Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team

Elissa Harris

Elissa Harris

Senior Career Coach

MBA from: UCLA Anderson

Working style: Collaborative, action oriented, approachable, blending strategic and tactical advice

What I love about my job: Helping clients be the best version of themselves and giving them the tools and confidence to achieve their career goals.

Having been a top-rated career advisor in the Wharton MBA Career Management office for more than a decade, Elissa Harris has worked with hundreds of MBA students pursuing careers in a variety of industries, including consulting, consumer products/retail, and health care. Her ongoing discussions with recruiting leads at firms hiring MBA talent enable her to clearly understand their needs and to gain feedback on what they value and how they evaluate candidates. Elissa, who holds a BA with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, earned her MBA from UCLA Anderson, where she was selected as a co-director of Pre-Term, served as a committee member for admitted student weekend, and was a student admissions reader. She has also worked as a consultant in the People, Performance, and Solutions division of Towers Perrin and participated in the Los Angeles office’s MBA recruiting efforts. In addition, Elissa interned in brand management at Neutrogena Corporation and served as a consultant at the Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm in Washington, DC. Whether her clients are interested in changing careers or enhancing their current one, she provides actionable advice and constructive feedback, along with accountability and support. She prides herself on listening to and collaborating with her clients to help them identify and achieve their professional goals.