Job Search Teams
Georgetown’s MBA Career Center strives to optimize the job search and career placement experience for our students. The recent launch of our Job Search Team initiative is proving very effective in job placement.
Meeting in small group settings, job seekers strategize through group interaction on their job search campaigns, brainstorming, sharing ideas, and developing action items for each step of the search process. For each team that is formed, a Career Coach from the MBA Career Center and a Peer Mentor is assigned to facilitate. We have chosen 17 focus areas based on the information about post-MBA preferences. Job search teams include:
- Consulting - Based in D.C.
- Consulting - Based outside of D.C.
- Consumer Products/Retail
- Corporate Finance
- Energy/Clean Tech
- Human Resources
- International Development/Emerging Markets
- Investment Banking
- Investment Research
- Media and Entertainment
- Not-for-Profit/Government/Corporate Social Responsibility
- Real Estate
- Sales and Trading
- Travel, Tourism, Hospitality
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Job Search Team?
A Job Search Team helps jobseekers focus and strategize through group interaction. Professional career management firms highly value this team approach as an effective component of a job search campaign.
How does a Job Search Team work?
Team members meet once weekly to report on their productivity, share ideas, and develop action items for the next week. The agenda is simple and straightforward:
- Report the data;
- Networking calls/contacts made;
- Letters/e-mails sent;
- Informational interviews held; and
- Formal interviews held:
o Raise Issues
o Brainstorm Solutions
o Identify Action Items
What is the Job Search Team Protocol?
- Attend meetings regularly, as others will be relying on you.
- Be punctual and actively participate.
- Be forthcoming with your feedback and/or advice in helping your teammates.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Treat other team members with respect.
- Honor your commitment to the team even after you have found your job.