What is an MBA Career Advisor?

MBA Career Advisors are willing to connect with current students to share industry knowledge and career advice. A career advisor agrees to respond to a student's request for information within 5 business days. Serving as an MBA Career Advisor is a great opportunity to interact with students and reconnect with HBS.

Who are MBA Career Advisors?

MBA Career Advisors are alumni who are interested in connecting with students to share industry knowledge. As a career advisor, you will be noted with a special badge in the HBS Alumni Directory that you are interested in talking to students regarding career questions.

What are the benefits of becoming an MBA Career Advisor?

Serving as an MBA Career Advisor is a great opportunity to interact with students and reconnect with HBS. Additionally, you can add "HBS Career Advisor" to LinkedIn or your resume to indicate that you are actively contributing to industry intelligence gathering. MBA Career Advisors are invited to the Dean's Annual Volunteer Leadership Conference. Advisors will also receive pertinent information from HBS about current career trends on campus.

MBA Career Advisor Responsibilities

  1. Update your Alumni Directory Profile (LinkedIn sync now available for easy updating)
  2. Respond to student requests for a phone conversation within 5 business days.
  3. If you receive 5+ requests/week, CPD and Alumni Relations will work with you to manage the volume, utilizing available technology platforms for easier interaction and/or redirecting some requests to other Career Advisor volunteers.

Benefits of Becoming an MBA Career Advisor

  • Alumni who participate in the program will receive updated information about HBS MBA Career trends, job placements, internships and other career related student information and, in turn, can also contribute to the School’s industry intelligence gathering.
  • Advisors may add “HBS Career Advisor” to their resume and/or LinkedIn profile.
  • Advisors will be Invited to Dean’s Annual Volunteer Leadership Conference in June.

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