You know an MBA is often pursued by recent graduates in their 20’s, just beginning in their careers. They tend to be full-time students who have little or no experience under their belts. eMBA students are usually in their 30’s or 40’s, continue working through their degree program, and have at least 10 years of experience before starting on their graduate degree.
If the students are so different for these two degrees, how are eMBA Career Services different? The answer is simple, the graduates of MBA programs need help finding their first job or their next job, as they’ve been in school full time. eMBA graduates are looking to grow their already thriving careers, and need services to take the next step up.
Some of the services for both groups remain the same. Both will want professionally written resumes and interview advice specific to their industry or desired position. Both groups may want some advice around creating and maintaining their personal brand. Both groups are looking for experienced professional service providers who can coach and guide them through the next step or steps in their careers.
The difference is easily seen in the level and field of experience offered by the Career Service Providers for b-school graduates and those offered by Career Service Providers for eMBA graduates. eMBA graduates need career services that go beyond the standard resume, cover letters, and interview practice. These executive level professionals need to know that their Career Service Providers have executive level experience, are able to write effective C-level and Board resumes, and can help them advertise and leverage the unique advantages, skills, and experience they’ve attained through the eMBA program of study and hands-on experience.
I’m happy to offer a free resume critique to any eMBA graduate, and to explain the expanded level of Career Services offered by an eMBA Career Coach.