The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School dedicated MBA Career Development team works with you to define your career vision and equip you with the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your unique post-MBA career goals. Through a variety of tools, workshops, events, one-on-one career advice and access to other resources, you can take the best possible advantage of this important transition point in your career path by preparing yourself for the opportunities that lie ahead.
Here is what you can expect from the MBA Careers Development Centre over your time at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School:
Over the course of the year, the Career Development team organises various workshops which help you clarify your career goals, fine tune your job search strategies and adopt the most effective approach into the marketplace. Workshops cover areas such as:
- Executive Job Search Skills
- Your Leadership CV
- Online Media and the Job Search
- Crafting your Story
- Best Practice Experience and Case Interview Skills
- Strategic and Tactical Networking
Each year, the Career Development Centre publishes the curriculum vitae (CV) of all participants available for employment in a book which is sent to over 500 recruiters internationally. It is also available online for prospective MBA hiring companies.
As part of this process, the Career Development team will provide one-on-one guidance to participants on their marketing documents and how best to tailor them for their areas of interest.
The dedicated MBA Career Development team are available all year round to assist students on a personal level with their job search.
Every year we help to prepare you for real interviews with sessions of mock interviews with Headhunters. executive search consultants, human resources professionals and business managers who put you through your paces in a safe environment. This practice is key in ensuring you have messages practiced and honed, and to create a good impression on some important people.
Throughout the year, companies and start-up businesses come on campus to present their companies and potential career opportunities. During the one-hour sessions, students learn about the companies, gather useful information related to career paths and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Networking evenings are informal ways to learn about new industries. MBA students meet with companies from different industries (for example Consulting, Digital Media and Technology, Energy and Financial Services) invited by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. In this open and informal setting, attendees can share information amongst each other.
The dedicated MBA Career Development team are available all year round to assist students on a personal level with their job search. The open door policy means that you constantly have access to cutting edge advice from our coaches, whether that is on your individual career strategy, your CV or resume for applications, or how to seal the deal with the best approach to interviews.
MBA Careers Fair
The annual Smurfit MBA Careers Fair gives MBA participants an opportunity to network and to meet with potential employers. Watch this video to learn more about why these employers seek to recruit Smurfit MBA graduates.