Posted by Natalia Varela Donado on
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
One of the challenges graduate Business students face today is finding time to make the most of their program at both the academic and professional levels. Academically, we take as many courses as our schedule allows us to, and try to excel in our performance in class. At the professional level, one of the ways to get great value from our graduate experience is to take advantage of every chance we get to network with fellow graduate students, faculty members, advisors, and other connections made through our School.
Albers has done a great job at facilitating these processes for both its graduate and undergraduate students. One example of this is the various programs and events that the Albers Placement Center, http://www.seattleu.edu/albers/placementcenter/, holds throughout the academic year. From its highly acclaimed Mentor Program, which brings together students and senior-level executives in the Puget Sound area, resulting in a beneficial networking relationship for both the mentors and the students; to the various monthly and quarterly internship fairs, job fairs, networking events, and workshops that prepare students for the challenge of finding a great job once they graduate.
The School also offers several opportunities for students to join various clubs and student associations, such as the Marketing club, which recently sponsored a trip of a group of students to Starbucks’ headquarters downtown. One of the most recently consolidated examples of these associations is AGSA, the Albers Graduate Students Association (http://www.seattleu.edu/albers/inner.aspx?id=24566). Jennifer Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Andy Compton (email@example.com), two of our future MBAs, with full support of the Director of the Program, Professor Greg Magnan, have successfully put together this organization, which has planned and executed various events whose aim is to bring together the graduate student community. From my perspective, this is a great opportunity to get to know new colleagues, network with them and even in the best of cases, build long-lasting relationships.
The invitation is for you, current and prospective graduate students at Albers, to find out more about these and many other opportunities you have to get the most of your graduate experience, so this becomes not only an academic journey but a highly enriching one in the professional dimension as well. Enjoy the last few weeks of Winter Quarter, Spring is just around the corner!
Written by: Natalia Varela Donado. firstname.lastname@example.org