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Admitted student day 4.13.12


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Admitted student day 4.13.12

  1. 1. Not-for-Profit/SocialImpact, Government and InternationalDevelopment Career Breakout SessionLaura KapelskiApril 13th, 2012
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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