Career Center ยป

Designing Career Journeys from the Inside Out

We emphasize "inside out" because we believe a vibrant career journey starts with a deep understanding of who we are as individuals in order to achieve our greatest personal and professional success. In combination with world-class curriculum, experiential opportunities and professional development through our career-led professional development seminars and workshops, our students continuously demonstrate the value of a Merage School education through their high-profile job landings, corporate upward mobility and new business ventures.

Students

Design a customized career journey to fit your professional goals. Leverage our advising, coaching, and employer relations support to successfully manage your job search, promotion, or new business venture.

Employers

Support your talent acquisition strategies with access to our diverse, strategic, and future-oriented Merage School talent pool. Our students are prepared to contribute at the highest level within your organization and at every level.

Alumni

Get involved in career support for our current students through volunteer activities covering career path exploration, job search preparation, and mentorship. Also learn more about the ways we can support you on your continued career journey.

Providing Post-Graduate Job Search and Professional Development for all Merage School Students

Leveraging an Assess, Design, Propel Success Framework to Consistently Design Desired Career Outcomes

Fostering an Inclusive Enviroment Through Knowledge, Practice and Conversation

Inclusive Excellence

See how we partner with Merage School affinity groups to further our goal of inclusive excellence for our students, employer partners, community, and alumni. We rise together when we work together.

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Talent Design Studio

Leverage and support the exciting opportunities within our Talent Design Studio innovation hub where we test and study new ways of thinking about university career services. Funding opportunities also are available for strategic partners interested in impacting future talent.

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90

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JOB PLACEMENT RATE 6 MONTHS POST-GRADUATION*

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HOME TO ONE-THIRD OF ALL FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES

117

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AVERAGE SALARY INCREASE PRE-MBA TO THREE YEARS POST GRADUATION

Coming into the MSBA program, I knew I wanted to take full advantage of the career resources that the Merage School has to offer to help me reach my career goals. From designing my LinkedIn profile, to tailoring my resume and preparing for interviews, and attending ProSeminar, the Merage Career Center was vital in preparing me for my job search. I feel lucky to have had people who genuinely care about each individual student’s career goals help me land at my dream company. Without their guidance and support, I wouldn’t have started the career I wanted so soon after graduating.

— Diana Rivera MSBA ’23
Decision Science Graduate Intern
The Walt Disney Company

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*Full-Time MBA program, 2023 employment report