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Last Updated Apr 13, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Senyo S. Abotsi, Wharton ’19, Product Specialist

Google has seven products with 1 billion users, and countless more products being ushered from ideation to development and delivery.  Their product management teams work on new technologies, platforms, consumer facing products, and/or enterprise systems.  Being in charge of product execution entails leadership, teamwork and superior management skills, among others that can be honed in business school.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, see how Senyo S. Abotsi, Wharton MBA ’19 and product specialist at Google, rose to the challenge of high expectations, developed a passion for business and now thrives in the tech industry. Senyo S. Abotsi, Wharton... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross ’19, Strategy and Operations Manager

We’ve heard from MBA graduates in such diverse positions at Google in our Real Humans: Alumni series.  Google.com is the most visited site in the world, but the company also offers hundreds of services. Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross MBA ’19 and strategy operations manager, deals with supporting related offerings for small and medium businesses.  Read on for what stands out about the work culture at Google, which MBA courses helped him the most, and how he landed a job at his dream company. Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross ’19, Strategy and Operations Manager at Google Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross MBA ’19,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Sam Breslow, NYU Stern ’19, Technical Account Manager for Cloud Professional Services

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we conduct business and much more.  The days of floppy and Zip disks are long gone—many have probably only seen them in memes, while some of us still remember needing that flimsy piece of plastic to play Oregon Trail in grade school.  The present and future of data storage and computing power now belong in the cloud—remote servers we can access over the Internet.  Ensuring access and related business services requires a mix of technical skills and management acumen—some skills that can only be honed through an MBA program.  In this edition of Real... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Andrew Dunckelman, HBS ’14, Head of Impact and Insights

Google is not just a dot-com that we visit for any and all information—it’s also a dot-org with philanthropic efforts and goals.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has set a five-year goal of awarding $1 billion in grants supporting education, equity, and entrepreneurship.  When it comes to directing and measuring Google’s social impact, in comes staff like Andrew Dunckelman, Harvard Business School MBA ’14 and head of impact and insights at Google.  Together with his team, he leads Google.org’s impact measurement, learning, and thought leadership agenda.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, get to know how an MBA and passion... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Chris Eck, Duke Fuqua ’14, Senior Account Executive

Google is a top employer of MBAs, and we’ve already heard from graduates taking on roles in product management and engineering.  The tech giant also hires for any and all functions, from marketing to sales and strategy to operations.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chris Eck, a Duke Fuqua MBA ’14 and senior account executive at Google, highlights what to expect in the recruiting process, what to make the most of in business school and how the curriculum carries over into the real world.  Read on for his story. Chris Eck, Duke Fuqua MBA ’14, Senior Account Executive... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Juan Vasquez, Booth ’19, Android Partner Engineering Strategy and Operations

Most know Google through our computer or phone screens, typing requests next to the magnifying glass or simply saying “Hey Google!” to retrieve instant answers about whatever is on our mind.  But, what is it like to work for the tech giant?  Google employees, affectionately referred to as “Googlers,” collaborate on large, cross- functional and departmental projects. Employees are encouraged to spend time on big ideas and innovate at every level of the company, outside of their day-to-day tasks. Most may also know Chicago Booth as a finance powerhouse, but their post-MBA placement in tech (20.7 percent of the Class... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 7, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Vanderbilt Owen’s Tech Trek

Before joining the workforce, business schools prepare students with hands-on experiences across popular industries.  When it comes to the tech sector, Vanderbilt Owen’s annual Tech Trek gives MBA students first hand exposure to the day-to-day operations of some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from three current Owen MBA students about their takeaways from this year’s Tech Trek. Tech Trek Helps Students Network at Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and More Students visited 12 tech companies in San Francisco over winter break ahead of internship recruiting. Before the start of Mod... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Shammi Quddus, Stanford GSB ’18, Product Manager

These days, Google is a ubiquitous verb.  How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? Google it. What was the final score of the Super Bowl? Google it.  What would it be like to work for Google?  Google it—or, rather, keep reading. Founded in 1998 in Silicon Valley, Google began as a search engine, brought to life by two Stanford University PhD students.  Since then, through innovations and acquisitions, it has evolved into a go-to fount of information, as well as a tech giant with limitless career opportunities.  Indeed, MBA graduates can target roles in all functions from product management and sales... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2019 by

Can IKEA and the Instant Pot Teach Us About Competition? MIT Sloan Thinks So

People purchase IKEA furniture because it’s easy to put together. They don’t want to have to buy a drill; they want holes and pieces that easily fit together like Legos. In fact, according to Harvard professor Theodore Levitt, when someone buys a drill, what they want is what the drill can do. That’s just one reason why MIT professor Sanjay Sarma believes that IKEA is on the cutting edge of business. While other companies are trying to sell solutions to outdated problems, IKEA has figured out how to solve a core problem. “That’s what I call inversion,” Sarma said. “You’ve... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2018 by

Wharton Publishes 2018 MBA Employment Report, Announces $25M Gift

Lots of news out of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania recently. Employment statistics have been published for the most recent graduating class, and a big donation will fund a cool new building dedicated to entrepreneurship in West Philadelphia as well as more international scholarships for undergraduates. Here’s what’s going on at the Wharton School. 2018 Employment Report The 2018 MBA Career Report revealed a slight increase in job offers and salaries with finance drawing in more students than ever. In 2018, 36.9 percent of full-time MBA graduates went into financial services (up from 33 percent last year).... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 by

