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Title: MBA Career Management


1
MBA Career Management
  • Michelle Antonio
  • Director, MBA Career Management
  • April 18, 2009

2
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
  • 1. MBACM overview
  • 2. Staff Perspectives
  • Chris Higgins Consumer Goods/Retail/Technology/
    Manufacturing/Telecom
  • Programming Website Resources
  • Maryellen Lamb Investment Banking/Sales
    Trading/Diversified Financial
  • Services Student Advising/Club Partnership
  • Shannon Connelly RRM Role Corporate Outreach
  • Sam Jones Global Careers Treks
  • 3. Next Steps/Questions

3
THE WHARTON MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT MISSION
To empower MBA students and alumni to achieve
their short and long term career goals by
  • Providing access to the highest caliber
    resources and job opportunities
  • Cultivating employer
  • relationships
  • Developing their lifelong career management
    skills

MBACM Programs
Student Advising
On Off Campus Recruiting Opportunities
MBACM Website
4
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT STAFF
Recruiting Relationship Managers
Career Advisors
Areas of Focus
Consulting, Entrepreneurship Ivan Kerbel Jessica Glazer
Biotech/Pharmaceuticals/ Healthcare Sara Simons Jessica Glazer
Investment Management, Hedge Funds Sara Simons Virginia Jennings
Public Interest, Social Impact, Non-Profit, Government Jennifer Savoie Virginia Jennings
Energy Jennifer Savoie Virginia Jennings
Technology, Telecom/Wireless Manufacturing, General Management Chris Higgins Kristi Schlegel-Miller
Consumer Products/Retail Chris Higgins Kristi Schlegel-Miller
Media Entertainment Holly Jackson Kristi Schlegel-Miller
Real Estate, Travel Hospitality Holly Jackson Shannon Connelly
Private Equity, Venture Capital Rebecca Hollander Shannon Connelly
Investment Banking, Sales Trading, Diversified Financial Services Maryellen Lamb Anthony Penna
Global Careers Sam Jones Varies











5
SOURCES OF JOB OFFERS AT WHARTON
WG'09 Internships
WG'08 Full Time
Off-campus recruiting

On-campus recruiting
  • While on-campus recruiting remains the dominant
    source of offers, employment from off -campus
    opportunities is increasing and will continue to
    be important in this economy.
  • Sources of off-campus recruiting include MBA
    Job Board, previous employer, Wharton alumni
    contacts, career fairs, Career Trek networking,
    Alma Mater, MBACM contact, family business,
    Wharton Research Center contact, not specified.

6
SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN A CHALLENGING JOB MARKET
  • Provide realistic perspective on job search
    challenges
  • Share tangible strategies and tactical advice for
    achieving success
  • Uncover employment opportunities and make them as
    accessible as possible to students

7
MBACM JOB SEARCH SUPPORT INITIATIVES
  • Created and filled 3 new full time positions
  • Global Careers Advisor
  • Associate Director - Employer Services
  • Senior Associate Director - Alumni Services
  • Conduct regular domestic and international
    outreach to build relationships and generate job
    opportunities
  • Visited over 25 cities across 12 countries
  • Met with 330 companies and 300 alumni
  • Expanded Networking programming and Mock
    Interview Program to focus on developing
    informational meeting skills
  • Facilitating 2nd Year Job Search Actions Groups

8
MBACM JOB GENERATION INITIATIVES
  • Executing Updated Resume Book Program
  • Targeted Employer Outreach
  • New York City Career Fair
  • Hosted in partnership with Wharton Alumni Club of
    NY to target employers with later timed needs
  • 13 employers participated 50 student/alumni
    attendees
  • Leveraging school relationships to create 50
    school subsidized internships via 3 programs -
    200,000 in funding secured
  • Wharton Interactive Media Initiative (WIMI)
  • Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Wharton Social Impact Corps
  • Attending Global Alumni Forums (Dubai, Bógota,
    Beijing)

