Career Transition, Job Search

Can MBAs Succeed in the Gig Economy?

Jan Malasek (MBA ’95) is CEO of OnDemand Resources, a four-time Inc. 500/5000 provider of project-based and interim professional talent in the areas of strategic procurement, supply chain management and operations. Jan founded OnDemand with partner Jessica Malasek (MBA ’96) in 2003. Darden Alumni Career Services recently…

By Marty Speight-
Career Transition, Job Search

Will Predictive Analytics Help You Get Hired?

Management job seekers at every level are facing increasingly complex hiring processes that often include assessment tests. Darden Alumni Career Services uncovers what these tests are all about.Human resources departments are getting in on the game of predictive analytics — that is, using data to predict trends and behaviors. One…

By Marty Speight-
Career Transition, Industry Explanation

Understanding an Equity Offer

The prospect of joining a high-potential startup can be very exciting. Startups and private companies sometimes entice recruits with an offer of equity compensation to offset lower cash compensation (base and bonus). The equity represents ownership — having a stake in the company you’re helping to grow and succeed…

By Marty Speight-
Career Management, Career Transition

The Encore Case Debuts at Reunion

It was a beautiful reunion Saturday in April as Alumni Career Services gathered with 65 Darden School alumni and their guests to explore the topic of careers in retirement.  Since the late 1990s, ACS has supported Darden alumni in various career transitions.  Increasingly, we are approached by alumni who want…

By Marty Speight-
Career Management

Should You Quit Before Finding a New Job?

Do you dread going to work every day? Sometimes a job turns out to be truly miserable – a destructive company culture, an infuriating boss, overwhelming hours or travel, a re-org that marginalizes your role…..these are just a few of the things that can turn a once promising job…

By Marty Speight-
General

Land Your Next Role Internally – This Alumnus Did

A significant source of company hiring happens within. It pays to be aware of your employer’s internal process and culture around hiring and promotions. This month, the Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services interviews Jon Fraade (MBA ’84), managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., regarding his recent experience…

By Marty Speight-