Summer 2024 Career Information for MBAs

Join the Career Development Office (CDO) this summer for a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience designed to enhance your professional development as you prepare to embark on your MBA career journey. Our summer series combines a live session, recorded content, and opportunities to engage with Career Coaches live and through Slack, offering a flexible approach to fit your schedule. In the live session, we will dive into the invaluable role the CDO can play in your exploration. The recorded sessions will focus mastering the art of storytelling to effectively communicate your skills and experiences; building networking skills to make new connections and opportunities; and navigating the MBA job search.

This year’s summer series will lead directly into our interactive sessions during orientation and Fall Friday Curriculum. Below, please find a detailed list of sessions and resources available to you starting in June.

REQUIRED LIVE SESSION

Register now for the required live session for incoming MBA Students, focusing on MBA-level recruiting and partnership with CDO.

Also, keep an eye out for quick tips videos in the #cdo-coaches channel in Slack throughout the summer! Topics will include Telling Your Story, Understanding Your Job Search, and Your Best Tool: Networking and more.

NOTE: Students entering the MBA Program as Silver Scholars, can also attend weekly targeted sessions with our incoming One-Year Program students. Review the post for Silver Scholar and One-Year Program Summer Series for additional information.

MBA PROGRAM ASK COACHES ANYTHING

Bring your questions or stop by to hear others’ questions about career paths, job search strategies, summer focus, and more. Our experienced coaches will share their expertise, offer advice, and help participants begin to understand and navigate the complex world of MBA career development.

INDIVIDUAL COACHING APPOINTMENTS

Coaching appointments for incoming MBA students will begin on Monday, June 10. Coaching appointments can focus on topics including personal branding, goal framing, target list creation, search strategy and interview prep.

ORIENTATION AND FALL PROGRAMMING

  • All incoming students will also engage with the CDO during Orientation sessions on Friday, August 16.
  • Incoming MBA Students should also be aware of required CDO programming from 9:00am-3:00pm on the following Fridays – September 6, September 13, September 20.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE & CDO-PROVIDED RESOURCES

  • The Career Development Website is a publicly-available resource with information, training, guides, and other resources for all students and alumni. Content is regularly updated and is searchable and is grouped by Program, Industry, Affinity, Career Skills, and About the CDO. Content types include:
    • Static overviews
    • Upcoming events from the Career Management System, Campus Groups, and around Yale
    • Career-related blogs
    • Video training and informational content
    • Skill-building experience opportunities
    • Skill and Industry Guides
    • Job Boards
    • And more!
      *Set up a Custom Alert for the Career Development Website to receive updates on newly-added content
  • Additionally, the Career Development Website has CDO-provided Resources exclusively for Yale SOM students, such as AI-driven resume and interview prep (Vmock), industry/function-specific interview and skill-building prep (Wall Street Prep, Rocketblocks, Exponent), and more.

CAREER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS)

Along with the Career Development Website, the Career Management System (CMS) is the go-to resource for Yale SOM students’ careers. Use CMS to:

  • Make coaching appointments
  • Share your resume with potential employers through Resume Books
  • Find upcoming recruiting and professional development events
  • Research companies of interest and find contacts
  • Search job postings for internships and full-time
  • Research job trends for SOM and b-school students, including types of roles, salary ranges, and offer timelines
  • And more!

CDO SLACK

All Yale SOM students also have access to Slack for communications across the school. CDO has created industry and program-specific channels for quick updates and to share job postings and events of note, as well as the #cdo-coaches channel to share resources and for your quick career-related questions.

Join us now in Slack and introduce yourself and let us know where you’re joining us from on the #cdo-coaches channel! We look forward to connecting.

EXPLORE YOUR INTERESTS / SELF ASSESSMENT

In addition to CDO programming, incoming students are encouraged to take time over the summer to explore the options available to them and to assess their own skills, interests, and values. Use the CDO website, including the Incoming Student Prep and Explore Your Interests / Self Assessment pages to find resources to learn more about industries of interest and reflect on your own goals and values.

By Audrey Hupp
Audrey Hupp Associate Director of Operations and Program Manager, Career Education & Coaching