Executive Associate Program (Full-Time)

MGM Resorts International - Las Vegas, NV4.0

Las Vegas, Nevada
Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race .

The Executive Associate Program provides unparalleled access to a range of rewarding hospitality opportunities and to a network of corporate executives and senior-level property leadership from across our organization. MGM Resorts International extends full-time MBA students who are completing the final academic year of their programs, as well as recent graduates of full-time MBA programs, the opportunity to apply their education and experience to a challenging position in the casino resort industry. Executive Associate hires report to corporate executives and receive mentoring and formal professional feedback. Executive Associate hires can be placed into a variety of business divisions including operations, marketing, finance, and human resources.

Placements can be either on a rotational basis or on a dedicated basis depending on the individual’s skillsets and interest, and the Company’s strategic needs. All placement areas involve strategic and/or analytic projects to provide an opportunity to gain experience in several key functional areas. With only a small number of Executive Associates hires among a talent pool of more than 60,000 employees, our Executive Associates are highly visible to the MGM Resorts International leadership team. The Executive Associate program is intended to develop leaders through ongoing development, coaching and mentorship to develop the strategic and leadership skills necessary for a career with MGM Resorts International. Individuals selected as full-time Executive Associates will be part of the program for up to 18 months, by which time they will be expected to have secured a permanent position within the Company.

Take ownership of high-impact initiatives, conduct analyses, make recommendations, and drive implementation.

Develop analytical frameworks and repeatable models to support high-impact initiatives related to various functional areas, which can include operations, marketing, finance, and/or human resources
Conduct market and company research, analyze data, and complete financial and data-driven analyses as relevant
Develop and produce presentations to articulate best practice recommendations for implementation and syndicate with multiple stakeholders
Support a work environment that promotes client service, teamwork, performance feedback, individual recognition, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction
Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance, adhering to MGM Resorts International standards
Complete additional special projects and complete other job-related duties as assigned

Current enrollment in the final academic year of a full-time MBA program, or recent graduation for such program.
Four-year undergraduate degree; business, engineering, or related quantitative field preferred but not required.
Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA required.
Superior academic track record and standardized test scores. Must provide undergraduate GPA and GMAT score upon request.

Previous work experience in management consulting, finance, consumer products, marketing, and/or brand management.
Leadership experience with groups of diverse people of varying skills, educational levels, cultural backgrounds, and experience.

Excellent communication skills, in both verbal and written form. Able to present information in clear, concise terms to all position levels in the Company, including senior executives. Ability to be persuasive, yet tactful.
Excellent analytical and financial skills and business acumen.
Research resourcefulness.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure of deadlines, while working independently. Knows how to escalate appropriately.
Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills.
Initiative, drive, and attention to detail. Understands short- and long-term goals and can handle details to ensure successful project completion.
Must have high ethical standards and ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with politically sensitive situations and catering to differing interests.
Possess core business knowledge of the hospitality industry, and is able to monitor and manage change.
Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Must be flexible if needed to work more than 40 hours per week, including work outside of normal business hours.
Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
Ability to effectively communicate in English; in both oral and written form.