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Unexpected Changes

  • Student often times enter Foster EMBA with no intention of changing career direction
  • Without looking for it, career avenues open by discovering new horizons
  • The Foster EMBA network can provide the conduit for new career opportunities
  • Sally Collins (EMBA 2012) share her career pivot

During my second year in the program, I started to seek the services of the Career Counseling Center at the Executive MBA office. And it was during the summer before we entered our second year of classes. And I had realized I wanted to just start networking to people and wanted to kind of spiff up my resume and be ready to begin that networking process.

At this point, I knew that the endpoint of my MBA wasn't what I'd originally intended. Originally, I thought it was going to be the executive director of a nonprofit. But I had decided I wanted to be able to open up more career avenues for myself and explore things within the life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry.

So during that summer, I had decided I wanted to begin more networking and get myself in shape for that. And I did seek the services of the Career Center. And it was actually during that summer, more toward the end of the summer, that I decided that once I started going out there and looking at what opportunities were out there and once I began networking and talking to people, I realized I was pretty ready to be done with the job I'd been doing for the last five years at my organization.