Student Experience Team

The Student Experience team is made up of DeGroote staff members who help you succeed in the program. The team works with you from admissions and registration through to job searching and career development.

Connect with us by emailing mba.studentexperience@mcmaster.ca.

Director

Jennifer McCleary

Jennifer McCleary

Director, Student Experience

MBA Programs Team

Christopher Longtin

Christopher Longtin

Manager, MBA Programs

Maddy Burley

Maddy Burley

Academic Advisor, MBA

Carolyn Colwell

Carolyn Colwell

Academic Advisor, MBA

Sandra Clark

Sandra Clark

Program Officer, MBA

Penny Schmiedendorf

Penny Schmiedendorf

Program Officer, BLPT MBA

Erica Wilson

Erica Wilson

Academic Support Associate, MBA

Jerremy Evangelista

Jerremy Evangelista

Faculty Support Liaison, MBA

Devon Houston

Devon Houston

Associate, MBA Student Experience

What is an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisors help you succeed in the program. They work behind the scenes scheduling classes, facilitating registration, reviewing your progress, and implementing important policies. They also meet with students one-on-one to answer academic questions and provide specific guidance. You can also ask them about support services, like mental health support, counselling, and accommodation for students with disabilities.

Career and Professional Development

Cynthia Bishop

Cynthia Bishop

Manager, Career and Professional Development

Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts

Manager, Career Education, MBA

Denika Fiedeldey

Denika Fiedeldey

Associate, Recruitment & Events, MBA

Alex Cotoc

Alex Cotoc

Associate, Recruitment & Events, MBA

Jacquie Gomes

Jacquie Gomes

Relationship Manager, MBA

Brooke Russell

Brooke Russell

Relationship Manager, MBA

Ibrahim Ibrahim

Ibrahim Ibrahim

Relationship Manager, MBA

Natalie Maderic

Natalie Maderic

Relationship Manager, MBA

Disha Patel

Disha Patel

Relationship Manager, MBA

What is a Relationship Manager?

Relationship Managers work with you to develop the skills, tools, and experience you need to excel in the workforce. They do this through:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Group workshops
  • Employer information sessions
  • Networking events
  • Training and development opportunities

They also work closely with employers to provide meaningful work terms for MBA students.

You can also ask them about other career-related topics, like cover letter and resume writing, job search strategies, interview preparation, networking and relationship management, and industry insights.

Visit the Career & Professional Development Website for more information and resources.