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HEADSHOT: Guidelines for Making a Great First Impression and Establishing Executive Presence


People do make decisions based on how you look. And if you don't match up with what they expect, sometimes it undermines your credibility, diminishes your appeal, and creates "noise" in the communication channel. Even though pictures shouldn't be on resumes, headshots should be in lots of other places - and they need to be done right. A great headshot is one that captures your energy and professionalism and engages your audience. In most cases, it is worth the investment to have a professional photographer take the headshot. Paula Asinof will guide you through getting your headshot right - for LinkedIn, bios, and business cards for your job search and beyond. She'll share easily actionable principles for creating great headshots and examples that show the good, the bad and the downright awful. Once you see these samples and understand what's right and the sometimes humorous what's not, you'll never look at a headshot the same way again.

Career Orientation Strategies for Incoming International MBA and MS Students


To help you strengthen your Career Orientation program for International Students, Marcelo Barros -- who speaks to international students at business schools around the country -- presents ways MBA and MS students can prepare to compete in the job market during the Summer before they arrive on campus. International MBA and MS students are surprised when they learn that many employers begin recruiting for interns and new hires in the Fall, soon after classes begin. And they are really surprised to learn how much work is involved in landing a great job. That’s why they need to take time during the Summer, before they arrive on campus and begin to focus on the demands of their academic program, to get job-search ready if they want to be successful in the highly competitive U.S. job market. Learn about effective approaches and resources available to business school career centers which can be easily incorporated into your pre-arrival orientation plans for incoming international MBA and MS students.



Roy Young

Life as a graduate business student is busy, so It’s not unusual to push aside activities you don’t enjoy, find uncomfortable or don’t view as immediately beneficial. Networking falls to the bottom of the to-do list or off the list all together, because the return on time spent networking is uncertain and unpredictable. Yet common career management wisdom holds that job search success is about WHO you know, not what you know.



A successful career change is challenging because hiring systems and new recruiting technology is biased toward candidates with a "traditional" or expected background. In this one hour presentation, Dawn presents many practical techniques from her book Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success that MBAs can engage to overcome hiring bias and create an effective strategy for how to get where they want to go. She will share why students need to go all in on "Plan A," the role of emotion and bias in hiring decisions, the consequences of ignoring brand, and why career stories are the new "resume" for switcher success.



Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist, career growth analyst, author, speaker. and founder of the Agile Careerist projectTM. Her career path includes: artist, designer, brand developer, entrepreneur, technology marketing executive, and investor. As a consultant, Marti delivers workshops and training, where future of work and career agility are central themes. Her book, Activate Your Agile Career: How Responding to Change will Inspire Your Life's work was listed as #1 New Release and Best Seller on Amazon for Career Guides and Career Development Counseling. She earned a Master of Business Administration from the university of Chicago Booth School of Business. You can find her at agilecareer.com



Jeremy Schifeling is the founder and CEO of Break into Tech - a resource site for all students exploring tech careers, even those with non-technical backgrounds. As an MBA who landed roles at Apple, LinkedIn and VC-backed start-ups, Jeremy knows that the tech world is surprisingly open to all kinds of talent. And so now he's paying that opportunity forward by sharing his expertise with MBA students and alumni at leading graduate schools of business.



Kate Paine helps executives and entrepreneurs stand out online so they become a recognized authority in their marketplace and a respected asset to their company and clients. Kate uses her journalism and marketing skills to tease out her clients' personal story and position them as experts or thought leaders both online and off. Discovering an individual's story makes her expertise uncommon in the world of online personal promotion. She speaks at national marketing and writing conferences, and teaches Linkedln for corporate sales training retreats.

Make Your MBA Resume & LinkedIn Profile Aligned and Aspirational

Ross Macpherson

Both your resume and your LinkedIn profile are designed to market a specific type of value you want to offer to a company, and they each need to do it in specific ways. If your resume and LinkedIn profile are not properly aligned, that’s a red flag to recruiters and HR managers. If they are not properly aspirational, they’ll end up marketing you in the wrong way or for the wrong roles. In this jam-packed webinar, you’ll hear personal branding expert Ross Macpherson tackle these two tricky but critical resume and LinkedIn strategies. . . get them right and you’ll get traction for the right opportunities . . . get them wrong, and your job search spins its wheels and won’t yield the results you deserve.

