Global Job Search? List of 100 European Startups

January 22, 2017 by Rebecca Chopra

euDoing a startup search in the EU? Here is a nice list of companies (put together by Jonathan Userovici) that have recently raised funds.

>> Do your own search via Crunchbase and CB Insights

These 100 European Startups Raised +$20 Million in 2016.

From his blog: 

  • Includes – category/sector, amount raised, HQ country or country in which the startup was founded, investor name & geography, year of establishment
  • We used tools such as Crunchbase, Pitchbook, Angel List, LinkedIn & tech media to build the list.

 

 

 

 

Get a Head Start: Helpful Career Resources for Winter Quarter (MBA1s)

December 9, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

It’s hard to believe the Autumn Quarter is drawing to a close! Before you leave for break, here’s a list of some great career resources for the Winter Quarter. Plan ahead, so you can take advantage of these resources over winter break and in the new year. (For a complete list of all CMC’s key dates and programs click here.)

Online Career Tools Tutorials Find out about our career tools for everything from researching industries and employers to evaluating job offers and honing your job-search skills. These brief video tutorials feature some of our most popular tools. (To find out which tools GSB students find most useful, check out this blog post.)

CareerHub-at-a-Glance Newsletter Sign up to receive personalized email alerts about new job postings and events from CareerHub. You can customize frequency and content based on your preferences regarding industries, functions, and locations. Email gsb_careerhub@stanford.edu with questions.

On-Campus Interviews (OCI) – Interview with companies coming to campus 1/17-2/2. If you applied for OCI, employers will notify you by 1/6 for Week 1 (1/17) and by 1/11 for Week 2 (1/23).  If you are not selected for an interview, you can use bid points to try for an open slot with some employers.  The application deadline for Week 3 companies is Friday, 1/13 at 8am.

Mock InterviewsSharpen your interview skills. Sign up on CareerHub appointments for a mock interview that will help you handle tricky behavioral interview questions. (For job-specific interview practice, be sure to sign up with the appropriate advisor.) Extra appointments are available 1/9-1/13.

Summer Opportunities BBL: Global, Entrepreneurial, & Social Impact  – Learn about special summer opportunities available through the Center for Social Innovation, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Global Experiences program, and the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Seed). (Tuesday, 1/10, 12:10-1:10 pm; register on CareerHub)

Prepping for Product Manager and Product Marketing Interviews Learn key concepts and frameworks for answering difficult interview questions—then get a chance to practice what you’ve learned. (Thursday, 1/12, 6:30pm-9:30pm; register on CareerHub)

The 2-Hour Job Search – Attend this presentation, back by popular demand, to learn how to use technology to find the right job faster. Steve Dalton (career consultant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and author of The 2-Hour Job Search) will explain his cutting-edge process. (Thursday, 2/2, 6:30pm-8:30pm; register on CareerHub or watch the video)

Plus Three Programs Just for International Students:

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Overview Get an overview of what you’ll need to do to get authorization for a U.S. summer internship from a representative from the Bechtel International Center. (Monday, 1/9, 12:10-1:10 pm; register on CareerHub)

Interviewing American Style for International Students Learn tips and strategies for prepping for interviews, conducting yourself with confidence during interviews, and following up afterwards. (Wednesday, 1/11, 12:10-1:10pm; register on CareerHub or watch last year’s video)

Beyond OPT: US Work Authorization Options Get an overview of visa options beyond OPT and immigrant investor categories from an immigration attorney. (Tuesday, 1/17, Tuesday, 2/14, and Friday, 3/3, 12:10-1:10pm; register on CareerHub)

From all of us at the CMC: have a wonderful break! We look forward to welcoming you back in January.

Get a Head Start: Helpful Career Resources for Winter Quarter (MBA2s)

December 9, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

It’s hard to believe the Autumn Quarter is drawing to a close! Before you leave for break, here’s a list of some great career resources for the Winter Quarter. Plan ahead, so you can take advantage of these resources over Winter break and in the new year.

Online Career Tools Tutorials Find out about our career tools for everything from researching industries and employers to evaluating job offers and honing your job-search skills. These brief video tutorials feature some of our most popular tools. (To find out which tools GSB students find most useful, check out this blog post.)

