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Career support for Executive MBA students

By Jacob Winston-Galant
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

There are many reasons why you might have decided to return to school and join the Broad College’s Executive MBA program: increasing your skills and knowledge, broadening your network, improving your career growth (i.e., a promotional opportunity) and perhaps altering the direction of your career. Whatever your reasons might be, you have access to a fully devoted career management department and many resources available to help you with your short- and long-term career goals.

If you are seeking advice on next steps for your career or plan to actively job search either now or later, the Russell Palmer Career Management Center is where you want to be connected. The team is very experienced, with professional coaches available for graduate student career advising. Coaches can review your written materials (e.g., resume, cover letters, thank-you notes, LinkedIn profile), assess your verbal branding (e.g., interviewing, networking with potential employers), explore potential next steps, connect you with appropriate opportunities and events and provide tips for negotiating offers.

If you are not already using LinkedIn, now is the time to start. LinkedIn is a professional social networking tool that allows you to virtually find other EMBA alums and professionals in companies of interest and tap into applicable job postings. Having a robust LinkedIn profile allows employers to find you — it’s like an active resume that is always visible. A competitive profile helps you build your professional brand, supplement your resume and easily tap into industry news. Active participation on LinkedIn is the best way to say “Look at me!” without saying “Look at me!”

As a Broad Spartan in the EMBA program, you also have access to Broad Connect, a platform that is much like LinkedIn but is only for Broad College students and alumni. You can create a profile, connect with others who have similar career interests and find a mentor through this great system. Broad alumni enjoy giving back in this way and are ready for your outreach and conversations.

The Palmer Center career coaching team looks forward to supporting you in your EMBA career journey. To learn more about these great resources and meet with someone, either in person or virtually, email

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