At Leeds, career planning, development and advising is a personalized process. Building on your existing knowledge and professional experience, a dedicated career counselor helps create your own personal strategy for transitioning from academia to an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Our one-on-one approach to advising begins at orientation and continues throughout the program. Career advisors take an active role in guiding the strategic choices that can advance your career.
Some of the key tools available to you as you prepare for and begin your job search include resume consultations, interview preparation, career assessment services and in-depth discussions with alumni and industry panels. Networking events help you get valuable facetime with today’s leading companies while expanding your network and professional contacts. Our MBAs land in a variety of careers with high-growth trajectories in booming industries.
Leeds students have the opportunity to connect with leading employers through events like Buffs to Business, Leeds Graduate Networking and Recruiting Night, the All Colorado Business School Career Fair, as well as more targeted recruiting events and employer information sessions. We also support and encourage attendance at national MBA career fairs.
Treks and Career Travel
Attending a career trek allows our students the chance to learn from and network with alumni, immerse themselves in different company cultures, and be presented with unique opportunities. Past Leeds career treks have visited companies in cities including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Salt Lake City and more.
The Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) is a unique program that offers one-on-one executive-to-student mentoring to Leeds School MBA candidates. The program, initiated in 2009 at the undergraduate level, has been tremendously successful, doubling in size each year with positive feedback from students and mentors alike.
The mission of the PMP is to enhance the Leeds academic experience through hands-on learning, professional skills development, leadership opportunities, and creating connections and community among current students, Leeds alumni and corporate partners. The PMP provides an outstanding opportunity for Leeds MBAs to interact and network with the industry leaders and change makers they hope to become.
If you’re planning on making a career change, a summer internship is crucial to restructuring your skills, enhancing your resume and positioning yourself as a highly marketable candidate in your new industry or functional area of expertise.
With proximity to the thriving Boulder and Denver markets, you’ll have opportunities to apply with companies ranging from small start-up ventures to international corporations. Boulder is especially known for its innovative industries including renewable energy and organic consumer products, while the Denver metro area provides access to a wide variety of established industries including technology, energy, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, financial services, real estate, hospitality and tourism.
In addition to one-on-one support, as a Leeds student you get access to numerous on-demand resources to support your career journey when the time is right for you.