Career Resources for Online MBAs

Use real-life employment data from across the country to help inform your career decision making!

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Isenberg Professional Development Resources

Take a look at these resources to help you learn about what’s needed to succeed in your industry.

Explore Careers in Your Industry

Use the Vault Guides below as well as our “Insights Into Your Industry” database search tool to explore career paths and to find top skills and hiring trends in your industry.

Insights into Your IndustryIn partnership withLightcast logo

Use this database and search tool to get up-to-date data on companies, job titles, and top skills for your industry.

To get started, watch our tours of this tool for undergrads or grad students to help you in your search.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)


Guides to Jobs in Your Industry

Take a look at these many guides by Vault to learn about industry trends, career paths, and more.

Vault Guide to Internet Content Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Staffing and Human Resources Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Sales Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Media and Entertainment Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Information Technology Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Retail Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Gain Industry Skills and Experience

Check out the opportunities below for real-world experience through a company-sponsored micro-internship or take a LinkedIn course to learn valuable new skills.

Real-World Work Experience

Skilling Up with LinkedIn Learning

Look through this selection of courses from LinkedIn and learn new skills as well as brush up on in-demand business skills.

Top 10 Skills for Quantitative Analysts

Taught by Ben Sullins
So, you want to work as a quantitative analyst, but what skills do you need to get there? In this…

Talent Is Universal. Opportunity is Not

Taught by Boston Consulting Group
Can reducing the obstacles to global migration have a tangible benefit for businesses? Join Johann Harnoss, associate director for innovation…

Digital Marketing Trends

Taught by Martin Waxman
View Martin’s LinkedIn Newsletter Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing…

Nano Tips for Building Soft Skills with Elayne Fluker

Taught by Elayne Fluker
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Experiencing Culture Change: 8 Strategies to Set Yourself Up for Success

Taught by Erin Shrimpton
When organizational culture is changing, how does it impact you, and how can you prepare yourself to succeed? In this…

Building Better Digital Habits for Focus and Well-being

Taught by Chris Flack
In today’s world, we’re constantly surrounded by screens and devices. For all their benefits, they can also have a negative…

Design Thinking: Implementing the Process

Taught by Chris Nodder
You, or someone in your management chain, thinks that design thinking is the answer to all your problems. Now it’s…

Marketing Foundations: Competitive Market Analysis

Taught by Deirdre Breakenridge
By compiling a competitive analysis, you gain insight into your competitors to identify your own advantage and edge in the…

Human Resources: Using Metrics to Drive HR Strategy

Taught by Catherine Mattice Zundel
Become a strategic HR partner in the success of your organization. Metrics can help you assess the cost and impact…

Human Resources: Strategic Workforce Planning

Taught by Wayne Cascio
No company can achieve sustained success without a strong, capable leader at the helm. But what happens when a key…

Business Development: Strategic Planning

Taught by Meridith Powell
Strategic planning is key to successful business development. If you plunge forward without clearly defining your goals and how you’ll…

Business Analysis for Project Managers

Taught by Greta Blash
View Greta’s LinkedIn Newsletter Business analysis may seem like a broad term, but it fulfills a very specific demand within…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Marketing on LinkedIn

Taught by Michaela Alexis
LinkedIn provides a massive opportunity for you to get your profile, organization, and work history in front of the people…

Switching Your Career

Taught by Dawn Graham
You’ve finally identified your dream job—in another industry or profession. How do you get that job and stand out from…

Learning Personal Branding

Taught by Chelsea Krost
You are the most powerful marketing tool at your disposal. If you are starting a business, establishing your thought leadership,…

Making a Career Change

Taught by Stacey Gordon
View Stacey’s LinkedIn Newsletter Unhappy with your current job? Thinking about changing roles or industries? Learn how to make a…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages…

Data Analytics for Business Professionals

Taught by John Johnson
What can data analytics do for your business? Take a lesson from companies like Xerox and UPS. Data analytics can…

PowerPoint: Designing Better Slides

Taught by Heather Ackmann
Designed for non-designers, this course introduces average business professionals to key design components and requirements for purposeful PowerPoint slide design.…

Career News & Advice

Read up on hiring trends, job search tactics, and tips from experts.

Join Clubs & Professional Orgs

Get involved by joining one of the organizations below, including Isenberg student clubs and professional organization connected to your industry and interests.

Isenberg Student Clubs

Find a club that is related to your industry, can help with your professional development, or simply connects you with other Isenberg students.

Professional Organizations

Learn about and maybe even join a professional organization in your industry. Professional organizations sponsor conferences, publish articles and magazines, and sometimes
offer networking events relevant to your industry and special interests.

Location

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Office of Career Success
Chase Career Center, Suite N207
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am-4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30 pm

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