Choosing a career path can be a daunting task, and finding a job that aligns with your goals and aspirations can be challenging. Lagos Business School's MBA programme is recognised for its intensive academic curriculum that prepares students for leadership roles in the business world. This blog post highlights the importance and benefits of career services and opportunities provided by the MBA Careers and Placement Office at LBS.
Career services and opportunities are essential components of any MBA programme. They provide students with the skills, resources, and connections they need to succeed in their chosen careers. These services and opportunities also contribute to the overall development of students, preparing them for long-term success in the business world.
Two case studies illustrate the impact of career services and opportunities at LBS MBA Careers and Placement Office. The first is about Kemi Adeyemi, a finance manager at a leading bank, who enrolled in the LBS MBA programme to advance her career. With the help of career coaching, job search support, and industry insights sessions, Kemi was able to develop a personalized career plan, expand her professional network, and secure a more senior role in her company. On the other hand, Tunde Akande, a marketing manager at a startup, did not take advantage of the career services and opportunities provided by the MBA Careers and Placement Office. As a result, he struggled to secure a job after graduation and was forced to settle for a lower-paying role in a different industry.
Benefits of Career Services and Opportunities
Networking is a vital benefit of career services and opportunities that provide students with opportunities to network with professionals from various industries. This networking can lead to internships, job opportunities, and partnerships in the future. Career services and opportunities can also help students develop new skills that they may not have had the chance to learn in the classroom. Participating in a case competition, for example, can teach problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation skills. Additionally, career services and opportunities provide guidance on career paths, job searches, and interview preparation, which is crucial for students to make informed decisions about their future careers. Finally, students can gain insights into various industries, allowing them to make informed decisions about their career paths.
LBS MBA Career and Placement Unit Services
LBS MBA Careers and Placement Office offers a variety of career services and opportunities to students, including:
MBA Internship Programme (MIP): Beyond full-time job placements, we partner with organisations in securing internship positions for our MBA candidates for a 3-month period built into their programme. It is an important part of their learning and capacity-building experience. Gain hands-on experience through internships in various industries. LBS MBA interns are "mini consultants", available to solve any thorny challenge in any job function within three months as projects.
Full-Time Engagement of MBA Students/Graduates: Graduates from our MBA Programmes are equipped with knowledge and tools to solve problems, and create and take advantage of opportunities; thereby adding real value across business functions, with a consciousness of ethical standards. Each member of the Full-Time MBA class has a minimum of 3 years of work experience, while collectively an average of 5 years of work experience before enrolling on the MBA programme. They are well-equipped to work remotely and in person. Organisations select job candidates from our talent pool of premium prospects who have undergone a rigorous course of study in general management, spanning various functions, which include Finance and Accounts, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Strategy, amongst others.
Case Competitions: Problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation skills development.
Consulting Coaching Sessions via the SLA (Student-Led Activities): Coaching MBA candidates, educating them about the industry and preparing them for careers in consulting.
On/Off-Campus Recruitment: Assistance is provided by the Careers and Placement Office to companies that wish to carry out recruitment procedures within the school premises and off campus.
Inter Cohort-Bonding Series: Networking event for current MBA students and alumni from different cohorts. This networking event brings together current MBA students and alumni from different cohorts to connect, share experiences, and build relationships. It promotes networking, team building, and knowledge sharing among students, and helps develop a sense of community within the MBA programme.
Alumni Networking Sessions: Connecting with successful business professionals who are LBS alumni. These sessions allow MBA students to connect with successful business professionals who are LBS alumni. Students can gain valuable insights into different industries, make informed career decisions, and build valuable connections.
Meet and Greet Series: Informal networking events with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives. This informal networking event provides MBA students with an opportunity to meet with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives. It is designed to inspire and motivate students to achieve their career goals.
Meet-the-CEO Series: Intercohort engagement with top executives of multinationals. The "Meet the CEO Series" tends to cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the MBA participants by giving them the opportunity to meet with indigenous entrepreneurs who have achieved business success. It also develops a mentor/protege relationship. Interactions with CEOs and top executives of leading organisations. It provides a platform for students to learn from the experiences of business leaders, and their leadership styles, and gain insights into the workings of their organizations. This series helps students understand the skills and qualities required to succeed in senior leadership positions.
Alumni Mentor-Mentee Sessions: Guidance and support from alumni mentors in navigating careers.As part of our MBA programme, students have the opportunity to connect with alumni mentors who provide guidance and support in navigating their careers. These sessions help students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and career goals while gaining valuable insights into their chosen industry.
Career Sessions: Covering important topics such as resume writing, job search strategies, and interview preparation. LBS MBA programme offers career sessions that cover important topics such as resume writing, job search strategies, and interview preparation. These sessions provide students with insights into different industries, career paths, and job opportunities to better prepare them for their future careers.
Alumni Mentoring Sessions: Insights into various industries from alumni mentors. The alumni mentoring sessions give students a chance to connect with alumni mentors to gain valuable insights into various industries. The goal is to help students make informed career decisions, build connections, and identify potential career paths.
MBA Career Fair: This is a forum where organisations are invited to meet with Full-Time MBA candidates to discuss career possibilities. It is open to Full-Time MBA candidates in their first and second year. The Career Fair provides a platform for potential employers and students to interact and discuss potential career opportunities. These sessions help students explore career options and understand the skills and qualifications required to succeed in different leading industries.
Company Days/Visits: The event is company sponsored with the objective to further students with the organisation as an employer of choice as well as expose students to career opportunities with the organisation. Exposure to potential employers and career opportunities within organisations. Organisations host MBA candidates on a brand of job shadowing, which has to do with sharing a work day with a professional or entrepreneur in the function of interest of the candidates. It is termed "A Day in the Life of (ADitLo)."
Sponsorship of Events: Alumni networking events, Africa Business Conference, Africa Energy Conference, Breakfast Club meetings, International Case competitions, MBA Internship contest, MBA Career Fair, etc.
Career services and opportunities are an essential part of our MBA experience. They provide students with the skills, resources, and connections they need to succeed in their chosen careers. These services and opportunities are not only beneficial for students but also contribute to the overall success of the programme. LBS MBA Careers and Placement Office organises various career services and opportunities, including internships, career fairs, case competitions, and career counselling, to prepare students for success in the business world.
Lagos Business School's MBA career services and opportunities are essential for helping students navigate the job market and achieve their career goals. Through these services and opportunities, students can build their professional network, develop their skills, and refine their job search strategy, ultimately shaping the future of business leaders. If you are considering an MBA programme, we encourage you to explore the career services and opportunities offered by Lagos Business School and see how they can help you achieve your career goals.
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