CareerHub-at-a-Glance Newsletter Sign up to receive personalized email alerts about new job postings and events from CareerHub. You can customize frequency and content based on your preferences regarding industries, functions, and locations. Email gsb_careerhub@stanford.edu with questions.

Interviewing American Style for International Students Learn tips and strategies for prepping for interviews, conducting yourself with confidence during interviews, and following up afterwards. (Wednesday, 1/11, 12:10-1:10pm; register on CareerHub or watch last year’s video)

Prepping for Product Manager and Product Marketing Interviews Learn key concepts and frameworks for answering difficult interview questions—then get a chance to practice what you’ve learned. (Thursday, 1/12, 6:30pm-9:30pm; register on CareerHub)

Beyond OPT: US Work Authorization Options Get an overview of visa options beyond OPT, including immigrant investor categories from an immigration attorney. (Tuesday, 1/17, Tuesday, 2/14, and Friday, 3/3, 12:10-1:10pm; register on CareerHub)

OPT Timeline & Application Process This session will cover the OPT timeline and application process. (Thursday, 2/23, 8:00-9:30pm and Thursday, 3/2, 7:00-8:30pm; register on CareerHub)

The 2-Hour Job Search – Attend this presentation, back by popular demand, to learn how to use technology to find the right job faster. Steve Dalton (career consultant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and author of The 2-Hour Job Search) will explain his cutting-edge process. (Thursday, 2/2, 6:30pm-8:30pm; register on CareerHub or watch the video)

From all of us at the CMC: have a wonderful break! We look forward to welcoming you back in January.

Walk In Confident: 9 Tools to Help You Prep for Interviews (MBA1s, MBA2s and MSx)

November 18, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

An interview is your best chance to demonstrate your unique value and relevance to a prospective employer. “Winging it” doesn’t work at this level – if you want to succeed, you’ll need to prepare.

Here are some great resources.

For Strategizing:

  • MyGSB – Get practical interviewing tips and targeted resources (by industry) on our website.
  • 1:1 Advising – Strategize about your interview and rehearse answers to key questions with a CMC advisor. Sign up on CareerHub appointments.
  • The Muse.com – Study the 31 most common interview questions – and what it takes to show you’re the right person for the job.
  • Interviewing American Style for International Students – Get tips and strategies for how to prepare for an interview, conduct yourself confidently during one, and follow up afterwards. (1/11, 12:10-1:10pm; register on CareerHub or watch last year’s video)
  • Prepping for Product Manager and Product Marketing Interviews Learn key concepts and frameworks for answering difficult interview questions, then get a chance to apply what you’ve learned in interactions. (Thursday, 1/12, 6pm-9pm; register on CareerHub)

For Practicing:

  • Mock Interviews – Sign up for interview practice offered by the CMC. Register on CareerHub appointments. Extra appointments available 1/9-1/13.
  • Consulting Mock Interviews Find out about invitation-only mock interview sessions held by some firms in December and the first week of school in January. (You may want to schedule a few mock interviews with classmates and CMC advisors before trying to schedule an interview with a consulting firm).

 For Researching:

  • Vault – Get in-depth industry information across thousands of companies, identify target employers, find out about job openings, and get help preparing for interviews; this site has it all (and then some).
  • Tracxn Identify early-stage companies of interest by sector, stage, or geography using this database created by recent GSB alums.
  • DataFox – Research 200,000 private companies. DataFox consolidates information on companies from sources like Crunchbase, AngelList, Indeed.com, Twitter, and others, and is one of the best startup research tools we’ve ever seen. See instructions for accessing tool at the bottom of this MyGSB page.

Every year employers tell us about GSB students who couldn’t answer basic questions about their companies. Don’t be one of those students. Strategize, research, and rehearse, so you can walk into your interviews confident and prepared!

Good luck—and come see us on the third floor of McClelland (or email us at cmc@gsb.stanford.edu) if you have any questions.

