Direct access to content
Individualised coaching sessions are a core component of EDHEC's Global MBA CareerSMART programme.
Each MBA participant completes one day of career assessments, followed by four career coaching meetings with a sector- specific career coach.
You will be guided individually by a professional MBA careers coach on the choice of your future career. Coaches are assigned according to your desired professional specialisation.
You will be coached on your core interests and what they mean for your career success and happiness, helped to understand the kind of organisational culture that you are most likely to enjoy and succeed in and help to identify the rewards that tend to motivate you most. Your coach will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, both as you see them and as others see them thus enhancing your skills and working on characteristics that may limit your success.
Your coach will also guide you through typical recruitment exercises, make CV corrections, highlight any areas of expertise that you may need to work on and more generally, help expand networks. All this will reinforce your job search and help you progress towards your career goals.
This highly personalized career coaching program runs from September to April, including:
• October: one day of career assessments, online tests, competency based interview, presentation and group exercises.
• November: 1-hour individual career coaching sessions, 2-3 hrs collective career coaching sessions
• February: 1-hour individual career coaching sessions, 2-3 hrs collective career coaching sessions
• April: Wrap up session, collective coaching deliverables
Sandra Richez heads up Career Services and Student Affairs for the Global MBA program. As well as being responsible for the overall CareerSMART program she also makes the most of her extensive professional experience in her role as Careers Coach for MBA participants. Sandra has over 17 years experience in Human Resources with sectorial expertise in hotels, tourism and service. She has developed or facilitated management training and executive development programs for Disney, Intercontinental, Choice, Accor and Véolia in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa. Monique Valcour has a PhD from Cornell University as well as a Masters Degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Monique is a Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School where she teaches courses in Human Resources & Performance Management, Managing & Leading People and Career Self-Management.More coaches
The Perspectives Lunch, an annual event that helps to forge new links between the business and education world, took place on 5 November at the Maison des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Ninety human resources officers and university and business school relations officers from various industries took part.
The quest for a dream job is one of the biggest factors pushing a candidate to do an MBA. Therefore it’s no surprise that this stays at the front of everyone’s mind once the programme has started. While a careers coach won’t wave a magic wand to land you that perfect job, (s)he will ease the pressure of the careers search, guide you in the right direction and help you find the answers. Careers Coaching is not just an annex to a school’s careers service, it’s become a crucial part of every MBA curriculum.