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Vanderbilt MBA program takes lead in providing free lifelong career resources for alumni

Apr. 15, 2003, 11:27 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn—To address the needs of its alumni in the current job market, Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management is taking the lead in offering free, comprehensive career services to its graduates around the world. Many of the resources are similar in concept to those available to current MBA students through Owen’s Career Management Center, but are tailored to experienced hires.

“People who’ve been out of school for a while rarely think of their alma mater as a job-search resource,” said Suzanne Scott-Trammell, associate director of alumni career services at the Owen School. “We want to change that. We want our alumni to think of Vanderbilt first when they’re seeking career advice and job opportunities.”

Through the new program, alumni are able to search job postings from corporate recruiters looking for experienced MBAs, post their resumes online, access online guides about specific companies and industries, review online career-related information and obtain one-on-one career counseling and resume services. In addition, candidates can obtain Owen’s discounted rate for such premium services as CareerLeader, one of the most widely used career tools that measures candidates’ interests, abilities and values to match them with potential careers.

“This new program is a continuation of our commitment to support our students, both while they’re here and long after they leave our halls,” said Bill Christie, dean of the Owen School. “Working to connect alumni with employers and opportunities is the natural next step in offering our grads life-long connectivity and resources.”

Since the program launched at the end of January, Scott-Trammell reports that more than 500 alumni have signed up to avail themselves of one or more of these services.

Additional information on the Owen School’s Alumni Career Services Center can be found at

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