Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Career Strategies Series


Develop your career strategy and your networking know-how over brunch in the Schreiber Center.

Fall 2017 Session

October 21, 2017

9:00 am - 12noon

Theme: Plotting Your Course

Are You Looking Forward to Landing Your Ideal Position After Graduation? . . .

Then, You Better Start Working on That Now!!

Are you effectively positioning yourself to maximize the benefits of your graduate business education?   Are you thinking about your job search now, or are you simply waiting until you near the end of your program to begin thinking about your quest for a new position?   If you are waiting, you may later find that you wished you hadn’t.  Landing your ideal position takes planning and the timeline for success is longer than many students anticipate.       

While a lot of graduate business students leverage their degree to advance their career within their current industry, statistics show that most students will embark upon new opportunities.  And, even if you are not targeting a new industry now, one can never predict when market developments may result in the need to adjust your career plan.   The recent GMAC Graduate Business Alumni survey noted:

  • Over 50% of graduate business program alums are currently employed in an industry or job function they did not have prior to entering business school
  • Nearly 40% of graduate business program alums are working in an industry that they had never considered prior to starting business school.

So, it is never too soon to begin planning for your next position.  In fact successful students have a dual focus while in their program.   They actively engage in career planning and job searching in parallel with their studies.  


The upcoming session of the Career Strategies Series will provide Quinlan graduate students with an opportunity to explore career opportunities within several flourishing industries.   We invite you to join your classmates over brunch to hear from industry experts and get answers to specific questions.   

This interactive workshop will feature faculty and alumni providing insights on opportunities in segments of the economy which are currently thriving.  Speakers will provide advice on preparing yourself to compete for positions which are in strong demand, and discuss how to leverage your time and efforts now to help land your dream job post-graduation.

This session will also feature a speed networking segment in which you will have the opportunity to gather in small group settings, facilitated by the industry expert.  This will allow you to take a deeper dive into industry specific trends and learn how to prepare yourself for the respective fields.

Due to the unique format of this session, attendance will be capped.   Pre-registration is required.  Register in RamblerLink→ under "Workshops."


8:30 a.m.  Check-in Table Opens
 Schreiber Center 9th floor
8:45 a.m.  Brunch Served 
 Schreiber Center 9th floor
9:00 a.m.  Welcome
 Julie Sells, Business Career Services 
9:10 a.m.  Featured Presentations
 Moderator: Katherine Acles, Assistant Dean,
 Graduate Programs

 Industry Experts:
  • Business Analytics – Sanjay Soni
  • Consulting – Justine Petcoff
  • Family Business – Anne Smart
  • Healthcare – Amelia Aiello
  • Social Enterprises – Seth Green
  • Supply Chain – TJ Wiley
10:10 a.m.  Q&A
10:25 a.m.  Break
10:40 a.m.  Small Group Discussion #1
 Please proceed to the table featuring industry
 expert that you’d like to dialog with further.
11:10 a.m.  Small Group Discussion #2
 Please proceed to a different table to dialog
 with a different industry expert.
11:40 a.m.  Wrap Up
 Moderator: Julie Sells, Business Career Services
12:00 p.m.  Program Concludes

Past Event Highlights  

October 2016 Highlights

View event photos in the gallery below or on Quinlan’s Flickr page

Career Strategies Series, October 2016

Date Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location Quinlan School of Business, 16 E. Pearson, Chicago
Schreiber Center, Room 1001
Parking and directions →
Questions QuinlanGrad@LUC.edu


April 2016 Highlights

Watch event highlights from the April 2016 event: