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EMBA career change management

Take control of your career transition

Many self-funded candidates in the EMBA wish to use their ESMT experience to change their careers – whether it be company, industry, country, or functional role.

ESMT works with candidates wishing to transition their career using a tailored, individualized approach that focuses on personal one-on-one discussions with career change professionals and recruiters.

The EMBA Career Change program at ESMT involves:

  • Early engagement

    Students wishing to embark on a career change during the EMBA should contact ESMT during the application process for a CV feedback review. The Admissions team provides first feedback on the candidate's fit with ESMT and where synergy is possible for career change.

  • Career coaching

    Optional individual executive career coaching is available for self-funded EMBA participants. It is expected to focus on personal and professional development to advance students’ careers. Individual coaching provides an additional opportunity, in addition to group-coaching and peer-coaching, for participants to self-reflect, explore options and assess them. Individual coaching sessions are provided by proven professionals – ESMT’s own coaches as well as certified external coaches engaged in the school’s programs – either during EMBA modules in Berlin, or remotely via Skype or phone when off-campus.

  • Individual consulting project

    By mid-program, Career Change EMBA students should have defined goals for their next career move. In coordination with the EMBA Faculty Lead, students can arrange an individual applied fieldwork in a company. Such a project can be a stepping stone into a new company or industry, and expands the candidate’s network.

  • Networking opportunities

    The ESMT Berlin corporate and alumni networks are strong and closely connected around the globe. EMBA participants can choose to work individually with Career Services and the EMBA Faculty Lead to arrange one-to-one networking opportunities with relevant members.

  • Career transitions

    When feasible, Career Services invites Career Change EMBAs to the full-time MBA Transitions in Practice seminars, company events, and recruitment events. EMBA candidates wishing to participate are given event schedules well in advance.

  • Entrepreneurship

    EMBA alumni have used their new skills and knowledge to develop new companies. Interested students have a variety of resources at their fingertips. ESMT’s active Entrepreneurship Club has an extensive network, particularly in the Berlin startup and venture capital community. Many ESMT MBA and EMBA alumni have started their own company or work in very young, dynamic organizations – students gain access to our rich alumni network from the first day of class.

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Marcel Kalis

Head of Career Services

+49 30 212 31-1403
marcel.kalis@esmt.org

 

Dr. Olga Pawlowskaya

EMBA Admissions Manager
+49 30 212311601