Evening MBA

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General

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Do Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students have the same access to Career Services as Full-Time MBA students?

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Booth has a single Career Services team that works with all of our MBA students and alumni. Their services are wide-ranging and tailored to the needs of each audience. For Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students, this means primarily working with the Career Services team at Gleacher Center, our downtown campus. Resources and programming for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students are designed for those working full time while getting their MBA.

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When do I get access to Career Services?

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You are introduced to Career Services at LAUNCH (your three-day orientation) and can start taking advantage of resources as soon as you are enrolled in courses. You retain access for life as a Booth graduate.

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Where is Career Services located, and are they available when Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students are on campus for class?

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Career Services staff and resources are available virtually and in person. Career Services at Gleacher Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, making them available when you are on campus for class, and many students utilize coaching by phone and other resources when they are not physically on campus.

Campus Recruiting

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Do I have access to Campus Recruiting for full-time jobs?

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Yes. You must fulfill eligibility requirements including, but not limited to: at least 12 courses completed by the time Campus Recruiting begins (Autumn Quarter), attendance of all required participation sessions, and enrollment in and completion of at least one course while participating in Campus Recruiting. 

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Can I participate in Campus Recruiting if my company is helping fund my MBA?

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If your company is paying $8,000 or more toward your MBA during any calendar year in which you are a student, you will need their written permission to participate in Campus Recruiting. Keep in mind this is the only Career Services resource that requires company permission.

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How many people find jobs through Campus Recruiting?

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Campus Recruiting is a great opportunity, but it is time-consuming and demanding. Last year about 22 percent of those who changed employers did so through Campus Recruiting. The majority of changers (78 percent) found their next opportunity through other sources such as a Booth job posting or alumni contact. Learn more about employment sources for those looking to make a change here. Whichever the method, our Career Services team provides programs, search tools, and coaching at each step of the process.

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How does the Campus Recruiting process differ for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students compared to Full-Time MBA students?

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There are a few differences in the process.

Full-Time MBA students can use bid points to gain an interview with some firms. Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students must be invited by firms.

The preparation is the same, but the experiences can differ. For example, Full-Time students tend to participate in Campus Recruiting for internships as well as full-time positions. Also, most Full-Time students have more time to allocate to their job search. That additional time and practice can impact the level of preparedness and overall Campus Recruiting experience.

Internships The level of Career Services resources for internships differs between the Full-Time MBA and the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs. Since the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs are designed for full-time working professionals, participating in internships is very uncommon. Seeking an internship is a time-consuming process. It can require a similar amount of time that students report spending during Campus Recruiting for a full-time job, which is approximately 30 hours per week.

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Do I have access to school-facilitated Campus Recruiting for internships like Full-Time MBA students?

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Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students can participate in school-facilitated internship recruiting only if they are invited by a company. Full-Time MBA students do not have this restriction. Those Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students who are invited work very hard to make connections and leave a positive impression at a company to end up on their list.

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Am I allowed to do an internship as an Evening MBA or Weekend MBA student?

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Yes, but internships are very uncommon for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students. For those who do an internship, they are attained through a variety of sources, such as GTS (job posting database), direct contact with the company, and internship campus recruiting. For comparison, around half of Full-Time MBA students secure their internship through a source separate from internship campus recruiting. Keep in mind that the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs are designed for full-time working professionals. Therefore, internships are very uncommon and do not have the same level of formalized Career Services support as the Full-Time MBA Program. 

Additional Resources

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In addition to Campus Recruiting for full-time jobs, what other resources are available to aid in getting a new job?

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We have a combination of programs, one-on-one coaching, job postings, and self-serve resources that can be put together as an a la carte menu to best suit you. See Job Tools and Resources for more details.

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How does Career Services help students who want to move up in their current organization?

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For the process of advancing in your company, there are a number of ways we can help support you. Our coaches can work with you to determine which programming offerings can best support your unique situation. We can also provide one-on-one coaching to create a road map and business case. Regardless of your aspiration, taking the time to learn about different careers through Career Services programming and resources will benefit your broader business knowledge.