Why a MBA / Leadership Development Program (vs. direct hire)?
A leadership development program is a perfect transition from an MBA. It is tailored specifically for MBA graduates with about 5-7 years of experience.
What are the key advantages / disadvantages of being on a MBA / Leadership Development Program?
The key advantages is that it allows you to gain broad exposure into the company in a very short time which helps you make a big impact in the company.
How does the MBA / Leadership Development Program fit in your career goals?
It helps me accelerate my career and puts valuable tools at my disposal.
How strongly did you weight the location of the program?
The location is important but the program advantages greatly outweigh a geographical location.
What to look for in a MBA / Leadership Development Program?
A program which gives you rotations across geographies, functions, and business groups so that you can maximize your experiences.
Can you summarize the recruiting process you went through and how long it took?
Straight forward for me. A few phone interviews, and then a face to face.
What were the required skillsets and prior experience and how were they evaluated (behavioral interviews, case studies, assessment center, panel interview, etc)?
behavioral interview, experience assessment, and panel interview.
What advice and tips can you share with those interested in MBA Development Programs?
Definitely the way to go after an MBA, especially if you would like to enter an industry that is new to you or you have limited experience.