You won’t be on your own when it comes to managing your career. Career Services supports student career advancement through the Employer Relations and Career Management teams. What’s more, we offer support throughout your working life to help you successfully navigate several career transitions.
The employer relationship team maintains regionally-specific market knowledge with staff on the ground in Asia, Europe, and North America. This team works closely with employers to inform students and alumni about the latest market trends and to assist them in identifying and developing job opportunities. Among the programs and services that result from this work are:
Industry Networking Events
Industry networking events connect corporate representatives, alumni, and students from a variety of industries, including consulting, investment management, high technology, energy, health care, green technology, and banking. On all three campuses, these events bring together industry talent and expertise and provide a forum to deepen industry knowledge and develop industry relationships.
Through a series of group sessions, Chicago Booth alumni and corporate friends return to campus as senior marketers, consultants, general managers, investment managers, and strategic planners to provide insight and guidance on career advancement. Career Services also cosponsors virtual events to assist students with gaining functional and industry knowledge, including hosting speakers from a variety of organizations, as well as networking events with company representatives, and educational workshops on various industries.
The career management team supports students, individually and in groups, with assessing their values, goals, and career interests, thus allowing them to successfully differentiate themselves from their peers and to pursue their career aspirations. Among the programs and services that support these efforts are:
Initial Career Conversations and On-Going Individual Coaching
The Career Services team works to meet with each incoming Executive MBA student. These initial conversations focus on understanding the student’s professional aspirations, connecting the student with the most relevant offerings, and establishing a personal connection. This connection serves as a foundation for unlimited access to professional career coaching.
Career Management Programming
Career Services offers group and individual assistance with creating compelling resumes and job search correspondence. Workshops and coaching on how to craft a transitional story, network, and interview effectively are also available. A virtual mock interviewing program and story review sessions allow students to develop skills in these areas before testing them in the marketplace.