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Maximize Your Career Potential

When it comes to your career, you are our number one priority. Whether you are looking to change careers, advance in your current role or bring a new business idea to life, the Merage School MBA Career Center will help you get there.

Planning your career path requires continuous self-reflection and discovery.  Our multi-step approach is designed to:

  • Help you clarify your strengths and goals, and develop a realistic path to where you want to be
  • Start your self-discovery through a process known as career visioning
  • Expand your perspective and network through with the “day in the life” series, career fairs, networking events and more.
  • Arm you with the tools to successfully network and job search


Our MBA Career Center’s unique personalized approach to career planning prepares you with the tools to not only land your ideal job, but to make the right decisions throughout the lifetime of your career.

  • 87%

    Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation

  • Irvine is home to 1/3

    of Fortune 500 Companies
  • 112%

    Average Increase in Salaries

Career Preparation You Can Count On

Step One: Explore Your Potential

Complete a series of exercises using the latest assessment tools that profile your specific career interests, work values, strengths and weaknesses, organizational fit and entrepreneurial attributes.

Step Two: Map Your Career

Work with professionals to create your career action plan, which provides you with a strong foundation for writing targeted resumes, cover letters, positioning your LinkedIn profile, networking, preparing for interviews and evaluating job offers.

Step Three: Collaborate With Your Coach

Collaborate with our team of dedicated, business-savvy career advisors, who are here to help you prepare for career success.

  • Fine tune your professional development plan
  • Strengthen your interviewing skills
  • Evaluate and negotiate job offers

Step Four: Enhance Your Job Search

Take advantage of beneficial activities and programs designed solely to support your career development and job search including:

  • Career Days and Fairs
  • Company Presentations
  • Company visits and the Bay Area Trek
  • Internship and Full-Time Job Database
  • On- and off-campus interviews
  • Downloadable video presentations
  • Web-based career training modules
  • Merage School Student and Alumni Directory

Step 5: Meet Your Target Companies

Meet with key companies that have hired our MBAs through company visits, presentations the Bay Area Trek and more:

FTMBA Career Services Companies