Future-proof your career
Whether you’re targeting consulting, fintech or starting your own entrepreneurial venture , our Careers Team will provide you with the practice, insights, and exposure you need to future-proof yourself.
Our MBA graduates are highly employable, working at some of the world’s most renowned companies such as Amazon, Google, Uber, Boston Consulting Group, Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, PwC, HSBC, Moody’s, P&G and Zalando.
While you can and should prepare for the here and now, the future you also needs to learn the skills to tackle and succeed in roles that don’t yet exist. We’re here to help you do just that.
Whatever your aim, Careers take an active approach in your recruitment journey and help you achieve your goals. You are prepared for success through a range of hands-on support activities, including:
- Job search strategy
- Application and interview techniques
- One-to-one consultations with a dedicated Career Consultant.
The Personal Leadership Journey is designed to help you formulate your post-MBA career strategy, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to market yourself in a competitive field.
As an MBA student, you’ll work closely with a career consultant during the year, receiving tailored support to meet your individual needs.
Your Consultant can also help you develop solutions for any leadership or personal development issues you may have. You may also choose to work with them on more self-reflection and self-awareness activities.
Your Careers support does not end when you graduate, as you can continue to work with our Careers team as an alumnus and access a number of appointments per year, tailored around your needs.
Events and networking
With tailored support and feedback, Careers Week enables you to focus in on your career goals through a series of workshops and activities.
Highlights of the week include:
- Tailored career sessions
- Drop-ins for sector-specific career guidance
- Entrepreneurs Day co-delivered by the Imperial Enterprise Lab and Imperial Hackspace
- Interview skills practice and feedback
- External one-to-ones for specific sectors
We work closely with a number of notable employers such as Unilever, EY, L.E.K. Consulting, Amazon, Credit Suisse, Kearney, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft, alongside small and medium-sized firms and startups.
We host MBA-specific company presentations and MBAs are often welcomed at Business School-wide employer presentations, so will have the opportunity to network with different companies, along with students from other programmes.
Our MBA advisory board helps us innovate so our programme stays in tune with what you need for developing your career. The advisory board includes leaders – many of them Imperial alumni - from companies including Amazon, Citigroup, Mastercard, and DXC Technology. You will meet our advisors during career workshops and other occasions.
Our established partnerships with London-based and international organisations give you the opportunity to connect and network with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world.
We offer a range of workshops to help you develop the soft skills needed to advance your career:
- Personal branding
- Public speaking
- Consulting interview techniques
- Negotiating your salary package
Other resources and opportunities
Apply for a mentorship with a recent MBA graduate and we’ll pair you with an alumnus based on the area of support you’re hoping to gain. A fantastic opportunity to start building your network early.
The Business School supports a number of student-led Career Clubs, providing extensive networking opportunities with students, alumni, and other professionals.
There are clubs aligned to the core industry sectors of Consulting, Energy & Sustainability, Finance, Healthcare, FMCG, Luxury & Retail, Social Impact, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, as well as clubs to promote the visibility of underrepresented groups.
Gain access to our online tools, in addition to The Hub and Symplicity, which contain a range of resources to support you throughout your career planning and job application process.
You can gain access to our online Careers primer in May, which includes sessions on identifying your career goals, defining your career motivators, developing your career strategy, how to market yourself, and a CV enhancement process.
We work with a network of global employers in key regional hubs as well as across the UK. Our extensive online resources support students seeking international opportunities. We also host workshops designed for international students wishing to work in the UK after graduation.