Wharton’s career management directors bring a wide range of experience that provides you with practical and actionable guidance, supporting each step of your career exploration, planning, transition and job search.
- Significant marketplace experience in career development, executive coaching, human resources, finance and executive search, adding value to all facets of your career process.
- Individualized career coaching support.
- The latest knowledge on the marketplace and career development content.
Our team constantly seeks to enhance resources, responding to student feedback and industry changes.
Contact us with any questions you have for our career management team.
Dawn Graham, Director of Career Management, Philadelphia
Dawn brings over 17 years progressive experience in recruiting, coaching, career management, leadership assessment, training, and business transformation. Most recently, she was running her own coaching business, following her passion around career management and helping individuals to optimize their career potential. Prior to this, Dawn had a successful career at Personnel Decisions International (a Korn Ferry company), where she moved from providing executive consulting and coaching services to building and implementing the firm’s global talent resource allocation infrastructure.
In addition to her experience in career search and coaching, Dawn brings an expertise in psychology and organizational development. A licensed psychologist, she holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in Organizational Development from the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University.
In addition to her interest in career management, Dawn loves to travel and is a Certified Personal Trainer.
Steve Hernandez, Director of Career Management, San Francisco
Steve brings more than 15 years of professional career development experience, and leads the career services for students in San Francisco. Prior to Wharton, he was an adjunct career advisor for the UC Berkeley Haas/Columbia and Executive MBA programs. As a former partner and executive recruiter for a local search firm, Steve has helped Bay Area companies identify, screen, and hire professionals ranging from staff to senior management in a variety of industries, including banking, software, technology manufacturing, financial services, retail, consumer goods, biotechnology, and nonprofit.
In partnering with C-level executives, senior and middle managers, as well as human resources, he gained in-depth knowledge of the skills, communication, leadership, and behavioral traits that lead to success within organizations. Steve also manages a private Career Services Practice. Steve holds a master’s degree in Career Development.
Danielle Miller, Program Manager, Career Management Services
Danielle joined the Wharton MBA for Executives Program in 2011. She provides program and administrative support to the Directors and assists in the planning of CMS-related activities and processes. She also supports the Philadelphia students by answering questions about programs, services, and systems, and providing resume reviews.
Prior to joining Wharton, Danielle worked as a Development Coordinator for a small nonprofit in the Metro Detroit area where she managed fundraising and special events. She also has several years of experience in the retail industry. Danielle has a B.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences from Penn State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling.