Careers and Advancement for PMBA
You’re ready to advance. We’ll help you do it—on your schedule.
As a student in our nationally ranked Professional MBA program, you’re poised to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. At the same time, you need flexibility to balance work, life and studies.
At the Weston Career Center, we have vast experience helping part-time MBA students like you devise a career plan and consider new opportunities—all while juggling multiple commitments. While you’re focusing on your coursework, we keep you advised of all your options.
Whatever your goals, let’s partner to reach them.
Professional coaching expertise suited for experienced professionals
At the WCC, PMBA students work with a professional career coach whose extensive business and coaching experience help you enhance your professional development and career progression in your current job. Or, if you’re looking to switch, you can get coaching in job-search skills as you explore new markets, update your resume and refine your interviewing skills.
Meet your PMBA career coach. Click name for Linkedin profile
Certified Career Transition Coach and Certified Career Management Coach
What PMBAs say about WCC career coaches.
“I got an offer with Edward Jones with the ALP program and accepted! My coach was so helpful in providing support and guidance along the way.”
—Kelsey Giaimo, PMBA 2021
“I accepted a position with Amazon Operations in St. Louis! I’m thankful for the tips and preparation help; I really felt prepared for the interviews.”
—Joseph Michael, PMBA 2021
Advance your career.
Individual coaching includes exclusive new features like the Weston Career Services Model, an eye-opening, four-phase process that helps you uncover the unique differentiators that define your value in the marketplace.
The Self/Story/Strategy/Journey model guides you from your early career search stages to successfully landing offers in the industries and career paths that spark your passion.
The Path to Empowerment
Everyone has a different path when it comes to their career. We’re here to help you find yours.
Self: Look inward
What motivates you? What careers interest you? What type of company cultures fit your personality?
Through assessments, worksheets, reflection and partnering with your career coach, you’ll come to a clear understanding of what you want, your differentiating skills and what’s important to you in your future career.
One-on-one coaching, assessment tools and career development events
Story: Get personal
What’s your story? Why are you unique? What do you want to accomplish?
It’s time to create a personal introduction, draft your resume and tap into tools to highlight your unique narrative and skill set. You’ll meet with your career coach to hone your story so you stand out in interviews and when networking.
Job search material best practices, templates and workshops, and personalized coaching and feedback on professional written and oral communication, such as resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, self-introduction pitch and STAR stories
Strategy: Promote yourself
What type of position do you want? What organizations interest you? How can you best position yourself?
You’ll build a career search campaign and develop a list of target companies that fit with your unique personality and skill set. Your focus is on identifying networking opportunities, attending events and working your contacts.
One-on-one coaching, databases for company and industry research, networking events, tracking tools and time management strategies
Journey: Activate your search
Where have you applied? Have you followed up after interviews? Is that offer right for you?
Your career search campaign is in full swing. You’ve developed a list of target companies and are actively pursuing positions at them. And you’re regularly tapping into your career coach and other WCC staff for support, interview practice and help evaluating offers.
One-on-one coaching, Olin interview and offer database
You’ll have access to all these Weston Career Center services.
- One-on-one career coaching: The WCC has a career coach dedicated to working with PMBA students—someone who understands part-time students’ priorities. Our expert focuses on tools and techniques to enhance your professional development and plan your career progression as you advance in your current job.
- Career fairs and networking: Whether you’re looking to advance in your current organization or make a job change, take advantage of WCC’s career connection resources. You’ll have access to on-campus recruiting and career fairs to find new opportunities and to build your network.
- CareerLeader assessment: You’ll have access to CareerLeader, a web-based comprehensive career assessment tool based on more than 20 years of scientific research and used by more than 400 leading business schools and corporations worldwide. It taps into your interests, motivations, and skills and provides insights into your highest potential career and most-desired-employer culture match.
- Career bootcamp: This worthwhile series covers topics such as having the right mindset, communicating your brand, leveraging social media, networking, effective interview strategies and negotiating the offer.
- Power Lunch & Learn series: This monthly virtual event features panelists on popular career topics and industry interests. It’s a great way to network with fellow students and alums with similar interests.
- Olin Veterans Association (OVA): This organization exists to assist veteran students, alumni and accepted students in transitioning successfully into the business world.
- Lifelong alumni career services: Your Olin degree entitles you to individualized career support from the WCC throughout your professional career—and even a second career or retirement. Read more about alumni career resources
PMBA career tools
OlinConnect: Your resource for career coaching scheduling, job database, event information and offer reporting
- Schedule career coaching.
- Access interactive Olin salary and interview database.
- Apply for internships or jobs.
- RSVP for employer events, career workshops or career fairs.
WashU CNX: The official networking site for WashU alumni and students
- Connect with WashU alumni who share your interests and have careers in your area of study.
- Ask career-related questions in open discussion forums.
- Receive firsthand knowledge of an industry or job.
- Expand your professional network.
learn.WashU.online: Our propriety platform that works as an interactive career toolkit
- Explore career resources.
- Assess and explore career industry options.
- Develop career narratives (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn, tell your story effectively).
- Build a career strategy.
- Prepare for recruiting and interview process.
- Explore industry-related content.