Weekend MBA

FAQ


General Informaion

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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 an alumnus.

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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 the Gleacher Center is open from 9:00 a.m–6:30 p.m. on weeknights and 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, making them available when you are on campus for class, but many students utilize coaching by phone and other resources when 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. To be eligible, you need to have 12 courses completed by the time Campus Recruiting begins (Autumn quarter). You must attend all required preparation sessions, which are offered on weeknights and Saturdays, and be enrolled in 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 annually, you will need their written permission to participate in Campus Recruiting. Keep in mind this is the only Career Service resource that requires company permission.

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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 must be invited by firms.

The preparation is the same, but the experiences can differ. For example, Full-Time MBA students tend to participate in Campus Recruiting for internships as well as full-time positions. Also, most Full-Time MBA 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
Internships for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students deserve some special attention. In some industries, such as investment banking, an internship can be an important stepping stone. Every year a small number of Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students (about 50) hustle and get an internship. The school will help, but your access to companies that come to campus looking for interns will be restricted.

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

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Your access to companies that come to campus looking for interns will be restricted. You will need to be invited to meet with them. Keep in mind that even in the Full-Time MBA program where students have full access to companies coming to campus, only half of their internships are sourced through Campus Recruiting.

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Can I get an internship as an Evening MBA or Weekend MBA student outside of school-facilitated Campus Recruiting for internships?

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Of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students who do an internship, 35 percent are sourced from other school-facilitated non-Campus Recruiting resources such as job postings, which you have full access to. Around 15 percent get an internship by connecting directly with companies and organizations. Of course, Career Services is available to provide guidance on your resume, interview skills, and more as you pursue an internship via your own network and connections.

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.

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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.