Career Service for Students

Career Service partners with MBA students  to support their professional and personal development throughout the program.  We spend time with them individually and collectively, always promoting  accountability  and personal initiative.  Students achieve their best  career results when they learn to work with us as partners, tapping into their own energy and resources and  making the best use of the knowledge and tools we provide.

One-on-one activities

Career Counseling
The Career Service team  provides individual  career counseling to each  MBA student.  We help students fully understand the industry sectors they are most interested in and evaluate their options based on their profile and aspirations.  Targeted, pragmatic career advice is provided day-to-day,  most intensively during the Internship Campaign (December through March) and the Permanent Campaign (September-December). That is when we assist students to apply selectively to targeted opportunities  and to draw up an effective post-MBA career plan and job search strategy.

Career Service has also developed jointly with SDA Bocconi Executive Education a tailored Coaching program for MBA participants. The program - described in the section MBA Experience - is a unique opportunity to enhance your self awareness and develop your leadership. skills

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  • Gaetano Parlavecchia
    "A dramatic change in you professional opportunities. Attempting the SDA Bocconi MBA program gave me the opportunity to enlarge my professional knowledge and mindset. The daily exchange of experience and opinion with my mates were useful as the academic lessons I attempted. The MBA program is a "must" for everyones who wants to really boost his / her own career."

    Gaetano Parlavecchia, Italian | MBA 1998

    Head of Credit Risk Compliance - UniCredit

Class activities

Career Seminars & Workshops
With career-focused seminars and workshops, students have the opportunity to engage in challenging discussions with top industry experts, to test their job interviewing abilities and to give and receive feedback from their  peers. The overall learning program varies according to each class profile and market trends, but always includes the fundamentals  to provide students a complete awareness of job market dynamics and to prepare them  for the most challenging selection processes of international  MBA recruiters.

Some examples of fundamental class learning activities:  

  • Finance and Consulting  Boot Camps
  • Case based and Competency based Interview training
  • Networking skills
  • Global Mobility: Visa and work permits, compensation practices around he world
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Presentation skills
  • Industry panels with alumni about market trends and recruiting scenarios

Club  events
Career Service often partners with MBA Student Clubs  for the organization of networking events and round tables with key stakeholders – CEOs, top executives, entrepreneurs, headhunters, etc . These events usually  gain a wider audience than the MBA class and leverage student  networking skills and energy to  generate extremely engaging discussions about contemporary business topics.
Some of the most active Student Clubs include: the Finance Club, the Marketing Club, the Consulting Club and the Luxury Club.

  • "An incredible network, fantastic colleagues, and extraordinary faculty and staff: these are the three ingredients of the SDA Bocconi MBA that have made it a unique experience. Without it, I would not have landed my dream job and I would have missed a year of personal and cultural enrichment. Grazie Milano!"

    Danilo Raponi, Italian | MBA 2016
    Financial Solutions at Munich RE, Munich - Germany

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