Career Management is a central part of the Ivey MBA and is integrated throughout the program. Classroom activities are combined with innovative experiences like our capstone series of events, Get Conn-X. Our Career Advisors partner with you from day one through to graduation.
From the Beginning
Your interactions with the Career Management team start before you are even accepted into the Ivey MBA Program. Career Management plays a critical role in our admissions process, interviewing candidates to ensure that their career goals and expectations are defined, realistic, and achievable. Your admissions interview is the starting point of your relationship with our Career Advisors, which will last throughout your time at Ivey.
Tactical Career Management begins as soon as you join the program in July. Our CM team will work with you on everything from understanding market expectations and preparing a compelling resumé and cover letter, to networking tips and interview coaching.
Career Management’s Get Connected Series of Events
Get Connected with Alumni
Following the completion of core career programming, this two-day capstone event in Toronto will give all students the opportunity to test the skills they’ve developed and explore opportunities through exclusively alumni focused activities. They will participate in alumni industry panels that mirror the interests of their class, engage in practice interviews, and connect with alumni through coffee chats and networking events.
Get Connected Industry Treks
Get Connected Industry Treks signal the beginning of the MBA recruitment season. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in full-day industry specific networking activities, including information sessions, company tours, and coffee chats. These events are planned to align with industry recruiting timelines and complement ongoing virtual and in-person engagement opportunities.
Reach Your Goals
The Get Connected event marks the end of formal Career Management curriculum and the beginning of your individual coaching relationship with your Career Advisor. As you identify job opportunities and connect with Alumni, you may choose to work with your Career Advisor to help develop and refine your career strategy and navigate the networking and job offer process.
Get Connected Testimonials
Hear how the event helped MBA Direct students gain a clear picture of the recruitment landscape and new connections that began to transform their career.
Kayla Gray, HBA '16MBA Direct Class of 2021 Ambassador
“Get Connected was the primary catalyst for my networking at Ivey. I gained invaluable interviewing skills and connections that unlocked new doors. Although Get Connected takes place prior to the MBA Direct program, I consider it to be an impactful experience that should not be missed."
Olivia George-Parker, HBA '15MBA Direct Class of 2021 Ambassador
“Get Connected was a great way to kick-start my networking prior to beginning the MBA Direct program in July. My Get Connected highlight was participating in a mock interview with an Ivey MBA Alumni. This interview allowed me to receive helpful feedback, and start to refine my interviewing skills in preparation for recruiting.”
Career Management Team
“Get Connected is a great opportunity for MBA Direct students to connect and build their professional network through a variety of events that engage a wide range of corporate partners and alumni. Through participation in this event, MBA Direct students often fine tune their career goals and refine their strategy to achieve career success.”