MBA Career Coaching When Change is the New Constant

Adam Markel

If there is one thing that is certain in 2018, it's that CHANGE will be CONSTANT. In fact, the pace of change and disruption in business is only likely to increase in the months and years ahead! As career coaches, it is important that we teach our MBA students the skills they need to manage change in the job market and throughout their careers in business. To start 2018, it’s a good time to learn how to effectively coach our clients to overcome their fear of change and to embrace change as progress they will love.

How to Prepare MBAs for the New World of Video Interviewing

Zania Mauricette

Ross Macpherson

A recent Korn-Ferry study revealed that 71% of companies surveyed use video interviewing platforms for their hiring (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, and many others). But companies are not just using video at the interview stage. They’re now using video at the application stage and applying cognitive assessment software to analyze the content of candidate responses. It’s ATS (Applicant Tracking System) keyword scanning on steroids! Hear directly from Zania Mauricette, Acting Director of Career Education at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, how the Rotman School is preparing their MBAs to be “video ready. Also, hear insights on strong video messaging from personal branding expert Ross Macpherson and details on how the technology works from Catharine Fennell, a leading vendor and expert in this video interviewing space. This webinar is a repeat of the presentation the three presenters gave this past June at the MBACSEA Global Conference in San Francisco.


Matthew J Vendryes

As a career coach of international students, you know most of them need to improve their communication skills if employers are going to consider them for employment. For a business school career services team without formal training in teaching English as a second language, preparing international students for the U.S. job search is a challenge. What can you do to help international students make fast improvements in their oral and written communications to excel in the U.S. job market? In this webinar, a professional communications teacher for international business students will present techniques you can immediately give your international students to help them quickly learn how to communicate effectively in professional situations, both in-person and in writing.

Career Coaching Strategies for International Students In Times of Visa Uncertainty

Marcelo Barros

Roy Young

Career coaching for international students requires dedicated time, energy and creativity. Now add the pressure from the uncertainty around the potential changes in U.S. work authorization laws. Increasingly, career coaching for both international MBA and MS students must maintain a global perspective, going beyond the search for U.S.-based employment. This presentation provides a new take on programming that is both cost effective and high impact, and provides international students with the individualized attention they need. Learn how to conduct workshops and coaching sessions that meet individual MBA and MS student goals. Included in the webinar is a presentation of the results of a survey conducted by Beyond B-School clarifying the needs of international MS students.

PIVOT: How to Help MBAs Map Their Next Career Move

Jenny Blake

Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it behooves us all to get better at it. Pivoting is a mindset and a skillset, and it is one we can all get better at. This webinar for career coaches will give you techniques for working with students and alumni who are facing the question of what comes next.

LINKEDIN 2.0: Navigating the new design for strategic job search

viveka von rosen

kate paine

LinkedIn completely redesigned their desktop User Interface over the past few months and the rollout to LinkedIn’s 500 million users was completed the end of March. LinkedIn continues to tweak certain features, has taken some tools away but replaced them others, and has improved some features to make them much more robust. If LinkedIn 2.0 is causing you confusion and frustration, then this webinar with two LinkedIn experts will show you how to take advantage of the new design and realize your online job-seeking objectives.

how to create an online career course: case studies of 2 schools

susan Marks

Jennifer vancil

With the increase in online MBA programs and demand for executive and career coaching by part-time students and alumni, school deans have started to mandate career services directors to create and manage a comprehensive online career development course. In this webinar, career leaders at the University of Utah and Colorado State University graduate schools of business will present their experience with their new online career courses for MBAs. Time will be allocated for a Q&A, so bring your questions and experience to share.

Beyond Resumes: How VIDEO is Changing the Employer Hiring Process and How You Can Take Advantage of the New Trends

catharine fennell

To screen candidates and select new hires effectively, more and more employers are incorporating video assessment into their hiring process. Video can produce a human and authentic experience that text in a resume or LinkedIn profile simply cannot. Catharine Fennell, founder of videoBIO, will explain how her clients are using video, and, as a result, how your school can improve Employer Relations, on-campus recruiting and student interview readiness.


Susan Whitcomb

Successful job search and career development requires time and hard work. While MBA students do not receive a grade for this work, the ultimate promise of a great new job at graduation demands that they devote the time to decide on a career direction and generate interviews. They must be coached to own the process; the coach cannot do it for them. Learn techniques you can use to make the coaching process effective.