Jumpstart Your Job Search: 10 Career Resources for MBA2s and MSx (Nov/Dec 2016)

November 4, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

Time flies at the GSB—you’re already halfway through autumn quarter! Here’s a list of career resources that students in the past have found helpful at this juncture in their career journey.

    1. Master the Art of the Stock Pitch Get best practices for creating a powerful and effective stock pitch. Austin Stack, GSB ’17 and former Viking Investment Analyst will lead this interactive and informative session. Lunch will be provided. No registration. (Thursday, 11/9, 12:10pm-1:10pm in G101)
    2. The 2-Hour Job Search – Attend this popular presentation and learn how to use technology to find the right job faster. Steve Dalton (author of The 2-Hour Job Search and career consultant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business) will explain his cutting-edge process. (Thursday, 11/17, 6pm-8pm in G102; register on CareerHub)
    3. Career Advising/Coaching – Talk through your post-GSB career plans with a CMC advisor. Sign up on CareerHub.
    4. Self-assessments  – Explore potential career paths using self-assessment tools such as CareerLeader and StrengthsFinder. CMC advisors are available to help you analyze your results.
    5. Tracxn – Identify early-stage companies of interest by sector, stage, or geography using this database created by recent GSB alums.
    6. VMock – Get instant, personalized feedback about how to improve your resume using our online, data-driven tool. Login using your Stanford email address.
    7. Career Guides – Learn about common post-GSB career paths with these comprehensive guides of select industries.
    8. Historical GSB Employment Data – Access employment statistics across industries, career paths, and roles—and in-depth information about thousands of companies.
    9. Jobtreks – Use this cloud-based organizer to track everything from target companies, contacts, and job postings to your to-do’s, job applications, and other documents.
    10. Beyond OPT: US Work Authorization Options (for international students)  – Get an overview of both immigrant and non-immigrant visa options from immigration attorney Reaz Jafri. (Thursday, 12/1, 6pm-7:30pm in G102)

For more information about market data and job search tools. And be sure to go to this video portal for even more job search resources, including a “Tips from the Pros” section with over 60 job search videos. (To access the videos, register using your Stanford email address to receive a password.)

Questions? Come see us on the 3rd floor of McClelland or email us at cmc@gsb.stanford.edu.

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Job Search (MBA1s – Nov/Dec 2016)

November 4, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

Now that the AAP is over, it’s time to jumpstart your job search! Here’s a list of resources that MBA1s in the past have found helpful at this juncture in their student journey.

  1. Company Events & Presentations – Check out our list of employer recruiting events coming up in the next few weeks; there are over 50 of them!
  2. 3:1 Resume Reviews – Get direct feedback on your resume from a CMC advisor and three of your peers now through 11/11. To register, log into CareerHub and search “Events,” then check “CMC Office Hours, Individual Session” in the event type drop-down menu. (And please be considerate and limit your registration to one 50-minute time slot.)
  3. MBA1 Company Networking Night (CNN) – Meet recruiters in a casual setting and learn more about their companies . Wednesday, 11/16, 6pm-8pm in Oberndorf; register on CareerHub)
  4. The 2-Hour Job Search – Attend this popular presentation and learn how to use technology to find the right job faster. Steve Dalton (author of The 2-Hour Job Search and career consultant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business) will explain his cutting-edge process. (Thursday, 11/17, 6pm-8pm in G102; register on CareerHub.)
  5. Jobtreks – Use this cloud-based organizer tool to track everything from target companies, contacts, and job postings to your to-do’s, job applications, and other documents.
  6. Career Guides – Learn about common post-GSB career paths with these comprehensive guides of select industries.
  7. Historical GSB Employment Data – Access employment statistics across industries, career paths, and roles—and in-depth information about thousands of companies.
  8. Vault –  Use this site to identify employers, find out about job openings, access  in-depth industry information across thousands of companies—and prep for interviews.
  9. Self-assessments – Explore potential career paths using self-assessment tools such as CareerLeader and StrengthsFinder.
  10. On-Campus Interviews (OCI) – Mark your calendar and start polishing up your resume. The first resume drop is 12/9, and winter OCI is from 1/17 through 2/2.

