Full-Time MBA/Career Advancement
From DBS Applicant Gateway
Your personal career advancement is an integral part of your MBA journey. Career advancement activities have been developed by identifying the expectations of global employers and in consultation with MBA alumni to help you build, explore, discover and create your unique career journey.
As a Durham MBA student you will have access to:
Personal career consultations throughout the year and as alumni
Your Career Development Team provide a dedicated, personal career consultation service. Whether you are planning to advance your career within your current function or sector, or transfer to a new field, we are here to support you throughout your programme and beyond.
Career advancement workshops on themes including:
- Build your Brand
- Explore your Options
- Create your Opportunities
- Discover your Direction
Online career tools
Before you arrive you will receive login details for our Career Development Online platform, where you will find resources to help with all aspects of career planning and advancement, including our International Jobs Board.
Many MBA level roles have closing dates for applications as early as October and your Career Advancement programme is designed to help you to respond to these deadlines. This is not the only way to find an exciting role which uses your MBA and will be too soon for some, however to give you the best range of options we encourage you to begin early.
You will receive an appointment to meet with your Career Consultant to discuss your plans in the first term.
Before you arrive please make use of the Career Development Online CV tool to revise and submit your CV.
Please also update your LinkedIn or other social profile to reflect your new status as a Durham MBA. For tips on optimising your presence on LinkedIn please visit: http://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students.html
We look forward to meeting you, and if you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact your Career Consultant, Wendy Pearson at email@example.com
During the induction period we go to Whithaugh Park for a 2 night, 3 day residential – http://www.rockuk.org/centres/whithaugh-park/
There are several objectives of this residential including:
- Accelerating the building of relationships • Developing greater self awareness and awareness of others to enhance your career development • Building self confidence in readiness for the challenge ahead
In addition to the equipment supplied by Whithaugh Park and the Career Development Team, you will need:
- Tracksuits, sweatshirts or similar clothing • Trainers and/or robust outdoor shoes (preferably two pairs if possible, as they may get wet) • Suitable clothing – the weather in the UK is very changeable and we recommend that you bring several layers of clothing rather than one very thick jumper or coat. You may also want to bring a hat and warm gloves.
Don’t worry if you don’t have waterproof clothing as we will be able to provide you with some, however we cannot guarantee that you will look fashionable!
Whithaugh Park offers communal sleeping accommodation and you will be allocated a room to share with other students.
Further activities are offered throughout the MBA, both within your modules and beyond to help you relate theory to practical experience.