Career Adviser Spotlight: Ed Yu

19 April 2017

By Jay Hodgkins

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business consistently ranks in the top-tier for its career services among MBA programs. On the Discover Darden MBA admissions blog, the Career Development Center‘s Ed Yu, senior associate director of career education and advising, recently discussed the role of career advisers and how incoming MBA students can prepare for a successful career search before they start school.

What is your favorite part about serving as a career adviser?
I really enjoy helping students who are facing challenges in their search find a good internship or full-time job that’s the right fit for them. I’m a very empathetic person and I use that empathy in my role to relate to students as they are going through the job search process and help them achieve success.

What career advice would you give to an incoming student to help them prepare for their career search before they arrive at Darden?
I would advise them to do their research and narrow down their focus to around three areas of interest or less. Everyone is in a different point in their career exploration, but having that narrowed down focus will help them get the most out of their MBA experience.

Read the full Q&A with Yu on the Discover Darden blog.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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