Have alumni advanced their careers?

Tracy Gojdics, Director

Basically students want to do one of three things when they are in the program or after they graduate:  move up in what they are doing, move out of what they are doing – or change functions – or start their own business. I tell our students that the critical things they learn in the TMMBA Program is only one part of the equation in advancing their careers, the other part of the equation is being able to put the things they learn into practice and always look for ways to contribute at a higher level, communicate more effectively and to be determined. 

So have students and alumni advanced their careers?  We’ve done alumni surveys to help us determine this, but what I find to be a better indicator is what I’m seeing in my LinkedIn network. Of the 450 or so alumni I have tracked via my LinkedIn network approximately 75% have changed positions and 65% have changed companies.  I’m finding many are in senior-level and even C-level roles and that those that had been in more specialized technical positions have moved to general management, marketing or product management roles.  It is also great to see the number of entrepreneurs we have in the alumni network as well.