Angelia Knight Coordinator of MBA Career Services
Connie Chambers Coordinator of Corporate and Alumni
Networking is a crucial skill to teach those with little
work experience, so…
Share 3 facts about what sets your program apart from
How many of you accept students in your program
with no work experience? What percentage?
With one year of experience? What percentage?
Two years of experience? What percentage?
Any other variations?
University of Alabama established 1831
This fall, enrollment is expected to top 31,000 students
MBA Program established 1933; EMBA established 1985
MBA Class size currently 90 students
500+ graduate students in C&BA
Started “no experience” niche in 1996
Average salary for Class of 2010: $66,000
And we can’t forget...
Please open the envelopes you were given upon arrival
If you have been given a laminated profile, you are the
designated leader for a small group
Locate several people in the audience to be in your
group – Everyone, please participate!
Decide how you would market this student by
industry and function
Internship: Sr. Management Consultant, Alabama
Full-Time: Sr. Business Analyst, Corporate Marketing,
Regions Financial Corporation
Internship: Administrative Intern, American Red Cross
Full-Time: Supply Chain Coordinator/Men's Accessories,
Internship: Analyst, Corporate Real Estate, Southern
Full-Time: District Sales Manager, Frito-Lay
Internship: Project Management Intern, Brasfield & Gorrie
General Contractors, Commercial Construction Division
Full-Time: Analyst, North America Beauty & Grooming,
Procter & Gamble, Business Analysis Solutions
Internship: Marketing Executive, Bay Point Marriott
Internship: SAP Business Analyst Intern, Coca-Cola
Full-Time: Associate Financial Analyst, FedEx
Internship: HP - IT Intern; HP Global Legal IT Department
Full-Time: Business Analyst/Consultant; Accenture,
Technology Platform Group
Internship: Financial Institutions Client Management
Intern, Citi Global Transaction Services
Full-Time: Analyst, Client Executive Group--
The Americas; Citibank Global Transaction Services
Internship: Technology Licensing Intern, AIME (Alabama
Institute for Managerial Excellence), Office for Technology Transfer
Full-Time: Advisory Technology Associate,
Internship: Controls Analyst, Procter & Gamble, Global Internal
Audit Organization – Financial Business Services
Full-Time: Senior Controls Analyst, Procter & Gamble, Global
Internal Audit Organization, Financial Business Services
Internship: BMW - Oxford Database Integration Project:
Implementing and training staff on a new database platform
in the Supplier Quality department
Internship: Market Research Intern, Compass Bank
Full-Time: Realtor/Trainer, Town Square Realty
Internship: Transportaton Private Fleet Strategy Intern,
Transportation/Logistics Division, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Full-Time: Senior Manager, Health and Wellness
Innovation, Walmart Stores Inc.
Internship: Financial Analyst Intern, Ford Motor Credit
Full Time: Exchange and Derivatives Analyst,
Ford Motor Company
Internship: Marketing Intern, The Decatur Dream Center
Full-Time: Analyst, Accounting Economics
Internship: Field Sales Representative Intern, Huntsville
Neuroscience Division, Primary Care
Full-Time: Senior Field Sales Representative, Birmingham
Muskuloskeletal Division, Destin Florida Primary Care
1st Year Plan
It all begins with admissions
Show leadership potential
Placeable with established relationships (used as a guideline)
Presentations during the interview
Member/leader of several organizations
Average GPA: 3.5
Average GMAT: 633
Average age: 25
Remember the “market this candidate” exercise?
They’re our bread and butter!
1st Year Plan, continued…
Summer course/orientation/filmed mock interview
Cover letters, resumes, career planning, cold calling, online
social media, CareerShift, CareerBeam, LinkedIn, Vault, etc..
Speed Networking/Elevator Speech
Biz and Buzz
2nd Year Plan
Live client cases in core classes and concentrations
So…how do these students stack up in the
eyes of the employer?
327 respondents; largely CEOs, recruiters, principals,
owners, partners & decision makers
39% with firms of 5000+ employees
64% are headquartered in the southeast
61% are in manufacturing, finance & accounting,
products & services and technology
60% have no on-campus recruiting program
Base salaries ranged from $38,000 to $150,000 upon
Of those receiving signing bonuses:
Range: $1,000 - $25,000
54% have transitioned from 1 to 4 positions since graduation.
85% had 1st vertical movement within 5 years, 54% of
those within first 2 years.
90% had less than 5 years work experience.
Base salaries ranged from $42,000 to $80,000 upon graduation.
55% are still with same company.
Signing bonuses ranged from $1,000 to $20,000.
Average signing bonus: $10,000.
100% have made at least 1 vertical movement.
Class of 2005, before
Post Graduate degree
Class of 2005,
5 Years Out
Class of 2000,
before Post Graduate
Class of 2000,
10 years out
Alan Kimber: MBA, Finance, May,
2011; JD, Harvard Law School, May,
1996; BA, Political Science, Grand
Valley State University, May, 1993
Work Experience: YellowBrix, Inc.,
Vice President, Legal; XM Satellite
Radio, Assistant General Counsel; US
Foodservice, Assistant General
Counsel; WorldCom, Inc., Associate
Counsel; Delphi Automotive Systems,
Attorney; Dykema Gossett PLLC,
Internship: Strategy and Finance
Intern for Marketing Division of
There are still challenges!
Advances in technology and social media
Students with more global perspective
GenY expectations of career services staff