MBA CDO Spring Programming

The spring semester offers a range of events and programs to meet you wherever you are on your career journey. Some offerings include Job Search Strategy Groups, sessions for International Students in the job search, and career fairs. Whether you are seeking Highway, Dirt Road or Jungle opportunities, we are here to support you. For more details, see the full list below. Click on the event name to see the program details:

  • Job Search Strategy Groups
    Beginning in January and every other week throughout the semester

      How’s your job search going? Are you feeling…

      • Not sure if you’re on track?
      • Unsure of how to get started?
      • Like you need some accountability?

      Join a Job Search Strategy Group (JSSG)!

      Starting in mid-January, we’ll kick off new JSSGs. Each JSSG will have up to 8 Sloanies and a CDO Advisor. Groups will meet every other week to help you troubleshoot job search challenges and hold each other accountable for meeting deadlines. These sessions will help you create structure for your dirt road or jungle job search. The data is clear: Sloanies who participated in JSSGs during Summer 2020 found their target roles faster than those who went through the job search process alone.

      There are JSSGs for different recruiting paths to MBA-level opportunities. We call these Highway / Dirt Road / Jungle. What do we mean by that?
      MBA-level jobs with a structured recruiting process, often conducted on-campus. This includes, but is not limited to, Consulting, Investment Banking and Leadership Development Programs.
      Dirt Road:
      Opportunities within industries whose recruiting processes for MBAs are less defined, requiring more networking and individual outreach. This includes opportunities in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Media/Entertainment and Sports.
      Roles for individuals starting a new venture or pursuing positions with start-ups or early-stage ventures.

      Are you looking for opportunities with a less defined recruiting process? Choose the Dirt Road JSSG. Focused on joining an early-stage start up? Choose the Jungle JSSG. Regardless of your path, we look forward to working with you!

      Sign up in Career Central under “Workshops.”

  • International Student Group Discussion: Job Searching in the US on the Dirt Road
    April 22

      This is a challenging market for all job seekers, but especially those who are navigating the U.S. Immigration system as part of their search. Join us for an informal group discussion for international students with 2nd-year international students who have navigated the dirt road in the US. Learn about their experiences and ask questions.

      Sign up in Career Central

  • How to Create Your Own Internship (Dirt Road and Jungle Sessions)
    February 23 and March 15

      Are you looking to work with a growing or early stage employer? Not finding the right summer opportunity? Consider creating your own internship. Learn the steps to craft and pitch your ideal opportunity from 2Y Sloanies. (for first year students)

      Feb 23 Session: Video | PPT Presentation
      March 15 Session: Video | PPT Presentation

  • Making the Most of Your International Student Job Search (a 2-part series)
    February 24 & March 2

      This is a challenging market for all job seekers, but especially those who are navigating the U.S. Immigration system as part of their search. Our two part series for international Sloanies will help you you keep up-to-date on immigration requirements.

      Part I of the series (February 24, 1-2pm): an immigration attorney will present on the current state of immigration regulations and things to keep in mind during your job search. We will collect questions in advance and also offer Q&A at the end of the presentation.
      Video | PPT Presentation

      Part II of the series (March 2, 1-2pm): join us for a panel with 2Ys and recent alums. Learn how they successfully navigated the immigration process and hear what advice they have for you.

  • Mock Interviews
    Throughout the month of January

      Practice your interviewing skills with a career advisor and fellow student to be ready for upcoming interview season. (for first year students)

      Sign up in Career Central under “Workshops.”

  • Storytelling for Job Interviews Workshop
    Throughout the month of January

      Storytelling is a powerful way of communicating your message to prospective employers. It also helps you refine your career choices. Professor Chris Kelly will facilitate these small group (up to 3 students) workshops, where you will:

      • Learn what makes a good job search story
      • Revise your story and understand how to create new stories
      • Practice telling your story
      • Understand timing of stories: the 30 sec v. 3 min. story
      • Receive peer and facilitator feedback

      Sign up in Career Central under “Workshops.”

  • Healthcare Career Fair
    Save the Date: January 21, 2021

      Join company representatives from Abiomed, Buoy Health, Capsule, and Gingko Bioworks to learn more about them and available opportunities.

      Sign up in Career Central under “Company Events.”

  • Startup Spotlight
    Save the Date: February 5, 2021

      Join a small group of startups to learn more about them and available opportunities. Stay tuned for some of the names of employers interested in Sloan talent.

      Sign up in Career Central under “Company Events.”

  • Spring Career Fair
    Save the Date: April 1, 2021

      Meet with employers in a virtual environment. Similar to an in-person career fair, you can share your resume and chat with employers about current or future opportunities. Stay tuned for participating companies, which will be posted in Career Central.

      Sign up in Career Central under “Company Events.”