When determining the measurements for a successful MBA Programme experience, “did I land the job of my dreams” is most certainly one of the questions you will be asking yourself. At Vlerick, our Career Services Team partners with you from day one to ensure that you have a well-developed plan of action to achieve your professional goals. And, when we talk of professional goals, we do not only speak of your first post-MBA job, we mean putting together a plan that considers your entire post-MBA career. After all, the true determination of a successful MBA experience should not be where you are three months after finishing your degree, it should be where you are when you are considering retirement and how the MBA helped you navigate everything in between.
Below you will find details about the Professional Development Programme our Career Services Team will lead you through. From initiating a battery of assessments that help you understand your strengths and areas that need improvement, to educating you on Belgian, European, and Global market opportunities, to making the connections to employers who are looking for people like you, we will be your committed partners in this process.
As your partners, when you are able to answer, “yes, I did land the job of my dreams,” we will be there to celebrate with you.
|| Patrick M. Charles, Full-time MBA Alumnus
"From the very beginning of the programme I knew that the individual support I received from career services would help me to find my next career. They provided assistance during every step of the process: critiquing my cv, providing contacts with companies, helping prepare for interviews and providing pointers for salary negotiations. They didn't help me find a career - they helped me find the right career."
Your Career Development Track
STAGE I: KNOWING YOURSELF
We help you discover your personal profile, strengths, preferences and motivations. We also help you understand those areas that might need improvement and work with you to put together an action plan for improvement.
The Career Management Tool: Providing you with guidelines for steering your career in the right direction.
- Outlining the basic principles of self-management
- Gaining insights into internal and external factors that influence your career success
- Internal: helping you to define your talents and areas for growth in relationship with your career values and preferred career moves
- External: helping you to manage your professional context
The MBA Maximiser: To help you consider what you want and what you have to offer, whether you are getting a new job, changing careers, getting promoted, or setting up your own company.
My Vlerick Development Plan (MyVDP): Our MBA participants all have a personalised programme which can be accessed online. Your VDP lets you review your achievements from a personal to an academic and professional level. This way you can plan your next steps. You can share your progress with your classmates, former colleagues and everyone else who’s interested in your career, and gather their feedback in one place. So no matter how fast the pace, you’ll always stay on track!
STAGE II: KNOWING THE MARKET
As soon as come to an understanding as to what you hope to achieve professionally with your MBA, we begin to explore what is out there. We direct you to companies that are hiring in your area of interest and we do this at both the local and global level. We also work with you to expand your network, or in some cases, create a whole new network of professional contacts.
STAGE III: MATCHING YOURSELF AND THE MARKET
Through a highly individualised approach we facilitate your job search strategy: Reach your full potential with the individual coaching sessions and put this to practise during the Mock interview training.
- MBA Talent Day: Recruitment day targeting MBA Talent where students can get selected for 30 minute job interviews.
- MBA Recruitment Guide: A CV Book, sent to 7000 companies, to make companies aware of the Vlerick Talent and lure them to our online Recruitment Platform to view your full CVs and to post jobs.
- Vlerick Recruitment Platform: A platform where companies can post vacancies and students upload their CV.
Our previous recruiters:
ACCENTURE, AMAZON, ALTRAN, BEKAERT, BNP PARIBAS, CARGILL, CG HOLDINGS, CISCO, CITIBANK, DELHAIZE GROUP, DELOITTE, DOW CORNING, ELIA, ELI LILLY, ERNST & YOUNG, GE, GERMAN WINGS, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, HSBC, IKEA, INBEV, ING, JAN DE NUL, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, KBC BANK, MASTERCARD, MATERIALISE, MCKINSEY, MICROSOFT, NIELSEN, NOVARTIS, NXP SEMICONDUCTORS, ONTEX, PHILIP MORRIS, PHILIPS, PUNCH POWERTRAIN, PWC, RHEINZINK, ROLAND BERGER, TOMORROWLAB, TOMTOM, TOYOTA
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