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1 SMU Cox School of Business MBA Career Management Center Sneak Preview Weekend April 5, 2008

2 The Cox MBA CMC Team George Johnson – Assistant Dean, MBA Career Management Center Dennis Grindle – Director, PMBA/EMBA/Alumni Career Counseling Bruce Moore – Associate Director, FT MBA Career Counseling Jan LaDue – Associate Director, MBA Recruitment Services Jenny Darley – Assistant Director, Events & Marketing Tamara English – Recruiting Coordinator Nan Gunter – Administrative Assistant

3 The MBA Global Playing Field Welcome to the “Major Leagues” of Business World class athletes need world class coaching & training To excel in your MBA career you need the same We are your “Personal Career Training Staff”

4 The MBA Career Development Process Self Assessment MBA Career Focus Strategic Resume and Cover Letter Development Internship & Job Search Strategies MBA-Level, Professional Interview Skill Development Offer Extension, Evaluation, Negotiation, Acceptance

5 MBA Year 1 Overview- Fall MNGT 6101 Class (Managing Your Career) Determine Your MBA Concentration Utilize Career Resources (CareerBeam, One-on-one Advising) Participate in Career Related Events –Career Panels – August –Career Fair Preparation Workshop – September –Company Mock Interviews – September –Info Sessions – September – November –Company Site Visits, Networking Events, Student Club Events – Ongoing

6 MBA Year 1 Overview- Fall con’t National Career Conferences & Cox MBA Career Fair –National Black MBA Association Conference, Washington D.C., Sept. 17-20 –Cox MBA Career Fair, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. - Noon –National Society of Hispanic MBA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 9-11 Cox Associate Board Mentor Program –September Kick-off –Four “Meet & Greet” Events –Online Application Process (Students List Top 5 Mentor Choices) –Student/Mentor Matches Announced – First week of October

7 Now through Fall Mod B... Pre-Orientation Requirements (Assignment will be mailed to you in June) –Cover Letter/Resume –Complete Assessment Tools “Your” MBA Concentration (The foundation...ASAP!) Target list of companies, industries, positions Solid understanding of relevant job titles and functions –CMC Resources; & Insider Guides, Google,, Hoovers, CareerBeam, Informational Interviews, Classmates

8 MNGT 6101 Class - 1 Credit Hr. (4 weeks, Mod A) – Develop, tweak, refine your eCMC resume – Script 1 minute elevator pitch – Refine cover letter and all email correspondence One-on-One Career Advising – Preparing to maximize your probability for success Now through Fall Mod B cont …

9 MBA Year 1 Overview - Spring Summer Internship Interviews –On campus eCMC –Off campus, networking, target companies –Other resources: personal contacts, family Company Mock Interviews (Jan 2009) Continuing to utilize all MBA CMC Career Resources

10 Perspectives on Year 1 from Current Students

11 Summer 2009 Summer internships (Secure before GLP!) – 8-12 weeks –Placements coast to coast –Goals: help refine your post-MBA goals and gain new marketable skills

12 MBA Year 2 Continuation of Year 1 services Rejuvenate and refocus EARLY Did you receive an offer from your internship? –Advising on how to assess before deciding No offer? –Time to maximize your job search process Interviewing timeline for post-MBA opportunities

13 Perspectives on Year 2 from Current Student

14 Cox MBA 2008 Preliminary Statistics (As of 4/3/08) Average Base Salary (53% of Class of 2008) $89,091 Average Signing Bonus (76% of those placed) $16,302 Finance Jobs (50% of those placed) Average Salary - $88,788 Marketing Jobs (11% of those placed) Average salary - $87,250

15 Post-MBA Career Services Alumni Career Services Exceptions: – Cox MBA Career Fair – On Campus Recruiting Your personal ongoing involvement and commitment to the program!

16 Questions?

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