The Lauder Institute Career Guidance
Most students arrive at Lauder after several years of work experience. Many have a clear vision of where their career will take them: some students have entrepreneurial ambitions and plans/curiosity about launching their own ventures, while others have zeroed-in on organizations where they want to work.
Even the most driven and focused students report that they benefit from the guidance offered by Lauder’s dedicated Global Career Advisor, Kim Conroy. Kim works with students one-on-one and organizes career-focused events throughout the academic year. Recent graduates praise the helpfulness of her career advice, the connections to Lauder alumni, and the creation strong relationships with corporations and organizations that interest them.
Here are examples of some of the unique Lauder-specific career programing led by Kim Conroy:
Lauder Students Giving Forward
In the spirit of giving forward, second year students have organize career recruiting events for the first year students by sector (e.g. consulting, investment banking, investment management, PE, VC, impact investing, entrepreneurship, general management). Students create a WhatsApp group for each sector to offer advice and develop events throughout the entire recruiting cycle. These events include mock interviews, resume reviews, casing marathons, and IB prep.
The Lauder Alumni Career Chat Series
Video Conferences and Campus Visits
In addition to individual advising, the Lauder Gobal Career Advisor organizes events that connect hundreds of Lauder students to Lauder alumni across the globe. These events represent meaningful learning and networking opportunities that have led to internships and mentorship.
Life-changing Career Insight
Less tangible but equally significant outcomes of these encounters is insight. Hearing from working professionals and business leaders about their career decisions and experiences serves as a reality check to students’ expectations for life after Lauder. These events have pushed students to reevaluate their plans or just make simple tweaks that can transform their career trajectory.
At more than a dozen events per semester, students are able to meet representatives from a range of industries and companies on every continent but Antarctica. Because the Lauder cohort is small, campus visits and videoconferencing bring the possibility of genuine connection. Every student has a chance to meet and shake hands – virtually or in person – with alumni who are committed to the success of the next generation of Lauder graduates.
Recent Lauder Career Outcomes
Each year, Lauder graduates obtain a variety of positions around the world. Our Class of 2020 took roles in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the UK, in addition to the cities across the US. In total, approximately one-third of graduates work abroad after graduation. Multiple students also pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.
Top employers for the Class of 2020 include: Amazon, Bain, BCG, Gramercy, and McKinsey (with more than two students hired).
Top industries represented are Consulting, Consumer Products, Financial services/investment banking/PE, and Technology.
Leadership Immersion Internships
The Lauder Institute sponsors internships that promote leadership and intercultural development in organizations in the U.S. and around the world. These internships empower students to discover new ways to apply their Lauder education to generate impact in their communities.