|MBA for Professionals: Career Management Programs
MBA for Professionals students are welcome to attend all Career Management events throughout the year. Programs are held at the Portland Center, Salem Campus or on-site at different organizations in the area.
7:00am-9:00am, Portland Center
Topics are designed to prepare students for an active job search in addition to providing a forum for networking among professionals.
Fall 2009 Topics:
- October 2—The Brand You: Determining your Product, Placement and Target Market
- October 16—Social Networks and the Job Search
- November 6—Don’t Be That Guy: Networking Savvy
- November 20—Career Swap: Successful Transitions
- December 4—Interviews: What No One is Telling You
- December 18—Negotiations and the Job Offer
Save the dates for 2010: January 15, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7
Career Management and Coaching Certificate
Launching this fall through the Executive Development Center—designed to help you explore opportunities and challenges faced in your career and provide you with the tools to manage yourself and others.
One-on-One Career Counseling and Coaching
Available in both Portland and Salem by appointment (email email@example.com).
Site visits to a variety of organizations in Salem, Portland and Seattle are available throughout the year. A calendar of events is posted on Navigator, the online Willamette MBA career suite.
Functional Career Panels
Hosted by Student Professional Organizations, panelists include local professionals sharing industry-specific career advice. (Lunch Hour—Salem)
Company Information Sessions and Power Lunches
High level individuals or company representatives share their insights to a group of students interested in a particular organization or industry. (Lunch Hour—Salem)
Career Fairs (Including the Northwest MBA Consortium Career Fair in Portland):
February 5, 2010
Hosted by AACSB Accredited MBA programs in the Northwest—more information at www.mbacareerday.com. Students may also be interested in national MBA career fairs through the Hispanic MBAs (nshmba.org), Idealist (idealist.org) or the National Association of Women MBAs (nawmba.org).
Connect with local chapters of national organizations related to your career area of interest. Most organizations offer student discounts and provide networking opportunities among industry-specific professionals.
Job Boards and Online Resources
The hub for all online Career-related resources is the Career Suite located off the Student page of the main Atkinson Web site. The Willamette MBA program posts full-time and part-time opportunities for MBA’s on our Navigator job board. Career GPS is a tutorial for an active job search with a multitude of links, handouts and suggestions to work through all four phases of your job search. Optimal Resume, Career Leader, Vault and Career Beam provide additional tools for job searching.