Karen Dowd (SMC ’71) will draw on a distinguished background in career services as she assumes the role of Senior Director of MBA Career Development in January 2005. She has held directorships at several universities including the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business where she was a co-founder of the International MBA Placement Directors’ Group.
Most recently, Dowd served as practice leader with The Empower Group in New York where she advised more than 200 companies on human resource management, staffing and communication issues. Dowd also taught in the College of Business of James Madison University. She co-authored the book “The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Career You Want” ( New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2004) with Sherrie Gong Taguchi. Joining Dowd in South Bend is her husband, Tom Dowd (’71), who will retain his role with the University of Virginia as Senior Director of National and International Programs in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.