Student Career Growth in the Current Environment: Four Key Practices

Nearly 25 million jobs could be lost globally due to the coronavirus, according to the UN labor organization. Indeed, a Google search “unemployment coronavirus” returns a steady stream of other harrowing statistics from country to country. These data reflect the daunting realities being faced by graduating students and the career relations professionals who support them.

We reached out to several GBSN member schools and asked to speak with students who have been successful in landing jobs. They felt fortunate and were quick to give credit to the school-based career professionals that helped them. From these conversations, we distilled four key career center actions that were particularly impactful in the current environment.

World After COVID-19: Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC

Sangeet Chowfla is the President & CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses the importance of connectedness and trust, as well as the changing value equation in higher education. This interview was conducted 9 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is an edited transcript of their exchange.

New Member Spotlight: IFIM Business School

Institutional Profile IFIM BUSINESS SCHOOL India Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore is currently amongst the first six business schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. It is nestled in the heart of Electronic City in Bengaluru, which puts it a stone’s throw away from India’s leading Tech and IT… Read more >

New Member Spotlight: Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      Institutional Profile Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA Gies College of Business intentionally designs its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 7,000 future business leaders, including 3,100… Read more >

GBSN Welcomes a New Program Coordinator!

The GBSN family would like to welcome its newest member of the team, Madeline Handler. As a Program Coordinator, Maddie will be working to support the development and execution of the GBSN international events and programs that engage our members through the exchange of knowledge and best practice across the network. She will be working… Read more >