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Just Link! for MBA Students 11/12/2012

Find the latest news and information in this week's edition of Monday Morning MBA!
  • MBA Profiles in Excellence
  • Lunch with Leaders series
  • Solar Mamas Film Screening
  • MBA Job Board
  • Workshops & Information Sessions
  • Affinnova joins UIUC
  • International MBA Student Forums
  • BCS Spring 2013 Career Fair
  • MBA Focus
  • And more...


MBA Profiles in Excellence!

Matt Foreman, MBA 2013, talks to us about his summer internship with AT&T in Chicago in their Leadership Development Program.


Q: Why did you choose to intern with this company?

A:  In my work experience prior to pursuing my MBA, I was the GM of a ~300 person company. I was autonomous in my decision making, and reported directly to the owner. I wanted to use my internship as an opportunity to get experience in something that was new to me. I decided to pursue a position working for a Fortune 15 company, where I needed to navigate all new challenges.


Q: What was the most important thing you learned?

A: In my previous position, I was at the top of the management pyramid.  For success in my summer position I had to learn how to motivate and get commitment from individuals for whom I had no formal authority.  In addition, I learned that much of the work that gets done at a big company like that happens via a personal network rather than formal channels. Coming from my first year MBA, I had networking engrained into me and if I return to AT&T I already have the foundation of a strong network.


Q: How much emphasis did you place on networking when conducting your internship search and what were some of the key resources and/or events you found to be most helpful?

A:  I did a lot of networking in advance of securing my internship.  I thought is was important to try and always meet new people and learn about their professional history and current position.  There are so many different opportunities out there that meeting diverse people is the best way to learn of them.  I attended many BCS sponsored workshops and information sessions.  I also made some good contacts at the Midwest MBA Career Fair, which I remain in contact with for full time opportunities.


Thanks Matt for sharing and good luck with your post program job search!

Solar Mamas Film Screening

A film screening of Solar Mamas will be held at the Champaign Public Library (200 W Green St, Robeson Rms A&B)on Tuesday, Nov 13 at 6pm.  A panel discussion with University and industry experts will follow.


The film is about a Jordanian wife and mother, Rafea, who is leaving home for the first time to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.



MBA Professional Development

The last for the semester in our MBA Professional Development series will take place on Friday, November 30th.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to have a private lunch with venture capitalist and entrepreneur Tim Hoerr.

  • Lunch with Leaders with Tim Hoerr, Serra Ventures - Nov 30

Watch your email for registration information.


* Watch this space in the coming weeks for the Spring 2013 Professional Development calendar of events and leaders.  It is shaping up to be Great!


International MBA Student Job Search Forum

Join us on Friday's at 10am in BIF 4001 for discussions, sharing of information and advice on the job search process for international students.  Hear from Industry Experts and International Alumni on their experiences and gain their insights.


It's time well spent to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Education Pioneers Fellowship

Join members of Education Pioneers on Tuesday, Nov 13 @6pm in BIF 3041 for an informative session their organization, mission and summer internship opportunities.  


For information about Education Pioneers and the Graduate Fellowship go to

Seeking Entrepreneurial Spirit!

If you are an entrepreneur in spirit and want to learn about a business ownership opportunity with a leading, highly recognizable brand, then join Allstate on Wednesday, Nov 14 @12:30pm in BIF 3039 to learn about the Exclusive Allstate Agency Ownership opportunity and overview on the agency ownership business model.  


RSVP your attendance in I-Link.

Intern or Full Time Offer?

Remember to register and continue to update your profile on SalaryView , regarding intern and full-time offers.  


Every job offer should be entered with final disposition at time of acceptance.This is the means by which we keep track of our MBA employment statistics and placement which feeds into the rankings.  


Do if for yourself, do it for BCS, but more importantly, do it for those that follow.  


We Miss You!

Is your job search plan not getting you results?  Is your elevator pitch not grabbing the attention of recruiters?  Not sure how to negotiate that job offer?


If these or other career related questions are concerning you, stop worrying about it and seek expert advice from BCS.  Your MBA Advisor is available to you for...

  • Personalized coaching
  • Career planning
  • Industry and role exploration
  • Network connections
  • Employer engagement
  • Offer negotiation
  • Career education

Take advantage of the resources available to you.  Don't wait, go to I-Link today and schedule an advising appointment.  It will be well worth your time!


Join Exclusive MBA Recruitment Network

MBA Focus has created the world's most comprehensive network of MBA employers and talent.  BCS has partnered with MBA Focus for students to gain access to recruiters and top MBA employers. 


Take advantage of this unique partnership and find diverse MBA opportunities today.  Click on the respective Class link below to register.

Check out some of the employers on MBA Focus: Liberty Mutual, McKinsey, Amazon, Booze & Co., E&Y, Google, Target, TRX, Novartis, J&J, Citi, Gallup, Adobe and more.

Welcome Affinnova!

Affinnova, a high-growth software and services company that enables innovative organizations to drive better ideas to market faster is opening a Chicago office and will be recruiting Illinois MBA students for market research roles (full-time). Positions will be posted in the Spring on I-Link.


Click on Affinnova to find out more on the company, their products and services and watch I-Link for job postings.

BCS Spring 2013 Career Fair

BCS will host their Spring 2013 career fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 & 30 in the ARC.  New for this year, employers will be assigned to a specfic day by industry


  • Tuesday - General Business & Consulting and Public Accounting Firms
  • Wednesday - Corporate Accounting & Finance

Mark your calendars now to attend and RSVP in I-Link.

Career Connections

Stay connected with the latest information and updates ...

  • Follow us on Twitter at #IllinoisMBA  
  • Like us on Facebook at Illinois MBA

Join the conversation!

MBA Job Board

Companies are posting jobs on I-Link but YOU have to submit your resume to be considered.  Here's a list of jobs for MBA Intern and Full-TIme that are closing this week or mid-November.


Internship Opportunities:

  • L'Oreal - Internship
  • MBA Project Search - Mrtkg/Mgmt
  • The Context Network - Business
  • SunCoke Energy - Strategy/Bus Devt
  • AGCO - Supply Chain
  • Zurich NA - Claims
  • Uline - Finance
  • Whirlpool - Global Leadership
  • Honeywell - Marketing
  • Allstate - Marketing
  • Citi - Global Markets (Hong Kong)

Full-Time Opportunities:

  • CGN & Associates - Consulting
  • Deloitte - Advisory
  • Whirlpool - Global Leadership
  • Oracle - Sales Consultant
  • Toys R Us - Finance
  • Regeneron - Executive Program
  • Vensoft - Business
  • ADM - Finance 

Take the time to submit your resume before the application period ends.  Check I-Link for details.

Graduate Assistant Job Opportunity

BCS Corporate Engagement is currently accepting resumes from interested Graduate Students for a part time GA role in our office providing support to the CE Team.  Individuals must be comfortable with data compilation and analysis.


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Charles Kim at no later than close of business Wednesday, Nov 14th. Click on CE Graduate Assistant to view the job profile.

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Workshops and Information sessions
This week's BCS workshops.
  • International MBA Student Job Search Forum:  Friday, Nov 16 @10am in BIF 4001

This week's Employer sessions.


Tuesday - Nov 13

  • KPMG - @5:30pm - BIF 3009
  • Education Pioneers - @6pm in BIF 3041

Wednesday - Nov 14

  • Allstate - @12:30pm - BIF 3039

Thursday - Nov 15

  • Bank of America - @ 5pm - BIF 3009

NOTE:  See I-Link for more detail and RSVP


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