Whose Career is it Anyway?

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Date of event: 18 March 2014
Event ends: 18 March 2014
Start time: 13:30
End time: 14:30
Price: There is no charge to participate in this webinar, but alumni need to register in advance.
Whose Career is it Anyway?

In September 2013, MBA alumni were invited to participate in an online survey about their career development since leaving Henley, which generated over 800 responses. This webinar will be the first opportunity for alumni to learn about the initial findings of this research project, based on the data analysis by lead researcher Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth.

A webinar for Henley Business School alumni

 

Date: Tuesday 18 March 2014

Time: 12:30 – 13:30 GMT

Format: Online Webinar

 

Whose Career is it Anyway?

In September 2013, MBA alumni were invited to participate in an online survey about their career development since leaving Henley, which generated over 800 responses. The MBA is often seen as a ‘fast track’ route to career success by providing a passport to senior roles (Baruch and Peiperl, 2000) This webinar will be the first opportunity for alumni to learn about the findings and discover the career gains reported by alumni following their MBA studies.

The research design was based upon the proposition that the MBA is an example of individuals taking ownership of their own career and findings focus in particular upon:

  • Whether nationality makes a difference in perceptions of learning and career development post MBA?
  • Whether gender makes a difference in perceptions of learning and career development post MBA?

In this webinar Dr Liz Houldsworth, who has been the lead researcher for the project, will provide an overview of:

  • What career gains alumni report that they have achieved
  • Who responded and key demographical data from the project (nationality, gender, age, mode of study)?
  • Motivations for completing the  MBA
  • Learning outcomes in terms of career capital ( know why, know how, know whom)
  • Learning outcomes in terms of confidence and self-belief
  • Associated career outcomes including  terms of:  external marketability, organisational support, career satisfaction, level of work and promotions
  • Retrospective consideration of the role of the MBA in supporting career development
  • Next steps in the research and invitation to participate further

 

Online Booking

Bookings for this event have now closed. Please contact Sarah Hood, Alumni Relations Manager, on sarah.hood@henley.ac.uk for more information.

 

The Henley Alumni Webinar Series

Part of the new programme of alumni events organised by the Alumni Relations team in 2014, this will be the second in a new mini-series of four webinars planned to take place between January and July 2014.

The webinars will all be scheduled to take place around UK lunchtime. This will allow the maximum number of Henley alumni in different time zones to participate live in the webinars.

We would like to encourage our alumni around the world to use the webinars as starting points for alumni group activities. Why not organise an alumni meeting in a boardroom with web access and a big screen to participate in this interactive webinar live as a group and continue the discussion afterwards?

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni & Development Team by email at alumni@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)1491 418 843.