Career Management Program

Graduate Business Career Services provides career assessment and coaching for students and alumni in all graduate business degree programs offered by the Opus College of Business.

These services seek to expand professional prospects and maximize career potential for each individual. Our personalized coaching strategy, coupled with peer-based seminars, seek to provide tailored training to execute a comprehensive long-term professional development plan.

The experienced Graduate Business Career Services staff is eager to assist all students with reaching their professional goals, whether that means excelling in a current role or preparing for a new opportunity. Graduates of UST work in various sectors including: corporate, community, government, finance and health care. 

The career management program is a three-step process integrating self-exploration, career planning and professional development that assists with obtaining a career, promotion or furthering professional development. Beginning the Career Management process during the academic program will best position you to leverage your degree in the future.

To get started, schedule an appointment with a career specialist.

Stage 1: Exploration

During stage one, students assess their personal strengths and professional compatibilities. This process is very valuable for students considering a change of careers or industries.

Assessments

Proven career-related assessments are available (fee may apply) to help students identify potential areas of interests and relevant skills. Results are interpreted with a career coach.   

  • CareerLeader
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • StrengthsFinder
  • Strong Interest Inventory
Graduate Business Career Presentations

Relevant topics covered by our career experts include:

  • Where Do I Go Next in My Career & Why?
  • Leveraging Your MBA - What Employers Want 
Books

A sample of recommend books for this phase includes:

  • What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles
  • Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

Stage 2: Planning and Research

Stage two is all about building. You've done your personal assessment, have a sense of what you'd like to do and now it's time to build and prepare for the job search. Key competencies in stage two include identifying target industries, gaining a deep understanding of specific roles within that industry and beginning the search process. 

You will also focus on skills such as résumé-building, the how-tos of networking, developing a positioning statement (elevator speech) and more.

Graduate Business Career Presentations

Relevant topics covered by our career experts include:

  • A High-Impact Résumé and LinkedIn Profile
  • Your Brand, Your Pitch, Your Network 
Books

A sample of recommended books includes:

  • Knock 'em Dead 2011:  The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Yate Martin
  • Never Eat Lunch Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

Stage 3: Job Search

With clearly defined career goals, appropriate job attributes identified and search skills developed you are ready to run.  The primary goals of stage three are to conduct the job search, obtain a new job and successfully enter the new position or organization.

Graduate Business Career Presentations

Relevant topics covered by our career experts include:

  • The Science and Art of Effective Interviewing
  • Negotiating the Offer
Books

A sample of recommended books includes:

  • 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Ronald W. Fry
  • Case In Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation by Marc Cosentino
  • Negotiationg Your Salary:  How to Make $1000 a Minute by Jack Chapman