Career Coach: You Can’t Find a Greater Network

August 14th, 2014 by under Choosing a Path. No Comments.

harrigan picBy Erika Harrigan, Assistant Director, PT MBA Career Coach, Baltimore campus

Are you interested in a certain field, but would like to learn the inside scoop before making the transition?  Perhaps there’s a particular company that catches your eye and you’d like to learn more about its corporate culture.

As a Part-time MBA student at the Smith School of Business, you have the opportunity to meet with people who work in many different functions, fields, and companies – including some of the functions, fields and companies that you might be considering.  I’m not referring to faculty, alumni or even the companies that recruit from Smith even though those are, of course, very valuable resources.  What I am referring to is the vast network of working professionals who will be sitting in your classes at the Baltimore, Shady Grove, and Washington DC campuses, as well as the students in the cohorts before and after you.

Add this network to Smith’s world-class faculty, its staff, alumni and business partners, and you will have an incredible amount of connections that you would never have had if you did not come through the doors.   Make the connections early on and maintain them for a lifetime.   You never know where you or your colleagues will be in three, five, or ten years.  That’s the beauty of the Smith network!

Not a fan of networking?  Your career coaches are here to help you build this important skill that will benefit you throughout your career.  Feel free to schedule an appointment with us once you start.

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