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Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

MBA career switchers don’t have it easy, whether you do it at the beginning or middle of your career. It’s incredibly challenging to reinvent yourself. However, we can confidently say that it’s worth the effort. Changing your career to something that’s more suited to your goals, values, needs, interests, and... Read more »

Last Updated May 13, 2019 by

Real Humans of Bain: Consultants

We kicked off our Real Humans of Bain with a pair of summer associates, and now we’re turning to some more experienced consultants.  A summer internship may seem daunting, not to mention planning out your post-MBA career.  That’s why we’re happy to hear from Bain members with a few years... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 29, 2019 by

Real Humans of Bain: Summer Associates

There’s no doubt that consulting consistently leads the pack for MBA graduates’ career choice, and Bain & Co. is widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world.  As such, we’re excited to kick off our Real Humans of Bain series.  Just as we brought you the... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 by

Incoming MBAs: Start your summer with Bain & Company

Bain & Company invites incoming MBA students to apply to ExperienceBain, a series of immersive workshops and events held at Bain & Company’s 57 offices around the world. ExperienceBain consists of five programs—outlined below—that give incoming MBA students exclusive access to Bain & Company before arriving on campus. We want... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 18, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 33: Keith Bevans of Bain & Company Discusses Consulting, Recruiting and More

Bain & Company—widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world—is a coveted post-MBA destination for students at top business schools in every part of the globe.  Our guest today, Keith Bevans, is a partner in Bain & Company’s Chicago office and also heads Bain’s global consultant... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 7, 2019 by

London Business School Talks Women in Finance

For decades, women have been trying to break the “glass ceiling” in the world of finance to reach senior level positions. Unfortunately, the ceiling is made of pretty thick glass. To achieve gender balance in finance, change is required at every level, according to London Business School alumnae Sarah Bates... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2019 by

Post-MBA Plans in Investment Banking? Review the Best Business Schools in Finance

With so many MBA graduates vying for roles in investment banking, one of the best ways to distinguish yourself is by going to one of the business schools best known for training top-notch investment bankers. Of course, this requires thorough research and a deep knowledge of individual school programs. Lucky... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2019 by

Post-MBA Plans in Consulting? Review The Best Business Schools for Consulting

Management consulting has been one of the most coveted career paths for fresh MBA grads for ages. With so many MBA graduates vying for roles in the consulting field, one of the best ways to distinguish yourself is by going to one of the business schools best known for training top-notch... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2018 by

Stanford GSB Employment Report Reveals Record Salaries & Employers

For the fourth year in a row, Stanford GSB MBA graduates earned record high salaries with the mean base salary reaching $145,559. According to the 2018 Employment Report, this broke last year’s record compensation. On top of that, this year Stanford GSB grads also received jobs from a record 421... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Gettin’ Paid: Recent Harvard MBA Grads See Starting Salaries North of $160K

Harvard Business School (HBS) this week joined other top MBA programs in publishing employment stats for its most recent graduates. Top takeaways? Try starting salaries exceeding $160,000. This year’s median base pay, $140,000, is up $5,000 over last year. In addition, 65 percent of the class earned median sign-on bonuses of another... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2018 by

Morgan Stanley Still Loves MBAs and the Feeling Is Mutual

Though interest in finance careers has never completely recovered after the global crisis of 2008, investment banks like J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are still in-demand recruiters among many MBA students. (Although this just in: J.P. Morgan Chase is letting go of 100 people in its asset... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 23, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing unemployment or gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom might perceive gaps in employment. We would like to take some time to discuss... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 by

Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals

Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2018 by

How These Stanford GSB Students Broke the Rules with Their MBA Summer Internships

For many business school students, there’s a simple formula where summer internships are concerned. Target a company where you aspire to work, recruit successfully for a summer internship, perform well and show your smarts. Voilá, come summer’s end, you’ve landed your post-MBA job. Especially in some industries—consulting and investment banking,... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2018 by

Gearing Up for Orientation: NYU Stern One-Year MBA Programs in Tech, Fashion

As it prepares to welcome students for orientation next week, NYU Stern School of Business has shared preliminary class profiles for its two new specialized one-year MBA programs—the Andre Koo Tech MBA and the Fashion & Luxury MBA. Stern announced the launch of the new May-to-May programs one year ago. The inaugural... Read more »

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