Interim Director, Career Management Center
Cynthia Billington is the interim director for the Career Management Center, part of the MBA Programs office at Mays Business School. She is also the 2021-22 Chairperson for the Texas A&M University Staff Council.
From 2017 to 2021, Cindy served as the director for the Experience Team at Mays Business School where she developed and supported alumni, donor, and corporate relations engagement initiatives.
A certified Professional Career Coach, Employment Interviewer and Resume Writer designee, Billington has more than 30 years of experience at Mays. She joined Mays’ Graduate Business Career Services in 2004 to create and implement the career advising program for the Master of Science students, then transitioned to MBA career coaching in 2009.
Billington is a past board member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, where she has served in numerous leadership positions since 2002. She currently serves as membership chair for the Association for Business School Alumni Professionals, Board Member for the Aggie Women Network, and Vice-Chair for the Texas A&M University Staff Council.
She is a three-time recipient of the Mays Business School Outstanding Staff Award (two individual awards and one team award) and received the 2011 Texas A&M University President’s Meritorious Service Award. She has been an executive volunteer with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program since 2005. Cindy was also a 2000 TAMU Fish Camp Namesake.
AudienceMBA (Full Time)Professional MBAExecutive MBAAlumniStudents
ProgramsExecutive MBAFT MBAMS AnalyticsMS Human Resource Management for ProfessionalsProfessional MBA
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
Associate Director, Career Coach
Donna is a seasoned professional who brings significant expertise in finance and consulting, primarily in the energy industry, to her role as a career consultant. 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
AudienceMBA (Full Time)MastersStudents
ProgramsFT MBAMaster of Financial ManagementMaster of Real EstateMS AccountingMS AnalyticsMS BusinessMS Entrepreneurial LeadershipMS FinanceMS Human Resource ManagementMS Human Resource Management for ProfessionalsMS Management Information SystemsMS MarketingMS 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.