Evening & Weekend MBA
H A A S C A R E E R S E R V I C E S / C H E T K O V I C H C A R E E R C E N T E R
Haas Career Services is dedicated to providing the
structure, knowledge, skill set and resources to assist
you in achieving your career goals.
This Career Roadmap is designed to communicate key
time frames that parallel the career management
model. Industry-specific roadmaps are available in the
Resources section of CareerNet.
1st-year Students E VA L UAT E YO U R C A R E E R G O A L S A N D S TA R T T O E X P L O R E & R E S E A R C H
Get Started Get Focused Get Involved
Orientation Explore & Research Network
Acquaint yourself with Career Find out more about companies, Build on your network.
Services. industries and careers that may • Join Linked In at Haas@Cal, the
• Log onto CareerNet to schedule be a good ﬁt for you. online alumni network.
an individualized career services • Conduct company and industry • Order business cards through Campus
orientation with our in-house staff research in CareerNet using the Haas Copy (form is available on our website).
and create a personal career proﬁle. subscription Vault and WetFeet
• Join a student club in your area of
Guides and the Long Library databases
such as OneSource and Hoovers.
Familiarize yourself with CareerNet, • Take a leadership position as an
your online gateway to career • Read the MBA Alumni Networking
management resources, workshops, Guide located in CareerNet Resources
advising sessions, self-assessment to prepare for informational interviews. • Network with classmates.
instruments, and more: • Conduct informational interviews to • Talk to co-workers in positions that
careernet.haas.berkeley.edu. understand what the marketplace interest you. There may be opportu-
needs and how your skills and unique nities for a lateral move or projects
experience will add value. where you can gain experience.
The ﬁrst step towards identifying
your career direction is self-evalua- • Identify transferrable skills and craft • Attend the annual Haas Alumni Network
tion. Clarify your strengths, areas a resume focused in the direction Celebration in Silicon Valley in February
of interest, and workplace values. of your job search. sponsored by South Bay alumni.
• Complete CareerLeader, a compre- By Year End
hensive business career self-assess- You will have established a focused
Log onto CareerNet to schedule an
ment, and the Industry Quick Quizzes career goal.
appointment to review and deﬁne
in CareerNet Resources.
your next career steps. • If you are unemployed and approved
• Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for graduation at the end of your 2nd
personality inventory to evaluate Changing Career Direction?
year, consider a summer internship.
career positions that will optimize Find ﬁve job postings from your
ﬁeld of interest. Identify the most • Reminder: Career Services is open
your natural style. Results will be
commonly required skills, attributes, over the summer to help you manage
interpreted in a career advising session.
and experience. What do you need your career.
2nd-year Students P R E PA R E Y O U R M A R K E T I N G M AT E R I A L S A N D E X PA N D Y O U R N E T W O R K
Close Gaps Gather Tools Get Engaged
Career Proﬁle Prepare Network
Update the personal career proﬁle Update and focus your resume. Continue to network.
you created in your ﬁrst year. • Use your career marketing plan as a • Attend company presentations and
• Write down the new skills and foundation for developing marketing ﬁrm nights.
perspectives you have gained and correspondence. • Attend workshops featuring students
incorporate them into your resume. • Attend the webinar “Is OCR Right or alumni to hear ﬁrst-hand how
• Take electives that will build on your for You?” to decide if On-Campus they made a career transition.
career direction. Recruiting will beneﬁt your job • Keep an eye on the market and see
search. which companies are targeting Haas
Career Marketing Plan
• Conduct an independent job search by perusing the jobs in CareerNet
Conduct your own personal SWOT
analysis. (Strengths, Weaknesses, using the Off-Campus Resources and Haas@Cal.
Opportunities and Threats) listed in CareerNet. • Cultivate mentors within your
• Create a career marketing plan company.
Changing Career Direction?
(template available in CareerNet Create your own internship. By Year End
Resources) to connect your skills,
• Use Simply Hired to ﬁnd opportunities. You will have focused career
competencies and experiences with marketing materials and an updated
your career objective. • Volunteer to work on projects in other
areas of your company to gain more resume.
• Identify any gaps. • You will have developed the neces-
Advisor Check-In • Review student projects in sary skills to conduct a targeted
the business community: job search.
Sign up for an advising appoint-
ment in CareerNet to solidify www.haas.berkeley.edu/students • Report internship offers in CareerNet.
your career direction and work on • Shadow someone in the ﬁeld you • Consider participating in On-Campus
closing gaps as you continue to are considering. Recruiting (OCR) for full-time jobs in
prepare for your job search. the fall (complete the requirements
• Attend industry speciﬁc conferences.
to participate the summer before
• If currently unemployed, or if you
your 3rd year).
plan to leave your job in the spring of
• Reminder: Career Services is open
your 2nd year, consider participating in
On-Campus Recruiting for internships. over the summer to help you
manage your job search.
3rd-year Students P R E PA R E F O R I N T E R V I E W S A N D P E R F O R M A TA R G E T E D J O B S E A R C H
Get Up-to-Date Get Going Get Connected
Update Your Marketing Material New MBA Resume Database! Network
Update your personal career Promote yourself to leading Differentiate yourself within your
proﬁle and marketing plan corporations seeking experi- company to get noticed for the
with the new skills, knowledge, enced business leaders. This additional value you now add
and responsibilities you have free, conﬁdential service is with your MBA.
gained. exclusive to Haas MBA alumni • Join a professional business
• Focus and update your resume. and current EWMBA’s: www. association.
Practice, Practice, Practice! • Attend fall and spring Haas
Conduct a Targeted Job Search Career Fairs.
Conduct mock interviews at
Join a six-week Directed Job
Haas to polish your interviewing • Plug into the Haas Alumni Network
Search Team for support and
skills. and Linked In.
accountability in your job search.
• Practice interviewing with other
• Actively pursue jobs by subscrib- By Year End
ing to the weekly AlumniJobs • Accept a job offer!
• Attend or view an interview skills newsletter.
• If you are still looking, take
• Create a job search agent in advantage of six more months
• Access sample questions, answers, CareerNet Jobs to receive notiﬁ- of free career advising.
and interactive sessions on many cations of new jobs matching
• Report all offers in CareerNet. The
consulting web sites. your saved searches.
resulting employment summary
• If applicable, participate in provides average salary and bonus
Review Negotiation Resources
On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) detail, and acts as a valuable
Consult salary negotiation infor-
for full-time positions in the fall negotiation tool for your fellow
mation in CareerNet Resources.
and spring of your ﬁnal year. students.
• Check out the Employment See CareerNet for eligibility
Reports for average salary • Meet with our staff to learn how
and bonus data from previous Alumni Career Services can
• If you are not getting results, provide you with life-long career
sign up in CareerNet to meet management support!
with an advisor to improve your
job search strategy.
A B O U T C A R E E R S E R V I C E S
Location The Chetkovich Career Center is open year-round and is located on the 4th ﬂoor,
Room S420, of the Student Services Building in the Haas School of Business.
Regular Hours Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Evening hours by request
Contact Email: email@example.com
Information Phone: 510.642.8124