Career planning for MBA students
Knowing what sector generally and business role specifically you want to work in helps you make your applications and networking efforts targeted and focused. To help you with your research, you could look up specific industry sectors on this blog (just click here). In addition, there are some resources below that you may find useful in exploring your next steps. Simply click on the blue links below.
- Career Leader Online career self-assessment system tool developed specifically for MBA students by Harvard Business School.
- Career Shifters is an organisation with a focus on helping professionals who wish to change their career. There are free tools for you to use and some helpful information. In addition, they run workshops in London (at a fee), and they have regular blogs with useful tips.
- BeCause Global Consulting was recently recommended by a current MBA student who found this site inspiring and helpful. This US site is run by Nadine Hack, CEO, who provides ‘a spectrum of consulting services including strategic action planning, leadership development, executive coaching and change management.’
- FT MBA careers pages (advice on job search, How-To guides, interview guide and more)
- MBA World – don’t forget that you can access these resources, as KBS is an AMBA member.
- Workmaze Ltd.
- MBA Recruitment Guides: Recruitment guides offering key recruitment contacts within companies, details of MBA recruitment schemes etc.
- MBA Career Development Handbook: A downloadable workbook taking users through self assessment activities and job search techniques.
- Changing Careers – an online magazine for career changers. Click on the picture for content. This digital magazine, delivered monthly via email, has features expert opinion, comment, advice as well as news and opportunities. The magazine is free of charge and available to anyone who is either looking at a career change or who works with those who find themselves in this situation.
At the University of Kent:
All MBA students are members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The Career Centre https://cmi.careercentre.me/Members is packed with information about career developement and covers a wide range of topics with employer videos, employer tips and advice. All is presented clearly with short videos and modules and is self-directed. Some regular time spent here will go a long way towards planning for a successful future.
- My Folio – the University of Kent’s online personal development tool.
- Careers and Employability Service at the University of Kent, information pages for MBA students.
Not sure about your next steps?
If you wish to discuss your plans and ideas in confidence with a careers consultant, you have two options:
- at Kent Business School: book an appointment with me, Irena Jennings, Lecturer in Careers and Employabilty – firstname.lastname@example.org
- at the University of Kent: book an appointment with Jenny Keaveney, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service email@example.com (open every weekday)