Career Management Summer Program

It is time to get started with the Willamette MBA Career Management and Professional Development program! This page contains information about your Career Management assignments for the summer and the interactive summer webinar series.

Contact Beth Ursin ( if you have questions about the Career Management assignments. Contact Alex Subert () if you have general questions.

Summer Career Management Assignments

Your summer Career Management assignments are listed below. The assignments involve reflection, meeting with others, and research.  Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to complete them on time. 



Due Date

CareerLeader Click here for instructions May 26
GradLeaders Profile Click here to download instructions May 26
Mentorship Program Application (Optional) Fill out the application here June 9
Resume & Cover Letter Click here to download instructions for Resume and click here for Cover Letter July 7
Professional Bio & LinkedIn Connection Click here to download instructions July 7
3 Informational Conversations Click here to download instructions for gathering feedback from others July 7
Insights Survey  Click here to complete the survey after you complete the other steps July 7

Summer Webinar Series 2017

The summer webinar series is delivered by the Career Management Team and aims to equip you with the knowledge and strategies to complete your summer assignments.  Each webinar will focus on a topic that relates to an upcoming task. There will be plenty of time during the webinars to answer any questions you may have.  Webinars will be recorded to allow for viewing at a later time, but you are strongly encouraged to attend at the time of the session.  

To join the webinars in real-time visit the following link:

Select “Enter as a Guest” and enter your first and last name so that we can confirm your attendance.  Then, select the “Enter Room” button.

If you are unable to attend a webinar on time or would like to review the content at a later date, a link will be posted below for viewing following the webinar.

Career Webinar #1 – Friday, May 19 at 10:00 AM (PDT)
Topic: Overview of Summer Career Assignments

Meet the Career Management Team! This session will provide an overview of the summer career assignments. Learn more about what to expect, how to get started, and how we can help. 

Click here for previously recorded Webinar #1.

Career Webinar #2 – Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 AM (PDT)
Topic: Resumes, Cover Letters & How to Conduct Informational Conversations

Are your resume and cover letter ready for MBA recruiters? Learn how to effectively showcase your experience and accomplishments using our “hiring manager approved” resume and cover letter templates. This session will also include details about the Informational Conversations assignment.

Click here for previously recorded Webinar #2.

Career Webinar #3 – Wednesday, June 7 at 12:00 PM (PDT)
Topic: Writing a Professional Bio & Mentorship Program Information

A professional bio is a concise statement about your experience, goals, and competitive advantage.  This workshop will explore strategies for writing an engaging and informative bio that sets you apart from the pack.  In addition, we will share information about how to get paired with a successful professional as part of our popular Mentorship Program.

Click here for previously recorded Webinar #3. Please note that there may be some audio or visual delays due to technical difficulties.

Early Access Appointment

Once you have completed ALL of the career assignments, you will be eligible schedule your Early Access Meeting with Career Management.  The meeting is an opportunity to begin the personalized career experience that you will receive as a Willamette MBA candidate.  The meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and start building a plan for securing a summer internship.  

Early access dates are available beginning July 11 if all assignments are complete. To set up your early access appointment, login to GradLeaders and select Early Access Appointment’ with Beth or Sarah from the Coaching tab to the left of your dashboard and then select Coaching Appointments. If you’re having trouble scheduling your appointment, email or call us at (503) 370-6167