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On the Job

Posted By craigc1 On December 18, 2012 @ 11:49 am In Fall 2012,Picture This | No Comments

Read McNamara, MA’76, Executive Director of the Career Management Center at Owen, describes the CMC’s mission as something akin to moving mountains. The days when companies recruited exclusively on college campuses—“when the man went to the mountain,” as he puts it—are long over. Today’s marketplace demands that the CMC “get the mountain to the man,” he says, by figuring out more focused and creative ways of putting Owen students in front of prospective employers. Ultimately it’s about going the extra mile for every customer, including not only students and recruiters but also Owen alumni, who play a key role in the job placement process. What follows is an assortment of facts, figures and other details that highlight the CMC’s efforts.

A personal touch

Fassinger

Fassinger

In 2011 Tami Fassinger, BA’85, was named Owen’s Chief Recruiting Officer, a role that closely aligns the Admissions office with the CMC. The appointment reflects the school’s initiative to take a more personalized, career-centric approach to finding the right B-school candidates and then giving them the resources to land their dream jobs. “Rather than just blindly pursue candidates with the highest GMAT scores and slot them into one of our programs,” Fassinger says, “our team strives to understand the career goals of each person who comes through our doors, and then do what we can to support each one through the enrollment decision, graduation and far beyond.”

By the numbers

No. 19

Vanderbilt’s placement on Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings of MBA pay by career totals (2012)

$96,500

The median base salary for the MBA Class of 2012 at graduation

2.5

The average number of job offers received by each student in the Class
of 2012 with a Human and Organizational Performance concentration

25

The number of companies extending multiple full-time job offers to the Class of 2012, including Amazon, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Hanesbrands, McKesson, Johnson & Johnson and Nissan

40

The number of companies extending multiple internship offers to the Class of 2013, including Deloitte and Goldman Sachs

Anderson

Anderson

Gore

Gore

Kinnett

Kinnett

Fend

Fend

Coaches’ Corner

The CMC has four coaches on staff, each with their own expertise. All first-year Vanderbilt MBA students select a coach to assist them with their job search strategies and have access to Read McNamara and Tami Fassinger—both with deep industry experience and connections. The four student coaches are:

  • Emily Anderson, Senior Associate Director, Director of Internal Operations
    Expertise: consulting, finance and health care
  • Blake Gore, Senior Associate Director
    Expertise: finance and international
  • Sandy Kinnett, Associate Director, Employer Relations and Events
    Expertise: HOP, real estate and operations
  • Amanda Fend, Associate Director
    Expertise: marketing

On the road

Cities where the CMC has arranged interview events in recent years

Cities where the CMC has arranged interview events in recent years


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