YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
Our success is measured by yours, that's why our dedicated team of professionals is here to support you with any help you might need along the way. Explore career options, learn about professional development opportunities or meet one-on-one with a counselor—we've got you covered.
MEET THE TEAM
Associate Dean Career Services and Executive Director, GCMC
Ph.D. in Higher Education (Organizational Behavior & Management), University of Michigan
MA in Education Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland
BA in Sociology (Minor in Sports Management), UC Santa Barbara
Dr. Brett Alpert has served more than 22 years in an array of private and public sector roles. Prior to pursuing his graduate studies, Brett spent 4+ years in various management capacities within the financial services industry, served as Community Liaison with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, and became involved with a series of civic and philanthropic activities (from the California State Assembly's Business Advisory Commission to the West Valley Boys and Girls Club's Board of Directors). Brett has previously served undergraduate students as an Academic Advisor at the University of Maryland, recruited/advised graduate students and internship supervisors as Coordinator for Graduate Programs and Activities with the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, and served both students and employers as Director of External Opportunities and Engagement at Loyola Marymount University. Brett comes to us most recently from Stanford University, where he served as Associate Dean of Career Education and Director of Career Ventures. Originally from Southern California, Brett is joined in Williamsburg by his long-time girlfriend, Laura, and is excited to have recently become a part of the Mason School, the GCMC team, and the William & Mary community.
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Director of Graduate Career Advising & Education
MBA, Fitchburg State University
BS, Fitchburg State University
Patrice is the Director of Graduate Career Advising and Education for GCMC. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing and her Master of Business Administration degrees from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Patrice comes from industry and has worked in Manufacturing, Hi-Tech, Laboratory Services and has owned her own marketing business. Looking to fulfill a desire to give back to the community, Patrice joined higher education where she became Dean at Mt Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts. She worked with a team of 50 employees to help reduce barriers to and increase retention in higher education for low-income, first in family to college, population. It was in this role that Patrice defined her passion for staff development and eventually put her skills to use in advising graduate students at Mason beginning in 2015. Although a native of Massachusetts, the warmer weather, earlier blooming season, and a granddaughter brought Patrice and her husband to Virginia and the lovely campus of William & Mary. Go Tribe!
Associate Director, Career Advising & Education
M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, Providence College
BA, Taylor University
Dennis brings extensive career development experience having worked in higher education, corporate outplacement, and with the state government. He has worked with senior executives, the long term unemployed and consistently been successful when mentoring and motivating individuals in career exploration.
Miller Hall, Room 1052
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Associate Director, Graduate Career Advising
MBA, William & Mary
BS, International Relation, Business & Marketing, Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), Brazil
With over ten years of professional experience, Juliana has worked in organizations in different industries, from a disruptive Silicon Valley tech startup to a traditional management consulting firm, including Deloitte, Olympic & Paralympic Games, Knowe & Zume. With the right balance of creative & analytical skills, Juliana consider herself a curious, energetic, and pragmatic problem-solver, with strong bias towards action and innovation. She is a Digital Transformation Promoter and a Sustainability Enthusiastic. Juliana has visited 38 countries and lived in 5 of them. As a global changemaker, she has managed cross-functional complex projects and teams in multicultural environments. Working with people with different backgrounds taught her important lessons, which made her an avid Diversity & Inclusion Advocate. She is proud Latina, fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Juliana is extremely passionate about mentoring and lifting others while she climbs. She joined William & Mary Graduate Career Management Center as a Graduate Assistant during her MBA, and she learned that success for her is empowering people and helping them succeed. After graduation, Juliana accepted a full-time offer to join the W&M GCMC, and her job is to support students’ career development and empower students, so they can make the world a better place.
Juliana has a Bachelor in International Relations with focus on Business & Marketing from Escola Superior Propaganda e Marketing (Brazil), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing & Business Analytics from William & Mary (USA).
From Brazil to Williamsburg area, Juliana loves to spend time with her husband Gus (an W&M MBA Alumni) and their rescue dog, Rocky.
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Associate Director, Graduate Career Advising
MA, Counseling, UNC Charlotte
BA, Psychology, University of North Florida
Stephanie has spent her professional career working in the higher education sector, focusing on student career development. With experience from small and large public universities, she has served in various roles including early career development, experiential learning, and business student career readiness. Stephanie enjoys working with students to identify and strategize career goals, while developing their professional story.
Stephanie is originally from Gainesville, FL and is an avid Florida Gators fan. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida, and her Master's degree in Counseling from UNC Charlotte. Stephanie lives in Williamsburg with her partner Cody - they love exploring the surrounding areas, always ready for their next adventure!
Michael S. Ryan
Director, Corporate Relations & Employer Engagement
Masters in Human Resources and Employment Management, Penn State University
BBA, William & Mary
As leader of the "CREE" team, Mike leads corporate engagement and development initiatives bringing together W&M alumni, employers, partners, friends and students. Mike leverages over twenty years of experience in human resource management, recruiting, business development, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining William & Mary, Mike worked in the aerospace/ defense, telecommunications and financial services industries where he led large-scale projects, events and diverse teams across multiple time zones. Mike resides in the Northern Virginia area with his wife and two children.
W&M Washington Center
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Associate Director of Corporate Relations & Employer Engagement
Master of Science in Education, ODU
BS, Public Administration, Virginia State University
After completing her undergraduate degree, Rosalyn worked for Apex Systems, Inc. as a Contractor Care Specialist, and in addition, had the unique opportunity to assist contractors in translating their contracting experiences onto their resumes. Although this experience was very fulfilling for Rosalyn, her ultimate desire was to work with college students and assist them in their professional development. Her work in higher education career services began with the start of her master's program where she immediately began serving as a graduate assistant for ODU's Career Development Services. Rosalyn is a native of Williamsburg, VA, and grew up in close proximity to William & Mary. Although she did not attend herself, she has spent much time at the university due to her mother being an alumna (M.Ed '87), and her church having partnered with the institution for various community initiatives. In Rosalyn’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting Yorktown Beach, playing the piano, crafting, and spoiling the family dog – Rusty.
Miller Hall, Room 1049
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Associate Director, Corporate Relations & Employer Engagement
MBA, William & Mary
BA, Christopher Newport University
Amy joins the GCMC from BlueLabs Analytics where she led New Partner Strategy and has spent the last six years expanding the accounts divisions of start-up technology firms in the DC area, focusing on market share acquisition, business development, sales strategies, and corporate process efficiency. Previously, she served as the lead fundraiser and account manager for members of the Virginia State Legislature, the Congress, the Senate, and for state/ nationwide non-profits. Amy is a 2007 graduate of Christopher Newport University in Communication Studies and is a 2018 graduate of William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business MBA Program.
Assistant Director, Recruiting & Operations
BA, Mary Baldwin College
Colleen is the Career Services Recruitment Specialist in the Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC). She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mary Baldwin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education Degree in Higher Education here at William & Mary. Colleen comes to the GCMC with over fifteen years of business administrator experience and great people skills. She has served on many PTA Boards from the local school level up to the state level; she has chaired her neighborhood HOA Board, as well as served on the Architectural Review Board for her HOA. Colleen loves to vacation with her family and her favorite way to vacation is on a cruise ship.
Pierce is the Data Analyst for the GCMC team and is responsible for data collection, accuracy and reporting, both operational and strategic. He brings over four decades of professional experience in Product Management and software development in a large commercial Medical Insurance company. Pierce enjoys traveling the world with his wife and is an avid golfer.