Career Management Center

Career Management Center

You can start using the vast resources of Cox's dedicated MBA Career Management Center from the moment you enroll. That's the time to start targeting your career goals and mapping a strategic plan, and we're here to help you. From personal branding and coaching, to job search, our mission is to make sure you achieve yours. And the help doesn't end at graduation. After all, the world measures the success of Cox degree by the success of our graduates and alumni.

 SMU Cox helped me transition careers from public accounting to private equity. Without the Cox MBA and network, I would not be in my current profession.

Kevin Glomb, MBA 2013

Vice President Dos Rios Partners

  • Career Coaching

    You’ll meet regularly with a job coach during your first year and also during year two — if your internship hasn’t already landed you a job offer. Together with your coach, you’ll:

    • Pinpoint areas for your development.
    • Develop your personal brand.
    • Set and fine-tune your goals, and map a career path that includes target companies.
    • Boost your job search skills.
    • Prepare for internships and job interviews.

    Post-graduation, our coaches support you as you advance and succeed. And if later in your career you decide to take a different path, you can turn to the CMC to help make that transition.

    See more about how the CMC's career coaches can help you

  • Career Resources

    Through your years as a student and alum, the CMC's robust set of digital and print resources will help make your job search efficient and successful. Among the resources that students find especially helpful:

    CareerLeader, a business career self-assessment tool, is available to you immediately post-enrollment in an Cox MBA program.

    Handshake is an online job board for MBA candidates and alumni. Create a profile so employers who can contact you about opportunities. You can also browse through posted jobs and internships and apply directly.

    See more career resources

  • Treks

    A Cox trek is more than a field trip. It's an intrepid expedition through the jobs landscape in your industry. Each fall, the CMC organizes city trips for select MS students. As a trekker, you'll spend time at several organizations, getting the inside story from employees on their roles and functions, meeting upper management and learning from Cox alumni who work there how they cut their path post-graduation.


  • Events and Networking

    One way the Career Management Center serves students and alumni is by cultivating corporate partnerships with the organizations that recruit MBAs from SMU Cox. Each semester, the CMC hosts a series of events for students to network with employers who are actively searching to hire for internship and full-time opportunities.

    Other events at the CMC include:

    • Workshops — how to negotiate your salary, for example, and interview prep workshops.
    • Company information sessions
    • Networking events

Next Steps

Questions? Not sure which program fits your needs? Reach out to our team.