Barowsky School sponsors "Career MBA Boot Camp"

The Barowsky School of Business at Dominican sponsored an “MBA Career Boot Camp” on February 28, a one-day student orientation featuring professional training and skills development.

Keynote speakers and camp leaders included John Boneparth, vice chair of the Dominican Trustees and Founder and Managing Partner of Corinthian Cove Consulting LLD; Gail Harris, a national Emmy Award-winning journalist  for public television (PBS) and public radio (NPR); David Sawaya, a CPA who has spent his 35 years of public accounting experience primarily as an assurance and advisory Partner with Ernst and Young; Sharon Morrison, Director of Internships and Professional Development for the Barowsky School of Business; and Vanessa Ioannides, Career Services Manager at Dominican. Associate Dean Jayati Ghosh, Assistant Dean Sue Stavn and Tala Davary, Program Assistant, worked together to make the boot camp a resounding success.

The concept of a Career Boot Camp, originated through a series of meetings between John Boneparth, Gail Harris and Sam Beldona, the Dean of the Barowsky School of Business. The Boot Camp focused on helping show students how to get the job they want and how to launch a successful career.

“I really enjoyed the overall experience. We covered all the major topics one considers when looking for a career change or advancement,” said MBA student Sean Daly. “It was not only a great learning experience, but served as a great diagnostic tool. It helped me locate weaknesses I had overlooked.”

Last fall the Barowsky School of Business launched a new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The MBA’s core is focused on providing students with an interdisciplinary set of business skills.

The highly interactive program will enable students to apply what they have learned in the classroom through an integrated capstone experience and a global consulting project, during which a faculty-led team will research the strategic needs of an international organization. Initial ground work for the international organization will be done through a series of video conference calls with the senior management of the organization. The following semester, student teams will travel overseas and present their recommendations to the senior management.

The Dominican’s new MBA is a more cohesive, interdisciplinary program designed to respond to market demand for employees with demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve complex problems.

The flexible program features three formats: a full-time, one-year program; a part-time, two-year evening program; and a part-time, two-year weekend program.

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