Looking toward your future An introduction to Career Development Pre-View Day April, 2004.
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Looking toward your future An introduction to Career Development Pre-View Day April, 2004
Office of Career Development (www.stern.nyu.edu/ocd) OUR MISSION: To help you –Identify your career & employment goals –Develop strategy –Refine your career development skills, –Identify opportunities –Get the best start on the next phase of your professional life.
What does OCD do? Counseling Workshops & Individual Counseling –Career choice –Job search strategy –Networking –Resume writing –Interviewing skills –Interview preparation Club Liaison Recruiting Corporate Relationships Recruiter Development Corporate Presentations On-Campus Recruiting Career Fairs Job Postings Club Liaison
OCD – Who are we? A group of smart people with a diverse set of backgrounds Two main functions: –Career Counseling –Corporate Recruiting Great staff dedicated to helping you choose the career direction that is right for you.
Recent OCD Activities MBA1 interview process moved to before the start of the second semester (Jan ’02) Office restructuring Industry specific designations for RMs (summer ’02) Director of Operations position created (summer ’02) OCD International Career position created (summer ’02) Revamped Career Management Series Career Development Program features more activities including required workshops and activities and outside professionals that supplement the internal staff
Recent OCD Activities Spring Career Fair added (Spring ‘03) Launched the Career Center for Working Professionals (Spring ’03) Average over 100 individual career coaching sessions a month Over 700 job postings have been sourced by the CCWP alone Launched the Career Coach Program (Fall ’03) Select the “best of the best” to help prepare students Streamlined resume review process Better mock interview process
What do recruiters want from new MBA hires? Evidence of adaptability Quantitative knowledge/technical skills Strong communication/interpersonal skills Cultural fit with company Proven ability to perform Prior work experience related to industry
What do recruiters want from new MBA hires? % Extremely Important Evidence of adaptability24% Quantitative knowledge/technical skills21% Strong communication/interpersonal skills57% Cultural fit with company46% Proven ability to perform47% Prior work experience related to industry19% Source: GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey
Two Year Curriculum – Summer Explore interests, industries & jobs Self AssessmentPreparing for Job MarketObtaining Summer InternshipConfirming/ChangingPreparing for Job MarketGetting 1 st Job with MBA Fall Alumni panels, corporate presentations, workshops, networking, mock interviews Spring Campus interviews, more networking, new opportunities, interviewing, refining skills Summer Internships, receptions, brown bags Fall Corp presentations, networking, mocks Fall/Spring Campus interviews, more networking, new opportunities, interviewing
What can you do over the summer? Research career paths using resources such as vault.com and wetfeet.com Assess your interests and skills Prepare your resume to target your career interests Informational Interview with friends and family in your area of career interest.