In this role, Laura leads the Employment Partnerships team, whose scope of work encompasses employer relations, data and systems, marketing and communications, and on-campus student employment. Laura spearheads relationships with a network of over 3,000 TC NEXT employer partners and develops opportunities for students and alumni to connect with hiring managers across a wide variety of industries.
Previously Laura was the Associate Director of Alumni & Employer Relations at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York, NY) where she developed new alumni engagement initiatives, oversaw campus recruitment programs, and produced professional development events. Laura began her career in higher education at Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN), primarily serving in the role of Associate Director for International Admission, leading strategic planning for international undergraduate student enrollment and overseeing application review and scholarship awarding.
Laura is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officers’ Association (MNYCCPOA), and Higher Education Professionals of Long Island and New York City (LICSPA). She has given talks and presented at conferences on a pathways model of success for graduate students and career transitions within the higher education sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University, has studied at the Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.