Charlotte Saturday MBA

Make a Move Without Losing Momentum

IMG_4940Career opportunities abound for those Charlotte MBA students and graduates looking to make a move. Whether you are still earning your MBA or joining the ranks of our alumni, the Center for Market Readiness & Employment is here to ensure that you make the most of your education and accelerate your career momentum.

As a student, you will receive one-on-one career coaching and mentorship through our MR&E Center with benefits that continue long after graduation. The MR&E team offers:

  • Guidance through our extensive alumni network
  • Assessment of your career options & refinement of career goals
  • Connection with corporate contacts
  • Assistance in developing practical and soft skills to accelerate lifelong career advancement

“The career services team helped give me the kind of outside-the-classroom support that was necessary to start a new career path, but less than six months after landing my dream job, my entire division was eliminated. Instead of panicking, I took lessons learned from my counselor to hit the ground running, landing and solidifying an even better position with the same company less than two weeks later.”
– Michael Nestor, MBA ‘10


Corporate Partner Mentorship Program

Our mission in the Corporate Partner Mentorship Program is to strengthen relationships between graduate students and seasoned professionals. This program will help students broaden their perspective in career exploration while striving to meet the following goals:

  • Foster maximum achievement of students’ professional and personal development
  • Facilitate positive assimilation of students into the corporate environment through interaction with experts in chosen field
  • Enhance relationships between Wake Forest, students, and the business community

“I walked away from my mentorship experience with a much better understanding of a field that was once foreign to me, and as a result I feel I have developed both personally and professionally. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable mentor who welcomed my curiosity with open arms.”
– Jessie King, MBA ’14

“The mentor program was a fantastic opportunity to expand my network. My mentor generously shared his time and provided invaluable career advice and industry insights. I sincerely enjoyed the experience.”
Brittney Maurer, MBA ’14


Executive in Residence Program

IMG_6354The Executive In Residence program provides students unique access to experts in specific fields, offering opportunities to network with leaders across a range of industries. The program provides a deeper understanding of business practices and leadership development to enhance career growth.

Executive in Residence Participants:

  • Jim Johnston, former Chairman and CEO of R.J. Reynolds
  • T.J. Eberle, former CEO of NouvEON/hiSoft, Wake Forest MBA ‘98
  • Jean Davis, former Sr. Executive VP Operations Technology & eCommerce, Wachovia
  • Jim Donald, former CEO, Starbucks and current CEO, Extended Stay Hotels

“Speaking with Executive in Residence T.J. Eberle helped me to start thinking about different career paths that were of interest to me.  He provided very honest feedback on all my questions and was a valuable resource.”
Nakul Bhatia, Evening MBA ‘12


 

Where Our Students Work

The results speak for themselves. Our students consistently make significant career strides during the two years of their MBA program and beyond. They routinely advance in their organizations and land jobs in Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Consulting, Health Care and Technology at top companies such as Bank of America, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Duke Energy, Grant Thornton, Cardinal Health, and Hanes Industries, just to name a few.

Professional Industries and Class Distribution

Professional Functions and Class Distribution

Organizations represented among our students in recent years include: