Apparently we’re talking about career goals and the MBA this week, so we’ll continue the theme today.
Here’s a collection of notes on career recruiting shared by Career Services from a variety of schools we’ve worked with.
Note that especially now, with the Great Resignation and all the disruption to supply chains and how business is run and the possibility in the U.S. of a big infrastructure bill passing (or not) and what that would do to industry and the economy, and inflation, and everything else, there are changes occurring that cannot be anticipated and may impact how things have been done in the past — however the insights we’re sharing today are likely to be relevant to career planning and recruiting strategies for MBA students at least directionally, regardless of where things go from here. Don’t consider any of this as gospel, though; these are just random musings about the process itself.
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Like we said: Random!
The best source of information? Talk to students at the schools you are interested in! Second-years can offer a wealth of information, and they have the most important insights about the realities of the industries you’re interested in.
And also, a word of caution: We don’t recommend inserting any of this into an MBA essay! This information is mostly the behind-the-curtain view, only to help you understand how things work once you’re a student. Some of this may be off, or even incorrect, as it was gathered over many years of our outreach. The admissions teams are likely to wonder where you’re getting your info if you start spouting too specifically about how things work in their career office. You don’t want them to think you’ve infiltrated their systems somehow!! Use this information lightly, for your own purposes — not by plugging it into an MBA essay.
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