Top MBA Employers: Building a Foundation with Chevron
Even with the preparation provided by an MBA, entering back into the business world after school can be daunting. California oil giant Chevron, one of the 20 largest companies in the world, offers a program that provides additional support and training for MBA grads to help them take their education to the next level. The oil company’s competitive business and commercial MBA program (BCMP) provides opportunities and resources for motivated grads aspiring to senior management positions. Chevron has made Glassdoor’s list of “Best Places to Work” eight times, and made Indeed’s list of Best Places to Work in 2017, likely due to the numerable opportunities for advancement and considerate treatment of employees.
According to Business Insider, “Chevron also has programs for new mothers and families, such as rooms where new mothers can nurse, a college-counseling program that guides employees and their families through the college application process, and a program that reimburses employees up to $5,000 for adoption-related expenses.”
Current MBA’s and recent grads interested in working at an oil will surely want to add Chevron to their list of potential employers.
The Chevron Business and Commercial MBA Program
During Chevron’s two-year business and commercial MBA program, students will have access to a variety of resources, including mentorship from senior members of the Chevron team. Program participants will do four six-month rotations involving projects in any of the following areas: strategy, planning and business analysis; supply chain/value chain optimization; business development; asset commercialization; decision analysis; hydrocarbon scheduling and logistics; hydrocarbon trading analytics; or marketing and sales.
Program recruits should have geographic flexibility, as the program can take them to California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, or Singapore. Participants can look forward to regular performance feedback on each assignment. The BCMP allows MBA grads to accelerate their career trajectory, to achieve more senior positions more quickly.
You can take a look at Chevron’s full BCMP brochure here.
Getting A Foot In the Door: Summer Internship Program
If you’re interested in pursuing Chevron’s business and commercial MBA program, applying for the company’s summer internship is the way to go. In fact, Chevron considers the 10-12 week internship program to be an extended interview that provides an in-depth view of how potential long-term recruits operate in a project-oriented setting. MBA’s can apply after their first year of grad school.
Though a long-term Chevron job offers a multitude of possible locations, the internship will take place in either Houston, Texas, or San Ramon, California (home to the original company headquarter’s). To be eligible for the internship, grads should have a minimum of three years of work experience between their undergrad and grad educations. Chevron looks for adaptability, collaboration skills, analytical chops, and leadership qualities in its internship recruits.