Class of 2014 Checklist
What to look forward to Fall of 2013 - CHECKLIST
1) Login to your NEW Navigator - "MBA FOCUS" - We have implemented a brand new job posting management software - MBA Focus. By now, you should have received login information from Tracy. This will replace our Symplicity - Navigator system. Please make sure you bookmark the new link to MBA Focus.
2) MBA FOCUS Profile - Complete the Profile and upload your resume. ****NOTE: Resume book will be released to employers on September 1.
3) If you received a job offer - Be sure to let us know and complete the MBA Graduate Survey on MBA Focus.
4) Prepare for Informationals with First Year Students: Please send us a short paragraph about your internship/job that we can share with first years. Complete the form here. We'll be providing them a list of who worked where - Your name, job title, company and functional category. If you do NOT want to be on the list, let us know so we can take you off. Otherwise, we'll assume you're looking forward to meeting a few first years.
5) Schedule your Early Access Appointment - Login to MBA Focus and schedule an appointment now. We're eager to hear about your summer and help you plan your career search this year.
6) Due Monday, August 19th - Mentorship Applications - online at:Mentorship Application. NOTE: First priority will go to graduating students who did not have the opportunity to participate in 2012-13. You MUST have a one-on-one meeting with Beth during the first week of school or before - phone calls work also after your application is completed. Schedule through MBA Focus.
7) CONSIDER Fall Recruiting. - If you're interested in consulting, public accounting, the Federal Government and working for the fortune 500, this is the only way in. These organizations hire X # of MBA's in the fall and stop recruiting when they reach their desired number. As a small school and in this economy, we make introductions and send your resume out. We need to know ASAP if you're interested in fall recruiting so we can make sure you're in the loop.
8) RSVP for the Career Close-up: Fall Recruiting on Friday, September 6th - This Friday session is specifically geared to get you prepared to apply for jobs that are posted in the fall semester which is typically those with Fortune 500 employers, public accounting, consulting, corporate finance, rotation programs, national career fairs etc. Spring hiring employers will be present as well, a great way to re-plug in. NOTE: This is our BIGGEST fall event!
9) Revisit Phase One of the Career GPS at http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/career_management/students/gps/phase_1/index.html. After a summer of full-time work, its time to re-evaluate your strengths, interests and goals for your permanent position. Check-in with Desiree or Beth after completing Phase 1 and then move on to Phase 2. The second time around it'll be a little quicker, but good to do the research and focus on finding the right job for you. NOTE: Based on your feedback, we have made some changes to the Career GPS.
10) CONSIDER National Career Fairs - especially if you're willing to relocate and want to work for a large company. NSHMBA, NBMBA, NAWMBA, Net-Impact, NAAMBA, and Reaching Out are all this fall and have employers interviewing on-site. There are also regional fairs and conferences in your area of interest which are great places to connect. There are 20 - $500 scholarships available for full-time 2nd year day students to help with expenses. Application is now available and due August 26th: Scholarship Application. List of National Career Fairs.
11) CONSIDER International Study Trips - There are 2 this year: Chile in December and China over Spring Break. More information at Find out more about International Study Trips to Chile and China. Applications are due September 15 for Chile. Join us for the information session on August 21 during the Atkinson Hour. Most of your jobs will involve something international. Choose between South America and Asia.