We offer the same premium services, career planning and resources to all candidates. Here’s what’s different for Professional MBAs:
Professional MBA candidates are experienced business professionals. The WCC offers services that focus on incorporating PMBA achievement into a career management strategy to guide them in accelerating a career. For more information, see Professional MBA Programs.
Professional MBA candidates can tailor career services to fit their needs, including career coaching, résumé critiques, recruiting, research tools, and Career Navigator course.
To make an advising appointment with the PMBA Career Consultant, stop by the WCC, Knight Hall 210; or contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-935-5950. Most appointments are scheduled within two business days.
Professional Career Development
Professional MBA candidates have distinctive and unique needs for professional development.
- Career Navigator course – Career Navigator prepares you to create focus and momentum around your career plans. The framework and guidelines help you achieve your career goals and support next steps to piloting your post-MBA career. During the Career Navigator course, you learn strategies and skill-set positioning that are necessary to strengthen your ability to effectively manage your career. Students are introduced to the Career Development Plan that will serve as a blueprint for career management or search.
- Self-Assessment - CareerLeader® – Developed by two experienced Harvard Business School career counselors, CareerLeader is an interactive tool that offers a personalized, online self-assessment, turning insights about your skills, interests, motivators and passions into concrete recommendations for corporate culture fit and your business career path. Access is provided by the Weston Career Center to students enrolled in the Career Navigator Course or as an outcome of an individual advising appointment.
Job Search Resources
As a PMBA candidate, you have access to a series of excellent career services Research and Resource Tools to help you achieve your goals. MBAFocus is the online recruiting system used by the Weston Career Center to manage on-campus interviews, job postings, company-sponsored information sessions, and events.
PMBA candidates automatically have “view” access to job postings and may reach out directly to employers to express an interest in a posted position. You are encouraged to meet with the PMBA Career Consultant or another WCC career advisor to discuss job-related correspondence or conduct a mock interview.
Upon completion of 36 credit hours, the PMBA candidate can request an account upgrade to apply online for on-campus interviews. The PMBA Program Office will coordinate with the Weston Career Center to activate full access upon request.
Student clubs also help cultivate Olin’s network. The WCC works closely with clubs to plan networking and recruiting events.
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.