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  • 1. Targeting employers—research is the key to positioning yourself for this field. DC is a hot bed for NPs and Government related opportunities, so you want to research to 1) identify new, up and coming opportunities 2) narrow down the broad list 3) determine where MBA skill set is most applicable (e.g., PMF in Government program, or agencies that value private sector experience: SEC, Treasury). Know how current trends affect possible opportunities—i.e. government budget cuts and availability of programs.Not all organizations follow typical MBA hiring process (lack of resources, specialized process USA JOBS, number of openings, targeting other venues-conferences etc.) Timeline is extended, hiring more just-in-time, but set-up work can best position you for success. Important to use variety of methods for accessing these opportunities, multiple strategies is key. networking #1 (utilize alumni and speakers to build knowledge and network)Strong relationships that recruit on campus or have presence at club events: FBI, Secret Service, OMB, Treasury, Education Pioneers, Rare, Community Wealth Ventures. Internship resources: MBA Non Profit Connection Internship postings 2. Club Events—getting involved in club events offers alumni interaction, show interest/passion for field3. Career Fairs—both National and Georgetown specific, Great resources:, MNC summer internships, etc.

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  • Not-for-Profit/SocialImpact, Government and InternationalDevelopment Career Breakout SessionLaura KapelskiApril 13th, 2012
  • Who We Are Laura Kapelski, Assistant Director • 6 Years Career Coaching Experience • M.S. from Miami University – Student Affairs in Higher Education • B.A. from University of Iowa Political Science, Communications Studies • Supporting the Government, International Development, and Not-for-Profit industries Elly Drygas, Peer Advisor • Summer Internship: American Express •3 Years Experience working in Non-Profits •Co-President of McDonough Net Impact and Graduate Assistant for the Global Social Enterprise Initiative. •BA in Economics, Minor in Statistics from University of California Davis2
  • Overall Trends • Increased Interest in Social Impact, International Development—Leverage your MBA skill set & passion • Decreased federal spending expected to affect government and foreign aid hiring • Start Early! Hiring processes vary—Networking and getting involved are critical for positioning3 View slide
  • Exploring, Networking, Launching MBA Success Factors Club Events: • Social Impact Week - Aug 29-Sept 2 • Net Impact Day • Emerging Markets Network Day • Net Impact Trek(s) – Spring 2012 (World Bank & Hilton CSR) • Government & Business Club Lunch & Learns – On Going Resources: • MBA Nonprofit Connection (MNC) Postings • Georgetown Global Social Enterprise Initiative • – create your Individual Professional Membership • • • Vault Guide: International Development, Government4 View slide
  • Exploring, Networking, Launching MBA Success Factors Career Fairs & Events: • Net Impact National Conference 2012, Baltimore, Georgetown is a Partner School • Society for International Development Career Fair • “Career Pathways in International Development” Panel • “Careers in Treasury” Panel • Annual Georgetown Graduate Students and Hoya Development Bank Happy Hour, Feb 16 • Georgetown Government & Non-Profit Expo, February 20125
  • Employer Partnerships Non-for-Profit/Social Impact International Development Education Pioneers** (Intern) The United Nations* (FT) Emerging Markets Development Advisor Ashoka Program* (FT) The World Bank Group* Navy Federal Credit Union (Intern) International Finance Corporation** (FT & Intern) Laureate Education* (FT) Mercy Corps National Park Service (Intern) Development Finance International* Nature Conservancy * (Intern) Development Alternatives InternationalNational Fish & Wildlife Foundation (Intern) Tony Elumelu Foundation African Markets Intern Program Rare (FT & Intern) ScrowCroft Group ** On-Campus Presence & Interviews * On-Campus Presence 6
  • Employer Partnerships Government State Department* (FT & Intern) FBI, Special Advisor Program** (FT) US Secret Service, Special Advisor Program* (FT) US Oversees Private Investment Corporation * US Department of Health and Human Services* National Park Service (Intern) US Department of Treasury US Economic Development Agency ** On-Campus Presence & Interviews * On-Campus Presence7
  • MBA Success Factors • Your job search begins summer 2012 • Create catalog of strengths & accomplishments • Update your resume, define your goals prior to arrival • What path do you want to pursue, Where do you want to pursue that path? How will you make a contribution in that path? • Career switching is possible, but requires additional effort • Consider switching industry OR function, not both • Informational interviews and networking are critical • Examine your existing network and start practicing • When you get to campus, work with Career Center and Clubs early to develop your plan/strategy8
  • Student Panel Hatem Mahbouli M12 Pursuing International Development/Impact Investing Career Full Time Position: Investment Officer, FMO Dutch Development Bank Summer Internship: Gray Ghost Ventures Village Capital Investment Program, MENA Financial Coordinator Mike Biscardi M12 Pursuing Federal Government Career Full Time Position: FBI Special Advisor Summer Internship: Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, Summer Associate Lauren Miller M13 Pursuing Education Sector/Non Profit Careers Summer Internship: Education Pioneers Fellow Laura Baker M13 Pursuing International Development9 Summer Internship: IFC, Portfolio & Operational Risk Department
  • Student Panel Questions • Tell us about your background, career interest and goals, and intended/accepted position after graduation. • How did your planned career path influence your decision to pursue your MBA at Georgetown? • During your job search, how do feel that your Georgetown experience has benefitted or differentiated you? • What are the most important things you did (or wished you had done) for your job search during the summer before business school?10