Meet the Team


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Alexandrina Almazan

Career Advisor (Information Systems & Business Analytics)

Alex serves Information Systems and Business Analytics students in order to obtain Internships and Full-time employment. Alex coaches students on career services best practices to increase placement amongst our top tier employers. In addition to this, she gathers employment data amongst the Information Systems and Business Analytics populations and cultivates relationships amongst recent alumni she has advised. Alex is currently working towards her MBA at UIC and is an Alumna with a B.S. in Sociology and Latino Studies– Go Flames! In her spare time she enjoys traveling to tropical countries and watching American reality TV and political thrillers and dramas.



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John Anderson

Director Of Internship Program

John Anderson has spent most of his professional career in teaching and educational administration. John received graduate degrees from Loyola Chicago and Harvard University, and for the past 18 years has specialized in student career path advising and employment placement for undergraduate and graduate students. Most recently John has directed the internship program for students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously he has worked with students and educators as a teacher and educational administrator in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio. He has served on many private college preparatory school boards, as well as the board of the University of Illinois Alumni Career Center.



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Nicolas Bernal

Director of Corporate Engagement

Nicolas forges new, and maintains established, relationships within the business community in an effort to secure internship and full-time opportunities for business students. He brings corporate partners and alumni back on campus to share their insider knowledge and practical insight into the workplace. Nicolas works alongside his engagement team to provide quality programming to better prepare UIC business students for all opportunities on the horizon. Nicolas has over 15 years of professional work experience in higher education, spent increasing enrollment and improving retention. Nicolas enjoys running and training for road races in his spare time.



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Myriam Del Angel-Miranda

Director of Student Engagement & Diversity Initiatives

Myriam is a human resources leader with over 15 years of experience. She has worked with companies such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, and Microsoft. She holds a BA in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University. Myriam currently leads a team of Career Advisers that prepares students and alumni for career readiness. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of Diversity initiatives for the College of Business.



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Alma Hernandez

Business Manager

Alma manages all aspects of financial management and operations for the department. She has supported the BCC in just about every conceivable area and is an expert at getting things done. Her career background includes 8 years in the banking industry with positions ranking from bank teller to branch manager and 3 years in the non-profit industry performing office management and event planning. Alma has been with UIC for over 5 years, all within the College of Business. In her free time, Alma enjoys being a soccer and dance mom to her young daughter, Alexa.



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Gabriela Murillo

Career Advisor (Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship)

Gaby works with Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship majors on issues ranging from career exploration, resume writing, and LinkedIn profiles to mock interviews, search strategy, and salary negotiation. She is an alumna of UIC, having graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Latin American and Latino studies. Gaby enjoys watching Walking Dead, Shameless, and Modern Family in her spare time.



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Bridget O’Connell

Career Advisor (Accounting)

Bridget O'Connell spent 13 years at a Fortune 500 company, starting as an engineering intern and transitioning to sales and management roles. She found her calling in career advising and is now enthusiastically helping students of all backgrounds discover and demonstrate their potential for career success. She will obtain her Master's in Higher Education Administration from Northwestern University in June. When she isn't advising students, she spends time wrangling her rambunctious toddler son, hiking, and exploring Chicago neighborhoods. Favorite career preparation tip: “Don’t wing it!”



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Nely Rentas

Recruitment Coordinator

Nely is part of the Corporate Engagement team. She is responsible for coordinating logistics with employers for on-campus recruiting events including creating interview schedules for students as they seek full-time and internship opportunities. She has 4 years of experience in recruitment and human resources. She graduated from National Louis University with her Masters in Human Resource Management & Development and from Loyola with a BBA in Human Resources. Nely comes from a musical family and she loves to sing. She sang in an all-Female A Capella group called The Silhouettes and got the chance to professionally record an album!



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Tracy Warner

Assistant Dean

Tracy Warner is a UIC alum with over 20 years of experience in recruitment and compensation. She earned a Bachelor's degree in marketing and Master of Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She leads the Business Career Center with a strategic focus on talent development, corporate engagement and alumni relations. Promoting the recruitment of highly talented students from Chicago's no. 1 undergraduate Business program is her top priority. She is proud to be from UIC.



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Jeff Wilson

Director of Operations | Career Advisor (MBA)

Jeff manages the everyday operations of the Business Career Center and serves as the MBA Career Coach. He is also a lecturer in iLEAD professional development program. He is designing and piloting a new professional development offering focusing on teamwork and service learning. Jeff has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He brings experience in leadership and alumni development and has completed the Improv sequence through the Second City Training Center. In his spare time Jeff competes in triathlons – he completed the Madison Ironman in 2015.



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Yenitza Zamora

Career Advisor (Accounting)

Yenitza has spent all of her career working within Education. She earned her undergraduate degree at UIC and went on to be a high school English teacher for 5 years. During her years as a teacher, she earned her Master’s Degree from Governors State University in School Counseling. She has experience working in high schools, community colleges, and universities. Her passion is working with students to help them achieve their goals. As an Assistant Director for Student Engagement, she works with Accounting Students earlier in their career to help them with resumes, interview preparation, mock interviews, and internship searches.