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Career Guide: SGE Jobs for MBAs: Getting started

Career research guide for MBAs in the Sustainable Global Enterprise program.

Getting Started

Welcome! This guide will help you navigate the best research sources and strategies for your job search.

Step 1: Begin by scheduling an appointment with a professional career advisor at the Career Management Center. They will help you define your career goals and coordinate your efforts. Read suggested career books and outline your approach.

Step 2: Target your search by creating lists of companies in specific regions or industries. Create a list of potential contacts at each company.

Step 3: Research the companies you are interviewing with and the industries they are in.

Step 4: Talk to career advisors in the Career Management Center, second-year Johnson students, and alumni about the jobs, companies, and interviewing.

Your enrollment in the Cornell MBA program gives you access to a wide array of career planning resources. Explore Management Library's tools, workshops and consultations with a member of a reference team for specific research questions.

This guide was brought to you by the Management Library and the Career Management Center. Click through the tabs above for specific suggestions on how to land your perfect job. Good luck!

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability can mean different things to different people. It can be environmental, social, and/or governance related. Figuring out where you want to focus before you begin your job search is crucial to saving time.

Begin with asking yourself: What role do you want to play in your future job?  e.g. Do you want to be an investment analyst, marketer, general manager?

Examine your experience for relative strengths. e.g. If you are interested in development, which tends to be project-based, do you have experience doing project work or volunteer work overseas? Are you familiar with the sector the specific project is geared toward?

Depending upon your background and experience, you might want to start with targeting larger companies and broader sectors.

This guide is a general guide for those on the SGE career track. You will also want to check the guide specific to your preferred job description. e.g. Finance or Marketing.

Resource Guide

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The Johnson School
Management Library

Contact us when you need help
building a list of companies,
finding company SWOTs, news,
and  industry overviews.

The Johnson School
Career Management Center

Contact your advisor for guidance on
career choices and networking.




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