Between the first and second year, students who belong to the China Business Club travel to China to visit corporations and gain an appreciation for what it is like to do business in one of the fastest growing world economies. Students explore career opportunities and promote the BYU brand while there.
Students majoring in OB/HR travel to the Snake River in Idaho with HR and leadership professors and corporate recruiters. The river rafting trip is a time for students to connect as a group and network with recruiters.
Before the beginning of the school year, students majoring in Marketing travel to Moab, Utah with a group of professors and corporate recruiters. It is a time to connect as a group, network with one another, and have an incredible time in one of Utah’s natural playgrounds.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) holds a conference every October that is open to recruiters from around the world. It is an ideal opportunity for students of every ethnic background to build networks and gain exposure to a large number of career options.
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference usually precedes the NSHMBA Conference and is likewise targeted to MBA students of every ethnic background to gain exposure to recruiters from around the world.
MBA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
The MBA Women International (NAWMBA) holds a conference for all women pursuing an MBA. Its purpose is to “empower women in business.” It is a good opportunity for women BYU MBA students to network with other women MBAs from around the country.
MIDWEST CORPORATE TREK
During the fall class break, BYU MBA placement officers accompany students on a corporate trek to visit consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, such as Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, and Kellogg’s. During these visits, students are able to get a glimpse inside these companies.
DEAN CORNIA’S TRAVEL INITIATIVE
Dean Gary Cornia recently unveiled a fund-raising initiative to enable students to fly to corporate headquarters around the country. Donors will provide financial support to help Marriott School students become more competitive with business schools closer to large cities such as New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles. Students will be able to apply for a travel scholarship to have their company visits paid for by generous donations.
SILICON VALLEY-WEST COAST TREK
The BYU MBA Program has relationships with high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and along the west coast. During fall break, students who are interested in high-tech career are encouraged to join the school’s Career Center staff on a tour of some of our high-tech hiring partners.