Maximizing the Value of Your MBA | taught by Angela Guido

Course description

If you’re like most soon-to-be MBA students, you’re already caught in the deadly intersection of FOMO and YOLO. You’re trying to take advantage of the baffling array of new possibilities the MBA gives you without missing out on a single awesome minute.

Oh yeah, and pretty soon you’ve got to get a job. That job will establish the baseline for the whole rest of your career. Yes, Career Services exists to make sure you find employment -- but they’re not magicians. If you want to achieve your dreams and find your perfect fit job, that’s on you.

And you’ve got to get on it fast. Because your official resume is due within 6 weeks of arriving on campus, and you’ll make all kinds of trajectory-defining decisions even sooner than that: clubs, classes, extracurricular learning opportunities… It’s a hot mess if you haven’t done some work before you get there.

#YOMO is here to help!

Welcome to You Only MBA Once, Career Protocol's BRAND NEW e-course to help you maximize the value of your MBA.

I’m Angela Guido. I’ve helped thousands of people identify their passions, achieve their goals, and have more fun in the process. Come with me, and I’ll help you develop clarity around your goals and values, and build the communication tools and relationships you need to land your ideal post-MBA job. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes, because we’re going to have fun along the way!!!

You’ll finish this course with new confidence in who you are and a competitive edge in business school so you can sashay your way through the MBA with ease and joy.

Here's what this course covers:

Introductory Module: How to maximize the value of your MBA

Get inside the head of MBA recruiters and understand why it’s critical to show (not tell) who you are. You'll discover my time-tested “Happy at Work” equation and the Four Keys to Worklife Success. I’ll also share my job search prep checklist and a cool framework for creating a powerful personal introduction to corporate recruiters and networking contacts.

Module 1: What makes you uniquely you?

Session 1: Let's look at your experiences

We’ll start getting to know who you are through your experiences and achievements. I’ll walk you through a simple, step-by-step process to get you mentally organized and generate a list of your top ten most successful experiences, encompassing every area of your life.

Through this lesson, you’ll begin to build the self-awareness and confidence you need to maximize the value of your MBA.

Session 2: Let's look closer at your experiences

Did you know that confidence comes from knowing who you are? If I asked you right now to give me a detailed account of your top 3 accomplishments, would your answer inspire you?

After taking a close look at your achievements to date, you will enter the MBA confident that you can add value to any organization and impress in any interview.

Session 3: Let's figure out what it all means

By the end of session 3, beyond knowing what you have achieved, you will understand your deepest held values. This will make it easy for you to convey who you are and what you want. If you’re worried about “impostor syndrome,” this is your remedy! When you know what you stand for, you belong everywhere.

Module 2: Identifying the right jobs for you
Module two is all about mapping your goals and values to a realistic, achievable action plan and then gaining the tools to execute it.

Session 4: Let's make some choices about what you want

In this session, I’ll be with you step by step as you contemplate your long term and short term must-haves. By the end of this session, you’ll have defined what you want now and over time and what you want next. Because knowing what you want is the first essential step to getting it.

Session 5: Let's get smart about post-MBA jobs

Here’s your crash course in post-MBA jobs. This session will come as a relief: no longer is the vast field of post-MBA jobs mysterious and confusing. By the end, you’ll be knowledgeable about the MBA recruiting landscape and ready to target a few opportunities that are right for you.

Session 6: Let's go get 'em, Tiger!

Now I’m going to arm you with all of the tools that you need to get the job that you want. We’ll cover company research, informational interviews, networking, skill-building, and even a little bit of interviewing so that by the time that recruiting comes around, you’re ready.

Bonus Module:Your plan of action going forward

In this last module, I'll share a timeline to guide your preparation work between now and when recruiting starts. I'll also give you a preview of coming attractions that can help you further improve your soft skills throughout your MBA and beyond.

By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with a much deeper understanding of yourself and a suite of tools that will give you a strategic edge during your MBA job search.

In addition to video lessons to guide you step by step through the #YOMO process, here’s all that the full course includes:

  • Access to our invitation-only online community
  • Our proprietary Success Inventory complete with your Greatest Hits List and key career insights
  • The Career Wish List, including your Career Bucket List, Career Keywords, and What You Want Next List
  • Critical communication and job search tools including our
    • Company Research Template and our company research Resource List
    • Awesome Informational Interview Template
    • Networking Introduction Framework
    • 5 Walk Me Through Your Resume Frameworks
    • Awesome Cover Letter Template that leverages your values
    • Job Preparation Template
    • Our LinkedIn Profile Protocol for MBAs
    • The industry-leading MBA Resume Protocol and MBA resume Word template

Reviews for Angela Guido

"Angela is an exceptional storyteller, strategist and mentor.... she will be committed to the process as much as you are, as your cheerleader and friend."

"She truly and genuinely valued my passions and always reminded me to never waver from them... I was able to dial in on what was important, move on from disappointments, and perceive challenges as opportunities."

"She has an aura about her that immediately makes you comfortable talking to her and sharing all of your deepest, most meaningful stories with her."

"Working with Angela was an exciting journey of self discovery. I gained confidence and self belief in my career goals. Everything else followed from there."

"Angela was outstanding at both helping me figure out who I was and what was important to me. While I had a sense of these things, Angela really helped me hone my sense of myself, then craft a compelling narrative that conveyed that information."

Angela Guido
Angela Guido
Founder and Chief Education Officer

Hi, I’m Angela Guido. My whole career has been about helping people get what they want: as a teacher (of English as a Second Language and later of the GMAT with Manhattan Prep), as a strategic HR and training manager at KPMG, as a management consultant and recruiting manager at the Boston Consulting Group, and as an MBA admissions consultant with mbaMission. That’s because I am a student of human nature. I am endlessly fascinated by what it means to be human, what unites us, and how we can fulfill our true potential. I’d like nothing more than to see you fulfill yours.

I bring all those years helping thousands of people get what they want from life and work, along with my own MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, to Career Protocol and this course. I’ve put together my most effective tools to help pre-MBAs get what they want at this incredibly pivotal moment in their careers.

Join me for #YOMO and see how easy getting what you really want can be.

Questions? Send me an e-mail at to get in touch!

Course Curriculum

Session 2: What makes you awesome (part 2)
Bonus Module: Your plan of action going forward. (coming soon)