W. P. Carey Tempe Campus

Career management

Leveraging our strong partnerships with recruiters and hiring companies, our innovative approach to career management, and our alumni network of 120,000+ dedicated Sun Devils living in over 100 countries — the W. P. Carey School of Business can help you write the next great chapter of your career.

Full-time MBA students become market ready for life through a combination of applied coursework and iterative experiences. You will gain lifelong career competencies, tools, and perspectives designed to outlast your degree — and prepare you for what’s next. The W. P. Carey Career Services Center will help you build critical skills and your personal brand, as you connect with recruiters from top companies around the country.

More than 650 organizations
in over 35 industries partner with W. P. Carey to recruit talent

One of the highest employment rates
for new Full-time MBA graduates among U.S. business schools

Full-time MBA Class of 2023
$146,719 average salary (includes base salary and signing bonus)
96% accepted a full-time offer within 90 days of graduation

Resources and coaching

When it comes to your career beyond your MBA, the W. P. Carey Career Services Center will work with you every step of the way — beginning before you even take your first class.

  • Consultations and guidance from dedicated career professionals
  • Career leadership courses and a summer internship help you find your path
  • A pre-program self-assessment to identify your skills and career interests
  • On-campus recruiting and exclusive access to top recruiters
  • State-of-the-art facilities for counseling and interviews

W. P. Carey supports student and alumni career journeys from day one to graduation and beyond. Our goal is to be a lifelong resource for students to build career capabilities that make them competitive for the duration of their career.

Joseph Kimes (Executive Director, W. P. Carey Career Services Center)

Joseph Kimes.

Career courses

Sharpen the tools you need to succeed. W. P. Carey MBA career courses will help you define and develop your goals and build a personal action plan. You'll quickly learn how to refine your resume, enhance your networking opportunities, and hone your interviewing skills.

Career Leadership

Prepare yourself for the required summer internship and develop skills that will guide you throughout your career:

  • Identify strengths, interests, skills, ideal corporate cultures, and motivating incentives
  • Discover the tools and techniques necessary to make informed career choices
  • Build a framework to successfully manage your career and evolve your talents

Leadership Communication

Elevate your communication skills to further your goals. Learn presentation, public speaking, and writing techniques and receive peer and instructor feedback.

Campus recruiting

Connect with some of the world's top companies at one of the nation's top business schools. Access to organizations from around the country can lead to valuable summer internships and full-time positions.

Work with the W. P. Carey Career Services Center to showcase your strengths and polish your interviewing skills. Through a year-long schedule of events including Company Networking Night, information sessions, and panel discussions, you’ll meet recruiters and hiring organizations face-to-face, discussing their business challenges and your long-term goals.

Online resources allow you to submit your resume for internship and job postings, and employers can select top candidates to interview during their visit to campus. Each year, companies conduct nearly 600 on-campus interviews with W. P. Carey MBA students. And with the brand new facilities in the state-of-the-art McCord Hall, making that big first impression and finding your dream job is closer than ever.

Top hiring companies

Full-time MBA Class of 2023 students were offered positions with the following companies:

  • Amazon
  • EY-Parthenon
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • W. L. Gore & Associates
  • Applied Materials
  • Honeywell
  • IBM

I had a strong support system in the W. P. Carey Career Services Center, navigating the intense recruitment process that comes with being an MBA student. I was given 1:1 attention to really pinpoint the things about me that were great that I often overlook.

Elvis Diaz (MBA ’19)

Elvis Diaz

Alumni network

Build a lifelong network with global impact. From your application to graduation and beyond, this is a community that will support your journey. Our alumni frequently engage with students through mentorship, class presentations, projects, and events. And when you complete your program, you’ll join a dedicated community of ASU business alumni worldwide.

Total W. P. Carey alumni

Members of the ASU alumni network

Business alumni who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from W. P. Carey

ASU alumni chapters around the world