Senior Director of Career Development
A passionate career development professional specializing in employer outreach and student collaborations with industry, Chris Dito works with all the School’s student populations: 45+ Master of Professional Accountancy students, 80+ Full-Time MBA students, and 400+ Part-Time MBA students across all three campuses in Davis, San Ramon and Sacramento. She provides career counseling and coaching with the goal to secure full-time and internship placements while helping students maximize their career potential with continual networking and advising.
Dito employs trend forecasting and alternative delivery modalities to reach all students for maximum content delivery during a four-week orientation each fall. She enhances candidate EQ with such topics as The Power of Grit, How to Rock Your Brand, Leveraging Linkedin, Elevator Pitch Success, Using Improv in the Search Process, and How to Strategize your MBA Search.
As a proud brand ambassador for the GSM, Dito connects with new companies and employers by attending national events including MBA conferences, NACE/MPACE conferences, ALFPA, CES, BSR.org and SXSW conferences. She thrives on creating meaningful partnerships and new relationships for the mutual benefit of students seeking positions and employers seeking talented candidates.
Before joining the business school, Dito served as a project manager for the UC Davis Internship & Career Center, specializing in employer partnerships. She managed the On Campus Recruiting Program, which facilitated interviews with hundreds of employers that recruited at UC Davis, worked with thousands of students career coaching, taught career development courses at UC Davis and local community colleges, and has been a continual member of MPACE (board position) and NACE (committee involvement).
Awards and Affiliations
- Co-chair of the 60th Annual NACE Conference – 2015-16
- Chair of the MBA CSEA Committee sub-groups – 2013-14
- Selected for NACE’s (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Leadership Development Program 2010
- Member of NACE’s Principles of Professional Conduct Committee 2009
- MPACE (Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers) Development Co-Chair 2010
- MPACE Programs Chair 2009, MPACE Board Member – Education and Research 2001-03