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Last Updated Sep 29, 2015 by

Career Services Q&A: Sue Kline of MIT Sloan’s Career Development Office

What does the job search look like for MBA students? How does it unfold at each individual school? The Clear Admit Career Services Q&A Series is designed to answer those questions and more—and we’re kicking off the newest round with an interview with Sue Kline, co-senior director of the Career... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2015 by

New Forté “Rising Star” Pilot Program Preps Undergrad Women for Business

Undergraduate women on 10 U.S. campuses can now participate in a fun, free online program designed to help them prepare and compete for top jobs in business-related fields. The new “Rising Star” pilot initiative, announced yesterday by the Forté Foundation, is designed to encourage young women of all majors to... Read more »

Last Updated May 19, 2015 by

Employers Bullish on Hiring Recent MBA Grads, Recruiters Survey Shows

Students graduating in recent days from MBA programs across the United States and around the globe have more to celebrate than simply turning tassels, results from a corporate recruiters’ survey released today show. Indeed, employer demand for recent business school graduates tops all previous years, according to the 2015 Corporate... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2015 by

Choosing an MBA Program Based on Where You Want to Work

With some lucky applicants now having been accepted to multiple top-tier business schools, a new challenge faces them: choosing where to go. A New York Times article decided to look at that question in an interesting way, offering suggestions for what school to attend based on the specific company you... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2014 by

Increased Demand for Internal Consultants Drives Growth in Largest MBA Career Function

More MBAs than ever are heading into consulting roles upon graduation, thanks in part to increasing demand for internal strategy consultants among corporations, Business Because reports. Management consulting firms have long drawn large percentages of MBA grads, and now, as banks, healthcare companies, retailers and others shift toward hiring internal... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 3, 2014 by

Wharton MBA Class of 2014 Career Report Reveals Record Job Offers

A whopping 98.2 percent of Wharton MBA Class of 2014 students seeking employment received full-time offers, according to a career report released today by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. That’s an improvement over last year’s 97.8 percent, which was itself the best number the school had seen in more... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2014 by

MBAs Find Early Job Offers in Nontraditional Sectors, GMAC Reports

A greater percentage of MBAs and other business school graduates seeking jobs in fields like technology, manufacturing and healthcare reported having early job offers than did those searching in the more traditional fields of finance and consulting, according to survey results released by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) earlier this... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2014 by

Harvard Business School MBA Grad Develops Resource to Help Students Record Summer Internship Experiences

As any business school student will tell you, the summer internship between the first and second years of an MBA program can be as important a part of your ultimate career path as any class you take while on campus. And yet, amid the many pressures that confront MBAs when... Read more »

Last Updated May 20, 2014 by

GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Reveals Strong Hiring Forecasts for MBAs

Good news for MBAs seeking jobs. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) released the results of its annual global survey of employers, revealing that 80 percent of business school recruiters plan to hire MBAs in 2014. That’s up seven percentage points from last year and a whopping 30 percentage points... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2014 by

5 Ways To Excel When You Join a Startup

Taking the place of our weekly career strategy column by Ivan Kerbel, Common Bond has offered their take on how to succeed at a startup, no matter what the stage of your career.  You’ve signed the offer and sighed with relief: you’re just weeks away from joining an innovative startup... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 14, 2014 by

MIT Sloan MBAs Scope Out Leading Seattle Firms as Part of Annual Tech Trek

After returning from a recent MIT Sloan Tech Trek to Seattle, a first-year MBA student shared highlights in a recent article on GeekWire. Jarek Langer (MBA ‘15), vice president of treks for the Technology Club at Sloan, detailed his recent trek, which included visits to Amazon, Microsoft and Groupon. Though... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 10, 2014 by

Conducting a Career Self-Assessment – for New Admits and Current MBAs (Part 2 of 3)

Last week’s discussion of self-assessment took us to the start of business school, and assumed that the newly-matriculated student has performed a deep-dive on the “highs” and “lows” of each past educational and professional experience, and has gained new insights via the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the CareerLeader MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 3, 2014 by

Choosy MBA Students at Top Schools Reject Job Offers, Hold Out for Dream Jobs

Some students at top MBA programs are rejecting employment offers and choosing to graduate without a job in hand, holding out for positions at technology firms and startups, which hire later than more traditional finance and consulting companies, according to a Wall Street Journal report yesterday. “I’m not nervous,” Ellen... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2014 by

Fewer Grads from European MBA Programs Are Heading Into Finance

Far fewer MBA students from Europe’s top business schools are choosing careers in finance than they have in the past, opting instead for jobs at Facebook, Amazon and other tech firms, according to a recent report in the Financial News. London Business School (LBS), Cambridge’s Judge Business School, Oxford’s Saïd... Read more »

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