The Exeter MBA global alumni community
As an Exeter MBA graduate, for three years after graduation you can still access careers support and resources to help you reach your career goal.
Furthermore you will also have access to the MBA alumni network’s own alumni events, news and benefits, including fantastic opportunities to enhance your knowledge and network further with a global network of like-minded leaders and executives.
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As an Exeter MBA graduate you for three years after graduation you can still access career support and resources to help you reach your career goal. For a career consultation to discuss your career plans and applications, you are can contact Becky Kilsby by emailing B.M.Kilsby@exeter.ac.uk.
You can also continue to use the University’s eXepert Scheme which enables you to contact University alumni around the world to gain advice on entering your chosen sector, work for a certain company, become self-employed or benefit from possible networking opportunities and contacts.
We also have a number of Masters online career resources to support your job search, applications and prepare for interview are available on the Business School Intranet. If you have any problems accessing these resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brand new MBA Alumni Career Resource
This year, The Exeter MBA and the Alumni Office have teamed up with a group of University of Exeter scholars and Network Leader (a U.S. based company focused on helping individuals understand and develop their professional networks) to develop an exclusive opportunity for Exeter MBA Alumni.
This opportunity will help you understand the implications of your networks on your career progression. You will be asked to complete surveys based on which, the team will be able to provide you with custom feedback on your own network. You will also receive an overview of the latest research on how professional networks can help and hinder individuals’ career success.
Exclusive online library access
We offer Exeter alumni full text access to thousands of academic resources to assist with your lifelong learning after leaving Exeter. To find out more and register for access please see our online academic resource information page.
Networking and alumni events
- As an MBA graduate you have access to all Exeter alumni events across the globe, from Careers-themed networking events to informal social events – please find these on our alumni event listings or update your details with us to receive event updates by email.
- Keep an eye out in our alumni newsletters for Business and MBA specific events, for your chance to hear from a high-profile speaker on a theme relevant to the MBA, as well an opportunity to network with fellow MBA graduates.
- Previous MBA-themed events have included the MBA Global Talent event, Creating Positive Change with Paul Polman, and the MBA speaker series on campus. An MBA Christmas celebration is also held each year.
The Exeter MBA Blog
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Meet our alumni
Jess Ilyas (MBA 2017)
From Account Manager, Tourdesign Creative Services to Director of Expansion, Powderkey, Indianapolis, USA
The MBA initiated a seismic shift in my career. I wanted to break into the tech sector, and realise my potential as a business leader. I saw the One Planet MBA programme as a way to evolve my professional brand – in a fun, progressive, diverse and experiential environment.
It absolutely delivered. I am now part of a fantastic leadership team, working at the epicentre of tech entrepreneurship.
Exercise patience and perseverance. Be kind to yourself. Be confident. The perfect job will rarely just drop in your lap. It’s up to you to find your fit. Once you do, you’ll bring a professional wheelhouse of skills to the table that will get you noticed. They may just get you hired. That’s thanks to this MBA programme.
Audrey Leduc (MBA 2016)
From Corporate Affairs Officer, Vale, Rio de Janeiro & Toronto to Senior Consultant, EY, Toronto, Canada
Once graduated from the MBA, my value in the market increased. Recruiters were coming to me and the response rate to job enquiries in my specific sector was much higher.
The MBA allowed me to deal more effectively with colleagues from international backgrounds, build effective graphs, present data clearly and the infamous SWOT analysis – all essential in consulting. Personally, the MBA has also made me more resilient.
Finding a role after the MBA was very challenging – it is an exercise in patience and it is easy to feel discouraged – START EARLY! For me personally, I found the 1-2-1 consultations were useful because they forced me to structure my thinking and explain my game plan to someone else which is a difficult but necessary exercise.
Mashiri Zvarimwa (MBA 2017)
From Project Manager, TTO Climate, Johannesburg SA to Innovation Lab Operator, Syngenta, UK
Being open minded and comfortable to let the ‘current’ determine the direction helped me. Equally important, the MBA re-defined and refined my perspective, taught me that progress is better than perfection, and honed my skills for hacking the job market. It’s okay to be confused and seemingly chaotic. A healthy oscillation between chaos and order steers you towards clarity.
Being connected with the right people is so critical if you are going to be able to navigate the job market. Because I understood this, as soon as the guest speaker finished their talk, I would be connecting on LinkedIn. It was the same with my consultancy project, and that helped me even with securing interviews with people I would never had an opportunity to speak to…