EMBA Career Management

Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives Career Management office helps you assess and plan your career while you are in the program and learn strategies and techniques that will allow you to effectively manage your career over your lifetime. Wharton MBAs are in high demand because they create immediate and sustainable value for corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations around the world.

EMBA Career Management office

Wharton’s EMBA Career Management office meets the needs of our students from across industries and roles, with the understanding that flexibility is critical as your career evolves. Some of the services the team provides include:

  • Individualized career coaching and advising.
  • Career programs, workshops, speakers, and informational resources that address a wide range of career topics and industries in the marketplace.
  • Coaching on cultivating important professional networks consisting of Wharton alumni and industry leaders.

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General Career Resources

During your two-year program, a variety of professional development programs will be available to you. Wharton’s EMBA Career Management office provides skill development, such as networking, social media, and industry and company research, as well as panel and speaker presentations covering various topics relevant to today’s marketplace and student interests. Our general coaching programming includes:

  • Career assessment and planning
  • Individualized career coaching and advising
  • Online career resources available 24/7
  • Resume review
  • Interview preparation
  • Planning long-term career strategies
  • The Wharton Job Board
  • Job search action groups and resources

Lifelong Career Support

Wharton’s commitment to you lasts long after you leave campus. As an alumnus, you will have access to career resources and services during career transitions and to support your long-term career goals. Alumni tools include:

  • Alumni Career Management Website
  • Alumni Resume Book
  • Alumni Job Board
  • Career Advising

EMBA Career Management Team

Wharton’s Career Management office brings a wide range of experience that provides you with practical and actionable guidance, supporting each step of your career exploration, planning, transition, and job search.

  • Significant marketplace experience in career and executive coaching, human resources, and executive search, adding value to all facets of your career process.
  • Individualized career coaching support.
  • The latest knowledge on the marketplace and career management content.

Our team constantly seeks to enhance resources, responding to student feedback and industry changes.

Colleen France, Head of Career Management

Colleen brings more than 20 years’ experience in recruiting, coaching, career strategy, leadership assessment, training, and program management. Most recently, she was a Senior Associate Director and Career Advisor for Wharton’s full-time MBA Program with primary advising responsibilities for the real estate, travel and hospitality, and human capital industries, as well as general management and leadership development programs across industries.  Prior to that, Colleen served as the Director of Penn’s Carey JD/MBA Program, a cooperation between Wharton and Penn Law.  Prior to starting at Penn in 2010, she spent 10+ years in legal recruiting and professional development.

Colleen holds a BS in History & Political Science from Drexel University, has a Certificate in Human Resources Management from The Wharton School, and has completed numerous courses in executive coaching and leadership development in the Organizational Dynamics Program at The University of Pennsylvania.

Megan Chiodo, Career Coordinator

Megan has over five years of experience in operations, onboarding, training, and content design and delivery. She joins the EMBA Career Management office as a Career Coordinator where she focuses on student and alumni engagement, data analysis, and career programming. Prior to joining Wharton, she worked at a medical and security emergency assistance company coordinating air ambulance evacuations on the Operations Team and onboarding new hires with the Learning and Development Team. Megan holds a BS in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University. In her personal time, Megan enjoys rock climbing, reading, and traveling.

Lifelong Learning

A Wharton MBA gives you tools you’ll use throughout your career. It also gives you a chance to continue to build your knowledge to meet the challenges you face later in your career. Wharton provides many opportunities to learn long after you finish your MBA.

Knowledge for Life

All Wharton MBA alumni in the class of 2010 and all subsequent classes, beginning seven years after graduation, are eligible to take one Wharton Executive Education open enrollment course every seven years.

Continuing Education Resources

Wharton’s Lifelong Learning program provides a rich array of educational resources for all Wharton alumni throughout their professional lives, helping them continually gain knowledge in their selected professions and communities.

Wharton Around the World

Regional programming, including the Wharton Global Forums and Lifelong Learning events, bring alumni around the world together with Wharton faculty for educational presentations, learning opportunities, and networking.