FAQs: Careers and Professional Development

Where do Fletcher graduates work after graduation?

The MIB program positions its graduates for unique careers in a variety of sectors. Fletcher graduates have had successful careers in international businesses. Examples include:

  • large multinationals such as Citigroup, Hitachi, AIG, and ExxonMobil;
  • financial services companies such as Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Smith Barney, BNP Paribas, and Merrill Lynch;
  • consulting groups like Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group and Mercer Oliver Wyman;
  • international organizations including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the International Monetary Fund;
  • large NGOs with cross-sectoral interests such as On the Frontier and Bridgespan; and
  • firms with more focused national or developing market interests.

Fletcher's particular expertise in emerging markets prepares graduates for careers that focus on high-growth economies such as India, China, and Brazil. Graduates go on to work in areas ranging from in-country positions to specialized jobs with major financial institutions, research organizations and multinational corporations.

MIB graduates are also well-prepared for "non-traditional" jobs within the traditional job market. Large employers find the Fletcher education uniquely prepares students not only for general management positions but also for jobs within governmental and regulatory affairs, environmental affairs, risk management, and other functional areas that necessitate an education that goes beyond traditional business skills. Additionally, country managers and risk analysts who must understand the complexity of national and local situations are well-qualified with MIB education.

What resources do you offer for professional development?

Fletcher considers professional development to be as important as academic development. The Office of Career Services has a staff with dedicated coaches for each sector that help students realize their career goals. All students participate in a ten-week professional development program that helps them manage international careers during and after Fletcher. Topics covered in this interactive program include self-assessment; hiring theory; and personal marketing including resumes and cover letters, networking, and interviewing skills. Throughout their Fletcher careers, all students can take advantage of sector-specific coaching, career trips to Washington, DC and New York City, on-campus recruiting and employer information sessions, and a comprehensive internship database. One of Fletcher's greatest assets, our vast alumni network of more than 7,000 graduates, is an incomparable resource for contacts around the globe.