Job Options and the MSC
Posted by: Aaron Subich, Class of 2012
In the last couple of years, there’s been a noticeable depreciation in the amount of online articles and commentary on movement in the job market concerned with having options and when to take a different position. Clearly, the struggles recently in our economy have led to less mobility or rather, less opportunity for mobility.
While the economy still affects the job market, I might go so far as to say that in my experience, the Northwestern community has seemed to be somewhat insulated from the “limited options” characteristic that I once felt so acutely. In the previous 6 months, I’ve been invited to apply for a position with twice my salary (still waiting to hear regarding this one), and fielded numerous calls from another recruiter who represented a Fortune 10 company. These kinds of things may not happen to everyone in the MSC, but I can definitely say they didn’t happen to me before my engagement with Northwestern.
For the additional options, I’m thankful. But a word of caution,… before starting your MSC journey, brush up on some of the best practice and etiquette guidelines on how to manage your career in regards to having options. You’re going to need the advice!
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