Career Management

The Willamette MBA program places a high priority on the professional development of our students and offers a complete program of career management and student professional organizations to complement the rigorous academic and experiential nature of the program.

From self assessment ...  to leading ... to networking ... to interviewing and negotiating for salaries, students get started with their career development right away.  In fact, the career management program begins as part of the first-semester course Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises (PACE I). 

Through active participation in career management programming MBA students learn to identify their career options, refine their career goals, develop search skills and prepare for their internships and career positions. All the way, career management staff, faculty, peer advisors, mentors and alumni are there to support their professional development.

To learn more about the Willamette MBA Career Management program visit our student Career Management site.

Career management services include a variety of activities.

  • Career Counseling
  • Career Fairs
  • CareerLeader
  • Employment Recruitment & Referral
  • Company Site Visits
  • Company Information Sessions
  • Employer and Industry Research Databases
  • Facebook
  • Power Lunches
  • Internship Program (up to 3 semesters of internship opportunities!)
  • Interview Training
  • Job Search Skills
  • Linked-In
  • Networking
  • Mentorship Program
  • On- and Off-Campus Interviewing and Recruiting
  • On-line Job Postings and Resources
  • On-line Resume Database for Employers
  • Pacific Northwest MBA Career Network
  • Peer Career Advisors
  • Student Chapters of National and International Professional Organizations
  • Resume Writing
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Self Assessment
  • Social Networking
  • Information Interviews

The Willamette MBA:

  • is a Forbes Magazine top 75 "Best Business School" for Return on Investment
  • builds your professional resume with client based consulting projects and internships
  • offers up to three semesters of internship experience

2014 Graduates ...

  • 81% received an offer within in three months of graduation
  • 76% accepted a job within three months of graduation

Career Management News...

105 Willamette MBA students attended the NW MBA Career Day at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  The annual event was sponsored by the NW Consortium of MBA Programs which includes Willamette University, the University of Washington and six other Northwest MBA programs accredited by AACSB International.

The day was a great success. Students said they had quality networking opportunities and identified several employers of interest.

Employers were also happy. When we talked with an employer about the Willamette students, he said they were well prepared, asked good questions and felt there were several who were a very good fit for his company.  He also exclaimed that he wished he could have had this kind of experience during his master’s degree!!

Employers included:
Daimler Trucks North America
AXA Advisors, LLC
Kaiser Permanente
Slalom Consulting
Mercy Corps
Northwestern Mutual
ACME Business Consulting
PCC Structurals
Gallup
Tektronix, Inc.
Banfield Pet Hospital
Point B Solutions
FBI
Blount Intl, Inc.
Hitachi Consulting
Cambia Health Solutions
Aequitas Capital Management
Boly Welch Consulting
Leupold Stevens, Inc.
RV Kuhns
Portland General Electric
Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
Ecova