Thursday, February 25, 2010

Starting the off-campus job search

Well folks, unfortunately the on-campus interviewing didn't work out for me. There was a huge amount of competition from other Kelley students, as we do have the best consumer marketing MBA program.

So, I've switched over to off-campus networking and job searching. While I wish that I knew where I was going this summer, I am confident that I will find a very good internship in consumer marketing.

Also, the big advantage of having to go through the mba off-campus job search is that I will learn skills that will help me in every job search I have to do for the rest of my life.

Over the next week:
  • I will create a list of 30 companies that have MBA marketing internships and that I want to work for.
  • I will tier those companies into a top 10, middle 10, and bottom 10.
  • I will make 20+ contacts in the next week and work on coverting those into at least 8 informational interviews.
Additionally, Graduate Career Services and the Consumer Marketing Academy have provided some great resources to those of us still looking for an internship:
  • A networking buddy program, pairing me up with a student with an offer who will help me track my networking progress and set goals each week
  • Sessions on best networking practices and how to make off-campus contacts
  • Tutorials on how to best use LinkedIn and Kelley inCircle to maximize your network-based internship search.
I will keep you updated on the search. Also, make sure to check out my mba program blog in the upcoming weeks on CMA Academy Week #2 and my trip to China!


  1. Kelley is giving job opportunities for students after MBA. The internship also provided by this institute so set your goals and get the advantages.

  2. Your article leanth is really good. I read it more time to get better idea. also I got another one: It also a good.