Business Schools

Which programmes?

We can support your Master’s programmes and alumni organisations to deliver coaching either in-person or over skype and deliver workshops on a wide range of subjects to an international audience of students and alumni.

We work with

– MBA students and Executive MBA students
– MSc Management, Marketing, Logistics, Finance etc.
– Alumni from INSEAD from recent graduates to CEO level.

We have worked with INSEAD Fontainebleau and INSEAD Singapore, Cranfield, LBS, Judge, Warwick, Bath over the last 15 years

Workshop delivery

We can design workshops on a variety of subjects and combinations relevant for MBA, Executive MBAs, MScs and alumni. To date we have delivered workshops covering:

– Understanding yourself and Career Transformation
– Personal Branding
– Job search and Networking
– Developing a winning CV
– Interviews and Salary Negotiation
– MBTI
– Case study Interviews

Career Coaching

We use self-assessment tools such as Career Leader, Career Anchors and MBTI to inform our coaching sessions which we do using skype or in-person. For students on the Executive Master’s programme we are also able to debrief 360 reports and incorporate the learning from these into our work with the student. We work with business schools and alumni organisations and most of our private client base comes from referrals from business school alumni

CV reviews

We review the content of CVs to ensure they are positioned correctly for the recruiters your students and alumni wish to target. An increasing number of on-line tools are available to help with the format and layout of CVS but we believe it requires a critical eye to see how the content can be improved and to highlight what is missing after these tools have been used. We have reviewed thousands of CVs over the 15 years we have been doing this and offer:

  • 15 minute review on skype for 1 page CV
  • 30 minute review for a 2 page CV

Videos

With the move to on-line content, we can work with you to produce videos on any of the subject matter listed above

“Train-the-MBAs”

We work with “student leaders” to train them in running peer-peer interview simulations for their cohort. A half day-training session with a demo and then some peer-peer practice is typically used as a cost effective way of improving student skill levels

Interview simulations

We interview and provide structured feedback on how your students perform at Interview using either your frameworks or we can bring our own. We typically do this in person in 2 hour sessions with groups of 3 or 4 students but are also able to offer one-on-one feedback for more senior participants. And we have also incorporated video to add an additional dimension to the feedback.
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Vanessa’s input has been invaluable in helping us to develop workshops and video tutorials for our students. Her knowledge of the consulting industry and engaging style ensure that her interventions are very well received by our students. More importantly, they report that their learning has enabled them to perform better when invited to selection interviews.

~ Leading UK Business School

Vanessa’s workshop was excellent.

~ Business School Student