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MBA Career Management

Finding a Job

Access the tools, support, and services you need to launch a successful job search.

As a potential MBA student, you understand that the job search process does not start after graduation. The fact that you are considering earning an MBA means that you are already searching for something more – more responsibility, more income, more growth potential, more autonomy, more security, or more options.

The combination of your initiative and accountability – plus the MBA Career Management team’s support, resources, and services – equals a productive, efficient, and effective job search process.

By the Numbers: Earn an MBA That Works

“Thanks to the confidence and skills I built at UT, I was able to convince Nike that I had the ability to communicate with people and influence others to action. They took a chance, and clearly as evidenced by my success within the organization, they have not regretted it.”

Sandra Perez-Contreras
UT MBA Supply Chain Management
NLS Training Manager and Coach
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon

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For a detailed look at our job placement and salary information, click here.


Seven Steps To Success

  1. On-Campus Interviewing: Top companies from around the country travel to Knoxville to interview for full-time and internship opportunities. Firms conducting interviews on the UT campus often hold information sessions to present information about their company, answer students' questions, and meet students individually in a non-interview setting.
  2. Web-Based Recruiting: Job postings, employer profiles, and student and alumni recruiting profiles are accessible 24/7 via a secure, online system provided by MBA Career Management and the university. Students and alumni can search and apply to jobs and internships posted to our campus, while employers can access the system to search for qualified applicants.
  3. Career Fairs: Each fall, MBA Career Management hosts a job and internship fair exclusively for MBAs. This targeted event offers the opportunity to meet representatives from market-leading companies that are actively recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities. In addition, all MBAs have the opportunity to attend the campus wide events, which include the Supply Chain Management Job Fair, UT Campus Fall Job Fair, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Job Fair, Social Impact Fair, Communications Job and Internship Fair, Architecture Job Fair, Diversity Job Fair, and the UT Campus Spring Job and Internship Fair.
  4. Faculty Resources and Networking Events: Many of our professors maintain extensive professional networks, and are eager to introduce qualified UT MBA students to contacts in international corporations. In addition, the Full-Time MBA Program hosts several corporate guest speakers each semester, offering more opportunities for students to connect with today's business leaders.
  5. Mock Interviews: Mock interviews are an excellent way to practice, prepare, and refine interviewing skills. Feedback is provided on the interviewees interview content, preparation, communication skills, body language, and more.
  6. Individual Career Counseling and Career Exploration: Students and alumni are encouraged to meet with the MBA Career Management team for individual career counseling and job search training. These sessions help refine career interests and fine-tune job search skills. Discussion topics include job search strategy, resume or cover letter critiques, career exploration, and tips on negotiating salaries.
  7. MBA Alumni Network: One of the greatest resources available to MBA students is the UT MBA alumni network. In addition to recruiting students for jobs and internships, our dedicated alumni freely share their experience and insights as volunteer mentors and coaches. Throughout their careers, UT MBA grads can benefit from the guidance and feedback of alumni mentors.

MBA Program Office~ 504 Haslam Business Building ~ Knoxville, TN ~ 37996 - 4150
Phone: 865-974-5033 ~ Fax: 865-974-3826 ~


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