Wharton has extensive resources to empower students to achieve success in their summer internship and full-time job search process at Wharton and to lay the foundation for attainment of their long-term career goals.
Wharton’s career management team, with a wide range of real-world industry experience, provides not only practical resources but also up-to-date, relevant advice.
Career resources include:
Career Education Programs and Workshops
All students have the opportunity to participate in programs designed to prepare them for the job search process as well as for success on the job. These seminars, which range from lecture to interactive practice sessions, cover self-assessment, market research, networking, resume writing, interviewing, and many other career management skills. Wharton also offers all students mock interviews with experienced interview trainers.
Wharton maintains an extensive website that provides education and guidance on each stage of the job search process. The site includes detailed information on careers in a variety of industries as well as research tools exclusive to Wharton and up-to-date information on upcoming recruiting events.
Individual Career Advising
Wharton offers one-on-one career advising to all MBA students. Advisors participate in more than 2,500 individual appointments each year to guide your assessment of your skills and interests, discover potential career direction, structure job search strategies, discuss how to handle specific employer interactions, and keep you motivated throughout the process.
MBA Career Management and Wharton professional student clubs partner on treks that introduce students to opportunities in a wide variety of industry and regional sectors. Students take onsite tours of companies and meet with upper-level management and human resources representatives in specific industries or geographic regions for information and networking. Each year, students travel to more than 250 companies in more than a dozen U.S. and international locations, including New York, San Francisco, London, and Greater China. Company and geographical selection is based on student interest and may include sectors such as Venture Capital/Private Equity, Technology, Real Estate, Biotech/Health Care, and Media and Entertainment. Treks are usually combined with events that help students tap into alumni networks in the cities they are targeting.
Wharton continues to provide career resources and services to assist alumni during career transitions and to support long-term career goals.
- Alumni Career Management website
A comprehensive compilation of over 40 online resources.
- Alumni Resume Book
Online resume book sold to top global employers seeking experienced professionals. Alumni participate at no cost.
- Alumni Job Board
Thousands of current job opportunities targeted at alumni, fully searchable by location, industry and function.
Free access to a comprehensive online collection of business data compiled by Dow Jones and Reuters.
- Alumni Career Advising
Alumni can schedule an advising appointment with a dedicated MBA alumni advisor to discuss job search strategies, job search best practices in the current market, and how to leverage Wharton resources to meet their short- and long-term career goals.