by Sharon Belden Castonguay, EdD
Recently, an MBA student at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business wrote:
“I have had an incredible experience working with the Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC) and the various programs and resources offered by them.”
The Graduate Career Management Center is an educational department dedicated to providing Zicklin graduate students and alumni with the tools and resources necessary to successfully manage their careers while building relationships between employers and the Baruch community to help develop talent pipelines. With only five full-time professional staff, we serve over 2,500 graduate students to provide individual career counseling, facilitate job search groups, and give access to electronic resources to help with industry research. All of our services are available to alumni without charge.
We partner with the EOC to administrate the Executive Student Partnership and Mentor for a Morning programs, serving over 100 students and 100 mentors a year. The student quoted above was an active participant.
“On starting the MBA program in Fall ’09 I was accepted into the Executive Student Partnership (ESP) program offered by the EOC. Working with my mentor (Ms. JoAnn Ryan) helped me bridge the cultural differences between my work experience in India and the job markets here in the United States. She also connected me to several professionals in the management consulting industry, which ultimately led to an interview with Deloitte Consulting. Once again, the GCMC offered several mock interviews and very valuable feedback which helped me prepare better for my interviews and ultimately land an offer with the firm.”
Through our cultivation of employer relationships we facilitate, on average, over 400 job and internship applications a month via our online jobs portal, Zicklin CareerLink. To learn more about how your organization can tap into the talent pool available at the Zicklin School of Business, contact Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Graduate Career Management Center at: Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I believe the services offered by the GCMC and EOC are a very valuable asset to the graduate students at school. It has certainly helped me make a successful transition from a pure technical background to one of the most challenging careers in business.” —George Urumpipara, MBA ‘11