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How Your School’s Location Can Play A Key Role in Your Job Search

By Linda M

Updated December 20, 2019 Updated December 20, 2019

When choosing MBA programs to apply to, some applicants might overlook the role a school’s location can play in their employment opportunities after graduation.

We caught up with Taylor Martini, Director of Admissions at UCI Paul Merage School of Business, to find out more.

Martini believes choosing a school located in a dynamic area can make or break a student’s chances of getting their preferred job after graduation. He says to have chosen to study at Merage because it was not only in the middle of the Orange County business community, but also in between two other major employment hubs – Los Angeles and San Diego.

Martini says Merage offers consultations to help perspective students learn more about the program and make the right choice for their careers. He advises applicants whittle down the list of companies and roles they want following graduating from their MBA program – even better if they are located near their school of choice.

He says, “It’s nice to have an idea of the end goal so you’re able to work your way back from that.”

Martini also recommends applicants use online resources like LinkedIn to find people doing the work that interests them and set up informational interviews. He says the most valuable candidates are those who are able to use their MBA to fill the gaps in their knowledge and skillset before entering the job market.

This article was originally published in December 2019 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 


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