Here at the School of Management, your career development process starts before you even begin your first class. Use this online MBA Career Checklist to get this process started.
Follow the outline and deadlines to plan and prepare for your career. The summer and fall semester activities will also ensure completion of CRC requirements during the MBA program. Access the necessary online tools and resources in each section to accomplish the semester objectives outlined.
There are some CRC requirements to complete prior to beginning the MBA program this fall.
First Year of MBA Program
|Required - All||Create (or update) your BizLink profile||Log into BizLink||by September 16|
|Required - All||Upload revised résumé to BizLink||Résumé resources||by September 16|
|Required - All||CRC Meeting with advisor (bring your CareerLeader results)||Call the CRC at 716-645-3232, or stop by 308 Alfiero to schedule||September - November|
|Required - All||Attend Advanced Interviewing Skills workshop||See more workshops; Register in BizLink||Various dates and times in September-October|
|Recommended - International MBAs||Attend International Student Readiness workshop||Register in BizLink||September 22|
|Recommended - All||Build your résumé and get engaged: join a club, apply for LeaderCORE, volunteer||School of Management student clubs; LeaderCORE||September - December|
|Research companies, job markets, opportunities and timelines||Job market and research tools; Vault Career Insider (in BizLink)||September - December|
|Build your network (attend events, follow up, gather information)||School of Management events; CRC events in BizLink; UB Career Services events; Other career-related fairs and events||September - December|
|Select your MBA concentration||MBA concentration selection resource||September - December|
|Tech Fair||Job fair workshop and resources; See other fairs and events||October 4|
|Management Career Fair||Job fair workshop and resources; See other fairs and events||October 5|
|Attend Concentration Meetings||Look for email from CRC advisor||October - November|
|Cover Letter||Cover letter resources||October - November|
|Attend the MBA: Finding Your Focus workshop||Register in BizLink||October 22 or November 2|
|Attend Case Interviewing event with Author Marc Cosentino||Register in BizLink||October 29|
|Schedule and conduct informational interviews (i.e. Ask alumni to meet for coffee)||Networking resources; MentorLink (in BizLink); Mentors (in BullsEye); Questions to ask in an informational interview|
|Required - All||Schedule and complete Practice Interview with CRC staff||Call the CRC at 716-645-3232, or stop by 308 Alfiero to schedule|
MBAs interested in national internships (accounting/consulting firms, larger manufacturers, companies like Nestle, etc.) and some local companies (National Fuel)
|Apply for summer 2013 internships (for companies who recruit early)||Apply in BizLink, BullsEye, company sites and additional job search resources|
|Create a LinkedIn Profile||Social media resources; Networking resources; MentorLink (in BizLink); Mentors (in BullsEye); Questions to ask in an informational interview||September - November|