Career Coaching

Career Coaching includes:

  • Advice about all career-related resources, the alumni network, and on-line tools available
  • Guidance in researching potential careers, industries and job markets.
  • Advice on effective networking strategies.
  • Resume reviews and critique.
  • Cover letter reviews and critique.
  • Assistance with interview skills preparation and practice.
  • Advice on salary negotiation.
  • Alumni are eligible for 3 coaching sessions within a 12 month period with Cornell alumni career advisors.  
  • Additionally, access to a curated list of executive and career coaches is linked below.

Johnson Alumni Career Coaches

Johnson Career Coaches are available to MBA alumni only. All others should contact their college career office for assistance

Ellis Chase

Ellis Chase

Advisor, Alumni Career Development Located in NYC

Mr. Chase has had diversified, extensive experience in career and executive advising, including consulting and training in corporations, consulting companies, private practice, and universities. Corporate clients have included Deloitte, General Electric, Estee Lauder, Goldman Sachs, The Gartner Group, Purdue Pharma, Swiss Re America, ING Capital, Penguin Putnam, American Civil Liberties Union, Hess Corporation, Sabert Corporation, and Citigroup. University clients have included Cornell University, Yale University, Clark University, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Georgia, New York University, The New School, and many others.

His employment history includes several years as Managing Director at Right Management Consultants and Systems Staffing Officer with the Chase Manhattan Bank.

He was an instructor with the Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning at New York University from 1987-2006, and was a retained consultant to Columbia Business School’s EMBA Career Management Center from 2002-2017, working with students and alumni in advising, programming, and curriculum development. He has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and has been a regular contributor to a wide variety of media outlets. His first book, In Search of the Fun-Forever Job: Career Strategies That Work, was released in April, 2013. The second, Networking, was published in 2014.

Mr. Chase holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in English and Secondary Education, both from New York University.

Schedule With Ellis

Rebecca CAin

Rebecca Cain

Advisor, Alumni Career Development

Rebecca Cain, MBA ’05, brings expertise in general management, sales & marketing, financial services and client management roles to support students in their career pursuits.  Upon her graduation from Johnson, Rebecca joined GE’s Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP) for high-potential sales and marketing talent; her roles within GE Capital spanned consumer credit to long-cycle asset finance sales. Later, she served as Director of Marketing Communications at GE’s corporate headquarters, focusing on connecting customers with GE’s strategic initiatives. During much of this time, Rebecca led GE’s recruiting efforts at Johnson and participated in the hiring of Johnson students into the company’s rotational leadership programs.  Prior to business school, she served in research, relationship management and HR roles at a DC-based think tank, and was a director at a recruiting agency in San Francisco. She lives in New Jersey with her family and works remotely with students and alumni. Schedule with her over email at

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Suzie Wong

Career Consultant - Cornell MBA Community

As a native San Francisco bay area based professional, Suzie has over 25 years of experience in high tech marketing management and talent acquisition (recruiting), she has been a unique resource and career consultant to Johnson School and Cornell Tech students and alums for the past few years. In addition, Suzie is a full-time senior technical recruiter for an amazing high tech start-up in the SF bay area.

Suzie’s expertise lies in the following areas
. West coast career development – strategies, tactics, unique considerations
. Effective phone interviews (otherwise known as learning how to work with recruiters and not against them)
. Optimizing your resume and LinkedIn profile

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Lisa Bonk

Consulting Coach

Lisa Bonk graduated from Johnson’s Metro NY EMBA program.  Lisa has over 20 years Finance and Accounting experience.  Most recently, Lisa spent 5 years at Deloitte in their Strategy and Operations group focused on Finance, Systems and Merger and Acquisition projects,  During her tenure at Deloitte Lisa actively recruited full time Johnson students through informational, behavioral and case interviews.  She spearheaded the firm’s efforts to recruit directly from Executive MBA programs.  Lisa’s focus is assisting students understand and enter the  management consulting field and building executive presentations. Schedule with Lisa via her email

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Johnson Alumni Advisor Consultants:

The Cornell Alumni Career Development Office has curated a network of seasoned career advisors who are available to provide expert advice and guidance on a spectrum of career issues. Click here to review the Johnson Alumni Advisor Team and their bios.