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Many current and former students that I meet with mention the Career Management Resources as one of the most valuable aspects of the Portland State MBA program. The Career Management team offers a variety of executive roundtables, career panels and seminars to ultimately help students find a fulfilling career.
With graduation on the horizon, I have been a regular user of many career services offered through Graduate Business Programs. Here are some of the resources I have taken advantage of recently...
MBA alum, Anita Ramachandran (’07) knew she wanted her work to have a direct impact on the world around her – and she has found that in her role as Partnerships Development Officer at Mercy Corps.
Many students who go back to school to earn their MBA are intent on making a specific career change. And some students, like 2012 MBA alum, Jason Kallingal, enter the program unsure of which industries or job positions they want to pursue. In Jason's case, he started the program simply knowing that he wanted to try something different — and have a significant impact on his community.
Before coming to PSU to pursue his MBA, Jason owned and managed Paccini's, an on-campus restaurant. As successful as the venture was, though, he knew he would ultimately outgrow his restaurant. So he decided to join the part-time MBA program to explore his options.
One of the aspects of the Portland State MBA program that attracted me was the school’s deep connection to the business community and extensive alumni network.
One of the most rewarding parts of my MBA experience has been helping to launch the PSU Women In Business group. This group, whose goal is to provide networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities to female business students, hosted two happy hours and a Women In Business Faculty Career Panel.
Each term, Portland State University Graduate School of Business welcomes executives to share their experience and expertise with current graduate business students. PSU hosts executives in a roundtable series, career panels, and in the course “Executive Perspectives on Leadership.”
This month, Portland State is thrilled to welcome Kris Aman, VP of Football and Basketball Athletic Teams for Nike, Inc. He manages American football and basketball and was recently in charge of Nike’s NFL deal (Nike entered into an agreement with the NFL to be the exclusive supplier of NFL gear for all 32 teams).
I recently had the opportunity to moderate the Careers in Marketing Panel, which featured accomplished professionals from a variety of roles within the marketing field.
During this popular panel, panelists discussed topics from the hiring process to corporate culture. In addition to questions from the moderator, panelists answered questions from the audience.
Welcome back, graduate business students! This week marks the start of Winter Term for PSU students.
In addition to a whole new set of classess, there are also many exciting Career Management events coming up this term. These events give students the opportunity to learn about career paths, network with local business professionals, and develop leaderships skills and self-awareness. Check out these upcoming events, designed to help in the career search process...
The past year and a half in the MBA program here at Portland State has been transformational, to say the least.
It would be impossible for me to try to quantify or prioritize everything that I have learned and the ways I have grown. So as 2012 comes to a close, I thought I would look back on some of my favorite posts and reflect on a few of the lessons I learned from my time as the official Portland State MBA blogger…
Interview skills are a critical element of the job-finding process, which is why the Career Management Resources team at Portland State holds two interview workshops during the school year. Here are some tips I recently picked up at the interview workshop…