MBA and Master's Programs

Career Education and Coaching

Throughout your MBA experience, there will be conversations that change you, experiences that stretch you and in the end, you will develop and execute goals that stretch you. Are you up for the challenge?

The Staff

The Career Management Centre is staffed with dedicated career coaches who are experts in their field and have helped hundreds of people transition their career path in the MBA program, former professional recruiters with experience in the hiring process and exceptional business development personnel who are connected to the business community and have their pulse on new and current developments in employment. The Career Management Centre prepares you for long term career success.

Orientation

An intensive orientation launches the career experience for our full-time students and provides a starting point for reflection of your career journey. During the week, you will interact with your cohort to learn more about yourself and your team. The community that is built endures well beyond the week into the school year and beyond.

The Experience

The Career Management Centre has created a career model unique to the UAlberta MBA program which takes you through the critical elements of the career planning process and prepares you to take the next step in your career whether it is a career change, a promotion or enhancing your performance in your current role.

Complex assessment tools begin the journey of self-awareness which your dedicated career coach, who is involved in your career success throughout the journey, reviews and discusses in-depth. Through career conversations, you will discover the core aspects of your personality, strengths, and components that make up your unique personal brand.

You will also have access to our career management resources which form the base of support for the tactical piece of your job search including, interview preparation, job offer negotiation, resume preparation and much more. The career course covers topics such as managing your online presence and, for international students, how to transition into the Canadian workplace.

The Connections

When in the program, there are opportunities to connect with our dedicated alumni and program contacts. Planned activities such as career treks, our mentorship program, guest speakers, student clubs, and faculty events introduce you to our engaged alumni and provides an opportunity to build your network and learn about their experiences.

Our mentorship program is open to all students active in the MBA program. Mentors are a great resource for insight and support surrounding the academic process, the world of work, and managing competing demands as they have all have shared your journey and we value and appreciate alumni giving back by sharing with interested students their time and talent.