Career Communities

Career Communities is a collaboration between BU School of Management, the Feld Career Center, and student clubs and are designed to provide the deeper knowledge you need to help secure an internship or full-time job in the career area of your choice.  Career Communities are either industry based (i.e. Finance) or functional role based (i.e. Marketing, Consulting). While all full time MBA students are required to register for a community, PEMBA, IMBA, and Mathematical Finance students are also welcome to participate in Career Communities.

Through the ES740 Career Management curriculum, your work with your MBA counselor, and your community you will assess your skills and career experiences, refine your professional trajectory by investigating targeted areas of interest, and become market ready for  networking and interviewing in today’s highly competitive hiring marketplace.

Advantages

The end result is a clear picture of your experience and potential contribution along with the skills needed to convey your value to potential employers – your job search strategy.  This experience also serves as a lifelong roadmap as you pursue your career goals, a reference guide that can be built upon as you gain new proficiencies and professional experiences and target your next career opportunity.

Format

Career Community events are designed jointly by each Career Community Leadership team which includes the Community Faculty Advisor, a Feld Career Center reprensentative and club leaders.  Faculty act as subject matter expert, while the Feld Career Center representatives tune traditional market readiness tactics for the industry or functional role and organize specific networking events. Club leaders organize speaker events with industry leaders and alumni, case competitions and in some cases collaborate with the FCC on

The current Career Communities include Consulting, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Health Sector Management, IT, and Public and Non- Profit.  Students still exploring career paths may choose the Transitional Community for one semester and then must register for an industry of functional role community.