Our online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate.
Through UChicagoConnect, participants engage in free, 15-minute, text-based online chats with an experienced resume reviewer. Resume reviewers will review your resume in real time and offer you one-on-one feedback.
Lines for the coaches will form. While you wait, stop into the Peer-to-Peer networking booth to network with other UChicago Alumna/us. You could ask a peer to review your resume, share job search tips or create a new contact.
The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information, and walk away with several new connections you didn't have before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at your history, review your notes, gather contact information and follow up.
About the Resume Reviewers:
Terri Browne Kutzen, MBA'79
Terri's first career spanned 30 years at IBM Corporation in sales, operations, financial planning and pricing, marketing and communications, training and organizational development. Terri has extensive leadership capabilities and experience as a certified coach and facilitator and management development resource. She currently heads a private practice offering coaching, group facilitation and organizational development consulting to corporations, non-profit organizations and to individuals seeking to strengthen their own leadership skills.
Terri works with executives and organizational leaders who face complex challenges in moving their employees to a higher level of achievement, adapting to new organizational realities or creatively solving business problems. She volunteers her services to local organizations needing facilitation, strategic planning, governance work and board leadership. Her current focus is on building sustainable community gardens in her community, bringing more residents in touch with nature and the joys of growing organic food and addressing the local problems of hunger and isolation.
Tom Mullaney, AM'68
Tom Mullaney has wide experience in journalism and public relations. He was an editor on staff at Business Week in New York and National Journal in Washington, D.C. He has published in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Crain's and Chicago magazine. In his PR capacity, he offered executive positioning, media relations and special event services. He currently is managing editor of the art magazine, New Art Examiner.
Keith R. Sbiral
Keith brings a career of management and efficiency work which makes him uniquely qualified to coach and consult in a variety of organizations. In addition to countless hours of professional development in his focus areas, he is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.
Keith served as City Manager for a Chicago suburb. He holds the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation as well as being a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has spent the majority of his career in management and specifically personnel management. Prior to going into management, Keith served as the Director of the Building and Planning Department and led the Finance, Recreation, and Information Technology Departments. Keith served as the Treasurer for the Village for eight years.
Keith’s professional activities include International Coach Federation of Chicago, International City/County Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the American Planning Association (APA).
Keith earned his M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with emphases in economic development and land use planning from the University of Iowa in May of 2001. Prior to enrolling at the University of Iowa, Keith worked on political campaigns in Iowa following his graduation from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1997 with a major in political science and minor in economics.
Keith has a creative side, including his love for photography, which is matched with his passion for travel. In addition to assisting clients with career and leadership issues, he often works with those in creative fields or goals or blocks related to creative pursuits.
Amy M. Gardner, JD'02
Amy brings a unique track record of working with law students as dean of students at a top 5 law school and a successful career practicing law, first as a Skadden litigation associate and later as an associate and then partner at a mid-size Chicago firm. In addition to countless hours completing stand-alone coaching trainings, she is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.
Her work as Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School was described as “transformative” and “visionary.” In addition to counseling and advising law students on a variety of issues, she drew on her legal experience to revolutionize the way the Law School prepared students for legal practice. These efforts took the form of programs and initiatives to prepare students for the reality of the legal practice outside the classroom that are now being mimicked at other law schools. In one such effort, Amy partnered with the Booth School of Business to create the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative, the first program at a top law school to introduce systematic leadership development to all 1Ls.
She received her B.A. from Luther College in English and political science before spending two years working in Iowa politics. Amy received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002, where she served as a Topic Access Editor for the Law Review, among other activities. She earned her M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2017. Amy spent five years as a litigation associate at Skadden in Chicago, where her extensive pro bono work was profiled by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and resulted in her receipt of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation 2006 Distinguished Service Award. While an associate at Skadden, she also founded and led the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society from its first organizing meeting in 2003 to its being named the Lawyer Chapter of the Year for 2006-2007.
Learn more about Amy at www.apochromatik.com
Pamela J. Olson, MBA'89
Pamela is a management executive, professionally trained leader and executive coach to CEOs, business owners and their teams. Pamela's mission is to create growth opportunities that result in increased effectiveness, higher bottom line company profits and enhanced personal satisfaction. Net, net, she helps people get it done and have fun!
She has had careers in management consulting, operations management, business development, entrepreneurship and engineering.
Pamela earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her B.S in Industrial Engineering from the University of Nebraska (where she also played trombone in the marching band - GO BIG RED!). Pamela has traveled on all seven continents and in all 50 U.S. States.
MaryBeth Sigler, MBA’95
MaryBeth is an experienced leadership and career coach who has more than twenty-five years of experience working with executives and their teams. She coaches senior leaders, managers, and high-potentials to acquire the leadership tools they need to successfully advance their careers. She specializes in the development of emotional intelligence and mindful leadership. She also coaches executives on making successful career transitions, including finding a new career, moving towards retirement, or making a parallel move into a new industry.
MaryBeth is an adjunct instructor at New York University, teaching leadership coaching. She coaches clients in leadership development internationally for Skyline Group, and partners with The Potential Project to lead corporate mindfulness initiatives in Fortune 500 firms.
Previously MaryBeth had a career in management consulting, international corporate finance and human resources. She has worked with CEOs, CFOs, senior executives and global teams. In her last corporate role, she led high potential talent development and recruitment initiatives for Unilever U.S.
