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Professional MBA Career Services

Before you come to campus

The Career Development Center initiates communication with Professional MBA students before they arrive on campus for their first term of coursework. Students receive information and access to CDC resources that will allow them to undertake the career discernment, research, and exploration process and begin working on critical “self-marketing materials” for the job search.

During orientation

During orientation, Professional MBA students are formally introduced to CDC programming and staff members. They learn how the CDC can assist with the job-search process.

After arrival on campus

Career advising
Professional MBA students have access to career advisors who offer specific functional and/or industry expertise. Students can schedule appointments to suit the timing of their job search. Career advisors help students to navigate the six phases of the CDC’s Job Search Model.

Career-Development Workshops and Small-Group Sessions
Below is a list of career-development workshops that the CDC offers on a regular basis for master’s students.

General Career Development Workshops

  • General Interview Skills
  • Networking: Outreach, Pitch, and Follow Up Like a Professional
  • How to Use LinkedIn
  • Storytelling and Your Pitch
  • General Job-Search Strategy
  • Preparing for a Case Interview
  • How to Convert Your Internship to a Full-Time Job
  • Tips to Being Successful in Your First Post-Gabelli Job

Accounting and Tax Workshops

  • Careers in Accounting and Tax
  • Accounting and Tax Job-Search Strategy
  • Accounting and Tax Interview Prep

Accounting and Tax Small-Group Sessions

  • Cover Letter and Résumé Essentials for Careers in Accounting and Tax
  • Mock Interviews for Careers in Accounting and Tax
  • Accounting and Tax Job-Search Strategy (offered as a small-group session during periods when workshop demand is low)

Finance Workshops

  • Introduction to Careers in Finance
  • Accelerated Finance Job-Search Strategies
  • Finance Interview Prep
  • Training the Street

Finance Small-Group Sessions

  • Cover Letter and Résumé Essentials for Careers in Finance
  • Mock Interviews for Careers in Finance

Marketing, Communications and Media, and Management Workshops

  • Careers in Marketing
  • Marketing, Media and Communications, and Management Job-Search Strategy
  • Marketing, Media and Communications, and Management Interview Prep
  • Accelerated Marketing, Media and Communications, and Management Job-Search Strategy
  • SPSS

Marketing, Communications and Media, and Management Small-Group Sessions

  • Cover Letter and Résumé Essentials for Careers in Marketing, Media and Communications, and Management
  • Mock Interviews for Careers in Marketing, Media and Communications, and Management
  • Marketing, Media and Communications, and Management Job-Search Strategy

Consulting Workshops

  • Introduction to Careers in Consulting
  • Accelerated Job-Search Strategy for Consulting

CareerSpotlight Series
The CareerSpotlight panel series highlights a variety of industries and functions to help further students’ career exploration, discernment, and pursuit. Panels feature Gabelli School alumni and other corporate representatives who offer insight on career tracks, industry trends, and recruiting practices.

Corporate Information Sessions
Employers hold information sessions on campus to promote the company, share information regarding their current job or internship opportunities, and meet Gabelli School students who may be potential candidates for open positions.

Corporate Site Visits
The CDC organizes student-group visits to employers’ offices throughout the New York metropolitan area. Site visits allow employers to give Fordham students a firsthand view of their operations, products, and people. Please contact Maricel Piriz, assistant director of corporate partnerships if you are interested in arranging a site visit.

Alumni Networking Program
The Gabelli School of Business Career Network offers a platform for Professional MBA students to connect on an ad-hoc basis with Fordham alumni who have volunteered to act as career resources. This network becomes available once a certain academic threshold has been reached.