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Career Ventures

Career Ventures is a hub for customized industry connections and employer engagement. This team of savvy and connected educators brings years of collective experience in industry and higher education to engage employers in the Stanford community. Employers, start your recruiting journey at Stanford here

 

Open Position
Associate Dean of Career Education & Director of Career Ventures - Social Impact

 

 

 

 

 

Career Ventures Internships & Employment


 

Jocylen Ashton

Jocylen Ashton
Assistant Dean of Career Education & Associate Director of Career Ventures - Internships & Employment

Jocylen has 20+ years of experience in a variety of roles including, strategic partner engagement, franchise development, organizational innovation and technology consulting, and program management for career education. She holds a B.S. in Business-Marketing, and M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She began her career in education with the nonprofit, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), where she led career programs championing access and inclusion in business education for diverse professionals seeking to attend top MBA programs. Her ongoing commitment to higher education lead to a Director role with Santa Clara University’s School of Business, managing career education and employer engagement for graduate level business students. She joins BEAM with a great commitment to align students to meaningful work through career events that build connectedness between a student’s academic path and the pursuit and application of that knowledge to work that resonates. 

Email jocylen@stanford.edu

Carmen Zahiralis

Carmen Zahiralis
Manager of Career Ventures - Career Events

Carmen is part of the Career Events team, linking students and alumni with employers through career fairs and other career related events. Prior to Stanford, Carmen worked in the advertising and publishing industry, which included career event planning.

 

 

 

 

Shavon Borjas

Shavon Borjas
Manager of Career Ventures - Career Events

Shavon is a member of the Career Events team, and hopes to bring new opportunities for students to connect to employers and plan their future. She comes to Stanford with a diverse professional background, including running day camps for military children, advising students in Graphic and Web Design, and managing a busy student activities department. Shavon believes that every experience is an opportunity to grow, and to have some fun doing it. She loves the SF Giants, brunch and brewing the perfect cup of tea.

 

 

Open Position
Manager of Career Ventures - Recruiting

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Frizzell
Coordinator of Career Ventures

Monique supports the Career Ventures team with student accounts, employer engagement, recruiting and career fairs.  Prior to Stanford University, she worked for Jockey International in their merchandising division. Her territory ranged from San Francisco to Monterey Bay.  Monique's interests include gardening, cooking, family and Boy Scouts of America, having encouraged three of her four sons to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  A fourth son is well on his way to obtaining Life Scout status. Monique has one daughter currently attending the University of Alabama, Huntsville.  She feels a strong connection to working with Stanford students, which has grown from her own experiences encouraging her children to pursue their career passions

 

 

Career Ventures Employer Engagement


Jennifer Rowland
Assistant Dean of Career Education & Associate Director of Career Ventures - Arts, Media & Entertainment

Jennifer brings a unique combination of strategic partnership engagement and activation experience to her dual role leading the Employer Engagement team and personally fostering student and employer connections in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industries. After earning her BA in Marketing from Michigan State University, Jennifer remained on campus for several years managing the University's alumni fundraising program. After leaving MSU Jennifer received her MBA from Pepperdine University and started her sports marketing career working at the FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee. Over the next 20 years, Jennifer consulted and worked with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Motorola, and Visa on global sponsorship and partnership marketing strategies. Throughout her career, Jennifer has sought opportunities to mentor, develop and support new entrants to her field, and is very excited to continue those efforts with the students at Stanford.

 

 

Nicole Matsuo

Nicole Matsuo
Assistant Director of Career Ventures - Business, Consulting, Finance & Government 

As an industry specialist with a background in finance, Nicole cultivates student-employer connections in the areas of Consulting, Finance, Business and Government.  Prior to working at Stanford, Nicole spent 11+ years at Bank of Hawaii, the largest independent financial institution in Hawaii, taking on portfolio and relationship management roles in Business Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Banking.

She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Punahou School with a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.  Nicole enjoys reading, the New York Times crossword, and all things food related.

Email nmatsuo@stanford.edu

 

Open Position
Assistant Director of Career Ventures - STEM