Graduate School of Management

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Overview

The Stevenish Career Management Center at the Graduate School of Management works with you during your studies to help direct your career development.

Your academic credentials may be impressive, but without strong career search skills, your ideal employer could easily pass you by. Enter the career services center at Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM). Led by directors with vast experience as corporate recruiters, we provide an insider, real-world perspective on what employers look for in new hires. We’ll help you successfully brand, market, and present yourself to employers in writing and in person, and connect you with the internships and jobs that are just right for you.

Uniquely robust for a school of Clark’s size, the center offers cutting-edge programs including our exclusive Career Training Cohort, which in just seven weeks enables you to build career search capabilities – including networking, interviewing, and online branding – that you will rely on throughout your career. At our frequent networking events, you’ll use those skills to impress Clark alumni and other industry leaders. You’ll also have a chance to learn directly from renowned career specialists, including experts on cultural assimilation who help international students break down business-related cultural barriers.

GSOM’s career services program is more than an essential step first step in forging your ideal career path – it’s an opportunity to learn valuable career search skills that last a lifetime.

Programs and Services

  • Individualized Career Advising
  • Resumes and Cover Letter Assistance
  • Career Library
  • Job Listings
  • Workshops and Programs
  • Internships
  • Alumni Networking and Mentoring
  • Alumni Professional Seminars
  • Job/Career Fairs
  • Campus Recruitment and Employer Relations

Placement Data - Fall 2012

The following data was reported to the October 2012 Bloomberg/Business Week survey on MBA results for GSOM students graduating in December 2011 and May 2012:

MBA Placements:

  • 83% had jobs 3 months after graduation; 58% had jobs at graduation.
  • Work experience:  45% had 1 year or less, 33% had 1-3 years.
  • Mean base salary is $50,000 (up from $44,500 in AY11.)
  • Largest concentrations of job placements were in the functional areas of Finance/Accounting, Marketing and Information Technology.
  • Most placements were in the industries of Financial Services, Technology, Non-Profit and Media/Entertainment.
  • 83% of survey respondents remained in the Northeast United States to work.
  • Top 15 employers were—World Bank, EMC, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Defense Fund, Fidelity Investments, Epsilon Data, Charles River Development, Nypro, Berkshire Health Systems, Advocates for Human Potential, Digital Credit Union, WB Mason, Commerce Bank & Trust, Blitz Media and Sina.com. 

MBA Internships:

  • 90% of MBA students completed internships in AY12.
  • 75% of which were paid; up from 60% in AY11.
  • Average pay was $17/hour with range of $12-$30/hour.
  • Average length of internship 7 weeks.
  • Top 15 internship employers were State Street Global Advisors, Department of Environmental Protection, United Technologies, Fidelity Investments, Bell Helicopter, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, MA Clean Energy Center, Raytheon, Unum, UMass Memorial, Harman International Industries, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Webster Five Bank and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Business Empowerment.

Email the Stevenish Career Management Center to begin planning your career.

GSOM Internships

Patrick Bird
MBA, Social Change

Developed baseline energy consumption data for publically owned water treatment facilities in Massachusetts for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in Worcester, Mass.

Katherine Hanley
MBA, Sustainability

Designed and conducted survey of past sustainability plan competition entrants and wrote report to enable The William James Foundation, Washington, D.C. to improve contest organization and better serve clientele.

Wenyue Jin
MBA, Sustainability

Established and implemented financial and marketing strategies to improve success of Clark University Thrift Store in Worcester, Mass.

Lorna Lunney
MBA, Social Change

Obtained commitment from local, national, and international organizations to join public service initiatives for Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester, Mass.

Kevin Schofield
MBA, Marketing

Aggregated commercial spot data for digital marketing firm Mercury Media in Marlborough, Mass.

Tengxiao Wang
MSF

Prepared company financial statement according to SEC requirements for China Green Agriculture.

Zhaoyang Yue
MSF

Assisted wealth manager in building investment portfolio from equities, bonds, ETFs, and mutual funds at Merrill Lynch, Westborough, Mass.

Sarah Fisher
MBA, Marketing

Developed blogs, Web pages, and press releases; provided SEO and SEM services; and maintained client relationship at Web marketing startup Applied Interactive, Worcester, Mass.

Reed Powell
MBA, Expanded Accounting

Analyzed the customer experience for a major service line and developed a system to identify and evaluate the most active brokers at Unum, an insurance provider in Worcester, Mass.

Xue Lui
MSF

Researched and analyzed investment products, prepared reports, and helped to balance clients’ portfolios at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Worcester, Mass.

Erin Smith
MBA, Marketing

Created a business case for implementing an employer brand strategy and completed projects to improve efficiency within the talent acquisition department at Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, Texas.

Rachel Ackerman
MBA, Sustainability and Social Change

Researched and analyzed challenges related to the lifecycle and commercialization of emerging energy technologies at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Boston, Mass.

Melissa Joyce
MBA, Sustainability and MS, Environmental Science and Policy

Assisted in the implementation of an organics management program for Sodexo at Clark University Dining Services.