Assistant Director, MBA Career Coaching
Julie Kaneb joined the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement in August 2022 as an Assistant Director of MBA Career Coaching. Prior to joining the Feld Center, Julie worked as an executive recruiter, conducting multi-channel recruiting efforts for consumer product and start-up technology clients. Her work spanned the recruiting cycle, from advising clients on hiring plans to preparing job descriptions, identifying passive candidates, and conducting interviews. She has also served as a Board Member on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, which oversees licensure; as a Board Member for the Nativity School of Worcester; and has worked with other non-profit organizations such as the Social Innovation Forum. Her early professional work was as a financial analyst in the telecommunications industry. Julie worked at Questrom part-time as an MBA Career Coach before joining the team full time.
In her current role as an Assistant Director of MBA Career Coaching, Julie guides and advises MBA students on the entire career and job-search process, from exploration of industries and functional roles, to crafting and refining personal branding tools, preparing for interviews, and negotiating salaries and job offers. As part of the Feld team, Julie collaborates on developing MBA curriculum offerings and resources, teaches career workshops, and supports the many corporate events held at the business school.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in Politics with a Minor in Russian Studies, and an MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in Finance. Interests outside work include travel, fitness, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Associate Director, PEMBA Career Coaching
Peter DeCotis assumed the role of PEMBA Career Coach at the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement in July 2020. His prior experience includes serving as an Associate Director for Specialty Master’s Career Programs where he led a team of career professionals and developed curricula for a largely international student population. Peter has had the privilege of coaching, advising, and partnering with every graduate student population, many alumni, and dozens of employers at Questrom.
Notably, Peter made significant contributions as the pioneer staff member responsible for conceiving and launching all MSBA career programming. He initiated and cultivated partnerships with employers, designed specialized curricula, and orchestrated numerous career-focused events and presentations.
Before his tenure at Boston University, Peter spent over two decades as a technology leader within the financial services sector, where he ascended from a help desk role to executive leadership. Throughout his career, he actively engaged as a hiring manager, mentor, and trainer, amassing valuable experience in these areas. Furthermore, Peter has a background in college admissions counseling and life coaching.
Currently, in his capacity as an Associate Director, Peter is dedicated to guiding and mentoring the PEMBA student population. His responsibilities encompass conducting career-oriented classes and workshops, providing one-on-one guidance to students, fostering relationships with employers, and coordinating various career-related events. Peter also collaborates closely with the MBA Center on social programming initiatives.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Peter derives enjoyment from outdoor activities such as kayaking, traveling, hiking, golf, and tennis. He is a perpetual advocate of lifelong learning and holds both an MBA and a master’s in hospitality.
Assistant Director, MBA Career Coaching
In August 2023, Gabrielle DiMariano joined the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement as an Assistant Director of MBA Career Coaching. Within this role, Gabrielle is dedicated to cultivating a dynamic and personalized learning environment at Questrom, where the central focus is on tailoring career development to everyone’s unique journey.
Before embarking on her journey with the Feld Center, Gabrielle gained invaluable experience as a recruiter at one of the world’s leading technology companies. Here, she oversaw the full recruitment cycle for internships and student programs, affording her a valuable insider’s view of the student hiring process. Her responsibilities encompassed interview preparation, seamless collaboration with hiring managers, adeptly matching candidates with projects, extending offers, and guiding students through the onboarding process. Moreover, Gabrielle championed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, spearheading the development of interview rubrics, crafting comprehensive interview guidelines, and training modules, and managing diverse hiring committees.
Gabrielle’s career has been marked by her unwavering commitment to community betterment. Preceding her tenure as a recruiter, she dedicated her efforts to nonprofit development, working tirelessly for local and national community health organizations. Her vital contributions paved the way for underprivileged patients to gain access to crucial healthcare services, as she skillfully navigated the realms of annual fund development, strategic communication planning, community engagement, stakeholder and donor relations, and meticulous project performance analysis.
Gabrielle’s educational foundation includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration. Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds joy in outdoor exploration, quality time with loved ones, and traveling. Gabrielle’s calendar reflects her diverse interests, encompassing activities such as antiquing, hosting dinner parties, game nights, participating in fitness classes, camping, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and immersing herself in a myriad of other outdoor pursuits.