LEAD Framework

An MBA student career development strategy and planning guide.


L – Learn:  Learning about self, interest, capabilities, values and strengths and identifying career goals

E – Explore:  Exploring and investigating in industries, roles that compliment your strength

A – Assess:  Developing career management and marketing skills, core competencies to assess employability

D – Deploy:  Leveraging networks, maximizing consortium events and executing developed career plans


LEAD framework



  L earn E xplore A ssess D eploy
Pre MBACareerLeader assessmentLAMP List (List, Alumni, Motivation, Postings)Creating LinkedInUtilizing LinkedIn to connect with alumni
Resume reviewsMBA 101 discussion boards
Developing a pitch
OrientationStrength questIRAPMock Career fairI-Link
LinkedInOwn your job searchBoat Cruise
Industry roundtablesGreat on the jobAlumni Panel
1st Semester MBAFirst week: Make an appointment with your BCS advisor to review CareerLeaderFirst week: Make an appointment with your BCS advisor to go over your LAMP list to develop a realistic strategy to pursue target companiesAug 29th : Patricia Cook u0096 Business EtiquetteSept 17-19th: National Black MBA Conf.
Aug 27th u0096 Sept 4th: Schedule your Mock InterviewsSept 18-19th: Fall BCS Career fair
Sept 5th: Dardis CommunicationSept 25-27th: National Society of Hispanic MBA Conf.
Sept 12th:Laura Vanderkam u0096 Time managementOct 2-4th: MBA Veterans Career fair
Oct 2-4th: Reaching out MBA Career fair
Oct 9-11th: National Association of Women MBAs
Oct 10-11th: National Asian MBA Conf.
Nov 6-8th: Net Impact Conf.u00a0
Nov 7-9th:National Association for Asian MBAs Career Fair
Nov 14th: Midwest MBA Invitational