It’s hard to be a brand new hire—or even a seasoned employee–amid rumors that your company might be up for grabs. We get concerns from alumni and even new MBA hires who are in this situation and wonder whether they should hit the panic button, hit the pavement with a new job search or both. Our Executive Director of the Career Management Center, Read McNamara, had some sage advice with a recent inquiry along these lines that I am sharing, […]
The topic of what to wear in a professional environment is clearly a hot topic! My earlier post pointing to a style tip-sheet from 2013 Owen alums Kalen Stanton and Nick Hofer got lots of traffic. But as an alumna rightly pointed out, the post needed more advice for women. That inspired me to take matters into my own hands and write some suggestions just for women. Here’s the good news: women have more latitude and choice about business dress […]
Owen recently became a partner school with the Forté Foundation, which is a nonprofit partnership of companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers, and to help address the lower numbers of women who traditionally attend schools of business (versus schools of medicine or law). Forté executive director Elissa Sangster, who delivered this year’s Women in Business Symposium’s Keynote address, sat down with Dean Eric Johnson to talk about these issues in the video […]
In an ambiguous world of mainstream business casual, people have become less careful about what’s work appropriate versus what’s fun or comfortable to wear. However confusing that makes the everyday dress routine, it is even more problematic when one prepares for the interview. Whether you are pursuing your MBA or landing the big job afterward, we have a few things to say here that will help you maintain business and timeless in your first professional impression.
It may be frigid outside, but the job market for Vanderbilt MBAs is heating up this holiday season. Season of hope? Yes! (Not just for us, but also for many others across the U.S. as last week’s jobs report shows.) Here at the Owen School, it’s also a season of important decisions. Data from our Career Management Center (CMC) shows that at the end of November, two out of three MBA students (66%) had a full-time job offer. That marks […]