We offer the same premium services and resources to all students. Here’s what’s different for MBA candidates:
Career advisors specialize in delivering one-on-one career planning strategies and bring many years of industry experience to each coaching session. MBA candidates They’re passionate about helping MBA candidates chart the right career path – the one that will allow MBA candidates to apply the research-driven thinking they’ve learned at Olin – in ways that will transform them and the companies they choose to join. Our advisors work closely with the Career Platform faculty to help bring relevant speakers to the industry mini presentations, where you will gain foundational knowledge necessary to be competitive. Here is a link to the MBA ProDev Summer Guide.
MBAFocus is the recruiting system used to manage on campus interviews, company sponsored information sessions, and job postings. See How to Use MBAFocus for instructions to login.
Access to MBA leadership development programs is available at MBA-Exchange.com. This resource is for MBA/PMBA candidates.
Professional Career Development
Even before you arrive on campus, Weston Career Center advisors connect with MBA candidates throughout the summer to understand personal and career goals. We start the process to align students with key alumni and corporate contacts, thereby helping to lay the foundation for a summer internship that’s still a year down the road.
ProDev, our MBA career education program, is a practical approach tailored to the needs of our MBA candidates and permits each student to demonstrate, examine, practice and refine their skills. It also includes strategic stops to reflect and recalibrate, which are important in the development of leaders and change agents of the future.
Resources for MBA Candidates
In addition to the large volume of Research and Resource Tools, and links available to all Olin students on OlinCareers, the WCC provides access to pre-paid resources specifically for MBA/PMBA candidates.
Student clubs also help cultivate Olin’s network. The WCC works closely with all MBA clubs to plan networking and recruiting events. Aligned with the goals of each Platform, the WCC collaborates with Olin Black MBA Association, Olin Diversity Council, Olin Branch Out, Olin’s Finance Club, Energy Club, Strategy and Consulting Club, Health and Life Sciences, Emerging Leaders, Supply Chain Management, and Net Impact to bring guest speakers to campus and plan student road shows to companies.
The WCC Student Advisory Board (SAB) comprises of first- and second-year MBA candidates who meet regularly with the WCC leadership team to pass along ideas, advice, concerns and compliments to the WCC. The SAB works with the Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA), clubs and informal networks to seek student feedback. Some recent initiatives included LinkedIn Power User seminar, peer advising program and Countdown to the Conference prep sessions.
The career services staff work hard to keep in touch with alumni around the world. Olin alumni are on campus frequently to conduct mock interviews, serve as guest speakers and program panelists, and act as mentors through the Olin LinkedIn group.
Our MBA interns and graduates are successfully employed in a variety of organizations, including financial services, manufacturing, technology and consulting. Median base salary for the graduating Class of 2014 was $100,000, and 97 percentof those students seeking employment reported accepting a job (90 days post graduation). See MBA Employment Statistics (pdf).