BetterWeekdays Aims to Help Top-Tier MBA Professionals Find the Right Fit
CHICAGO, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BetterWeekdays (http://www.betterweekdays.com/), an exclusive online community for MBA alumni (and alumni-to-be) from top-tier business schools, today introduced its platform to the public. BetterWeekdays aims to build a community of MBA professionals for the purposes of leadership development, relevant connections, and career enhancement to encourage people to be better. BetterWeekdays is currently in its alpha product stage, and additional features and enhancements are on the horizon.
Founded by a Kellogg School of Management alum Chris Motley, BetterWeekdays centralizes the alumni networks of the top-tier MBA programs through LinkedIn and Facebook integration. The platform provides each member an industry-leading assessment that captures the convergence of their values, interests, skills, and style as they relate to leadership development and career enhancement. An algorithm then analyzes attributes of the community to determine the most relevant opportunities (career and network) that support lifetime professional growth.
“More than half of MBA professionals leave their jobs within three years of graduation because they are unfulfilled,” said Motley. “I founded BetterWeekdays because my previous professional experience was highly fulfilling because I connected who I was to what I actually did, and I wanted to provide a service that could do the same for people like me. Beyond that, I felt that by tapping into our powerful MBA alumni networks, we could accelerate the process of finding the most relevant and fulfilling opportunities. BetterWeekdays does this by looking at each member holistically.”
Through the detailed assessment, BetterWeekdays matches alums with each other based on each individual’s unique attributes that, when combined with an organization or role, would ensure optimal performance. They also utilize information gathered from social media such as work history, school, and activities. BetterWeekdays offers a completely curated system of a self-selecting community of MBA professionals and allows them to leverage their valuable alumni networks for the purposes of fulfilling job placement, mentorship, and career development.
“At BetterWeekdays, we support MBA professionals who care about self discovery, optimizing their networks, and how to translate this process into quality opportunities over the course of their professional careers. Our main goal is to help these professionals realize that they can bring who they are to what they do, which in turn enables them to achieve their true potential,” Motley said.
BetterWeekdays is free for MBA professionals from the top 30 business schools and members of the MBA Career Services for Working Professionals (MBA CSWP) alliance. The platform’s Beta release is expected soon, and will build on the feature set for employers.
BetterWeekdays is an online professional community exclusive to top-tier MBA students and alumni for leadership development, relevant connections, and job placement. BetterWeekdays utilizes an industry-leading assessment tool that ultimately aligns people’s skills, interests, and personality to the best organizations matched to them. Learn more at http://www.betterweekdays.com/.
Heather R. Huhman