Professors Sarah Soule and Brian Lowery talking outside

Career Support for MSx Students

As your career evolves, navigating the marketplace to land the right opportunities can be intimidating. The good news: We will support you in finding your next move.

From day one, the Career Management Center is prepared to support your journey. Leadership coaches and academic advisors are ready to help challenge yourself and align your coursework to your career goals. And throughout your year in the MSx Program, you will have access to tools, workshops, opportunities, and resources to help you build clarity, confidence, and connections.

Clarity

Finding your next opportunity requires clarity in understanding yourself, the marketplace, and the job search process. Our career support resources will help you adapt your prior work experience to where you want to go.

The most challenging step can be identifying what experience you bring to launch your post-Stanford GSB pivot and long-term strategic change, followed by an honest evaluation of what it takes to get there. Unlike a younger professional, you have a deeper well of experience and expertise. So what’s next?

You may arrive on campus with crystal-clear clarity about working in a new industry or company. If so, you can begin your year by analyzing the steps it will take to get there and focus on your path throughout the year.

If you are unsure about where you want to go, this is your opportunity to explore. You can spend your year evaluating options and ideas, and testing hypotheses so that when you graduate, you have the confidence to position yourself for greater impact.

Confidence

You will have partners in the Career Management Center, your cohort, and the larger Stanford GSB community to help you develop your confidence. You will be able to competently search for your next role.

No matter the stage of the career journey, you will need to know how to:

  • Interview and negotiate
  • Communicate your story
  • Articulate what you can offer
  • Network and build connections

And if you are pivoting to a new industry, you will learn how to leverage the knowledge you learned and the skills you developed to successfully enter that desired industry.

Our students and graduates often cite that the MSx Program has given them an abundance of confidence: for who they are, what they have done, and what they bring to the table. Find your confidence here.

Connections

Once you have gained clarity and confidence, we will help you craft a strategic network of like-minded people and reciprocal support to find your strategic career role. We can connect you to people, organizations, and opportunities to get you where you want to go. Additionally, you will leverage your existing network to help others, and you will rely on your classmates and their connections to help you.