9
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
  • 1. MBACM overview
  • 2. Staff Perspectives
  • Chris Higgins Consumer Goods/Retail/Technology/
    Manufacturing/Telecom
  • Programming Website Resources
  • Maryellen Lamb Investment Banking/Sales
    Trading/Diversified Financial
  • Services Student Advising/Club Partnership
  • Shannon Connelly RRM Role Corporate Outreach
  • Sam Jones Global Careers Treks
  • 3. Next Steps/Questions

10
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT CAREER PROCESS
Offer(s)
N e w J o b
Market Research Strategy Development
Offer Management
Job Search Letter(s)
Self- Assessment
Interviews
Networking
Resume(s)
Job Experience
Industry Chats
  • Developing Your Pitch
  • Generating Contacts
  • Conducting Conversations
  • Business Etiquette
  • Creating Effective Resumes
  • Writing Effective Cover Letters
  • Wharton Interview Workshop
  • Mock Interview Program
  • Internship Offer Management
  • Managing Your Offer From Your Summer Employer
  • Negotiating Your Offer

MBTI Career Leader
11
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
  • 1. MBACM overview
  • 2. Staff Perspectives
  • Chris Higgins Consumer Goods/Retail/Technology/
    Manufacturing/Telecom
  • Programming Website Resources
  • Maryellen Lamb Investment Banking/Sales
    Trading/Diversified Financial
  • Services Student Advising/Club Partnership
  • Shannon Connelly RRM Role Corporate Outreach
  • Sam Jones Global Careers Treks
  • 3. Next Steps/Questions

12
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
  • 1. MBACM overview
  • 2. Staff Perspectives
  • Chris Higgins Consumer Goods/Retail/Technology/
    Manufacturing/Telecom
  • Programming Website Resources
  • Maryellen Lamb Investment Banking/Sales
    Trading/Diversified Financial
  • Services Student Advising/Club Partnership
  • Shannon Connelly RRM Role Corporate Outreach
  • Sam Jones Global Careers Treks
  • 3. Next Steps/Questions

13
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
  • 1. MBACM overview
  • 2. Staff Perspectives
  • Chris Higgins Consumer Goods/Retail/Technology/
    Manufacturing/Telecom
  • Programming Website Resources
  • Maryellen Lamb Investment Banking/Sales
    Trading/Diversified Financial
  • Services Student Advising/Club Partnership
  • Shannon Connelly RRM Role Corporate Outreach
  • Sam Jones Global Careers Treks
  • 3. Next Steps/Questions

14
CAREER TREKS
  • Definition and Benefits
  • Student-managed worldwide visits to companies for
    the purpose of education and networking
  • Provide access to companies/divisions that may
    not formally recruit or have limited campus
    exposure
  • Allow students to build industry knowledge and
    grow job search network
  • May be industry-focused or span a variety of
    industries
  • 30 Career Treks in 2008-2009 to date
  • Sample Treks (2008-2009)
  • Bay Area Energy Clean Tech Trek
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Private Equity Trek
  • Dubai Abu Dhabi Real Estate Trek
  • Hong Kong Investment Banking Trek
  • India VC PE Treks
  • Los Angeles Media Entertainment Trek
  • Middle East PE Trek
  • New York Sports Business Trek
  • New York Fashion and Luxury Trek
  • Philly Health Care Trek
  • Washington DC International Development Trek

15
MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
  • 1. MBACM overview
  • 2. Staff Perspectives
  • Elissa Harris Programming Website Resources
  • Maryellen Lamb Investment Banking/Sales
    Trading/Diversified Financial
  • Services Student Advising/Club Partnership
  • Shannon Connelly RRM Role Corporate Outreach
  • Sam Jones Global Careers Treks
  • 3. Next Steps/Questions

16
Next Steps
  • Questions email mba.admissions_at_wharton.upenn.edu
    or join e-talk (student-to-student discussion
    board) at http//www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/welcome
  • Access to MBACM website once you receive your
    Wharton student account
  • Self-assessment tools
  • Resume resources
  • Industry research tools
  • We look forward to seeing you in August for Pre
    Term!
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