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Business Administration & Management at Lamar University2 months ago

MBA Internship

Hello again! Anyone got any advise for a graduating MBA student to land a job even internships? I feel like Linkedin isnt doing me any good since im not just focused in a single area of expertise. I really dont care about the pay at this point I JUST NEED TO SURVIVE!!!

Industries im interested in are (in no particular order;
- Product Management
- Data Science
- Data, Cloud &/or Software Engineering
- FinTech
- HealthTech
- Consulting
- Business and/or Data Analysis
- Customer Success
- Gaming
- Defense
- Security

This is a long list (I Know!) but as someone trying to lauch an actual career any area will surfice! My MBA introduced me to Python, SQL & now Cybersecurity and i continued teaching myself to code in Javascript, React etc. Also self studying UiPath automation, AWS, Product Management & Data Science. 

Was recently accepted to two competitive courses at the same time, one focused on Product Management with real-life simulations, and the other in AI/ML via Samsung. Not sure if these certifications will lead me to actual jobs in the field but I thought since they're so competitive might as well add their certs to my resume when they're completed. 

Even paid for a short entry level IT course to see if i can gain the skills quickly to land a help desk job. As you can see i'm doing A LOT but thats because I dont have the luxury to be picky when i'm unemployed and these bills wont pay themselves 😭. 

Sorry for my long rant. Any useful advise and mostly referrals would be helpful! 🙏

I have attached my resume. Any advise on that too would be very helpful. Thank you all!


AngryDuckling22Data Analyst 2 months ago
I was in exactly your position ~1 year ago looking for a job. About to graduate with bills looming over the horizon so willing to get any job that will pay me lol. My advice would be that it’s ok to have a couple different areas of interest, but your resume shouldn’t reflect that. You should have multiple resumes with targeted skills and experience listed for the specific role that resume is targeting. For example I had 1 for Bioinformatics roles and 1 for Data Engineering roles. Looking at your resume, it seems like you would make one targeting Data Analyst roles and one for Software Developer roles. I would take out the skills like “Customer Success” and “Customer Service” and remove the activities and societies section. Try and reduce it down to one page and I would move the internships right below the skills.

A note on Linkedin, I know money might be tight but if you can subscribe to Linkedin Premium for the in mail credits that can be a huge help. When you find a job that you want to apply to message an individual at that company in that role and ask if you can hop on a call for ~15 minutes to ask them about the position because you are interested in it. At the end thank them for their time and ask if there is anybody else who might be able to share more information about the role with the goal of them hopefully referring you to the hiring manager.

You got this! Make sure to carve out time to relax, make sure you have somebody close who you can vent to every once in a while. Won’t be long till you have a great position.
joBusiness Administration & Management at Lamar University2 months ago
I appreciate you thank you so much!