Career paths are often nonlinear; we understand that. That’s why our dedicated career coach and team of experts can help you chart your next career move — whether that’s advancing in your current field or exploring a new industry, we can help get you where you want to go.
mean base salary.
received a promotion since the start of the program.
of graduates changed organizations within four months of graduation.
Your Career, Customized
Heather Byrne, managing director of the Michigan Ross Career Development Office, discusses the many personalized career resources available throughout your time at Ross.
Get the Support You Need for the Job You Want
Our Career Development Office provides resources specifically for Online MBA students, so you can create a plan that works best for your individual needs and goals.
Please note that career development offerings vary for international students living in another country without an eligible U.S. visa. See details below.
Recruiters from top companies come to campus to meet with graduating MBA students. As a Ross MBA, you can engage in the formal on-campus recruiting process once you have decided to invest the time and resources and have completed CDO’s required preparation. You can work with the coaches in the CDO to determine if this is right for you. If you do decide to engage in the process, we will help you present your best self.
Meet virtually with a CDO expert who is specifically dedicated to Online MBA students and can help you explore your career development path while at Ross whether you are looking at positions through on-campus recruiting or an off-campus career move.
If you’re not sure what your ideal career is, our Career Leader Self-Assessment and follow-up meeting with a coach will offer guidance and direction.
LinkedIn Profile Review
LinkedIn is more important than you might think. The professional staff in the CDO can help you leverage your profile to its best.
An excellent resume highlights your strengths and your past successes, to create a snapshot of your professional fit for the job you want. We'll work with you on balancing all of those priorities on your resume.
Chat with a Michigan Ross staff librarian who can help you research industries, job functions, and specific companies you may want to target.
Sessions are focused on specific career areas of interest and are often delivered via webinar to accommodate distance and work schedules. Sample topics include:
- Networking as an MBA
- Resume development
- Interview preparation
- Job search strategies
Coaching on Search Strategy
An experienced career coach dedicated to the needs of Online MBA students will guide you through career exploration and job search, offering the tools for you to pursue the roles that are right for you.
Virtual Mock Interviews
Gain invaluable practice and helpful feedback to put your best self forward for the real thing.
Job Action Groups
Created specifically for students conducting self-directed, real-world job searches, Job Action Groups are led by a CDO career coach and meet virtually in the last semester of the program to discuss progress and explore next steps in the search.
Negotiating Offers and Decision Making
One-on-one consultations on your approach to negotiating job offers and deciding whether to accept.
Other Online Resources
A wide selection of documents, videos, recorded seminars, and more to assist you in all facets of your search.
For International Students
International students living in another country without an eligible U.S. visa are not able to participate in formal on-campus recruiting and related activities.
Students attending international residencies will receive career development support in person as part of their residency experiences. Students living outside of the U.S. will also be connected to local alumni from their home region who can provide a valuable resource in the career development journey.
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