Career Services

Career Development at the Carlson School

The Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) at the Carlson School connects outstanding future business leaders with a diversity of organizations across industries, sectors, and locations.

Through a wide range of services and resources, the GBCC prepares Carlson School students for careers, and connects students to top companies across the country and world. The GBCC offers extensive services and resources to help you with all aspects of your career development:

  • Career coaching
  • Career assessments and exploration
  • Job Search tools and strategy development
  • Networking events and professional development workshops
  • Resume and LinkedIn reviews
  • Interview preparation
  • Negotiation assistance

Career Services Provided by the GBCC


Our professional career coaches can help with all aspects of your career development. From defining a business career that fits you best to negotiating job offers, your career coach will be with you every step of the way.

CEMBA Cohort

Workshops and Professional Development

Held over lunch and during evening hours, the Carlson School offers 20-30 workshops per year specific to graduate- and executive-level students' job search needs. In addition, the Exectuive Career Planning Workshop series is a quarterly workshop that brings together the Executive MBA class with local professionals and career experts to guide you along in your career development.

MBA Corporate Reception

The MBA Corporate Reception is a networking event for Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive MBA students who are participating in on-campus recruiting. This cocktail hour reception gives  50+ employers their first peek at the talented MBA class, as well as the opportunity to talk with second year MBA students about their internship experiences and career goals.

Company Info Sessions

Company information sessions are an excellent opportunity for students to make an initial contact with a company representative. We have over 100 companies come on campus and share a bit about their company culture, positions they hire for, and ways to engage. These are excellent opportunities to research various companies that hire at the Carlson School and expand your business network.

On-Campus Interviews - limited

Each year, more than 80 organizations recruit on campus for career opportunities, while another 300 companies use our external job posting system Talentlink. Executive MBA students are invited to participate in on-campus recruiting during their time in the program, if eligible. Typically, recruiters come here to hire for jobs that are not necessarily EMBA-level. Students who may be a good candidate for this are those who are less experienced than our average or looking to make an industry switch. Our career center staff will determine whether or not you are eligible for on-campus recruiting at which point you will need to complete a specific set of workshops and processes to participate.

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