Your career development process starts before you even begin your first class. Use this online career checklist and calendar designed for MS in STL students to get this process started. The UB School of Management Career Resource Center (CRC) and UB Career Services are both resources for you to use throughout your degree program.
Read and follow the schedule outlined in each section to prepare for the internship and job search process. The summer and fall semester activities will also ensure completion of CRC requirements during your MS program. Access the necessary online tools and resources in each section to accomplish the semester objectives outlined.
Please note, many of the recommended in person events may be pending based on the COVID-19 impact. Virtual replacements may be offered.
The Career Resource Center (CRC) serves as the primary resource for students and alumni of the School of Management in career exploration and job search. The CRC is a key link between the school and employers, offering many programs that bring these groups together, such as career events, alumni connections, internships, campus recruiting and career development workshops and seminars. Our mission is to create a caring environment that enables and motivates you to be successful in reaching your individual career goals.
The CRC's dedicated staff is committed to assisting you throughout your career development and job search process. Get to know our team by visiting the CRC staff page. Melissa Ruggiero is dedicated to the students in STL who focus on operations and supply chain.
A robust career community that challenges students to imagine and design meaningful lives and careers.
We challenge students to see possibilities and seek opportunities in preparation for life after college. Visit our Career Services staff page. Holly Justice is dedicated to the students in STL who focus on transportation, logistics and engineering-related careers.
Your résumé is due August 3
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Answers will be evaluated on genuineness, authenticity, clarity and conciseness. The three top winners from each program will be announced at each M.S. Advantage. The #1 winner from each M.S. program is placed back in the running for all four management M.S. programs for bragging rights and social media kudos.
Please note: If you cannot access the Grit Seed tool, but still want to participate, please send an email to Melissa Ruggiero at email@example.com.
Some of our more competitive students who are conducting a national job search opt to attend a national career conference. Learn about these conferences here. The most common career fairs for our STL students are:
If you plan to attend a national career fair, add “conference” to the subject line when you submit your résumé to the CRC. Subject line: MS STL Résumé - Last name/First name - Conference
You will receive access to BizLink, the CRC’s career management system in late August. Watch for an email.
After your career advisor has reviewed your résumé and you have made the recommended changes, upload your résumé to both the BizLink and Bullseye systems. All MS STL résumés should be approved and uploaded by the end of September.
After attending an Advanced Interviewing workshop, schedule a practice interview with Melissa Ruggiero via BizLink or Holly Justice via Bullseye, powered by Handshake to set a baseline interview. This will help you be prepared in case an employer calls you for an interview unexpectedly
Some companies recruit students in early fall, so it is important to monitor BizLink and Bullseye, powered by Handshake as well as your target company websites for summer internships. Some résumé deadlines are as early as September (even for summer internships). BizLink and Bullseye, powered by Handshake also list Employer Information Sessions.
Review cover letter and job search correspondence resources. Any letter or email sent to a potential employer must be error-free, appropriately formatted and tailored to the company's needs and the desired employment opportunity. Check the CRC workshops and Career Services workshops for the Job Search Correspondence workshop and other relevant workshops.
Attend both the UB Management Career and Internship Expo and the UB STEAM Fair in early fall. Some of the attending companies will hold on-campus interviewing immediately or shortly after the fair. (However, do not rely solely on on-campus interviewing for full-time positions.) Review the CRC's Job Fairs and Events page for more information, including the national career fairs.
Join student organizations and local professional associations that relate to your functional area of interest. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosts an additional list of SEAS student organizations you may find interesting.
Research and identify a list of companies to target for internship and full-time job opportunities. Use the following tools:
Keep an Excel file of these companies, contacts and activity. Keep text of the positions you apply to for when you get called for the interview.
Make the most of your winter break by networking and learning.
Update your résumé and LinkedIn profile to show any relevant projects, certifications and new learning. The relevance and content of your LinkedIn profile can make you readily found by recruiters and hiring managers using the tool to identify candidates.
Attend on-campus job fairs and networking events within the community. However, do not rely solely on on-campus interviewing for internships or full-time positions.
Continue to research and identify a list of companies to target for full-time job opportunities. Go directly to company websites for information about how to submit your résumé. Conduct a targeted direct mail/email campaign to companies of interest. Also, network with fellow students, faculty and alumni, as well as friends and family. Understand when each company on your list recruits college grads for new positions.
Review information on Managing Job Offers and Compensation Negotiations.
Fall semester of your second year begins this process all over again. Repeat all steps from Fall above with your full-time search in mind.