UVU MBA Professional Career Support

 


Ephraim ZamoraEphraim Zamora

MBA Career Coordinator

 

The UVU MBA Program offers many resources to guide you through the complex career planning. Where most places will just work on your resume and will tell you, "Good Luck!" Ephraim strategically plans with you to reach your career objectives. 

The Career Management Process is Ephraim's method to help navigate the 

  • Research
  • Resume and Cover Letter writing
  • Interviews
  • The Follow-up,
  • Offer & Negotiation
  • Accepting & Transition

With this strategic approach, the UVU MBA Candidates are experiencing a higher rate of success. Come in and talk with Ephraim Zamora today! 

 Our Unique Approach- Custom Fit Career Development

Many students struggle with deciding on a post-career path to optimize their MBA experience. We help you determine the opportunities available, and then establish an initial plan- as soon as you begin the MBA program, not the end when it's too late. Whether you're coming into the MBA program with a plan in place, or you're hoping to pivot into a new passion, UVU Career Development has unique programs that will test your theories and expand your idea of what's possible.

Your Individual Career Development Plan 

Once we determine your initial chosen path, we conduct a gap analysis to determine where you are today, and where you need to be at graduation to obtain your desired job. We will then augment your in-class MBA curriculum with unique skill-building activities, experiences, and networks that will prepare and differentiate you for your chosen career. 

Differentiating Activities that Set Apart our MBA Students

Examples of unique career development activities available to UVU MBA Students:

  • International Consulting Project- We don't just travel abroad and see the sights, we do hands-on portfolio building projects in hand-picked companies and international locations that are customized to optimize the value to our students and potential hiring managers.
  • Unique Industry Certification opportunities: CFA Level 1, CAPM, PMP, CFP, Bloomberg, are some of the certifications available to UVU MBA students that help them to get placed at the top of every hiring manager's list.
  • Domestic Consulting Projects- students have an opportunity to not just do one, but several projects that directly engage companies in our community, provide value and interact directly with hiring managers that want to hire UVU students that create value, and have real, relevant experience.
  • UVU Enactus Team- Apply your business skills to make a real difference in the world, make an impact for good in our communities, interact directly with Fortune 500 Execs, and obtain employment at Fortune 500 companies looking to hire students with applied experience.
  • Competition Teams- Join our leading MBA finance competition CFA team and be courted by the top Financial institutions in Utah and beyond, our award winning AMA marketing team or Enactus presentation team.
  • Case Competitions- Participate in case competitions with local companies. Provide solutions for real problems with real executives and obtain real jobs as you prove your ability to create value for these companies.
  • We also have activities found in other MBA programs like 
    • Executive Speaker Series
    • Business Women's Roundtable
    • Career fairs
    • Alumni Monthly Lunch Networking event
    • Executive Mentoring

World Class Tools

Your development plan and activities will all contribute to your online portfolio built in our unique online career development platform that will allow hiring managers from across the world find you in their job searches alongside other leading MBA programs. Hiring managers today want to hire value creators, not "names." UVU students stand out as true "value creators" with substantive experience and certifications that cause them to stand out above the rest candidate search results in MBA Focus and on LinkedIn. 

These tools are also supported with online mentoring solutions and shadowing programs customized to help MBA students gain insights from professionals in their chosen field as well as build relevant networks.

 

 

Enactus UVU

We believe investing in students, who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.

Enactus provides a platform for students at Utah Valley University to launch innovative projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their lives, livelihoods, and communities.

Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, Undergraduate students and MBA candidates depart the comfort of the classroom and engage in real world projects to improve the lives of others while at the same time gaining the experience, skills, and contacts necessary to become the next generation of leaders with a head for business and a heart for the world.

 

Why Join Enactus?

  • Networking
  • Talent Source to Recruiters
  • Career Development and Engagement
  • Local, Regional, National & Global Opportunities
  • Implement Strategic Direction
  • Events and Competitions

Click here to get started! To sign up for UVU Enactus, register here: https://apps.enactus.org/enactus/login.aspx

To sign up for UVU Enactus, register here: https://apps.enactus.org/enactus/login.aspx

 

Partner Testimonies

“Over the past 21 years, Unilever and Enactus have formed an incredibly beneficial partnership in an effort to positively impact lives and create a brighter future for all.  This partnership has not only allowed us to attract highly talented, passionate, and driven leaders into our company, but we have also furthered our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, through actions taken by Enactus students, positively impacting the lives of over 35,000 people.”

Mr. Todd Tillemans

EVP, President Customer Development

Unilever 

 

“Our company looks at Enactus as an investment in our future leadership. This is the next generation of leaders that are challenging the status quo, that believe in doing things the right way and that are culturally aligned with everything that is important to our company.” 

Ms. Karen Stuckey

SVP, Private Brands, General Merchandise, Walmart U.S.

Walmart U.S.