Plus Three Presentations Just for International Students

  1. American-Style Networking for International Students – Learn how to network effectively in an American context: including how to enter and exit conversations, talk about yourself, and connect with peers, alumni, and employers.  (Wednesday, 11/16 from 12:10pm-1:10pm in M104)
  2. Positioning Yourself for Success in a US-Based Job Search – Hear about ways to overcome the particular job-search challenges facing international students after graduation, and to leverage those unique personal qualities and traits that are sought by US employers. (Wednesday, 11/30, 12:10pm-1:10pm in M104)
  3. Beyond OPT: US Work Authorization Options – Get an overview of both immigrant and non-immigrant visa options from immigration attorney Reaz Jafri. (Thursday, 12/1, 6pm-7:30pm in G102)

For more information about market data and job search tools, go to myGSB. And be sure to go to this video portal for even more job search resources, including a “Tips from the Pros” section with over 60 job search videos. (To access the videos, register using your Stanford email address to receive a password.)

Questions? Come see us on the third floor of McClelland or email us at cmc@gsb.stanford.edu.

Interested in Becoming a CEO? Apply for this CMC Leadership Assessment Opportunity by 10/24! (By Application Only)

October 17, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

Former Director of GSB Admissions and Executive Coach, Kirsten Moss, will be providing a leadership assessment and individual coaching session for 15 MBA2s to help them identify the leadership behaviors and experiences needed to be considered for CEO roles. To apply, email your resume to Kirsten Moss at kirsten_moss@williamjames.edu by Monday, October 24th. For more details about this opportunity see below.

Unique CMC Leadership Assessment Opportunity – Apply Now

Kirsten Moss, former Director of Admissions at the GSB and Consultant at Egon Zehnder International, a premier search and talent management firm, has selected Stanford Graduate School of Business to be a partner in examining CEO leadership capability. To gather appropriate data, she is offering second year Stanford GSB students a pro bono executive assessment tailored to identify CEO leadership potential. Stephen Kelner, who leads Executive Assessment at Spencer Stuart, is also a member of the study team. If you are selected to participate in this leadership development opportunity, you will:

  • receive a leadership assessment to discover how you can more effectively influence and inspire others;
  • experience a comprehensive behavior-based interview, used by executive search firms to select C-suite talent; and
  • discuss the results, career implications, and developmental opportunities of this assessment during a private coaching session.

Through this development process, you will receive an assessment of your current leadership style and behaviors, feedback on your personal brand assets and key development opportunities, and guidance regarding the critical experiences you will need to obtain to be considered for C-level leadership roles. Usually, this leadership assessment and coaching is only available for senior executives through executive search firms. However, to research transformational leadership potential, Kirsten can offer this opportunity to fifteen GSB students. All data provided will be confidential and used only to support this research study.

If you are interested in participating, email your resume to Kirsten Moss at kirsten_moss@williamjames.edu by Monday, October 24th. If chosen for this study, you will be notified by Monday, October 31st.  Selected participants will need to dedicate approximately two hours to complete a short survey, provide contact information for reference providers, attend an interview, and participate in a private coaching session. If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Moss, candidate for a Doctorate of Psychology at William James College, at kirsten_moss@williamjames.edu.

The Hunt is On: Job Search Resources to Help You Hit Your Target (MBA2s/MSx)

October 7, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

Your chances of landing a job you want increase the more focused, informed – and organized – you are in your job search. Get the data you need to target specific industries and employers and evaluate (and even negotiate) job offers with the range of tools we’ve brought together for you. Here are some of the most popular ones, including an organizer tool that can help you stay on top of the details of your job search.

Career Guides – Learn about common post-GSB career paths with these comprehensive guides of select industries.

Vault – Get in-depth industry information across thousands of companies, identify target employers, find out about job openings, and and get help preparing for interviews; this site has it all (and then some).

TransparentMBA – Access detailed compensation, satisfaction, and work-life balance metrics with this database of 2,400 MBA employers.

TracxnIdentify early-stage companies of interest by sector, stage, or geography using this database created by recent GSB alums.

JobtreksTrack everything from target companies, contacts, and job postings to-do’s, job applications, and other documents using this cloud-based organizer tool.

