Allyson Moore Elected to Board of Directors of MBA Career Services Council
Allyson Moore, Director of Career Development at the Yale School of Management, has been honored by election to the board of directors of the MBA Career Services Council (MBACSC), founded in 1994 to promote the sharing of knowledge and best practices among MBA career services professionals. “The organization is doing very good work,” says Moore. “So I was pleasantly surprised and quite honored when I was elected by my peers to serve on the board of directors.” Her term begins when she and other new board members are officially presented to the Council on June 28th 2007.
Moore hopes to put to good use for the MBACSC her more than fifteen years’ experience in recruiting and placement, in contexts from nonprofits to large corporations. “Given my background in recruiting for Fortune 500 corporations, I believe that I’ll be able to add some value to the Council’s efforts to reach out to corporate partners and provide special programming for them, and I’m looking forward to that opportunity.” Her experience in the academic realm reflects the growth of MBA programs and career services beyond full-time MBAs. Before joining Yale SOM in 2006, Moore served as NYU Stern’s Director of Full-Time MBA Career Services. However, her first role at NYU Stern was as a founding member of its Career Center for Working Professionals, providing career coaching and recruitment services to part-time MBAs, self-sponsored executive MBAs, and MBA alumni. Career services professionals have had to keep pace with the needs of many different constituencies, and Moore looks forward to helping the MBACSC address this challenge.
As for Moore, “Challenges are what motivate me. Part of the attraction for me here at Yale SOM was that I would be able to participate in the delivery of career services to alumni as well as full-time MBA students, because I like the diversity. What I enjoy most is connecting people with opportunities that match their skills, talents, and aspirations. When I was in corporate, there was a defined number of opportunities and career paths I could offer candidates. In academia, the sky’s the limit: I can reach out to virtually any firm in any industry and try to connect students and alumni with employers of interest. That’s the best feeling.”