Executive Director, Career Management Center
Steven Burton, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Career Management Center at the Mays Business School. Most recently, Steven was the Executive Director of Executive Education at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Prior to the role at ISB, Steven held leadership positions at top schools globally including Managing Director of Executive Degree Programs at INSEAD, Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Programs at Singapore Management University, Associate Dean, MBA Programs at the Karachi School for Business & Leadership, and Director, Working Professional MBA Programs at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. While Steven’s experience spans across functional areas in graduate business schools, in each role, he has built or led career management teams to support MBA and specialty masters students. Prior to his career in Business schools, Steven had a 20-year corporate career with IBM and other smaller firms.
Steven earned his Ph.D. from Singapore Management University, MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
AudienceMBA (Full Time)Professional MBAExecutive MBAMastersAlumni
ProgramsExecutive MBAMS AnalyticsMS Human Resource Management for ProfessionalsProfessional MBA
Associate Program Director & Visiting Lecturer
John Brady is an Associate Director & Visiting Lecturer of Career Management at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. Beyond his service on the graduate program faculty and Career Management Center, Mr. Brady is an executive performance and career coach, keynote speaker, and expert media source on matters related to accelerating corporate and career performance. Mr. Brady’s clients span the U.S. and Europe, including senior managers and executives of the Fortune 500, mid-market companies, and the Federal Government of the United States. He also sits on several corporate advisory and nonprofit boards, with a special focus on organizations that advance educational opportunity, democracy, and career success.
Mr. Brady is a veteran of the education, banking, and technology sectors, with experience growing the talent and top line revenue of start-ups, non-profits and Fortune 50 companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in English Education, and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Leadership, Training & Policy Studies with a concentration in Higher Education Administration; both from the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development at Boston University, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with concentrations in marketing and international business from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Career TopicsCareer DevelopmentEntrepreneurshipGraduate SchoolInterview PrepJob Search StrategyLinkedInMBA Career PrepNetworkingResumes and Letters
ProgramsExecutive MBAMS Business
Assistant Director, Employer Services
An experienced director in public management and nonprofits, Jabot Colvin joined Texas A&M University in January 2020 as the Assistant Director of Employer Services for the Mays Business School’s Career Management Center. In this role, Colvin will oversee employer engagement, including on-campus recruiting activity, for graduate business programs at Mays.
Previously, he served as the executive director of The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley, a local nonprofit museum dedicated to providing a hands-on, interactive environment for children. He handled the business aspect of the nonprofit organization, and shared the mission of the organization to business leaders and other stakeholders throughout the Brazos Valley. He gained the museum more than $180,000 in grant funds from foundations and local city government agencies, and he created and strengthened community partnerships to drive collaboration, engagement and revenue development.
Colvin earned a Master of Public Administration degree from The Bush School of Government and Public Service and also a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University. He has a strong history of giving back to youth in his community by volunteering with Big Brother Big Sisters, local church groups, and local recreation centers. He was a member of the 2018 Leadership Brazos Class as well as a member of the College Station Morning Rotary Club. In his spare time, Jabot enjoys playing the guitar, traveling with family, and watching a variety of sports.
For employers interested in engaging with Mays graduate business students, contact Jabot Colvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-845-1998.
Associate Director, Career Coach
I am passionate about professional development and the difference it can make. I enjoy getting to know my students and helping them prepare for their dream careers. In the past I have taught classes on resume development and cover letters with our Career Coaches teaching the others topics, so students get to meet and interact with their Career Coach.
I enjoy editing and building resumes. I’ve reviewed at least 5,500 resumes in my career. I’m passionate about helping people showcase their skills in the best way possible.
When I’m not editing resumes, I’m enjoy live music, binging shows on Hulu, planning trips, exploring new areas, reading, playing board games, yoga, and napping.
ProgramsMaster of Real EstateMS BusinessMS Human Resource ManagementMS Marketing
Acting Director, Master of Science in Finance/Career Coach
Donna is a seasoned professional who brings significant expertise in finance and consulting, primarily in the energy industry. During her career, she advised on numerous M&A transactions, completed company valuations and management consulting projects and served as an expert witness with legal testimony. Just prior to joining the career center team, Donna had spent the last 10 years in London where she led major fundraising initiatives for the American School of London. She is well-known in the international community for her role in creating impactful community building activities and leading major philanthropic endeavors. She holds both US and UK citizenship status. She is a two-time Aggie holding both an MBA from the Mays Business School as well as a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.
Specialties and InterestsCareer coaching, finance, consulting, energy, technical to business roles
ProgramsMS FinanceMS Quantitative Finance
Career Services Program Coordinator II
As the Coordinator for the Career Management Center, Sandy is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office, including first point of contact as reception, appointment scheduler, as well as serving as employer relations and event coordinator.
Sandy has more than 40 years of experience in office administration and management. She has worked in manufacturing, service, insurance and sales administration businesses. Prior to her employment with the Career Management Center, she worked at the Texas A&M University System in the Office of the Treasurer.
She graduated from Pearland High School. It was there while enrolled in a Vocational Office Education program that she fell in love with office administration work and decided to pursue that as her career. She has had the opportunity to travel to China and Hong Kong. She has also lived in Colorado and New Mexico before settling in Hilltop Lakes, Texas with her husband. In her free time, Sandy enjoys gardening, camping, hunting, and spending time with their two children, their spouses and grandchildren.
Shanna Upchurch is a native of the Midwest and attained her Bachelor of Music Performance from Indiana University. When the musician’s lifestyle didn’t suit her, she changed directions with an MBA from Brigham Young University. That launched her to an internship with Campbell’s Soup Company and then to a full-time role with General Mills. Thanks to her time on the Old El Paso brand, she can tell you more than you care to know about sourcing green chilies!
For the last ten years, Shanna has devoted herself to a career in higher education, both in admissions and then career services. Most recently, she was with SMU for six years. As a Certified Career Management Coach, she has worked with students in all disciplines but focused on analytics, marketing and operations.
Specialties and InterestsCareer coaching, marketing, analytics, operations
Career CommunitiesMarketing, Sales, Brand Mgmt
Sonja Broderick has over 20 years of experience in career services and human resources. She has worked with MBAs at Southern Methodist University, Clemson University and Arizona State University. In addition to doing outplacement work with Lee Hecht Harrison, she was a member of their university team that served the University of Maryland’s EMBA and PMBA population. She was also a Director of Career Services at Lander University and worked in human resources/training and development for Capsugel, both in Greenwood, SC.
Sonja has her MBA from the University of South Carolina and her BBA from the University of Miami. She currently resides in Greenville, SC with her husband, two children and two cats. She is an avid pickleball and tennis player.
AudienceMBA (Full Time)
With a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Amy Riechman managed to find the perfect career path in talent acquisition.
With over 15 years of experience as a Senior Corporate Recruiter and Resume Writer, Amy manages full-cycle recruitment, collaborates with hiring managers, interviews candidates during the selection process, and negotiates complex offers. She has in depth knowledge of applicant tracking systems, boolean, keywords, job searching, career sites, and social media platforms. With a robust LinkedIn network, Amy is passionate about connecting others and opening up opportunities for everyone.
Amy will provide resume writing and career advice from the recruiter’s perspective, and prepare you for your career journey.