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Program Pace and Career Options

Please click on the links below for examples of the number of hours per semester you could expect to take under each schedule and a list of possible career options for each year of study.

Program Pace for the Less than Three-Year Fast Track Plan Starting in the Winter

 
First
Second
Third
Fall
0
9
9
Winter
6
9
9
Spring
3
3
6
Summer
3
3
0

Career Options for the Less than Three-Year Fast Track Plan Starting in the Winter

First Year

Conduct a Career Self-assessment

  • Familiarize yourself with all of iMpact’s capabilities (OCD and Career Center navigation and resources).
  • Use Career Leader. To gain access, e-mail the Career Center: rosscareercenter@umich.edu
  • Schedule a career counseling appointment with a peer counselor and/or assistant director to examine your interests and skills.
  • Review career center publications and handouts.
  • Familiarize yourself with the events on campus by reading the weekly student publication, the Monroe Street Journal.

Investigate Career Opportunities, Research and Target Employers

  • Review career overviews and resources in the Kresge library, including: Wet Feet Press, Vault Career Guides, electronic company files and other Kresge databases (i.e., Lexis/Nexis, Bloomberg and Hoover's).
  • Attend the Alumni Career Panels in September.
  • Attend a “Meet the Clubs” session and join a club that aligns with your functional/industrial areas of interest.

Second Year

Develop and Refine Your Career Strategy

  • Assess whether you are planning to make a mid-MBA career switch.
  • Determine if you plan to conduct a self-directed career search.
  • Do your targeted employers recruit on campus?
  • Will you utilize on-campus recruiting the fall prior to your graduation? If so, you must register with the Career Center during the summer prior to the fall term that you plan to recruit. Contact the Career Center (rosscareercenter@umich.edu) for additional information.
  • Attend an Executive Skills workshop.

Resume/Interviewing Skills

  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.
  • Schedule resume review and mock interview counseling appointments.

Company Presentations/Meet & Greet Sessions

  • Attend Company Presentations (Monday through Thursday evenings).
  • Participate in Meet & Greet presentations during some Fridays. (Check the calendar on iMpact for exact dates and times.)
  • Research targeted alumni through the Alumni database.

On-campus Interviews/Employment Decisions/Negotiation

  • Strategize your bidding point allocations by bidding for positions that are
    congruent with your career search goals.
  • Visit the career center to discuss your employment decisions and salary negotiation questions.
  • Complete the Employment Survey on iMpact.

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Program Pace for the Three-Year Plan Starting in the Fall

 
First
Second
Third
Fall
6
9
4.5
Winter
6
9
7
Spring
3
3
3
Summer
3
3
3

Career Options for the Three-Year Plan

First Year

Conduct a Career Self-assessment

  • Familiarize yourself with all of iMpact’s capabilities (OCD and Career Center navigation and resources).
  • Use Career Leader. To gain access, e-mail the Career Center: rosscareercenter@umich.edu
  • Schedule a career counseling appointment with a peer counselor and/or assistant director to examine your interests and skills.
  • Review career center publications and handouts.
  • Familiarize yourself with the events on campus by reading the weekly student publication, the Monroe Street Journal.

Second Year

Investigate Career Opportunities, Research and Target Employers

  • Review career overviews and resources in the Kresge library, including: Wet Feet Press, Vault Career Guides, electronic company files and other Kresge databases (i.e., Lexis/Nexis, Bloomberg and Hoover's).
  • Attend the Alumni Career Panels in September.
  • Attend a “Meet the Clubs” session and join a club that aligns with your functional/industrial areas of interest.
  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.
  • Attend an Executive Skills workshop.

Third Year

Develop and Refine Your Career Strategy

  • Assess whether you are planning to make a mid-MBA career switch.
  • Determine if you plan to conduct a self-directed career search.
  • Do your targeted employers recruit on campus?
  • Will you utilize on-campus recruiting the fall prior to your graduation? If so, you must register with the Career Center during the summer prior to the fall term that you plan to recruit. Contact the Career Center (rosscareercenter@umich.edu) for additional information.
  • Attend an Executive Skills workshop.

Resume/Interviewing Skills

  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.
  • Schedule resume review and mock interview counseling appointments.
  • Attend Company Presentations (Monday through Thursday evenings).
  • Participate in Meet & Greet presentations during some Fridays. (Check the calendar on iMpact for exact dates and times.)
  • Research targeted alumni through the Alumni database.

On-campus Interviews/Employment Decisions/Negotiation

  • Strategize your bidding point allocations by bidding for positions that are congruent with your career search goals.
  • Visit the career center to discuss your employment decisions and salary negotiation questions.
  • Complete the Employment Survey on iMpact.

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Program Pace for the Three-Year Plan Starting in the Winter

 
First
Second
Third
Fall
0
7.5
9
Winter
7
9
5
Spring
3
3
3
Summer
3
3
3

Career Options for the Three Year Plan

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Program Pace for the Four-Year Plan Starting in the Fall

 
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fall
6
6
6
6
Winter
6
6
6
0
Spring
3
3
3
0
Summer
3
3
3
0

Career Options for the Four-Year Plan

First Year

Conduct a Career Self-assessment

  • Familiarize yourself with all of iMpact’s capabilities (OCD and Career Center navigation and resources).
  • Use Career Leader. To gain access, e-mail the Career Center:
    rosscareercenter@umich.edu
  • Schedule a career counseling appointment with a peer counselor and/or assistant director to examine your interests and skills.
  • Review career center publications and handouts.
  • Familiarize yourself with the events on campus by reading the weekly student publication, the Monroe Street Journal.

