Last week the NW MBA Consortium hosted its annual career conference at the Portland Convention Center. Students attended from the following business schools
Portland State University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, University of Washington and Willamette University. The conference featured company information sessions, workshops and panel discussions.
The companies that were featured were both local and national businesses from Daimler Trucks, Waddell and Reed, Target, Hitachi Consulting and many more.
The company information sessions gave students an idea of
what a typical day was like, the company culture, work schedule, positions within the company and potential career development timelines.
The panel discussions helped students to understand the employers perspective of the recruitment process, tips for case study interviews, international student panel, sustainability and how to perfect your elevator pitch.
Many current students are searching for summer internships and looking ahead to the job application process, this conference helped kick-start our strategy for the year.
Susan Forrester is a full-time student in the Masters in International Management program. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Portland State University. After living in Seoul, South Korea for two years she was interested in finding a career that linked Oregon and Asia together through trade. Susan enjoys the diverse background of the MIM student body that allows her to frequently practice her beginner level Chinese.