The MSF Center for Career Strategy and Professional Engagement assists students in establishing a robust career management strategy that allows for successful career transitions both now and in the future. Our career management services are specifically tailored to meet students' diverse career needs. Our philosophy of service focuses on establishing strong one-on-one relationships that allow us to leverage the resources of Georgetown, the McDonough School of Business, and the global Georgetown alumni community.
Career Advising and Executive Coaching
One-on-one career advising and executive coaching is the cornerstone of MSF Career Services. Access to one-on-one services is available to both current students and alumni with sessions focusing on a broad range of career management topics including:
Career Goals (Short and Long-term)
Navigating Your Current Employment Situation
An Overarching Career Management Strategy
Assessing Your Professional Network
Growing Your Professional Network
Leveraging Internal Mobility Options
Development or Revision of Career Marketing Materials (Resume, Cover Letters, etc.)
Outreach to Employers and Recruiters
Job Search and Positioning Strategy
Navigating the Interview and Follow-up Process
Salary Negotiation and Benchmarking
Appointments are offered to current students and alumni by phone, Skype, or in-person during a wide-range of appointment times (day, evening, and select weekend openings). New students are eligible to begin utilizing one-on-one career appoints in August of their first year of study. To schedule an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two-Year Career Education Curriculum
In today’s competitive economy, knowing how to leverage your skills, experiences, and accomplishments to propel your career forward now and in the future is critical to your success. Our two-year career curriculum was developed to provide you with critical career management expertise that will be invaluable as you seek a promotion with your current employer or launch a search in a new industry or career field. The 10-module curriculum focuses on everything from identifying and projecting your “personal brand” to the importance of evaluating company culture during a career transition. Modules are deployed once per month beginning in September of your first year with certain career management deliverables due throughout your program.
Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews
From case interviews to behavioral interview questioning techniques, there is much more that goes into an interview than just showing up. An interview is an opportunity to showcase your fit for the position, establish rapport with the hiring manager and team, and to showcase how you can add value to the organization. If you have an upcoming interview scheduled, contact us to schedule a mock interview to increase your confidence and avoid making common interviewing mistakes.
Employer Outreach and Recruiter Connections
The MSF Center for Career Strategy and Professional Engagement works on your behalf to establish relationships with employers and recruiters for the purposes of opening new opportunities up to the MSF Community.
As MSF students and future alumni, you are offered exclusive access to the program’s private Linkedin group. We recommend that you pay attention to the LinkedIn site and to our regular communications to learn more about employer engagement opportunities throughout the year.
Annual Summer Career Engagement Conference
Our signature event, the Annual Summer Career Engagement Conference is your opportunity to perfect important career management skills, network with alumni and employers, and learn about the latest trends in the finance workforce including hiring trends and growth areas within the field. This day-long event is open to all new students, current students, and alumni.
Save the Date: The 2016 Career Conference will take place on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 with most employer events taking place on Friday the 22nd.
Schedule of Events and Registration Information - (coming soon)
Career Management and Industry Overview Events
Throughout the year we work with campus partners including the Cawley Career Education Center and the MBA Career Center to make relevant events available to the MSF Community. From the Fall Career Fair sponsored by the Cawley Center to employer presentations sponsored by other campus partners, MSF students have access to a wide-range of events and programs throughout the year.
Access to Job Postings and Career Opportunity Listings
Many of you are looking to change jobs (in fact, over 80% of last year’s graduating class changed jobs between the time of admission and the time of graduation). In order to help expand the scope of your job search, the MSF Office of Career Strategy and Professional Engagement sources positions from alumni, employer partners, faculty, and friends and posts these opportunities on the MSF LinkedIn Page. Keep an eye on the Georgetown MSF LinkedIn Group and our monthly e-newsletter Career Growth to see new positions and career opportunities.
In addition, you also have access to Hoya Career Connection - the University's main portal for jobs posted by employers. This resource is available to MSF students through our partnership with the Cawley Career Education Center.
Career Growth E-Newsletter
Stay up-to-date with career trends, employer and industry events, and current career opportunities by reading the MSF Career Newsletter Career Growth which is published regularly and available to all current MSF students.
MSF Career Resources
Current students and alumni can access additional information on the services described here as well as a full menu of career resources and industry information on the MSF Intranet Site.
"The MSF Career Center has been an immense help in developing a high-level strategy for targeting careers in finance. From understanding the practices of larger companies' HR departments, or valuing the opportunity within a 50 person firm, the MSF Career Center has continuously provided expert feedback and guidance that has helped me to understand and negotiate the best career path for me."
Andrew Prunesti, MSF Class of 2017