Drexel University/LeBow College of Business

  • LeBow has several MBA programs, the one year full-time MBA program (OYMBA), the two year full-time MBA program (TYMBA) and the LEAD program for MBA students who work full time.
  • Supported by our Community Connections Committee, the LeBow alliance provides opportunities to: 1) Mentor MBA students on Career Issues, 2) Prepare MBA students for Career Opportunities, 3) Speak in the Classroom or on a Speaker Panel, 4) Be Featured in Hire & Higher, and 5) Hire LeBow MBA students for Internships.
  • Stephanie Johnson, Director of MBA/MS Career Services, will act as the liaison between PSPS members and the opportunities at LeBow. Below is more information on the process for being considered for one of these great opportunities.

What are the Opportunities?

Mentor MBA Students on Career Issues:

  • Career Mentors for MBA Students: Help MBA students, who are not currently working in the business world, on career development including how to determine best fit positions and work environments. Level of commitment agreed upon with student, suggested commitment is 1-2 hours per month for 6-9 months.
  • Mentor the MBA Student Mentor: PSPS Executive who wants to develop one of his/her own team members, mentors the team member on how to mentor an MBA student. 1-2 hours per month commitment.

Prepare MBA Students for Career Opportunities:

  • Participate in an Interview Practice Day or Career Conversations.

Speakers:

  • Speakers in the classroom on a Hot Topic: PSPS Executive presents on a hot topic, agreed upon by PSPS Executive and the Professor. The presentation would be delivered in a 1-2 hour class.
  • College Relations Speaker: The PSPS Executive presents at an event held at the university. The audience would include the MBA student body and other local professionals invited to the event. This opportunity is for a very senior level professional.
  • Speaker Panel: The PSPS Executive presents as a panel member on a topic of expertise such as leadership development.

Executive Newsletter “Hire and Higher”:

  • Spotlight PSPS Executives in Drexel University “Hire & Higher” Executive Newsletter.

Internship:

  • Connect Drexel University/LeBow MBA students to PSPS Member Companies for internship opportunities. Internships can be from three months to twelve months in duration, full time or part time.

What Qualities is LeBow Seeking in PSPS Members?

There are different qualities sought for the different opportunities:

Interview Practice / Mock Job Fair:

  • PSPS members in good standing with some experience in the selection process. PSPS members will interview students individually, give feedback both in conversation and writing, and participate in a group debrief that will focus on the success factors that each interviewer seeks in a candidate. The goal is to demonstrate that just as companies differ, so do interviews.

Career Mentors:

  • Minimum 8 years in HR related profession
  • PSPS members in good standing who is willing to coach an MBA student about his/her career goal. Career Mentors are paired with MBA students who seek careers that are akin to the one the Career Mentor has achieved. This pairing provides “real world” advice from executives who had that same goal.

Speakers:

  • Screened by University sponsor and meets or exceeds their criteria.
  • PSPS members in good standing who enjoys sharing knowledge or experience about some aspect of business. Recent topics have included successful re-organization, succession planning, business etiquette, interviewing strategies, trends in functional areas or corporate sectors, networking, comparison of MBA rotational and internal professional development programs, multinational organization practices, etc. There is an ongoing need for these and other business related issues. Speakers will be expected to participate in formal or informal mixer events that provide the students opportunities to talk informally with the speaker.
  • Subject matter expert.
  • Has compelling unique selling proposition.

How can you get involved?

  • Contact the PSPS Drexel University Alliances Chair, Stephanie Johnson, Director MBA/MS Career Services, Drexel Lebow College of Business. Phone: 215-571-3593. Email: stjohnson@drexel.edu.
  • Tap the PSPS website, 'Volunteer Opportunities' tab.