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Getting Down To Business

For Johnson Two-Year MBA students, the Career Management Center (CMC) provides you with industry-leading personalized service, coaching, and training that develops you into the strongest candidate possible for a competitive marketplace.

The first year of your MBA program will help you lay the foundation for your post-MBA career. From core classes, core teams, and career work groups, everything happens strategically to prepare you to excel at your internship and get the job you seek.

Our foundational approach blends personalized development with connection cultivation and insider knowledge through advising, networking, and skill development.

The Process

Our strategic partnership begins before you even arrive on campus, by personally contacting you to discuss your job and career goals. Moving forward, we work one-on-one with you to build a customized and systematic Individual Career Plan (ICP) for targeting people, companies, internships, and positions. The ICP acts as a living document we modify with you throughout the progression of your MBA and career planning.

By The Numbers






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Gain immediate access to the 18,000+ Johnson and 325,000+ Cornell alumni networks through events, visits, and personal communication.

We nurture relationship building with corporate recruiters, hiring managers, and companies of interest. Through on-campus events, we bring this audience directly to you for briefings and interviews, and help you successfully access and navigate career fairs for added exposure.

Top 16 Full-Time Hiring Companies

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As you make your way through the program, you’ll reap the benefits of our unique, integrated approach to career management and personal brand building.

Advising: Meet with professional career advisors for personalized guidance

CMCPREP Programs: Learn ideas and trends in various industries and gain skills for the job search

Career Work Groups: Meet weekly with functionally-aligned groups led by second-year students

Immersions: Engage in semester-long tracks that will give you real-world business experiences

Top Job Functions 2019

Function % Employed Per Function
Finance   38%
Consulting   31%
General Management   18%
Marketing   9%
Legal   2%
Human Resources   1%
Other   1%

Getting Noticed

We know what companies are looking for across all industries.

Application: We work with you to tailor resumes and cover letters that showcase your skills and knowledge towards specific employer, job, and industry needs.

Interview: In preparation to sell your distinct knowledge, skills, and more, we facilitate group and one-on-one training to ensure you know the job, company, and interviewer.

Offer Evaluation: We help you construct a personalized job-offer negotiation plan based on data from thousands of previous offers housed in the Johnson Talent System, our integrated online system essential for your job search.

Employment Reports

Take a closer look at full-time employment data and internship data for graduates and students in the Two-Year MBA program.

Brian Balduzzi, MBA '18

“Cornell’s MBA program offered me multiple opportunities to engage with leadership, advocacy, service, and collaboration through its student activities, clubs, and programs. These opportunities might be available at other schools, but few programs have as many student-led initiatives as Johnson at Cornell.” Read More

Brian Balduzzi, MBA '18

For further questions, and for information regarding Johnson's Two-Year MBA program:

Email the Johnson Career Management Center or call 607-255-4888.

For official reporting purposes Johnson conforms to the standards of the MBA Career Services Council Reporting Standards.