Second Year

Investigate Career Opportunities, Research and Target Employers

  • Review career overviews and resources in the Kresge library, including: Wet Feet Press, Vault Career Guides, electronic company files and other Kresge databases (i.e., Lexis/Nexis, Bloomberg and Hoover's).
  • Attend the Alumni Career Panels in September.
  • Attend a “Meet the Clubs” session and join a club that aligns with your functional/industrial areas of interest.
  • Attend an Executive Skills workshop.
  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.

Third Year

Develop and Refine Your Career Strategy

  • Assess whether you are planning to make a mid-MBA career switch.
  • Determine if you plan to conduct a self-directed career search.
  • Do your targeted employers recruit on campus?
  • Will you utilize on-campus recruiting the fall prior to your graduation? If so, you must register with the Career Center during the summer prior to the fall term that you plan to recruit. Contact the Career Center (rosscareercenter@umich.edu) for additional information.

Fourth Year

Resume/Interviewing Skills

  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.
  • Schedule resume review and mock interview counseling appointments.
  • Attend Company Presentations (Monday through Thursday evenings).
  • Participate in Meet & Greet presentations during some Fridays. (Check the calendar on iMpact for exact dates and times.)
  • Research targeted alumni through the Alumni database.

On-campus Interviews/Employment Decisions/Negotiation

  • Strategize your bidding point allocations by bidding for positions that are
    congruent with your career search goals.
  • Visit the career center to discuss your employment decisions and salary negotiation questions.
  • Complete the Employment Survey on iMpact.

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Program Pace for the Four-Year Plan Starting in the Winter

 
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fall
0
6
6
6
Winter
6
6
6
6
Spring
3
3
3
0
Summer
3
3
3
0

Career Options for the Four-Year Plan

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Program Pace for the Four-Year Plus Vacation Plan Starting in the Fall

 
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fall
6
6
6
6
Winter
6
6
6
6
Spring
3
3
3
3
Summer
0
0
0
0

Career Options for the Four-Year Plan

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Program Pace for the Four-Year Plus Vacation Plan Starting in the Winter

 
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fall
0
6
6
6
Winter
6
6
6
0
Spring
3
3
3
0
Summer
0
0
0
0

Career Options for the Four-Year Plan

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Program Pace for the Five-Year Plus Recruiting Plan Starting in the Fall

 
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Fall
6
6
6
6
recruiting - 3
Winter
6
6
6
6
0
Spring
3
3
3
internship
(optional)
0
Summer
0
0
0
0

Career Options for the Five-Year Plus Recruiting Plan

First Year

  • Conduct a career self-assessment.
  • Familiarize yourself with all of iMpact’s capabilities (OCD and Career Center navigation and resources).

Second Year

  • Use Career Leader. To gain access, e-mail the Career Center:
    rosscareercenter@umich.edu
  • Schedule a career counseling appointment with a peer counselor and/or assistant director to examine your interests and skills.
  • Review career center publications and handouts.
  • Familiarize yourself with the events on campus by reading the weekly student publication, the Monroe Street Journal.
  • Attend an Executive Skills workshop.
  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.

Third Year

Investigate Career Opportunities, Research and Target Employers

  • Review career overviews and resources in the Kresge library including: Wet Feet Press, Vault Career Guides, electronic company files and other Kresge databases (i.e., Lexis/Nexis, Bloomberg and Hoover's).
  • Attend the Alumni Career Panels in September.
  • Attend a “Meet the Clubs” session and join a club that aligns with your functional/industrial areas of interest.

Fourth Year

Develop and Refine Your Career Strategy

  • Assess whether you are planning to make a mid-MBA career switch.
  • Determine if you plan to conduct a self-directed career search.
  • Do your targeted employers recruit on campus?
  • Will you utilize on-campus recruiting the fall prior to your graduation? If so, you must register with the Career Center during the summer prior to the fall term that you plan to recruit. Contact the Career Center (rosscareercenter@umich.edu) for additional information.
  • Attend Company Presentations (Monday through Thursday evenings).

Fifth Year

Resume/Interviewing Skills

  • Register for resume, networking, interviewing skills and bidding workshops.
  • Schedule resume review and mock interview counseling appointments.
  • Attend Company Presentations (Monday through Thursday evenings).
  • Participate in Meet & Greet presentations during some Fridays. (Check the calendar on iMpact for exact dates and times.)
  • Research targeted alumni through the Alumni database.

On-campus Interviews/Employment Decisions/Negotiation

  • Strategize your bidding point allocations by bidding for positions that are
    congruent with your career search goals.
  • Visit the career center to discuss employment decisions and salary negotiation questions.
  • Complete the Employment Survey on iMpact.

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Program Pace for the Five-Year Plus Recruiting Plan Starting in the Winter

 
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Fall
0
6
6
6
6
Winter
6
6
6
6
recruiting
Spring
3
3
3
internship
0
Summer
0
0
3
0

Career Options for the Five-Year Plus Recruiting Plan

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