Philip Heavilin II

Executive Director

Philip Heavilin II
Phil currently serves as the Executive Director of the Career Development Office at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. His team at Rice Business supports MBA students in all of Rice Business’ programs (Full-time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and alumni) with career development programming, coaching and employer relations. Prior to joining Rice Business, Phil was the Executive Director of the Graduate Career Management Center at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg Virginia. During his time at William & Mary, Phil led a strategic initiative to consolidate careers services to a centralized model serving all of the Mason School’s graduate degree programs. Under Phil’s leadership, the business school realized a marked improvement in student satisfaction with career services, innovative career programming, improved operational efficiencies and internship and post-graduate employment outcomes.
He has over 17 years in the fields of education, training, graduate-level career services and project management. Phil is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, studying Higher Education Management. Originally from Michigan, he earned his M.A. degree in higher education administration from Michigan State University and a B.S. from Western Michigan University. Phil also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.
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7 Ways to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]

LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool for building new connections and nurturing relationships with established contacts. But having a successful presence on the site requires more than a bare-bones profile. Standing out from the networking crowd is all about engagement—regularly updating …

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Looking Ahead | The Social-Impact Sector in 2050

What does the future hold for nonprofits? Though specifics are hard to predict, social-impact organizations will likely play important roles in the coming decades; Rockefeller Center president Judith Rodin believes nonprofits will be seen as “an essential component of a …

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How to Identify the Ideal Management Consulting Firm

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Allyship at Work | How to Turn Intentions into Actions

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We’ve all heard the term ally, used most often to describe an alignment between those who have shared beliefs and who seek the same goal. Up until about 30 years ago, the term was almost exclusively used …

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Today, we’re thrilled to release our 2021 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 3,000 banking professionals. Conducted this past fall, …

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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

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