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Episode 267: What’s the Secret Behind Record-Breaking Career Placements at SMU COX?

The SMU Cox School of Business MBA Class of 2022 found record-breaking success this year, thanks to an innovative approach to employment at the business school. With special guests, Judi Umali-Rajkumar and Jason Rife, this podcast episode explores the symbiotic relationship between career services and admissions that propels MBA graduates’ success.

Jason Rife, Sr. Asst. Dean, Career Mgmt Center and Graduate Admissions, & Judi Umali-Rajkumar, Director, Career Programs, Full-time MBA & MBA Direct

Judi is the Director of Career Programs for the Full-time MBA & MBA Direct students at SMU Cox.  She is a collaborative, people-centered, career consultant and HR leader with over 15 years of recruitment, training, talent development, career planning & management, and progressive HR management experience within the banking, automotive, consulting, SaaS, higher education, and hospitality industries. She holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and a masters in accounting from the University of Texas, Dallas.

Jason is the Senior Assistant Dean of the Career Management Center and Graduate Admissions at SMU Cox. After earning his MBA at Duke Fuqua, Jason moved into strategy and marketing roles with John Deere and later became a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. At both Deere and McKinsey, Jason volunteered to serve on the MBA recruiting teams. Jason made the jump from consulting to higher education, joining the University of Florida as an MBA career coach and eventually leading their graduate business career services team. In 2019, Jason returned to Texas as a part of the SMU Cox team.

In this podcast episode, Judi and Jason discuss:

  • How SMU Cox supports candidates’ career goals
  • The collaboration between career services and admissions at SMU Cox
  • The Class of 2022 record-breaking success

…and more!

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Episode 267: What's the Secret Behind Record-Breaking Career Placements at SMU COX?

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This episode was developed in partnership with SMU Cox. It was hosted by Graham Richmond and produced by Dennis Crowley. Thanks to all of you who’ve been joining us!

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Posted in: MBA Podcast, Partner Content

Schools: SMU Cox

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Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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