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MARSHALL GOLDSMITH SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Named for one of the most successful executive coaches in the world today, the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (MGSM) is reinventing management education by preparing graduates to work immediately and effectively in complex, global organizations. What makes MGSM distinctive is preparation that gives you an edge on the

Professional Development at MGSM

human side of business.

Professional Development One of the most important goals for students completing a professional degree in Business Administration is to be ready for entering the job market and to contribute positively in their organizations. You need to be competitive in the market on a set of widely diverse criteria including discipline related conceptual and quantitative knowledge and people or team management skills but also softer skills such as professional attitudes, self presentation skills, community engagement. And we know—that you need to hit the ground running and prepared. That is why we have created the Professional Development Course to meet all your Career Development needs.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, university professor at Alliant International University, exemplifies our approach to management. Dr. Goldsmith has been named one of the 50 most influential thought leaders in business by the American Management Association and has been an executive coach to more than 120 CEOs around the world. He has written or edited 28 books on effective leadership and management practices.

The Professional Development at MGSM consists of:

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:: Internship

:: Career and Professional Identity

:: Community Service Learning

Internship (60 – 100 hrs) The Business internship class provides students with a multi-faceted experience that helps to prepare them for real world job markets and workplaces. Students get actual, hands-on work experience at their internship site which enables them to develop various workplace related

skills such as project planning, monitoring and completion, people skills, financial and marketing related principles and leadership situations. All students enrolled in the class identify and work at an approved internship site which is approved by the Internship Instructor. Students

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are required to complete at least 60 hours of work (and encouraged to put in up to 100 hours) at the internship organizations.

Alliant is a private, nonprofit university and an equal opportunity employer and educator accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Career and Professional Identity (6 Workshops)

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These classroom sessions are designed with active participation, observation and continuous constructive peer/instructor feedback. The sessions focus on professional development topics in an effort to prepare students with personal and professional identities for fulfilling and successful careers as well as for job quests. The main purpose of this component is to get student students ready and prepared for a successful transition into the workplace. Topics include:

:: Effective Networking Skills

:: Clarifying Career Goals

:: Informational Meetings

:: Writing a Powerful Resume/CV

:: Building a Professional Identity through Social Networking

:: Focus and Organization in Pursuing Career Goals

Community Service Learning (45 hrs) This component has the overall goal of allowing students to engage with the community in projects which are designed as active learning by applying business principles while at the same time giving back to the people and planet around them. Overall mission of these projects will be to help the individuals or organizations in business related aspects with skills acquired in their business programs. We would distinguish these projects from volunteering and ensure that there are specific deliverables, definition of a start point and a stop point, and a project goal, execution plan, and completion plan. The Community Service Learning Coordinator will identify projects in charitable organizations and foundations as well as NGOs in the area. Some of the places we have already established connections include Illumination Foundation, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Legal Aid Society, and Universal Giving and they may provide our students these service learning projects. Meet the Professional Development Coordinator: Simon Vetter, MBA Simon Vetter works with professionals and managers who want to stand out and lead in a positive, authentic way. He is a business coach and trainer, specializing in behavioral change, leadership effectiveness and personal brand management. Over the course of his career, he has coached and advised managers and teams from Agilent Technologies, CalPERS, Daimler, Callaway Golf, Johnson&Johnson, Microsoft, REMAX, Siemens, Toyota, US Steel, UBS and others. His clients engage him because they want more focus, direction, and enjoyment. He assists them in improving behaviors, effectively influencing others, being more productive, and delivering results. His latest book is STAND OUT! Branding Strategies for Business Professionals. He offers practical solutions on advancing one’s career and finding personal fulfillment at work, while increasing performance and value for the company. Simon often presents at conferences and in organizations about Stand Out Strategies and Brand Leadership. Simon combines an MBA-equivalent degree in Business and Marketing from University of Berne, Switzerland with 18 years of experience in marketing, sales, and leadership development. He serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego World Trade Center and is fluent in English and German.

Alliant is a private, nonprofit university and an equal opportunity employer and educator accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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