Career Mentors (EIR)

Our hallmark Career Mentors program, composed of Executives and Experts in Residence (EIRs), connects students with top industry leaders for personalized advising. These professionals have previously held executive-level appointments, positioning them as true experts in their industries.

Students can make appointments with EIRs in Handshake.

Airies Davis

Airies Davis, EdD, is an educational thought leader with more than 10 years of experience in workforce development, diversity and inclusion, talent management, motivational coaching, and more.

Professional Experience
  • Founder of WorkforcEQi, a consultancy firm merging workforce development with emotional intelligence
  • Senior Customer/Technical Trainer at Monster
  • Assistant Vice President Corporate Recruiting at Merrill Lynch
  • Senior Diversity Recruiting Director at Hudson Highland Group
  • Experienced Hire Recruiter at Deloitte
  • Ed.D, University of Southern California
  • MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • BA, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign