Senior Career Development Specialist
Oliver Blanco is a Senior MBA Career Development Specialist at the Rockwell Career Center with the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston (UH). Previously to joining the MBA Career Counseling team, Oliver was with the BBA Career Counseling team between 2007-13. Prior to the Rockwell Career Center, he worked in human resources with the Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, and seventh largest in the nation. Oliver is a member of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBACSEA), Prospanica (formerly known as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs or NSHMBA), the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). He advises Full-Time/Professional MBAs, MS SCM, and MS MKT Bauer students. Oliver graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts. Go Coogs! He has completed The Birkman Method Certification, Korn/Ferry Certifications (Leadership Architect 101, Voices 360, viaEDGE), NACE Career Coaching Intensive, Gallup's StrengthsQuest Strength Advocate Certification and the SoACE Emerging Leader Career Services Certification. Oliver believes in strong community engagement. He has volunteered with The H.E.A.R.T. Program, Houston Hispanic Forum, OUT for Education, UH LGBTQ Resource Center, The Houston Food Bank, TrashBash, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and LULAC National Service Center in Houston. Oliver enjoys helping with student organizations within UH, and is also a Cougar Ally to increase the safety and comfort level for LGBTQ students at UH.