination, event planning, and operational support. While doing this, she focuses on recruitment activities that promote job placement for both students and employers.

Marissa received her B.S from Ithaca College in communication management and design with a concentration in corporate communications and a minor in African diaspora. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for Ithaca College in the Office of Conference and Event Services where she planned and executed 100+ collegiate-related events. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Marissa worked as a Service Team Leader at Wegmans where she focused on employee development and customer relations.

Marissa was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, but lived in Ithaca, NY, before relocating to the DMV area. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.

Danny Silver

Danny Silver

Associate Director, Data and Business Intelligence

Danny is responsible for the administration of data and knowledge systems across the MBA programs at the McDonough School of Business. Prior to Georgetown, he held various positions in analytics, research, and process modeling at NBC Universal and Fannie Mae.

Danny graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Information Systems and a B.S. in Marketing.