Career Transition Resources

  • GEMBA Student Career Resources

    The Career Development Center (CDC) has a variety of resources that you can take advantage of during your two years at Darden, as you work to grow in your current career or transition into a new one. Many of these resources are provided both in Charlottesville and remotely, allowing you to engage at the times and places that align best with your schedule. Resources include:

    Coaching

    Career advisors are available to provide one-on-one advising, ensuring your unique career needs are met and you can focus on making that next step in professional advancement. Career advisors can help you:

    • Establish a career objective
    • Discuss a marketing plan
    • Conduct mock interviews
    • Provide feedback on résumés and cover letters.

    Career Direction

    During the first year of your program, you will have an opportunity to participate in a Career Kickoff meeting with a career advisor to help you chart your course, learn more about CDC resources and shape your objectives. You will also be provided with resources for all stages of the job search process, including:

    • Self-assessment
    • Market research
    • Networking
    • Resume writing
    • Interviews and negotiations.

    Career Education

    Optional interactive workshops are offered throughout your time at Darden to provide the foundational skills needed for all candidates in a job search. Additionally, tailored workshops focus on specific skill development, areas of interest and/or recruiting basics. Online content makes career education accessible 24/7.

    Company Interactions

    In Charlottesville, you have the opportunity to interact and engage with companies in-person, schedule permitting.

    An Engaged Network

    Darden is known for our strong community. Between resources on-Grounds, Darden alumni, and friends of Darden, you build a solid network and support group that ensures success in your career advancement.

    GEMBA Alumni Career Resources

    Darden’s Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services offers lifelong, complimentary career services to Darden alumni.