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The Career Management Center (CMC) Corner

The Recruiting Landscape

The state of the economy, in particular the fragile financial markets, is a major concern for everyone. The CMC is taking steps to build relationships with new companies and maintain relationships with current recruiters. Although many of our talented students have accepted full-time offers with great firms, the economy has slowed drastically this year creating a decline in campus recruitment activity and leaving our students with less opportunities to gain meaningful full-time and internship experiences.

How you can help
As parents, if you have internship and job opportunities within your company, we welcome the opportunity to promote your positions to our BBA students.

Please send the following information to Benita Harris via email at Benita_Harris@bus.emory.edu.

  1. Company name
  2. Job/Internship location (City, State)
  3. Position title and brief description of duties
  4. Indicate if this is a paid or unpaid (internship applicable)
  5. Application process (Do you want students to contact you directly? Do you want us to send you resumes? etc.)
  6. Your contact information

We are very grateful for whatever assistance you can provide.

The Power of Networking: Parents Helping to Leverage Opportunities

In this difficult and competitive job market, students cannot take a passive approach to their job search. The CMC has been vigilant in communicating to students the importance and value of networking. The amount of time and dedication students commit to their job search will directly impact their results. We are pleased to report over 140 BBA students signed up for the Alumni Mentor Program, teaming students with alums representing their field of interest.

Our excellent alumni connections are only one vital component to creating student networks. Deep outreach, informational interviews and connections with friends and family is paramount. We appreciate your help in communicating to our BBAs the importance of networking and we welcome any opportunities you may have for them to connect with industry professionals to leverage potential opportunities.

New Career Resources for Students

This year the CMC launched new career services and resources, adding to the robust selection of services for students in advising, career resources and employer connections.

Virtual Career Advising

Virtual advising is now available, allowing students to connect with a career advisor online for quick answers and assistance.

Walk-in Career Advising

Students can take advantage of walk-in advisor sessions. No appointment is necessary for quick resume tips, internship advice or job search questions.

MBA Job Search Coaches

MBA students will utilize their background and insights to advise BBA seniors on creating job search strategies in accordance with specific career goals.

Advising:

In addition to our individual career advising sessions, CMC offers a variety of ways which students can seek career advice.

Career Leader Assessment

Developed by two directors of Career Development at the Harvard Business School and used by over 100 of the top business schools in the United States, this online self-assessment provides insight on 25 business careers, including the interests, rewards and abilities associated with each.

Interview Stream

This online mock interview helps students practice industry-specific questions using a webcam, as well as receive expert interview advice via webinars.

Career Resources:

Employer Resume Critique Event

This event kicked off the Fall & Spring recruiting seasons by connecting employers directly with BBA students. Recruiters critiqued their resumes and helped prepare students for upcoming interviews.

Meet & Greets

Throughout the semester, company representatives schedule informal meetings to speak with students, sharing company collateral and discussing job/internship opportunities.

Employer Connections:

Employer Resume Critique Event

This event kicked off the Fall & Spring recruiting seasons by connecting employers directly with BBA students. Recruiters critiqued their resumes and helped prepare students for upcoming interviews.

Meet & Greets

Throughout the semester, company representatives schedule informal meetings to speak with students, sharing company collateral and discussing job/internship opportunities.

NY Trek

NY TrekOver 45 juniors and seniors trekked through NYC for a week in January to visit top finance and marketing/advertising firms. Alumni and company representatives from 17 different companies hosted our students, providing an opportunity for them to learn about the company and potential employment opportunities. The contacts students created helped establish and increase their networking foundations. We thank the following firms for their participation: Barclays Capital, BlackRock, BMO Capital Markets, Centerview Partners, CIT Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Grey, Houlihan Lokey, JP Morgan, Macy's, McCann, Merrill Lynch, Ogilvy, OMD, RBC Capital Markets and Saatchi & Saatchi. If you would like your company to host a NY Trek, please contact Andy Rabitoy.

Andy Rabitoy, Director, BBA Career Management Center