MBA Programs

EMBA Career Service

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Students entering the EMBA program have a wide variety of career needs and objectives. All are looking to accelerate and advance their careers. Some will do that with their current employer. Others come in with the intention to make a career change or job switch. Still, others will see their career objectives evolve during the course of the EMBA program. Our commitment to you is to help you acquire the skills and confidence necessary to manage all current and future career decisions.


Below is information on a wide variety of career developmental activities that are available to our enrolled students and alumni. They range from one-on-one career coaching to multiple on-line resources to interaction with the Notre Dame alumni network. We provide a full range of opportunities that allow each EMBA student to customize their individual career development for success.

1. Clarify Your Career Direction

In-Class Career Management Skills 
Professional coaches from Mendoza's Career Development staff provide quarterly seminars and workshops conveniently scheduled during regular class days. These sessions are designed to build your career management skills in the areas your class specifies as priorities.

One-on-One Career Counseling
A simple mouse click on our scheduling app allows to arrange private, on-demand video conferences with one of our career professionals at convenient hours before, during, or after work. These sessions focus on your needs in the moment, such as a resume review or practice for an approaching interview.

Career Mastery Coaching 
Many of our students take the opportunity to develop a complete vision, strategy, and action plan to accelerate their careers. Our Career Mastery Coaching is a 6-week, one-on-one coaching immersion that equips you to navigate any future career decision with clarity, confidence, and conviction.

2. Sharpen Your Brand Promise

Your Personal Value Proposition
Develop a hard-hitting, targeted, and tailored message for the roles you are ideally suited for with coaching guidance and our proprietary Personal Value Proposition Generator tool.

The Good-to-Great Resume
Our coaches know the five keys to passing the screens of highly skilled recruiters and automated scanners, vastly increasing your chances of being selected for interviews.

Making Your Case
Whether you plan to stay with your current company or switch to a new employer, you must be able to make your case that you are the right candidate for more senior roles. Mendoza's practical, real-life 4-step method will give you the edge for that target opportunity.

3. Connect With Influential Alumni

Mendoza Alumni Learning Forums
Students and Alumni meet four times a year at our beautiful Chicago campus to hear from a slate of distinguished C-Level speakers on topics such as big-picture strategy, economic trends, leadership, and technology's impact on business...while enjoying food and refreshments and each others' company. It's a great opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues.

On-Campus Networking Opportunities
In Chicago and South Bend, we host a variety of networking events, ranging from guest speakers, intimate alumni receptions, career fairs, to a major annual Mendoza Networking event in Chicago open to all current students and alumni.=

Exclusive Access to Notre Dame's Alumni Directory
Notre Dame welcomes new graduate business students to register on our legendary alumni directory and gain access to our worldwide alumni base. Career Development professionals guide students on the best ways to identify and reach alumni in the geographies and organizations they are most interested in.

4. Strategically Monitor Employment Markets

Irish Compass Alumni Jobs Board Portal
Notre Dame will roll out Irish Compass in 2017, an alumni jobs board and mentoring portal serving Notre Dame graduate students and alumni exclusively. Irish Compass is an essential tool for students to connect with volunteer alumni experts in various fields for advice and networking. The jobs board contains hundreds of open positions from firms looking specifically to hire Domers.

CareerShift Jobs Aggregator
This powerful tool for Mendoza students and alumni automates your job search, allowing you to personalize and filter your search criteria and automatically receive regular email updates with direct links to new job postings perfect for you.

GoIRISH Jobs Board
Notre Dame's top recruiters use GoIRISH to post employment opportunities. Go IRISH is the tool of choice for Mendoza undergraduates and full-time MBA students and is also available for working professionals enrolled in our weekend degree programs.


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Emba Ruth Riley 150x150

For me as an athlete, it was great to go from a team on the court to a team in the classroom. The Notre Dame Executive MBA program does a great job forming teams that really become your source of strength helping you to get through projects. In that team setting, you are all motivating each other and inspiring each other as you tackle the next two years of school.

Ruth Riley,
General Manager of the Stars at Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Emba Kevin Patel 150x150

Financially, the program has helped me grow, More than that, it has helped me grow as a better person. The program has shaped me to handle the day-to-day pressures at work, in society, and with family better.

Kevin Patel,
Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens

Emba Marco Presti 150x150

It was clear that where I wanted to take my career, whether that was in Canada or the United States, an MBA was going to be a critical component to career progression and advancement..with Notre Dame, I could continue with the relationships and career path trajectory I was on with my current employer, while at the same time developing those skills and earning that degree so important to my future advancement.

Marco Presti,
Strategic Account Lead at AT&T



Representative Employers Include:

  • Walgreens
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The Boston Beer Company
  • Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • John Deere
  • Zimmer
  • Charter School Capital
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • AK Steel Corporations
  • Biolectrics LLC
  • GE Aviation
  • BSM Media
  • McDonald's USA
  • JP Morgan