100% Career Placement
Live and Learn in Washington, D.C.
Recent Liberal Arts/STEM graduates
Launching Your Career Is Our Goal
From the first day of the program, you will be coached in preparation for career success and given the necessary skills to land that all-important first job. Our goal is that every student in the program, before graduation, will have an attractive, well-paying job that will be the first step to a successful and honorable career.
Curriculum Taught by Experienced Professionals
You will complete a core curriculum of the necessary language, skills, tools and processes to give your career an accelerated start in business, government, or not-for-profit. Explore our Curriculum
Students learn from a talented team of successful business leaders who have over 150 years of diverse business experience. Professors bring real-world experience from these companies:
Internship Guarantee (Fall 2020)If a student has made a "good faith effort" to find an internship and has not been successful by October 1, we will offer a meaningful internship experience in October/November at the going hourly rate of $19 for graduate students. This might be within the MSB program, Busch School, the University or an outside organization. It will provide students with an opportunity to practice what they are learning and serve as a resume builder while at the same time earning some extra money.
- To qualify for this internship guarantee, by October 1st, students will have:
- Conducted their onboarding meeting with Marykate Conroy so we know where their interests lie.
- Attended or watched all June/July internship workshops to prepare their resume, cover letter, and begin their search strategies.
- Updated their LinkedIn profile.
- Spoken to Daniel Noone a minimum of three times to get ideas to pursue.
- Applied to at least ten internship positions.
Career Development Courses
Built into both semesters of our program, our career courses are designed to allow students to build the foundations of their career search. In the first semester's Career Strategy course, students practice mock interviews, salary negotiations, tailoring their resumes and cover letters, optimizing their LinkedIn pages, and crafting their networking pitches. In the second semester's Career Development, students will work one on one with Career Development to design and execute a career search plan with the goal of securing a career building job upon graduation.
When a student decides to join our program, we have an "on-boarding" meeting to discuss a student's interest and to provide all of the resources we have to help the student secure an internship. Our students intern during the morning, and take classes in the afternoon. Internships are meant as practical experiences to add business knowledge and skills while earning some extra money. A typical week for our students blends career, professionalism, and academics. The schedule below is an example of our classes from Fall 2019 (subject to change):
Field Team Study Capstone Projects
During the second semester, our students participate in the Field Team Study Capstone project. The capstone project is a semester long consulting project to solve the real-world business problem of a company in the D.C. area. We teach our students how to collect data, present it professionally, and to apply business skills they've learned in the first semester to their business problem. We've worked with companies such as Amtrak, Microsoft, the D.C. government, GloveStix, and Securiport.
Local Company Visits
We visit local companies throughout the course of the first semester to expose our students to different businesses and demonstrate that good jobs can be found at local firms and large companies. Students hear from a selection of departments in the individual companies to discover which jobs might appeal to their interests. We've visited companies such as Verizon, RiskLens, Infinitive, and Wunderman.
New York City Trip
Our New York City trip is a week-long trip to the "Big Apple" where we visit 10-12 companies for students to experience a day in the life of various businesses. Students put professionalism into practice, build their networking skills, and meet several MSB alumni in the city. Notable companies have included Google, Morgan Stanley, WeWork, Interbrand, L'Oréal, and many more.
"Thirsty Thursday" Speakers
Every other Thursday, we invite local business, government, and entrepreneurship leaders to come and talk with the class in an informal setting, all while enjoying a pizza and a beer.
Who Hires Our Graduates?
100% of our students have a job within 3-5 months of graduation, and alumni average a starting salary of $65,000. Examples of companies that graduates are working at include: