What's Next in My Career? Mid-Career Roles You Don't Learn About During Business School
September 19, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pacific
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Executive Dining Room
"I've been working crazy hours as a [strategy consultant/ investment banker/fill in the blank] and the job isn't as much fun. I want to switch to a new career. But I don't know what it is..."
Mid-career MBA alumni often face this dilemma of finding a new career that offers challenge and rewards, yet fits with changing values and lifestyle.
During business school you learn about traditional MBA roles in banking, consulting, real estate, entertainment, corporate finance, marketing, product management, operations, business development, etc. You learn through informational interviews: talking to classmates who worked in the field, attending brown bags or evening receptions, joining professional clubs and learning from others. And then we pursue that MBA dream job.
After a number of years, MBA alumni may find the job not so dreamy. You may be restless and want new challenges. You may want a different alternative to meet family and lifestyle changes. You may want to start an entrepreneurial business or your new dream job. But what are the mid-career options that are available?
Some mid-career alumni find themselves turning to roles they hadn't considered before such as private wealth management, executive recruiting, insurance sales, independent consulting, or principal of small businesses like real estate investment, real estate brokerage, marketing services, accounting services and the list continues.
In this program, much like the 'informational interviews' during business school, professionals from these mid-career alternatives will discuss how and why they chose their new career path, what it's like to work in the field, and what it takes for others to be successful in these new dream jobs.
The program starts with a panel discussion to learn about all these mid-career professions and then round table discussions so that you can ask specific questions of the speakers.
- Paul Checketts ('97) - Executive Director, Private Banking at J.P. Morgan
- Chris Ciccone ('96) - Senior Associate at Point B Management Consulting
- Mark Garcia ('82) - President of Mark Garcia Consulting
- Marta Gazzera Ferro ('99) - President at Starfish Impact
- Julie Lacouture ('06) - Principal at Mom Corps LA
- Eddie Ring ('03) - CEO at New Standard Equities
- Jonathan Schreter ('00) - Assistant Vice President at Bolton & Company
- Susan Schroeder ('88) - Partner of Vivient Consulting
- Jeff Warren ('95) - Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Fee and Registration
FREE for UCLA Anderson alumni, students and staff.
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