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May 19, 2015

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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 Recruiters Survey, conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) in partnership with EFMD and the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CS... Read more »

Apr 8, 2015

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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 hope to work for upon graduation. According to the Times analysis, the best school to choose if you want to land at Amazon is the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Amazon last year ... Read more »

Nov 6, 2014

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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 consultants, consulting as a function is more popular than ever, according to an article this week in Business Because. Citing employment statisti... Read more »

Nov 3, 2014

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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 than 10 years. The $125,000 median base salary matched last year’s high point, and 65 percent of students this year reported receiving an additional sign-on bonus (median $25,000). T... Read more »

Jun 12, 2014

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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 month. GMAC released results from its 15th Annual Global Management Education Graduate Survey on June 4th. The global exit survey, conducted in Feb... Read more »

Jun 4, 2014

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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 they return to campus in the fall, it can be easy to lose sight of experiences and impressions they may have had while interning. Now, thanks to an online resource developed by a recent Harvard Business School (HBS) graduate, c... Read more »

May 20, 2014

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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 over 2009, in the midst of the economic crisis. GMAC’s annual Corporate Recruiters Survey, now in its 13th year, polled 565 employers from 44 countries in February and March, including 32... Read more »

May 7, 2014

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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 in your dream role. If you’ve never worked at a startup before now, you’re in for a wakeup call. You’ll enter a completely new professional environment, where you’ll face sole ownership of yo... Read more »

Apr 25, 2014

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How to Tell If Someone Truly Loves His or Her Job

It’s a given, as most business school students in the midst of MBA recruiting know, that the alumni and employer representatives who visit campus for company presentations, coffee chats, and various other career-oriented events tend to be the ones who enjoy their work the most (and are the most successful at it). The end result, in terms of what these alumni and recruiters share with students who are evaluating their career options, is that almost every aspect of internships and post-MBA careers... Read more »

Apr 16, 2014

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

At one point a few years ago, during the height of MBA recruiting season, a senior manager visiting campus for a corporate presentation bemoaned the amount of self-imposed stress that students experience in choosing a full-time employer: “students will spend two years (during business school) agonizing over a job they’re going to keep for less than two years,” he said, and his assessment was not far off. In its 2013 Alumni Perspectives Survey of MBA graduates from 2000 through 2012, the Graduate... Read more »

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