Business schools around the world are working more closely with alumni who have been affected by the continuing financial crisis, reports the Financial Times. Many are holding seminars on topics that include career transitioning, networking, resume and cover-letter writing, and interviewing. Many schools also offer one-on-one career counseling sessions.
“We tell them not to panic,” there are plenty of investment banking job opportunities out there, says Carol Rue, director of personal and career development at Warwick Business School in the UK. “We then work with them to develop a practical action plan.”
One career center counsellor at a major northeastern university advises job seekers to craft a plan “A” and plan “B” approach to expand one’s career options. She says alumni working in financial services have a diverse skill set that is easily transferable to corporate finance, consulting, venture capital and other sectors.