Visit myGSB for more information on market data and job search tools. And be sure to go to this video portal for even more job search resources, including a Tips from the Pros section with over 60 job search videos. (To access the videos, register using your Stanford email address to receive a password.)

Hit the Ground Running: 5 Career Programs for MBA1s

September 25, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

Welcome, Class of 2018! We look forward to meeting you in the coming weeks. The Career Management Center is here to support you throughout every phase of your career journey. To help you get started, we’re offering a series of programs over the next month (and beyond) just for you. They’re designed to help you hone in on your career vision and goals so you’re clear and focused when you launch your job search (or pursue your entrepreneurial dreams) later this quarter. Check out the descriptions below to see which programs are right for you. For more details and to register, visit CareerHub.

Engaging with the CMC | 9/29

Get the information and support you need to pursue your career goals. Learn about CMC events, resources, tools and timelines, and meet the people you can turn to for coaching and guidance. This workshop offers a great introduction to the CMC and is relevant for every MBA1!

Career and Life Vision | 10/6 and 10/7

Get clear about the career – and life – you want to create. Through a structured process of self-reflection and interactive exercises with a small group of your peers, this workshop will help you uncover your core values, career interests and goals.

Career Design | 10/18

Step outside the box and use design thinking to explore different career paths and generate test options that map to your vision. Create several plans for what your career might look like after the GSB, and get ready to explore and test them in the coming months.

Career Paths Exploration Day | 10/26

Get overviews and practical insights about industries and functions that interest you from industry experts and GSB alumni. Then use that knowledge to refine your career goals and launch your job search. As the AAP draws to a close, this is a half-day event you won’t want to miss!

Career Teams | Register by 11/4

Join a group of fellow MBA1s and take the time and space to deepen your understanding of yourself and explore career alternatives with the support of your peers. Meetings are facilitated by CMC advisors; they occur weekly  at the end of Autumn Quarter (11/15, 11/29, and 12/6) and monthly from January to May. This program is by application only; applications are due by 11/4 at 8:00am. Watch myGSB Digest for details.

Again, visit CareerHub to register for these programs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email (cmc@gsb.stanford.edu) or stop by the third floor of McClelland.

Subscribe to the CMC Perspectives blog here. We post relevant job search tips, reports from our company outreach trips and student treks, articles, and policy updates and reminders. You can also find information about past outreach and treks in our archives.

New and Improved: Check Out CareerHub and myGSB

September 23, 2016 by Carolyn Simons

Welcome back, Class of 2017! We hope you’ve had a wonderful and enriching summer. Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback about how the CMC can better meet your career management and job search needs. In response to your suggestions, we’ve spent the summer improving the myGSB Career website and developing a new CareerHub. It’s been a big undertaking—and we’re excited to announce the results.

CareerHub Replaces My Career Dashboard

We’ve overhauled our online activities hub to improve functionality and usability. CareerHub replaces My Career Dashboard as your new go-to-system for all CMC activities. You can use CareerHub to:

  • sign up for advisor appointments
  • find jobs and research opportunities
  • register for events
  • manage On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) and recruiting events
  • upload your resume to the resume database
  • report and analyze job offers

CareerHub’s intuitive interface should make it easier than ever to liaise with the CMC and take advantage of our resources and offerings. To gain access, log-in here. If you have any questions, please let us know right away. As with any new system, there may be bugs. Please know that we are committed to resolving any issues as quickly as possible. We are here to help!

myGSB Career Website Gets a Refresh

We launched a new myGSB homepage and improved site navigation: making it easier to find the information and resources that you’re looking for. We’ve also begun to update content and will continue to do so throughout the year. Please share your feedback with us as we keep striving to make myGSB as easy to use—and valuable—as possible. This is an ongoing effort, and our goal is to support you in every way we can. If you have ideas for how we can improve the myGSB Career website, please let us know. We are eager to turn your ideas into reality to give you the best career management experience possible during your time here at the GSB!

As always, we hope you’ll reach out to us with any questions you may have. Email us at cmc@gsb.stanford.edu or stop by the 3rd floor of McClelland.