The Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) held an online career marathon: experts spoke with alumni on how to increase their chances of getting a dream job.
The Directors of the GSOM Career Center and the Coaching Center, business coaches and executives of recruiting agencies shared tips on how to write an effective resume; where to look for work, except for sites with vacancies; how to successfully take part in an interview and how to save a positive state during this period. More than 40 senior GSOM students and alumni from 2009-2020 took part in each of the four webinars. The experts conducted 45 one-to-one online career and coaching sessions.
“The updated strategy of GSOM 2025 sets the direction for the formation of a full-cycle Career Center, when our support does not end after Business School graduation. In the future, we plan to organize a pool of events so that alumni feel lifelong support from the alma mater and can take advantage of career or coaching advice. In the Career Marathon we wanted to find out how much the format of personal consultations is in demand by our alumni. And it turned out that everyone, without exception, highly appreciated this initiative,” said Nadezhda Krylova, Director of the Career Center.
The marathon was supported by the Association for Career Consulting and Support (AKKS), ANCOR and ICF Russia.
Feedback from participants:
Svetlana Kataeva, Managing Partner of AVRIO Group Consulting, Business Coach, Career Development Consultant, Member of the AKKS:
A conscious approach is one of the key topics in career management. Members of the Association were delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the career marathon as speakers, career consultants and coaches. Separately, we would like to note the excellent organization of the event, the activity and profound questions of the participants!
Natalya Skrebkova, Bachelor of Public Administration, 2010
It is very pleasant that the Career Center, in addition to establishing close ties with the business community and potential employers, focuses on helping alumni to determine a career path, to prepare for the job search process and to send an application to a specific company. Thanks to the Career Marathon, I tried a new format — a coaching consultation, which gave me new thoughts and helped me see things from a different perspective. I am sure that such coaching and career consultations will be useful to alumni, regardless of how long ago they graduated from Business School. Cool initiative, thanks to GSOM!