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Career Outcomes

Students and alumni of MSLOC have an edge when it comes to achieving their career outcomes. Our graduates are sought after by organizations across all industries and sectors. Over 100 employers come to us each year to attract talent to fill open full-time positions and recruit participants for graduate internship and rotational leadership programs.

Alumni Employment

Our alumni improve the world’s workplaces and lead organizational transformation across disciplines including talent management, learning and development, knowledge management, organizational effectiveness, change management, and much more.

Employed or entrepreneur full-time at three months post-graduation
Working full-time as external consultants
Transitioned to new roles before or upon graduation

Community Snapshot

At Northwestern, we say that “AND” is in our DNA. Our MSLOC curriculum has both flexibility AND rigor. We deliver both virtual AND in-person learning experiences. Our community is made up of leaders AND learners committed to disrupting any status quos that tell us there can only be one way.

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Alumni Profiles

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What I didn’t expect to happen to the extent it did was imbibing and learning the less tangible skills such as thinking in an agile way ”

— Urvashi Goyal, MSLOC 2020

Matt Sabouri

One of the best career decisions that I ever made. Not only was I able to switch industries, I now get to do work that I love each day. ”

— Matt Sabouri, MSLOC 2020

Sample Employers and Job Titles

Recent MSLOC alumni have held these positions:

  • Bayer: R&D Digital Transformation & IT Change Management Lead
  • Boston Consulting Group: Digital Consulting Team Senior Talent Manager
  • Citadel: Head of People, Global Equities
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Engagement Project Manager
  • Google: People Partner
  • HubSpot: Senior Manager, Customer Success, Corporate Segment
  • Korn Ferry: Consultant—Culture, Change, and Communications
  • KPMG: Senior Change Management Consultant
  • McDonald’s: Global Organization Effectiveness Manager
  • McMaster-Carr: People Operations Specialist
  • Medline: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Training Manager
  • Microsoft: HR Business Partner (HR Rotation Program)
  • PwC: Senior Associate - Workforce Transformation—Talent, Change, and Behavior
  • TiER1 Performance: Senior Change Consultant
  • Uber: Senior Operations Manager, Territory Operations
  • West Monroe: Manager, Talent & Leadership Development

International Student Support and Global Impact

The Northwestern MSLOC network extends across the globe, and we design our learning experiences to equip leaders to face complex, cross-cultural organizational challenges.

  • Northwestern MSLOC program is STEM Designated as an Industrial/Organizational Psychology program
  • MSLOC provides active advising and logistical support for students seeking Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) opportunities
  • Global network with students, alums, and faculty across 20+ countries

Career Services for Students and Alumni

MSLOC Career Services supports our community of students and alumni through year-round co-curricular programming, custom on-demand advising and coaching, and ongoing employer partnerships.

Career Services for Students and Global Impact

Career Development Workshops

  • Programming offered throughout the year designed to support professional development and build job search skills
  • Jobseeking KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) Workshop series (8-10 weeks)
  • EDGE (Evaluate, Discover, Get Ready, Engage) Career Pathing and Positioning Group Coaching course (8-10 weeks)

Career Resources

  • Interview question banks: informational, phone screens, behavioral, case, and scenario-based questions
  • Outreach and communication templates for each step of the recruiting process
  • Career research guides: determining target roles, industries, and employers
  • Facilitated connections with recruiters, alumni, current students, and organizational partners to aid students and alumni in job searches

Career Advising

  • Program Advisors are available year-round for appointments with students and alumni
  • Services include: career coaching; resume editing and assistance; mock interviews; networking strategy; offer negotiation counsel
  • Community Career Services Drop-in Office Hours

Networking and Organization Partnerships

  • Full-time positions, internships, and contract opportunities are offered year-round by alums, recruiters, organizational partners, and fellow students
  • In 2022, through our MSLOC Meetup program alone, our Career Services team facilitated 245 student + alumni matches based on the student’s individual career and networking goals, prompting each pair to meet for an informational interview
  • Always-on student and alumni networking support via MSLOC community platform (“The Hive”) and private community LinkedIn group
  • Open houses with firms and organizations seeking MSLOC talent
  • An online resume book that is open to students and alumni to share resumes with prospective employers