Distance Learning MBA participant, Tosin Adeoye, describes the career development tools and resources provided by the WBS CareersPlus team.
The CareersPlus team is in my opinion one of the best parts of the MBA programme at Warwick Business School (WBS). The resources provided from the team were extensive and provided a clear direction on my career path, growth and self-development.
Prior to joining WBS as a Distance Learning MBA student, I was unsure of my career path and couldn’t decide if I wanted to be in paid employment or follow my passion as an entrepreneur. I was also lacking a bit of self-confidence and the ability to easily interact with industry peers and students in my cohort during Warwick Week.
Leadership Development Day
The WBS CareersPlus team organised a thought provoking series in Warwick Week one called ‘Leadership Development Day’. This gives you the opportunity to improve your CV using the VMock tool and provides you with access to a 360 degree self-assessment report tool, which is graded by your team members at work and your clients (anonymously). The results of the 360 degree tool are reviewed by a personal coach assigned to you, and I had a wonderful review session which helped shape my journey at WBS and improved my performance both at work and in my personal life. It is worthwhile mentioning that this service was provided to us at no extra cost.
Workshops, webinars and other career resources
There are extensive resources available for WBS students such as the CareersPlus workshops and various webinars on my.wbs. You can register for email notifications from the CareersPlus team, who notify you of upcoming events, including WBS Careers Digest, Communication 360 with the WBS London alumni network, Change Maker Series, Careers in Finance, WBS Entrepreneurship Clinic and more.
These resources encourage self-development and interaction with peers in the industry and I strongly believe that students will find each one of them to be useful in achieving their goals. My advice would be to keep an open mind and explore the career resources available to you. You can then decide which one benefits you the most and will be best for bringing you closer to your career goals.
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