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A Message from our new President

I am so excited and honored to be taking on the role of president for such an amazing organization.  I am looking forward to a year where we focus on the issues affecting our industry (continued growth of master's level programs at universities, tough hiring environment for international students, to name a few) as well as work on how we can better serve our diverse membership base...

 
Hello to all of my MBA CSEA colleagues! 

I am so excited and honored to be taking on the role of president for such an amazing organization. I am looking forward to a year where we focus on the issues affecting our industry (continued growth of master's level programs at universities, tough hiring environment for international students, to name a few) as well as work on how we can better serve our broad and diverse membership base.

To that end, we have multiple focus groups that are working on identifying how we can best position ourselves to meet our members' needs: 
  • European and Asian focus groups to make sure we are serving the needs of our constituents around the globe
  • Micro-credentialling task force focusing on launching a credentialing program that will help our career services and employer members
  • Employer Advisory Council to make sure we are addressing the needs and issues of our employer members
  • Seasoned member task force focusing on the needs of our members who have been in the industry for 7 or more years
     
In addition to these task forces, we continue to focus on increasing our employer membership. Years ago, several employers came to the leadership of our organization asking to be involved. They felt that they would benefit by gaining a better understanding of what students are looking for from the school side, and that schools would benefit by getting to know more about what employers were really looking for in a new hire. We then began the partnership and changed our name to MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance to really highlight the joint effort we are working towards.

This is an area that we can use the assistance of all of our members. How can you help?
  • Help spread the word about MBA CSEA and its benefits to our variety of members.  As employers come to your school or as you network at different events, let them know about our organization. View benefits for employer members here.
  • Participate in all that MBA CSEA has to offer – three annual conferences, regional forums, frequent webinars, the online community, the job board, the document library, research and trends, etc. 
  • Take a look at the new e-membership. This is a great way to get more of your staff involved at a lower price point if they don't plan to attend our events.
  • Get involved on one of our committees. It's a great way to build up your professional network.
     
I look forward to working together to continue the success of this organization.

Rebecca Cook
MBA CSEA President
Executive Director, MBA Program
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
 

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