Meet the Staff

Learn more about the Office of Career Development staff below.


Career Coaching Team

OCD_Launch_Briggs Beth Briggs
Senior Director, Office of Career Development

Beth is the Senior Director of the Office of Career Development at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Beth works individually with MBA students to assess their career interests and prepare them for the job market. With her team, she develops and leads career-related workshops and programs focused on all parts of the career development process and oversees relationship management and business development opportunities.

Prior to joining Stern, Beth was a Principal at Mercer Consulting where she worked in the Communication Business. In this role, Beth created and implemented customized communication strategies to introduce and manage change. Beth has a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters Degree of Social Work from Boston University. Beth lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.
james James Kingham
Director, Coaching

James oversees career coaching and related programming for all full-time MBA students. The coaching team provides a full range of services--including self-assessments, one-on-one coaching and job search strategy, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and numerous small- and large-scale career panels and workshops held throughout the year. 
James previously managed international career development, partnering with other NYU departments—including the Office of Global Services—to help students achieve success, whether in the U.S. or abroad.

James began his career at Stern in the Office of MBA Admissions, where he recruited full-time and part-time students and evaluated candidates for both programs. He previously worked in undergraduate admissions at Temple University (PA) and in research administration at the University of Pennsylvania.

James holds an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a BA from Yale University.
ALicia Alicia Lee
Career Resources Coordinator

Alicia manages the data collection of internship and full-time offers for the Office of Career Development. She is also responsible for coordinating the logistics for the office's career programming. Alicia keeps us all on track and informed and makes everything run smoothly. 

Prior to joining Stern, Alicia conducted new student orientation and provided support for the Office of Student Affairs at Washington State University in Vancouver. She holds a BA in Communication from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing her MBA at Stern.

She enjoys doing Monday's NY Times crosswords and running the loop at Central Park. A west-coaster at heart, Alicia is a big fan of the Pac-12, providing Portland and Seattle recommendations and strongly believes that west coast oysters are far superior to east coast oysters.
OCD_Launch_Simmons Tammy Simmons
Senior Associate Director, Coaching

Tammy provides individual and group counseling to MBA students, including career-related programs
with Stern’s student clubs and organizations (AHBBS, SIMR and Energy) and partners with alumni, other
NYU departments and companies to develop and promote career development programs.
Prior to joining Stern, Tammy worked in not-for-profit and public television. She has managed various career development programs while at Stern. Tammy holds a MA in Applied Psychology from New York University and a BS in Management from Binghamton University.  She is involved in a volunteer work focused on the deaf or hard of hearing community that use American Sign Language.


Career Operations Team

OCD_Launch_Hower Amanda Hower
Assistant to the Dean

As a member of the Operations Team, Amanda specializes in payments, budget, scheduling for the Dean as well as career resources such as Capital IQ and reciprocity visits.  
Amanda holds a BA in Chinese Studies from the University of Vermont and recently completed an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University with a specialization in International Higher Education. 
  Sylvia Jiang
Assistant to Career Coaching Team

OCD_kto Kathi To
Senior Associate Director

Kathi joined the Office of Career Development in November of 2000.  In her current role, she ensures that MBA students and alumni have access to top career resources, serves as the liaison to technology vendors and manages the operational aspects of the office.  During her time at NYU Stern, Kathi has helped recruiters and students navigate the recruiting account; she has steered the Office through two major system overhauls; and has leveraged technology to streamline key processes in the office.

Kathi has an MA from New York University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a BA from Binghamton University and has worked as a market research analyst at a technology consulting firm and a non-profit organization.  She and her husband live in Brooklyn where they raise their daughter to stand up paddleboard on the river.