Our Career Development team will partner with you to pinpoint industries and companies of career interest. The MSBA team will work with you on your professional journey in gaining the skills and connections necessary to engage with employers/recruiters.
Our strong network and corporate relationships are key to your success
The Graduate School of Management has a proven track record of success for our career development services offered to our graduate business students. Our results include one of the highest placement rates in the U.S. for our Full-Time MBA program (91% placement) and graduate accounting program (100% placement).
Career Development team covers:
- Building a professional social media presence
- Cover Letter development/target
- Customized programming and support for international students, including a Communication & Culture Boot Camp pre-program start.
- Employer networking
- Geographic employment opportunities exploration
- Goal- Setting
- Interview preparation
- LinkedIn enhancement
- Professional written & oral communication workshops
- Resume development
- Salary negotiations
We will have staff on-site in San Francisco coordinating the MSBA program, including career development activities led by our Career Development Center staff, who also manage career services for programs in Davis, in Sacramento and in San Ramon.
Practicum as Career Accelerator
In addition to the GSM’s professional development and career services, the Practicum course will likely serve as an avenue for potential job opportunities. At the end of the 10-month corporate client project, you will have learned about the firm’s issues of concern and their business analytics solutions as well as gained knowledge about the company and its business practices.
During the Practicum course, you will have multiple opportunities to convey the business value of your work. Think of these opportunities as interview and career preparation. Part of the definition of the project’s success is for the company to ask you and your teammates to come on board. When companies pitch us their projects, this is an explicit return-on-investment that they recognize and anticipate.
San Francisco – Global Analytics Hub
More broadly, consider that San Francisco is the global hub of analytics-related activity and big data innovation. Check out the list of analytics Meetup groups just in a 10 miles radius of the city. There are events every evening where you can:
- Learn a new skill
- Team up with a co-founder to work on a startup idea
- Meet and network with venture capitalists
- Hear about new applications
- Connect with employers with open positions
And, we encourage you to start attending Meetups and other events/activities even before you join your cohort in the fall. You’ll get a jump-start on your professional network even before you meet your highly talented colleagues, well-connected industry and academic faculty, and a program staff dedicated to your success and continuing to build the reputation of the high-profile UC Davis MSBA program.
In today’s supermarket of analytics opportunities, a savvy student will build his/her personal brand, develop and expand a professional network, and find at least one new opportunity every month in the dynamic Silicon Valley-San Francisco ecosystem.
The Graduate School of Management career services will be your active and committed development partner during the MSBA. Given our program location and orientation, you need to think big and entrepreneurially about your career.