University of Southern California

Keenan CRC Event Gives MBAs Direct Access to Employers
Event Allowed Attendees to get a Sense of Wide Range Opportunities
April 2, 2010 • by News at Marshall

The Keenan MBA Career Center recently hosted its fifth annual "Just-in-Time" recruiting fair. Approximately 40 companies, including Fox Entertainment, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Intel, were present to interview attendees for an estimated 100 positions. The event was open to Marshall alumni and current MBA students.

"This is one of many recruitment and networking events held locally as well as at locations worldwide to support Marshall students and alumni throughout the duration of their careers," said Assistant Dean Pete Giulioni. "Through events like these, we work to deepen our constituents' relationships with each other, ultimately supporting our graduates’ goals for meaningful and long-term employment."

In addition to providing access to employers, the event allowed attendees to get a sense of the wide range of opportunities available at well-known companies—perhaps discovering avenues and practice areas which they did not know existed. Director of Talent Sourcing at The Gallup Organization, Susan Shald, said, “People don't know Gallup as a consulting firm. This helps to educate about Gallup’s full range of capabilities." Shald also listed the qualities that she was looking for in a new hire:

  • Big conceptual thinkers
  • Those who can orchestrate a team
  • People who are likeable and "good dinner party guests"
  • Business minded individuals who think about bettering their client and thus developing long-term relationships

Scott Turner, associate director, alumni career services, who helped organize the event and as part of his normal course of business provides support to alums looking for new opportunities, said his mission was two-fold, "to connect alumni to the best firms and simultaneously provide corporate recruiters the opportunity to connect to an extraordinary resource: Marshall graduates."

About the Keenan MBA Career Center at Marshall School of Business
The MBA Career Center provides a wide variety of services to assist students and alumni in all phases of career management and can be broadly defined by six primary services – advising, education, recruiting activities, programs, corporate outreach and general resources.

For the next alumni-specific event, please see the Alumni Career Services page: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/crc/alumni.htm


About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.