So you want to be a consultant…

By: Sean Gwaltney

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Poets & Quants explores the eye-popping salary potential for new MBA grads pursuing consultant roles in a January 2017 article titled What MBAs Earn at Top Consulting Firms. The allure of a $200K+ compensation package entices prospective MBA admits with aspirations of debt free, jet-setter sexy, problem-solving, solution-oriented careers. Sign me up!

But wait, what does a consultant do again?

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What is the Notre Dame MBA marketing experience like?

By: Jason Parker

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Marketing is one of the major post-MBA career choices at Notre Dame. If you are interested in pursuing a career in marketing, here is a look at the resources and opportunities you will have at your disposal:

In the Classroom

Marketing is available as one of the Notre Dame MBA program’s academic concentrations. Students are able to select up to two concentrations; for example, marketing and business leadership, or marketing and business analytics are common combinations.

Concentrations and courses selected within concentrations vary from student to student and often depend on a number of factors such as the student’s previous work experience, the type of role the student is interested in post-MBA, and the skills on which the student feels they need to build.  Continue reading “What is the Notre Dame MBA marketing experience like?”

The ABCs of the MBA world

By: Mike Weppler

The one-year MBA class of 2017 on the field in Notre Dame Stadium. (Photo courtesy Hannah Fronczak)

As the new year arrived, I was prompted to reflect on 2016, highlighted by my experience as a one-year Notre Dame MBA student. It has been intense and challenging, yet fun and rewarding. I have learned the ABCs of surviving and thriving in the MBA world, and I hope these lessons will help you to succeed in your Notre Dame MBA experience:

A for Academics: Wanting to take every course is natural. Unfortunately, that leaves little time for anything else. To focus, I asked these questions: What is most important to learn for my career? How do I supplement my strengths? How do I shore up my weaknesses? What will be an interesting experience to cement valuable skills in my mind?  Continue reading “The ABCs of the MBA world”

5 tips from an ND MBA on how to get a job at a career fair

By: Nitesh Srivastava

(Editor’s Note: The Round 2 admissions deadline is coming up! In honor of the occasion, enjoy this bonus post from MBA IRISH ECHOES, and be sure to check back over the next few days for more content.)

The job expo at the 2016 National Black MBA Association Conference in New Orleans. It can be intimidating if you don’t have a game plan. (Photo courtesy Nitesh Srivastava)
The job expo at the 2016 National Black MBA Association Conference in New Orleans. It can be intimidating if you don’t have a game plan. (Photo courtesy Nitesh Srivastava)

Before I joined the Notre Dame MBA program, the resumes I handed out at career fairs tended to fall into a black hole. Since then, I’ve picked up a lot of tips from our Career Services team and my classmates, which have helped me to turn career fair interactions into bona fide job offers. It’s possible! Here are some of those tips: 

1. If you’re interested in visiting the Company X booth at a career fair, apply for the job you want at Company X before you even show up at the career fair. Your goal when you visit the Company X booth isn’t to learn basic facts. Your goal is to complete your first-round interview at the career fair itself.  Continue reading “5 tips from an ND MBA on how to get a job at a career fair”

How to prep for consulting in the Notre Dame MBA program

By: Brad Wise

(Photo courtesy Nitesh Srivastava)
(Photo courtesy Nitesh Srivastava)

Consulting is one of the most popular post-MBA career choices for incoming students each year. Here is a look at some of the resources and opportunities available for Notre Dame MBA students considering a career in consulting:

Academics

Students may select up to two of the program’s academic concentrationsTypically, students with limited pre-MBA industry experience pursue the consulting concentration plus a functional concentration. 

For example, a student targeting EY’s Finance practice or Transaction Advisory practice may choose to pursue finance as a second concentration. Alternatively, students pursuing a generalist position at Capgemini may choose finance, business analytics, or marketing as a second concentration.  Continue reading “How to prep for consulting in the Notre Dame MBA program”