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Students in Georgetown’s MBA Programs begin their career development curriculum the summer before they arrive. Over the summer, students develop their career hypothesis, value strategy, and career marketing portfolio items, helping to give them an advantage once they set foot on campus.

Beginning an MBA program is an important decision, one that relies on careful preparation and clear goals. Whether you are switching careers or plan to enhance your current career, the MBA Career Center offers a comprehensive career management curriculum designed to ensure you are ready even before you arrive on campus. Our career management curricula are specialized for each degree program, detailed below.

FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM CAREER CURRICULUM

EVENING MBA PROGRAM CAREER CURRICULUM

EXECUTIVE MBA CAREER CURRICULUM

FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM CAREER CURRICULUM:

Summer Webinar Series:
Beginning the summer before you arrive, you will attend the MBA Career Ignition Summer Webinar series. This initial aspect of our career curriculum:

  • Recounts your career accomplishments to inform an MBA career hypothesis
  • Provides critical career guidance to help kick-start your career strategy as a Georgetown MBA student
  • Prepares you to produce an effective career marketing portfolio (deliverables)

Career Deliverables Review:
We have designated a set of deliverables that will prepare you for the important stages in the job search: coach readiness, network readiness, and interview readiness. Our team of professional resume reviewers provides expert feedback, helping best position you for career coaching and attracting our top hiring employers.

Career Coaching: 
Our team of dedicated, certified career management coaches facilitates your individual career strategy. MBA Career Center coaches, peer advisors, and student organizations work in a 14-industry alignment to cultivate career opportunities that are as industry-specific as possible.

Job Search Course: 
For those MBA students wondering how to change jobs, explore new career opportunities, or attract top MBA employers, our Job Search Course is organized into practical network-ready and interview-ready modules. The course follows our seven-phase career development strategy, completed within the first two months of the program.

Promotions Course:
Our Promotions Course is ideal for those professionals who are well employed and ready to take their careers to the next level. We offer a convenient Saturday workshop format which takes you through:

  • Self-understanding
  • Brand awareness and messaging
  • Effective promotions conversations
  • Winning the offer

EVENING MBA PROGRAM CAREER CURRICULUM:

Summer Webinar Series: 
Beginning the summer before you arrive, you will attend the MBA Career Ignition Summer Webinar series. This initial aspect of our career curriculum:

  • Recounts your career accomplishments to inform an MBA career hypothesis
  • Provides critical career guidance to help kick-start your career strategy as a Georgetown MBA student
  • Prepares you to produce an effective career marketing portfolio (deliverables)

Career Deliverables Review: 
We have designated a set of deliverables that will prepare you for the important stages in the job search: coach readiness, network readiness, and interview readiness. Our team of professional resume reviewers provides expert feedback, helping best position you for career coaching and attracting our top hiring employers.

Career Coaching:
Our team of dedicated, certified career management coaches facilitates your individual career strategy. MBA Career Center coaches, peer advisors, and student organizations work in a 14-industry alignment to cultivate career opportunities that are as industry-specific as possible.

Job Search Course: 
For those MBA students wondering how to change jobs, explore new career opportunities, or attract top MBA employers, our Job Search Course is organized into practical network-ready and interview-ready modules. The course follows our seven-phase career development strategy. Our Evening MBA students complete the course in convenient Saturday installments, designed to sync you with the MBA recruitment cycle.

Promotions Course: 
Our Promotions Course is ideal for those professionals who are well employed and ready to take their careers to the next level. We offer a convenient Saturday workshop format which takes you through:

  • Self-understanding
  • Brand awareness and messaging
  • Effective promotions conversations
  • Winning the offer

EXECUTIVE MBA CAREER CURRICULUM:

Preparation for Senior Leadership:
Integral to the Executive MBA experience is the rare opportunity to recalibrate your career plan. The stimulating academic curriculum and new relationships can accelerate career ambitions. We are committed to helping you retool, maximize your high potential, and cultivate greater stature as a business leader.

Strategic Career Development: 
We take a strategic approach to your candidacy for promotion or job change and support you with a seven-phase career development system, taking you from early assessment of your value proposition through offer negotiation.

Executive Career Coaching:
Our one-on-one executive coaching helps you to refine your individual story and craft your specific networking plan. These are confidential sessions, set on your schedule, to support your dynamic career circumstances.

Custom Career Course(s):
Aligned with our strategy and structured within your weekend class schedule, our customized career development course will step you through the enhancement of your executive brand and career marketing portfolio. Career Deliverables Review: For those Executive MBAs seeking resume support, we offer professional resume review services. Our team of professional resume reviewers provides expert feedback, helping best position you for career coaching and attracting our top hiring employers