Career development is a lifelong process. Whether you’re looking for a job, looking to recruit and hire, or looking for ways to enhance professional and personal development, IMS has much to offer on your path to professional success.CAREER PATH- A time for reflection
IMS is not a final destination, but an important transformational experience that prepares students for the opportunities that lie ahead. That’s why Career & Professional Development (CPD) is an integral part of any IMS experience.
Upon your arrival at IMS, you'll find one of the most precious resources of all: time for reflection. To fully benefit from our MBA Program experience—including immersive class participation through the case and field methods, learning teams, section life, and extracurricular activities—you need time to concentrate on your new environment.Start with self-assessment
The search for the "right career" begins with a search of one's self: who you are, what you want, where you would like to go. Through this process, you can evaluate your deepest life interests, your business skills, and your own work/reward values. Before the formal recruiting process begins, during the first few weeks on campus, you will participate in a class in which you interpret the results and discuss brief career cases. Pursuing this meaningful career self-assessment and exploration enables you to have a more focused approach to your internship and fulltime pursuits.Create your personal plan
As you learn more about opportunities for summer internships and other career-related experiences, you'll find that there are many ways to pursue your options. You may choose to participate in on-campus recruiting, when many companies visit the IMS campus to interview for summer and full-time positions. You may also choose a self-directed job search in which you pursue opportunities outside of the typical recruiting cycle. Or you may choose to start your own business and forgo recruiting altogether. Whatever you decide, Career & Professional Development has the resources to assist you with your job search.Placement Cell
Placement Cell supports students by helping them define their career vision and equipping them with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve success. From self-assessment to lifelong networking, we work with you to realize your leadership potential. Through a variety of tools, workshops, events, and other resources, we help you discover the career path best suited to your personal fulfillment and allows you to make a difference in the world.One-on- one career coaching
Throughout your MBA Program experience, our experienced faculty is available to work one-on- one with you along every step of your career trajectory from initial self-assessment through the job search and beyond. Our coaches are experienced business professionals who can help you as you craft your resume and cover letters, create and execute a search strategy, prepare for interviews and offer negotiations, and improve your networking techniques.Career development programs and workshops
On-campus recruiting for first-year students is preceded by a series of programs and panels that will help you establish a fundamental understanding of various sectors – including industry overviews, areas of opportunity and how to successfully navigate a job search. If you wish to pursue working at a start-up or to found your own venture, we also have programming to help you through this particular career path. Through these sessions with Placement cell staff, faculty, alumni and company representatives, our programs can help you make more educated decisions about potential career paths.
In addition, we offer a suite of workshops and events to develop students' skills in areas such as networking, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, and negotiations.