It doesn’t matter if you want to be a hospital administrator, the next social media guru, or work for a Fortune 500 company, your investment in extending your education will be the key to your success.
The Business Career Management Center (BCMC) at the David Eccles School of Business spoke with recent business school graduates about what they found to be keys to post-graduate success. Common themes that came up in each conversation include:
- Get involved and network. Attend clubs, competitions, and groups that expand your network and your resume. Future employers want to know you can take the lead on project and have positive results. It’s also a great opportunity to learn from your peers and your superiors. The BCMC offers many great events, such as career fairs and alumni networking events. Social media is another great way to stay in the know and Linkedin still stands as the world’s largest professional network.
- Practice interviewing. Take advantage of the resources available through the Business Career Management Center to find out what you need to prepare for, how to make your experiences relevant, what type of questions you will be asked, and which questions you should ask. The BCMC conducts mock interviews, offers career strategies classes, and boasts executive career coaches among other resources.
- Refine your resume. An employer is flooded with resumes from every job opening they post. Be sure your resume catches their eye by providing specific examples of how your experience fits their specific job as well as putting in quantitative information on how you have made an impact in previous positions. It’s always smart to tailor your resume to each specific position that you’re applying for.
- Internships are key to finding future success. An internship is a win/win process. While you are getting real life experience, the company has a chance to see how you will bring your skills to work. Even if the internship does not lead to full-time employment with that particular company, it could be the stepping-stone in getting your next position. Best of all, the BCMC is specifically designed to help place first-year MBA students in internships, and most importantly, in jobs after they graduate.
For more tips on how to make the most of your MBA, visit us online and listen to how our MBAs have found career paths that will provide professional and financial success.