Gary Fraser has been appointed assistant dean and executive director of the Keenan MBA Career Services Center, which provides comprehensive and life-long career support for students and alumni from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Fraser currently serves as dean of students and associate dean of MBA student affairs at the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, where he oversees the Office of Student Activities, the Office of Career Development and the Career Center for Working Professionals, which he was responsible for launching.
“A clear trend that I have seen in recent years is that the average MBA career office has been in more demand than ever,” said Fraser, who was voted multiple times as Administrator of the Year and Dean of the Year by the MBA student community. He also has received the NYU President’s Service Award.
“Full-time, part-time and executive MBA students and companies want more – more engagement and more customization, as opposed to general recruiting strategies. At NYU, I have had success in working with my team to identify how to manage and customize resources based on individual audiences.”
Prior to joining NYU, Fraser held several positions in brand management at Sara Lee, Cadbury Beverages and Kraft/Nabisco. He received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from NYU Stern. He also earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
“This appointment is the culmination of an extensive and rigorous national search, and we could not be more pleased that Dean Fraser is joining the USC Marshall family,” said USC Marshall dean James G. Ellis. “We are confident that Gary’s rich experience will help to strengthen MBA career services at USC Marshall.”