Entrepreneurship Career Community

All full-time MBA students are expected to join a Career Community at the conclusion of the assessment work of pre-term and the OB intensive.  As their career exploration progresses, they will participate in their community of choice, or change to a more relevant community should their career goals change.

Participation in the community entails attending the six required meetings as well as optional activities of interest, and helping to organize events that would be of interest that are not already scheduled. During the two years in the MBA program, students will have many opportunities in the community to coach their peers and to be the recipient of peer coaching at critical junctures in the internship and job search processes.

Each Career Community has a leadership team that consists of a Faculty Advisor, a corporate relations counselor, a career advisor, and a student club officer. This team establishes an initial calendar of events, keeps the Community’s SMGtools website up to date, and is responsive to creating additional activities based on suggestions from community members.

Current students can login to view a video about the Entrepreneurship Career Community featuring faculty advisor Ian Mashiter.

The Entrepreneurship Career Community Leadership Team

Faculty Advisor: Ian Mashiter

Meets with the leadership team before the summer to make sure key events are scheduled for the following fall. Co-leads community meetings with appropriate Career Center staff. Advises students about curriculum matters, and suggests other faculty to contact on specific areas of interest. Schedules internship presentations involving both first and second year students,  Assigns a pass/fail grade after the internship presentation is completed and the reassessment memo is submitted.

MBA Counselor: Gary Bergmann

Meets with the leadership team before the summer to make sure key events are scheduled for the following fall and winter terms. Co-leads community meetings when appropriate.   Meets with students to further explore CareerLeader results, as well as questions about internship and job search strategies. Assigns pass/fail grade for the first two semesters of the Career Management Course based on deliverables as outlined in the Career Management syllabus.

Corporate Recruiter: Diane Jordan

Meets with the leadership team before the summer to make sure that key events are scheduled for the following fall and winter terms.  Co-leads lunch-and-learns as well as recruiting and guest speaker events as appropriate.

Student Club President: Patrick Dewechter

Meets with the leadership team before the summer to make sure that key events are scheduled for the following fall and winter.  Works closely with faculty advisor to insure that community events are responsive to students’  interests and needs.  Suggests new events and assists in planning for them.