The MBA is an exciting stepping stone that will enable you consolidate up-to-date business knowledge that together with your existing professional experience paves the way towards a fulfilling new career. This may be either in a new job sector or in a new business role altogether.
Whilst initially the MBA is unlikely to enable both, a move into new career and a new sector, this can be achieved by targeting one aim and then the other as a longer-term strategy.
This blog provides information about career planning and resources for your MBA-level job hunting. If you have any further suggestions for improvement, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this blog, you can find tips and advice for:
Networking with University of Kent alumni
KEW-NET is a professional mentoring and networking platform exclusively for alumni, current students and members of staff at the University of Kent. Here you can access and share various career experiences, be able to provide advice, and support individual’s development and career advancements. To access, go to http://kent.aluminate.net/.
Many MBA students are looking for a career transition into Management Consulting, and information about this career is provided below.
- The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is the representative body for management consultancies in the UK. The MCA promotes the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. Its member companies comprise around 60% of the UK consulting industry, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector.
If you’re new to management consulting, then the pages for Young MCA are particularly informative and might be of interest. Click here to access.
Preparing for applications and case study interviews
Consulting case 101 is a blog site dedicated to getting into management consulting; it includes a compilation “A Day in the Life of Management Consultants” series to give you an idea what a typical day of a management consultant looks like in different consulting firms.
To help you prepare for case study interviews used by most consultancies, scroll down to section 5 from the Interview and Assessment Centre information on this blog, which is about case study interviews.
Resources and jobs
- InsideCareers – click on title for career insights and information about how to get in; featured articles include The Future of Management Consulting, Salaries and benefits; Advice on becoming a consultant.
- BLT (Beament Leslie Thomas) is a London-based leading niche specialist recruitment company for Indirect Tax, Management Consultancy, and Interim Management.
You will find the latest information on their blog – http://www.blt.co.uk/about/blt-blog/.