Honesty hour: it can be hard to talk about careers. Finding the balance between what pays the bills and what we love to do is never easy, after all.
Plus, it can be easy to lose sight of our goals and get stuck in a life/job rut, or to feel frustrated when you know exactly where you want to be in your career, but not how to get there. The struggle is too real sometimes, guys. It happens to all of us.
But thankfully, there are tools out there to help us reach our career goals, whatever they might be. Whether you just want a higher salary, want to travel the world, or want to switch careers completely... well, some things out there straight-up have our backs.
Such as the free QS World MBA Tour, going down on September 27 at Calgary's Metropolitan Conference Centre. This event is super key for anyone looking to go back to school to earn an MBA and turn all of those goals into a reality!
The event puts top national and international business schools together under one roof, like the University of Alberta and the US's Vanderbilt University.
In addition to making it easier for you to choose your new dream school, Calgary's QS World MBA Tour event will also let you meet the school's admissions directors and will host information sessions and seminars (like their free GMAT seminars!). Plus, it's the perfect opportunity to network!
Oh, and the best part? Everyone who attends this free event gets the chance to apply to a pool of scholarships worth $7 million. Yup, guys, you read that right.
And to give you a taste of what you can achieve with an MBA in hand, here are the highest paying jobs in Canada for 2017/18 that you can get hired for right now in Calgary, according to the QS World MBA:
Media/Entertainment & Arts
Applying all the key things you've learned in your MBA towards a job in the media or entertainment and arts industry could net you more than $86,000 a year... which, I mean, sounds like a pretty top notch investment to me, TBH.
It's kind of common sense that going into law is hard work, with usually an awesome payoff. How great of a return will you see on your investment if you plunge into the world of a law career with an MBA in-hand? Well, you'd be looking at about $165,000 per year, and careers like legal project manager and firm administrator! I know, guys. I know.
True story: my life goal was once to become a teacher before I came to terms with how crippling my impatience really is. Anyway, for those of you who would love to dive headfirst into the education, I've got some great news! An MBA in this industry could earn you a salary of roughly $78,000. 78K? I mean, that's a whole lot of Ks.
Banking and financial jobs are super stimulating and interesting, even if you go into this industry with just a bachelor's degree. But coming to it with an MBA behind can score you a bunch of positions, like a financial analyst, and will net you a salary of (wait for it) almost $100,000. Yeah. I needed to sit down for that one, too.
Getting an MBA and going into the HR industry is basically like sprinkling some meatballs into your spaghetti. With an MBA in-hand in this industry, you'll be earning about $90,000 a year, and can get some pretty cool jobs, like an HR services manager or a talent and diversity manager.
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
If you love to take care of people and enjoy making money while doing it (hey, who doesn't?) then applying an MBA towards a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries will have you balling. You can expect to earn $99,200 a year.
An MBA degree can even help you climb those ladders in your retail career. With an MBA, you can get all kinds of jobs in the retail industry, including a product manager, business analyst, and corporate strategy manager, along with a salary of $89,000 annually.
Sounds interesting? You know it does! You can start your brand new career journey with the help of Calgary's free QS World MBA Tour!
To connect with the perfect school to earn your MBA, join hundreds of other professionals this September 27, 2018, at the Metropolitan Conference Centre.