Graduate Programs Career Services
The Walker College of Business graduate programs have their own career coach who advises WCOB graduate students on career development and works with students on their job search plans. Each student can receive individualized coaching in order to enhance their job searching skills and to prepare them for potential career progression. Information and resources can be found on the graduate student career resources webpage.
The WCOB Business Career Services located in the BB&T Student Leadership Center assists with professional and career development opportunities for all Walker College of Business students. Additionally, all students have access to career fairs and opportunities through the University's Career Development Center.
Handshake connects students to employers with job, internship and interview postings. We post full time, part time local & non-local, on campus, seasonal, and temporary positions.
Upcoming Graduate Career Events
WCOB Graduate Students- Mark your calendar for the many career events and workshops available to you this semester.
We invite you to join us for the 9th annual Walker Business Connections Career Week at Appalachian State University (9/27 - 10/8). Hosted by Business Career Services and the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, this event will include the following hybrid programming:
Virtual Mock Interviews (9/27 - 9/30)
Virtual Panels and Workshops (10/4 - 10/6)
In-Person Career Fair (10/7), Holmes Convocation Center, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Career Fair (10/8), Hosted on Handshake, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In-Person Formal Interviews (10/8), by invitation only
Register for Walker Business Connections events here.
The MBA program administers a LinkedIn group where MBA alumni, students, and faculty members can network together. Founded in 2009, the "Appalachian State University MBA Alumni and Friends" group boasts more than 700 members. An additional network is the WCOB Graduate Programs Facebook page; alumni are encouraged to get involved.
Clubs and Organizations
Appalachian's Executive Impact Club is exclusively for graduate students. Members participate in networking socials, give back to the community through volunteering and fundraising activities, and join various events that enrich their careers. The Executive Impact Club ensures it has a strong foundation for members based on five pillars: Integrity, Philanthropy, Insight, Networking, and Balance. Current information can be found both on the MBA Facebook page and on the Executive Impact website.
Graduate Student Association Senate
The MBA program also has an elected representative on the Graduate Student Association Senate (GSAS). The student not only represents MBA student needs but also helps to obtain research and travel grants. For more information visit GSAS. Join their Facebook page to engage with other Graduate Students across Appalachian.
There are many other clubs and organizations across Appalachian ranging in interests from Entrepreneurship to International Business.