Looking for advice on employment post-MBA and possible jobs with the business community to research and pursue. I am 37 and will finish my MBA in May 2018. Recently made a career to change from NCAA athletic coach (12 yrs.) to a current MBA intern at a small wealth management firm. Thank you! 

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8 months ago

Also, I'd be curious to understand why you got your MBA in the first place. What was the objective? What are your long term career aspirations?

8 months ago

Thank you, Radley. College coaching requires a Masters degree for most head coach positions. I have been lucky to pursue most of the MBA for free through tuition reimbursement as part of my benefit package. I also wanted a "safety net." Now that I'm no longer coaching I enjoy finance and would prefer a dynamic environment in finance or wealth management. 

8 months ago

Makes sense. You should have a ton of resources from your MBA program to help you grow your network and build the career you want. I'd start there, but also leverage recruiters (good one's that you trust). Sounds like you could be in good shape, though, with a full time offer coming soon!

8 months ago

Second the "what are your longer term aspirations" question. If you want to get back into sports you could always leverage your MBA into a job in finance, ops, marketing, etc. 

8 months ago

Corbin - this might sound bland and vanilla, but the best resource you are going to have will be your career center at your MBA program and connections at your current internship.  First and foremost, congrats on getting that internship.  That's always a stressful endeavor for an MBA student - especially ones that are trying to switch career tracks.


I'll throw something else out there, given your background in athletic coaching you might want to consider seeing if you can join some type of sports agent's office.  That's a little outside the beaten path, but you might have more of a natural fit in that industry than most folks.  Something to consider.

8 months ago

Thank you, Ed. I've considered that as a possibility and will continue to look for opportunities in sports marketing/representation. 

8 months ago

Thank you. I anticipate a full-time offer soon and then I will consider my licensing (FINRA Series 7, etc.). 

8 months ago

Hey man -


Most of the people I went to school with received full time offers after their internship. Are you not happy in wealth management? Even if you're not, I'd take a full time offer there, work for a few years, get a ton of experience, and then move on to PE, hedge fund, or whatever else sounds interesting to you. 




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