"Anybody engaging in a job search or preparing for graduation without having attended at least a few of these workshops is severely limiting their potential. The discussion and activities on resume structure, patterns of persuasion, and interview evaluations are something every student should be exposed to before graduating (and much earlier if possible!)."
— Nathan Erwin,
No doubt part of your decision-making process to join a top-ranked MBA program included a desire to move ahead in your career. If this is your goal, it is imperative that as you begin enhancing your technical skills (through your classes), you simultaneously begin mastering the skills needed to secure your dream job. These skills include writing a powerful resume, outperforming your competition in the interview, expanding your network, and negotiating masterfully. Topics such as these are covered in both on-site and recorded workshops available to you once you join the Tippie MBA-PM Program. Don't delay starting this training because you never know when an opportunity may come your way, and leveraging these skills will take time.
Don't have time to attend a workshop in person? Consider investing one hour at a time and place of your choice!
Recorded workshops on various topics can be accessed through the registration form below.
In "The Power of a Dynamic Resume" workshop, you will learn how to increase your chances of getting the interview by crafting a unique and targeted resume.
Self-awareness is the first step in the transformational journey called Business School! In an effort to help facilitate this journey, we have made available to you a wonderful self-assessment tool called CareerLeader. In the "Getting the Most out of CareerLeader" workshop, you will review your assessment results and focus on areas that might prove most useful to your career progression. Before registering for this workshop, take the assessment.
"CareerLeader was extremely helpful, as it is very comprehensive, insightful, and full of 'extra' information." —Current MBA student
On-site workshops are scheduled periodically throughout the year in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the Quad Cities. These workshops cover topics essential to advancing your careers within your current organization. As they are scheduled, workshops and times will be posted here, and an email will be sent to alert all MBA-PM students.
Space is limited, so registration for each workshop is required.
Dinner will be provided a half hour before the workshops begin. Please select your choice from three Jimmy Johns sandwiches listed below.
Who Are You, Exactly?
Do people remember you after you leave the room? Will they think of YOU first when a job becomes available? Developing your personal brand is critical if you want to get ahead. In this session you will learn how to create and manage your personal brand, and you will have the opportunity to create and practice your elevator speech (an invaluable tool in the interview, at career fairs and in all networking opportunities).
Promotional Strategies: Navigating the Internal Maze
Surveys show that up to 80% of all workers are unhappy in their current role. Don't be that person! Learn how to create opportunities in your current organization by fine tuning your brand and practicing self-promotion. Discussion will include specifics on the advantages of networking early, writing a powerful resume and mastering your interviewing skills.
In an increasingly competitive business world, proper etiquette can make a subtle difference between you and the next candidate! Brush up on your networking and dining techniques to ensure a favorable impression on your business colleagues, clients, and future employers! Connect with current full- and part-time MBA students as you hone your networking and professional dining skills! Spouses/significant others are also welcome to attend.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Navigate a four-course meal with the guidance from Dee Hurst, Certified Etiquette Consultant
Long term career management requires honest assessment, vision, strategy and effort. In this session you will be introduced to techniques and tactics that will help keep you on a career course that is both rewarding and purposeful. Learn what the career life cycle stages are and what you should be doing during each stage to leverage your next move on this journey.
Every day between 80 and 95% of all jobs available go unadvertised. At the end of October 2012 3,675,000 jobs remained unfilled! Where are all these jobs and how can you find them? Today the old job search tactics no longer work. In this session learn how to conduct a strategic yet comprehensive search using tools that will give you an advantage over your competing job seekers!
Learn from SUCCESSFUL alumni and friends how to best leverage your MBA degree to get the role you want! Learn what you should be doing now to help prepare yourself for the next step in your career; how you can make sure you are best positioned for your next move; and how you can get the most ROI from your MBA!
Is everything negotiable? When should I ask for a raise? Should I change my negotiating strategy because of this economy? How do I negotiate with a difficult person? Learn how to direct a win-win outcome.
You've got the interview and now what? Learn how to maximize your time in front of the potential employer. Learn what to say and what not to say. Discover how to tell your story effectively. Find out how interviewers come up with their questions and the difference between a good answer and a better one.