Mason School CMC Revamps Student Services, Hires Additional Staff

The Career Management Center (CMC) at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is pleased to announce the hiring of three additional employees to revamp, enhance and to offer current and prospective MBA students innovative resources to help translate their education, unique talents and skillsets into top tier companies.

“We want to engage students while they are here,” said Chequeta Allen, Executive Director of the MBA Career Management Center. “The CMC and its new staff want to create maximum readiness by providing an understanding of the job market and opportunities, and instill the confidence that’s required to succeed. We want to equip students with professional skillsets.” 

Recent hires of the CMC include:

John Bahouth, Jr., Associate Director, Career Advising & Education

Prior to joining the Tribe community, Bahouth was most recently the Vice President of Human Resources and Information Technology for Noble Power, the largest wind power company in New York state. He brings 30-plus years of talent management knowledge to the W&M MBA community. Bahouth earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse, an MBA in Marketing from the University of New Haven and graduated from the Executive Program as class Co-President from the University of Virginia. 

“We are here for you!” Bahouth said, “We know that a graduate wants to attain a strong ROI (return on investment) on their investment of time and money to obtain their MBA, and we can help. We exist here to serve our W&M MBA community—regardless of MBA, and including alumni.”

Phil Heavilin, Associate Director, Career Advising & Education

Heavilin came to W&M from the Michigan State University College of Law Career Services Office where he served as the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Administration. Heavilin, like Bahouth, meets with students and works with them in their job search efforts. Heavilin graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science from Western Michigan State University and received his Master’s of Art degree in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University.

“It’s important for students to know that they are not alone in their search for an internship or post-graduate employment. The job search process can be overwhelming with the added demands of school, work and family obligations,” he said. “The CMC is here to provide support through one-on-one meetings, delivering relevant programming, facilitating contacts with businesses, resume/cover letter reviews, career assessments and more.” 

Dolores Bray Metcalf, IT/Data Manager

Metcalf joins W&M after working as an IT Manager for a non-profit Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Her past work experience also includes private advertising, manufacturing and retail firms and experience as a Data Management Analyst. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Marketing from VCU and is working towards her Masters in Information Studies through Florida State University’s online program. 

“I enjoy working with and helping students accomplish their goals,” Metcalf said. “I want them to know that we are here to serve them, period,” and asks that students never hesitate to visit the office or send her any questions. 

A Revamped Staff and New Offerings

The entire CMC staff works with students individually and in group settings to deliver high quality student services and career support, like tailoring a resume or practicing in a mock interview.   

With the addition of new staff, the office launched “CMC Labs.” The new program offers lab sessions for students every Thursday in the Grad Gathering Area to provide on-demand job search assistance. No appointment is needed. 

Students are able to walk up to the table, open their laptop and begin asking questions when it’s convenient for them.

In addition to one-on-one assistance, the CMC staff helps plan campus events and coordinate guest speakers to work directly with students to ensure optimal preparedness with personal branding. They also assist in providing a fresh and steady supply of opportunities, including a frequently updated list of of job opportunities online that are tailored to interests and passed on to students via email.

“I can’t say enough positive things about our staff,” Allen said. “We’re very fortunate to have recruited incredibly dynamic and knowledgeable people. The foot traffic in the office shows that we made the right hiring choices. 

More Information

For more information on the Career Management Center, contact Chequeta Allen at 757.221.2955 or

About the Raymond A. Mason School of Business

As the second-oldest college in the United States and educational home to many American leaders, the College is revered as Alma Mater of the Nation. Its Raymond A. Mason School of Business embraces the entrepreneurial spirit that built the country atop a foundation of business, trade and economics. Its revolutionary approach to business education with is personalized, experiential model invites energetic thinkers with a will to lead in creating a strong sustainable economy and thriving society.

About William & Mary

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