Dr. Nancy Sobel, PhD’82
Nancy is an executive coach, adviser, consultant, and mentor. In her businesses, LeaderSupport and Physician Leader Support, she works with clients to help them hone their own senses of clarity, purpose, and authentic self-expression, to develop his or her own full potential and that of their respective organizations. One area on which she focuses is working with clients to help them "re-language themselves"—in other words, to help them refine his/her professional presentation and to enhance documents to illuminate outstanding qualities and what makes him/her an exceptional candidate at each stage of their professional development.
Daisy Swan, AM'91
Daisy Swan has been a Career and Executive Coach for almost 30 years helping clients to discover, and be, their most authentic and productive selves. Daisy has worked with thousands of clients working at companies such as Google, Sony, Yahoo, Cornerstone On Demand, Warner Brothers, Hulu, and many smaller start-ups; CEO’s, attorneys, producers and writers, sales professionals and executives in the media and technology sector, as well as those just starting their careers have benefited from working with Daisy. She works with clients in one-and-one sessions, and teaches or presents at Universities, and in corporate settings, offering valuable ways to learn more about tools, and perspectives, to gain clarity to find new and fulfilling ways of living and working. Based in Los Angeles for decades, and now in Santa Barbara, her clients are located across the globe.
Her book, Making Work Work: Secrets from A Career Coach’s Office, was published in 2012. She has been quoted in articles on negotiation, dealing with difficult office politics and bosses, dating while unemployed, career transition and work/life balance in Girlboss.com, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, The LA Weekly, The NY Post, LA Yoga Magazine, eHarmony, Yahoo! and many others. She has also appeared on TV and radio shows such as ABC, NBC, KNX.
Daisy, a meditator for roughly 40 years, is also certified as a mindfulness instructor through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and is trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. she has taught many classes at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management incorporating mindfulness and attention training for MBA’s to learn valuable skills to increase emotional intelligence through self-awareness.
Daisy earned her BA in English Literature at Loyola University, and her MA in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. She is a devoted mother of her 22-year-old son, and an avid tennis player.
Elatia Abate, AB'99, MBA'08
Elatia Abate is an entrepreneur, coach, and thought leader on the future of work, career design, and building cultures of creativity and innovation. She works with organizations that range in size from Fortune 500 to early-stage start-ups and people in career transition. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, having recently delivered a TEDx titled, “Pioneering The Future of Work.” In a former life she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company, and Global Director Talent Acquisition at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Learn more at elatiaabate.com or by following @elaabate on Twitter and Instagram.
Anne Marie Segal, AM'96
As an executive coach with Segal Coaching LLC, Anne Marie Segal partners with board candidates, attorneys, senior executives and other professionals to facilitate career transitions, advancement, leadership, job interview preparation, resume writing and personal branding. Prior to coaching, Anne Marie served as an attorney for 15 years, including at White & Case LLP and a multi-strategy private equity and hedge fund manager.
Anne Marie is the author of two career-related books: Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals and Know Yourself, and Grow Your Career: The Personal Value Proposition Workbook. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, writes on career and resume topics at Forbes.com and has been quoted on CNBC.com, Monster, Above the Law and other media outlets. Audiences for her presentations include the United Nations (ICTY/MICT), University of Chicago, Association of Corporate Counsel and National Resume Writers Association, among other organizations.
Holding a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.A. in Art History from The University of Chicago and a B.A. in Fine Arts from Loyola University of Chicago, Anne Marie is a Certified Career Management Coach and Certified Professional Resume Writer.
Ethan Rucker is the Assistant Director, Career Readiness at the Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris, he coaches students to tell their career story. As a career readiness coach in the Career Development Office, Ethan works closely with the team to help students contextualize their experiences. In both one-on-one and group coaching, Ethan is committed to understanding student goals and challenges and identifying strengths to facilitate career growth. He also leads the mental health working group at Harris, which shares resources and raises awareness for positive mental health and wellness for Harris students. Ethan is a licensed professional counselor in Illinois, and a proud graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a BS in psychology. During his time in teaching middle school math as a Teach for America corps member, he attained an MA in teaching from Marian University. After teaching, he moved to Chicago and earned an EdS in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University Chicago.
Courtney C.W. Guerra, AB’05
An expert in lateral and non-linear career growth, Courtney mobilized her early work experience in food service, retail, and data entry—and her dual degree in English and Visual Arts—to work her way up through a series of administrative positions, both corporate and nonprofit. As the Senior Writer & Research Development Director for the UChicago Humanities Division, she crafts compelling applications for faculty research funding. This same editorial perspective informs her work as an advice columnist and career coach, a side project that grew out of her sincere desire to help fellow humanists find their way into fulfilling jobs.
Nick Fahnders leads the career coaching team at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He completed his Master’s degree at the University of Connecticut Higher Education & Student Affairs. In his spare time, Nick enjoys reading, traveling, eating Portillo’s hot dogs and teaching Zumba classes around the Greater Chicago Area. He is also a proud (under)graduate of Bradley University. For any strategic planning or marketing support, connect with Nick on LinkedIn.
Mic Fleming, MBA'79
Mic Fleming. Booth ’79, is the President of YESShr, a human resource consulting firm. He is a Board Member and co-director of the Workforce Readiness Program for the Portland Human Resource Management Association. Mic is a prior webinar presenter for the Mind Your Career series and last year also made presentations on resume prep and networking to the Yale Alumni Association.
Lisa Fan, AB'12, JD'18, MBA'18
Lisa works at Microsoft in business development and strategic sales where she helps enterprise customers with complex licensing solutions. She worked in the Career Advancement office at UChicago during graduate school where she helped students prepare for job interviews and navigate the recruiting process. Outside of work, Lisa serves on the board of directors of the UChicago Alumni Club of Chicago.