Ashley McTaggart

Associate Director, Career Education and Advising

Ashley McTaggart

Ashley McTaggart is an associate director in the Career Development Office. She has a passion for helping MBA students achieve their goals by helping them realize their strengths and providing them with the confidence and skills they need to be successful in the job search process. Ashley started her career at Arthur Andersen and also spent time at Deloitte and EY serving in a recruiting and staffing function. She joined the CDO at Rice Business in 2007 as a recruiting coordinator serving both students and employers. Ashley moved to San Antonio and worked with undergraduates at Trinity University as a career advisor. After moving back to Houston, she joined the undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD) at Rice University as an assistant director. Ashley returned to the CDO in 2018 and is thrilled to be working with MBAs and alums she developed relationships with over the years. She heads up the annual Week on Wall Street trek to NY and is the CDO liaison for the Healthcare Club. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Mississippi and studied abroad in Montpellier and Aix en Provence, France.

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Change, Community, And Career Acceleration: Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Approach To Fostering Diversity

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Who’s Hiring? 9 Orgs Working to Support Individuals with Disabilities

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3 Ways Structural Racism Could Be Hurting You at Work—and How to Navigate Them

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Emotional Intelligence at Work | 5 Reasons Why it Matters

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