By Tao Pang
Marla Emery has been retained as our dedicated career coach. Marla will partner with you in defining and achieving your internship and job search goals throughout this academic year (2017-18). Marla brings extensive experience as a certified professional coach who has successfully coached hundreds of clients in various stages of their career continuum including students, individual contributors, managers, and those at the C-level.
Marla is a vital resource for you to leverage in planning and implementing your internship or post-graduate career search along with the MFM Career Portal (www.financialmathematicscareercenter.com), which is available to you 24/7. I encourage you to first explore the MFM Career Portal and follow the steps to career success (www.financialmathematicscareercenter.com/stepstocareersuccess) and then contact Marla with any questions that you might have related to launching your career.
For example, you may want to ask Marla to partner with you by:
- Reviewing your resume after you create a draft using the template provided on the MFM Career Portal. https://www.financialmathematicscareercenter.com/virtual-resources
- Planning strategies to find contacts within your target companies after you complete the worksheets found on the Establish Targets page. https://www.financialmathematicscareercenter.com/establishtarget
- Assessing and negotiating job offers after reading the information on the Close the Deal page. https://www.financialmathematicscareercenter.com/closethedeal
When Marla visited campus on October 2nd through October 4th, most of you attended one or two of her presentations—and some students even scheduled a personal meeting with her. If you have not yet met her, she is looking forward to meeting all of you over the course of the academic year.
Typically, Marla will be onsite during the last week/first week of each month starting on Thursday morning and ending on Friday afternoon. During that time, she may be giving presentations that will help you to be more effective in your job search and scheduling time for one-on-one meetings with some of you. Other presenters may be invited to speak to you as well. Stay tuned for announcements about future presentations.
When she is not on campus, Marla will reserve 45-minute appointments on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00AM through 1:00PM. She will also reserve time during her onsite visits for individual in-person meetings, when she is available. You can access her appointment calendar, by clicking the link at the bottom of the Meet with a Coach page on the MFM Career Portal. Note that appointment times are available through October. Additional times in November will be added soon.
I encourage you to take advantage of Marla as your career-planning partner. You can contact her as follows:
Office: SAS 3152
Make an Appointment: Click the Make an Appointment with Your Coach link on the MFM Career Portal