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How do I get my "dream job"?

posted by Susan Bauer

The question that I am most frequently asked during an LIM College MBA Student Orientation is always, "Will I have a better chance of finding my dream job once I earn my MBA degree?" and the answer is not a simple one. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a job is defined as both: a specific duty, role, or function and a regular remunerative position. So I can almost guarantee students that yes, they will find a job. The definition of dream? I have always felt this is something personal which only an individual can define. So...the question I always have for them is, "How can I tell you if this is possible without knowing what your dreams are?"

Starting with orientation, Graduate Studies Career Services initiates a partnership with every student. As long as the students are willing to join the relationship with us, we are here to guide them through the process of learning how to both decide and best articulate to potential future employers what that dream job may be. If you are accepted into our program for fashion management or entrepreneurship, the road to discovery starts with an administration of the MBTI instrument during orientation to determine your personality type as an indicator of best fit jobs and roles within employer organizations. During the first 30 days, you will receive business cards and attend career preparedness seminars -- great first steps to jump start the personal brand building process, an essential one in building both your digital and physical footprint within the industry. In addition to required meetings to discuss internship opportunities, our door is always open to discuss job & internship offers, prepare for interviews, talk about career and/or graduation anxiety, or just to touch base regarding your progress in the program.

When you look back upon your MBA education, we want you to remember the entire career services experience you had while at our school as opposed to one or two pieces of advice you were given along the way. Rather than giving credit to an MBA program for getting you a job offer, we prefer to think that it is you, the student, who should get the praise for making your dream become a reality. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding our process at [email protected].

Topics: fashion careers, Student Advice

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