career management


Insights from the Field: The Women of MBA@UNC: Part III

Women in leadership positions often face an uphill climb in today’s business environment. To gain insight into how successful women fit an MBA program into their daily lives, and hear some of their advice for navigating leadership challenges, we gathered several MBA@UNC students and alumnae together in our online classroom where they shared their personal experiences of moving their careers forward.

Insights from the Field: The Women of MBA@UNC: Part II

Women in leadership positions often face an uphill climb in today’s business environment. To gain insight into how successful women fit an MBA program into their daily lives, and hear some of their advice for navigating leadership challenges, we gathered several MBA@UNC students and alumnae together in our online classroom where they shared their personal experiences of moving their careers forward.

Insights from the Field: The Women of MBA@UNC

Women in leadership positions often face an uphill climb in today’s business environment. To gain insight into how successful women fit an MBA program into their daily lives, and hear some of their advice for navigating leadership challenges, we gathered several MBA@UNC students and alumnae together in our online classroom where they shared their personal experiences of moving their careers forward.

15 Books to Read Before Launching a New Business

You have an entrepreneurial spirit, and you are eager to bring your new product or service into the marketplace, but did you know that about 50 percent of new businesses in the United States fail in their first five years? Gallup research finds that the success of a new business has a lot to do with the person behind the launch of the venture. One of the best ways to drive future performance is for prospective founders to take the time to educate themselves about best practices and to learn from the mistakes of others. You can learn a lot from those who have successfully—or unsuccessfully—navigated the startup terrain.

 

#BlogHer15 Recap: How to Build a Meaningful Personal Brand

The following post details a professional development session that took place during the annual #BlogHer15 conference in New York City July 16-18. A meeting of brilliant female media minds, #BlogHer15 is considered the world’s largest conference for women content creators. 

 

Ask HR: Why Hire MBAs?

Why do companies value MBAs? It is a valid question that many MBA candidates are curious about, and rightfully so. The job market is strong: Nine out of every 10 employers surveyed by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the administrator of the GMAT, say they expect to maintain or increase the number of job openings for business school graduates in 2015. A majority of these employers also plan to increase starting annual base salaries for new hires this year. The demand for MBAs is clearly there, but what is it that makes MBA graduates so employable?