Career Advancement

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Take Charge of Your Career

Most MBA students at LMU start our program managing a full-time job, coupled with the desire to move their career forward. Whether your goal is to move up the corporate ladder, find a new career or industry or strike out on your own, LMU can take you where you want to be. With personalized career services, a robust schedule of events and opportunities for networking, you are able to customize your professional development and focus on the type of support you need for your specific goals.

Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development (CPD) is your on-campus resource for obtaining the knowledge, skills and professional contacts needed to succeed outside of the classroom. Even if you are fully employed and thrilled with your current job, CPD offers a wealth of information and learning opportunities that will be immensely valuable to you throughout your professional life. MBA students have designated career advisers that specialize in business professions and are encouraged to meet with their adviser at least once during their first semester at LMU.

Leadership and Career Workshops

Within the MBA curriculum, there are 2 workshops designed to help you develop your leadership capabilities and plan for your career aspirations.

The Elements of Becoming a Strategic Leader

This workshop focuses on the skills needed to improve your ability to achieve pre-set goals through others, be it subordinates and/or team members. You'll learn how to perform critical analysis of problem situations to find creative approaches to solving them, study different styles and approaches of leadership, complete a self-assessment of personal strengths and discuss the spiritual elements of leadership that contribute to achieving organizational effectiveness.

Planning Your Future

This workshop helps you understand how to define and communicate your individual professional identity and value to employers across diverse fields and industries and gives you direct actions that will maximize your chance at career success. Topics include resume and LinkedIn profile development, interview skills, networking and employer engagement.

Connected Student and Alumni Community

The LMU College of Business Administration network is a diverse group that spans countries, industries and businesses. The relationships forged with other students, professors and advisors continue beyond graduation and establish a valuable network for ongoing advancement. Our Centers of Excellence and student-led organizations sponsor numerous events throughout the year including guest speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.