More Columbia Business School MBA Students Learn to Code

Like every other elite business school worth its salt, Columbia Business School (CBS)has seen a huge surge in student interest in programming and analytics courses. It started three years ago when Costis Maglaras, the chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations division of CBS, oversaw development of a new analytics curriculum with the goal to ensure that students were being trained in quantitative, data-driven decision-making. Maglaras couldn’t help but notice a major gap: There were few courses in computer programming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He took it upon himself to help develop a series of MBA-level programming that included... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 by

Tech Is Hot and Michigan Ross Is Ready!

Tech companies are looking to hire more MBA graduates than ever, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is ready to handle the increase in demand. According to one of the latest reports from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 89 percent of tech companies are planning to hire MBA graduates in the coming recruiting cycle. That’s eight percentage points higher than all other employers and an even more significant increase than in 2017. That year, just 70 percent of all companies were looking to bring MBA graduates on board. As for Michigan Ross, the school is more than... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 21, 2018 by

Tech and Venture Capital Industries Have Real Work to Do to Hire and Retain Diverse Employees

Despite Google’s stated commitment to increasing diversity within its workforce, the tech giant is losing black and Latinx workers at nearly the same rate they are being hired. The annual Google diversity report, released last week, stresses that Google “care(s) deeply about improving workforce representation” and is “moving in the right direction.” But so far, its strategy of increased grassroots hiring of black and Latinx workers has not led to greater representation within the workforce. Google says that it wants to more accurately represent its users. However, black and Latinx workers currently only make up a combined 6 percent of... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 by

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top school now in, prospective MBA students can take heart that the news is pretty universally encouraging. Overall, data gathered about the Class of 2017 reveal growing salaries across all industries and very high employment rates among graduates from all top institutions. Taking a look at the reports as a group,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 by

Are Tech Giants in Trouble in 2018? Why One LBS Prof Thinks They Could Be

Last year, tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook already started facing new regulations and pushback from government officials. For example, last November, the State of Missouri launched an investigation into Google to see if it had violated antitrust and consumer protection laws. Julian Birkinshaw, a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School, thinks that’s only the beginning. “The tech giants are huge beasts, and there is a growing sense of unease about their power,” Birkinshaw said in a news article on the school website. He went on to talk about various fines already levied against big... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2017 by

Hidden Gems for Top Tech MBAs: Schools You Shouldn’t Overlook

As promised follow-up to our piece earlier this fall on top business schools for technology, today we’ll examine an additional handful of schools that are similarly training MBA students for success in the burgeoning tech sector. Though they are sending a smaller percentage of their graduates to work at leading tech firms than the five we previously featured, the following schools are either not far behind, quickly gaining, and/or launching new initiatives specifically focused on training the next generation of tech leaders. MIT Sloan School of Management With technology in its very name, you would imagine that the Massachusetts Institute... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 by

Career Development Q&A: Jeff McNish of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Sponsored Content We recently spoke with Jeff McNish, assistant dean of career development at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. McNish joined Darden to lead its Career Development Center in 2016 and hit the ground running. An expert in higher education and careers who most recently served as head of the career center at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, McNish and his team are devoted to student success, cultivating an individually tailored approach that begins before new students even step foot on Darden grounds. Clear Admit: What role does the Career Development Center play in... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 by

Latest Georgetown McDonough Employment Stats Reveal Increasing Salaries, Strong Finance and Consulting Placements

No surprise: Georgetown MBAs are making bank! According to the most recent employment report from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, the average starting salary for graduates was $112,501, which is a 4 percent increase from the previous year. “Every year, we deepen our commitment to applying a personalized approach to our students’ job searches, and every year, the results exceed our expectations,” Doreen Amorosa, associate dean and managing director of the MBA Career Center, said. “From the expanded and customized approaches to the job search in the MBA Career Center to curricular offerings like our Executive Challenge, our... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 by

Latest Kellogg Employment Statistics Reveal Rising Interest in Tech

A record one in four—25 percent—of graduates from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Class of 2017 headed off into jobs in the technology field, according to the school’s most recent employment report, released earlier this month. That’s up from 22 percent last year and just 15 percent the year before and echoes a trend at many leading business schools this year. Amazon hired 32 Kellogg grads, making it the third largest recruiter in 2017, behind only McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). But Amazon was far from the only tech firm to hire at the school. “It’s not only the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2017 by

Career Services Director Q&A: NYU Stern Assistant Dean of Career Services Beth Briggs

NYU Stern School of Business earlier this month shared highlights from its Class of 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing that Amazon hired more Stern graduates than any other company. It marked the first time that a technology company topped the school’s list of leading employers and is reflective of an overall trend of increasing numbers of Stern MBA graduates heading into technology. In the past five years, technology placements have more than doubled, and they represented 16.8 percent of all hires last year—up from 10 percent the year before. Amazon was followed by Deloitte (No. 2), J.P. Morgan (No. 3),... Read more »

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