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MBACSC Student Empowerment

Support Beginning and Returning MBA and Undergraduate Students To Get Their Networking Game On Early in the Year!

Webinars, Talks, and Workshops for
MBA and Undergraduate Programs

Never Apply for a Job Again: Break
the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the
Rest…FROM DAY 1!

Just some of the schools that have participated in CareerGuy’s programs:


Empowering and Relevant Content

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Darrell W. Gurney is the Networking Expert for

“Darrell is the best teacher I know of the most important career-building skill of all – ‘the art of networking.’ Among the 16 top experts on the faculty at Beyond B-School today, I believe he should be at the top of the list for MBA career services to engage to give their students a skill they will benefit from their entire professional careers.”
—Roy Young, Founder,

Darrell W. Gurney “Meet the Author” Event for Colorado State MBAs

“Darrell Gurney was a great encouragement to my MBA students, most of whom are just beginning their MBA degree. His advice caused a mental shift for them from job seeking to relationship building. That has lifelong value to their career management!”
—Jennifer Vancil, M.Ed., Graduate Career Counselor, Colorado State University

“Never Apply for a Job Again” MBA Career Services Professionals Webinar


“If you missed the webinar on the ‘art’ of networking for MBAs, presented by Darrell Gurney, you will want to play the recording and pass it along to your professional colleagues in Career Services. It is perhaps our best webinar yet, IMHO!”
—Roy Young, Founder,

MBACSC Global Conference 2013 Workshop “Using Video to Expand Your Reach”

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MBA Student Webinar “Relationship Equity”


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* The philosophy and method upon which this webinar is based was presented at the Annual Conference of the MBACSC in Seattle, WA, on June 22, 2012. The title of the presentation was “Turning Social Media Into Social Networking: Creating Door-Opening Relationships Beyond Technology.” Darrell’s slides from that presentation can be accessed in the MBACSC Documents Library online, and the handy, quick-desk-reference handout provided to participants in that workshop can be downloaded here.

“I think this webinar for the students of our MBACSC members is a wonderful resource to offer.  I agree that if students start their program with intentional and ongoing networking as a staple, they’ll end their program with lots more offers.”
—Pete Giulioni, Fmr Asst Dean of MBA Career Services, USC Marshall School, and Fmr Board Member, MBA Career Services Council

Survey Results MBA Student Webinar “Relationship Equity”

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“The Relationship Equity webinar on networking best practices for MBAs was a very eye-opening experience for my first year students.  It generated a rich discussion following the presentation on the mindset and approach students must take today to stay top of mind while not appearing desperate to prospective employers.  My students walked away with a greater understanding of the critical importance of cultivating these relationships early and over time so that they are primed when needed.”
—Margaret Roberts, Director, Eberhardt Career Management Center, VP & Board Member, MBA Career Services Council

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Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest (the philosophy and method upon which these offerings are based) is an Amazon Bestselling networking and interviewing resource. It can be accessed by career services professionals as well as students HERE whereby you can receive free audios and ebooks from top bestselling business authors such as Harvey Mackay (Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive), Dave Logan (Tribal Leadership) and Dr. Ivan Misner (Founder of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization).


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* To get a sense of past webinars offered to MBA populations, click the below links:
10 New Year Command-Your-Career Resolutions –
Backdoor Job Search: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest –

And a very recent (August 10, 2012) “Meet the Author” event hosted by Jennifer Vancil of Colorado State University:

What Some Say

“Hearing from a bestselling author firsthand about the value of ‘stealth’ networking in the job search gives students a real-world understanding of how hiring actually happens – through personal connections and establishing value to potential employers while pursuing their degree. Everyone’s goal is a job before graduation…Darrell’s advice shows us how to make it happen.”
—Jennifer Vancil, M.Ed., Graduate Career Counselor, Colorado State University

“I believe the two presentations that were brought to our students over the past couple of days were not only informative but were a way to help them create better lives for themselves and get them on a pathway to success.”
—Leonard Williams, PhD, Director, Career Management Center, Tulane University>

“We had Darrell come speak today for two of our groups: an undergraduate student population and a graduate student population.  His message was on point and exactly what we wanted to have our students hear about a method to have them go out and take their job search to others.”
—Lori LeBleu, Director, College of Business Career Development Center, Belmont University>

“The presentation was extremely well received. Darrell is a very engaging speaker, but more to the point, his subject matter was very relevant for graduating seniors and mid-career professionals who may find themselves in transition at a future date. I can highly recommend Darrell for presentations to groups like this or, for that matter, to any group where networking skills would become important.”
—Howard Fletcher, Director, Student Center for Professional Development, California State University Long Beach>

“It was amazing! It’s a very good exercise. It’s something the students need to do but, I’ll tell you, I was even doing it in the back of the room and it is a great exercise for anyone at any level. So, A Plus!”
—Peggy Babin, Associate Dean, Career Management Center, Tulane University

“Great work and thanks for your time. The alumni were inspired and motivated to get out and connect in new and innovative ways. The feedback was positive.”
—Scott Turner, Associate Director, MBA Career Services, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

From:Robin Vallilee
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:40 AM
To: ‘Darrell W. Gurney’
Subject: Thank You!

Dear Darrell,

I want to take a moment to thank you for your contributions to the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

Over the past few years, your teleseminar and webinar topics—“Surefire Ways to Recession-PROOF Your Career”; “Backdoor Job Search: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest”; and last week’s record-breaking “10 New Year Command-Your-Career Resolutions”—have consistently been well received and garnered excellent reviews with our participants.

In particular, yesterday was the first time ever, in our 3 years of offering these programs on a monthly basis to our MBA and BBA alumni, that we had an over 100% registered capacity attendance, with 161 registrations and 167 actually participating in the hour-long webinar!

I would like to also take this opportunity to thank you for being the influence behind the inception of our webinars program.  Your conceiving the idea of an alumni-focused offering from our office, and your first “Surefire Ways to Recession-PROOF Your Career” teleseminar, offered in April 2009, not only inspired this now 3-year monthly offering, but has allowed us to touch and impact the career lives of literally tens of thousands of alumni ever since.

Thank you for continuing to offer inspiring, innovative, and engaging live webinars.  We all wish you Godspeed in the launch of your newest book Never Apply For A Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, and hope that your methods can be shared with as many professionals as possible.


Robin Vallilee
Sr. Program Coordinator
Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin


From:Jennifer Campbell
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 7:12 AM
To: Darrell W. Gurney
Subject: follow-up from Career webinar

Hello Darrell,

I’m happy to report we had 161 registrants RSVP for your career webinar and 167 participants in attendance!  We’ve never had any of our career webinars go over 100%.  Again, thank you for presenting the 10 Resolutions for Job Search, as I believe it really does speak to our alumni.

Below are the URL links from your presentations:
10 New Year Command-Your-Career Resolutions –
Backdoor Job Search: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest –

Good Luck with your book launch!

Thank you,


Jennifer Campbell| Development Associate | Alumni Relations
McCombs School of Business | The University of Texas at Austin