Career Coaches: Partners on Your Career Journey

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

The needs of working professionals differ from that of traditional students. First, you are often balancing a full-time position, family, and other obligations in addition to school. Second, because of your busy schedule, you may not have the opportunity to meet with someone during traditional 9 to 5 work hours.

Good news! We recognize that. At the Smith School of Business, once you are a student you have the benefit of meeting with a career coach who understands your needs and has the flexibility to meet with you in the evening, over the phone, or even on a Skype appointment over lunch. We are dedicated to the Part Time MBA population and are available at all three campuses (Baltimore, Shady Grove, and DC) to help you with your career development needs, whether it is securing a promotion within your current company, making a transition to a new field or function, or obtaining a position in a new company or region.

Not quite sure what to do with your MBA? We are here to help you figure that out as well. If it’s a simple resume or cover letter critique, we are here to fulfill that need too!

Career coaches are an added benefit to your education at the Smith School. We encourage you to take advantage of our services while you are here. Once you are a Smith student, meet with us early and often to determine your career objective and to create a strategic plan to get there. While on your career journey, you can drive as quickly or as slowly as you like. It’s up to you! We look forward to partnering with you to help you get there.

3 Responses

  1. pstandin says:

    The career coaches at Smith are very helpful with students’ professional development. They helped me build a plan for finding a new career and met with me whenever I needed them. I would encourage every student to meet with their coach at least once a semester.

  2. Barbara Ungiert says:

    The career coach seems like a really great resource offered by the Smith School of Business. It certainly makes the program very appealing. It is reassuring to know that there is someone who is willing to help with such important and oftentimes intricate decisions.

  3. Al Holcomb says:

    For me, a 36 year old senior manager of a Fortune 20 company, I’ve wrestled with the idea of EMBA vs PT-MBA and which cohort would offer the best network.