Alumni Spotlights

The following graduates agreed to have their information posted. If you are an alumnus and willing to share your information please inquire by emailing the Career Center.


Randy Black


Graduation Date: May 2006

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Economics and Finance

Organization: Spectrum Financial Group


Concerning the employment process, Randy advises, "My suggestion is to start with yourself then rely on the professionals. I believe it all starts with an inward examination as to what makes you tick and gets you excited. From there, you convey those passions to an adviser at the Career Center and they will move you in the right direction. The two no-brainers are to have your resume reviewed and to strategically attend the career fairs"
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Jihan Noizet


Graduation Date: December 2004

Major: Masters of Business Administration

Organization: Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of International Programs in the Europe, Asia, and Middle East section


Jihan believes that her education at UT Dallas gave her "the knowledge and tools to accomplish anything that I wish to do in the future." And the best advice she could give is "that finding a job is easy, but finding a career takes time. Patience and perseverance got me to where I am today."
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Shannon Slawson Wallace


Graduation Date: August 2009

Major: Double Bachelor's in Child Learning and Development and in Psychology

Organization: Healthy Beginnings Montessori House,
a private Montessori preschool in Plano


Shannon advises that "individuals with work experience and a great education are the most sought after employees. Throughout college, I worked in my chosen field and was able to complete two work internships through the Career Center. These internships gave my employer an avenue to utilize my creativity on new and challenging projects. I've gained personal and professional experience that I find invaluable."
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Ramin Toofan


Graduation Dates: May 2009

BS, Neuroscience May 2010 MS, Healthcare Management

Organization: The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth -Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


“Because of his UT Dallas education, Ramin believes he is ahead of the game, especially in the neuroscience and neuroanatomy spectrums. “At UT Dallas we had great value and quality in our programs which put me ahead of my peers from Texas A&M and UT Austin.”
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