Categories: Finding A Job

ForumWatch: Choosing an Internship

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 16

While the economic recovery continues to take its sweet time, MBA students continue to seek summer internships and full-time jobs. The good news is that some students are receiving multiple...

The Wage Gap: Why Men Earn More

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 15

Which college majors have the biggest wage gap between men and women? According to a New York Times analysis of data from PayScale, the leading fields are: architecture, education,...

Ivy League Grads Reject Financial Services

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 13

Are Ivy League graduates bailing on financial services? That seems to be the only conclusion one can draw from some numbers reported by the Yale Daily News today. With...

Wall Street: Is the Party Over for MBAs?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 07

For a certain type of MBA, but certainly not all, the degree is all about landing a job on Wall Street. And not just any job, an investment banking job,...

Early Indicators Bode Well for MBA Hiring

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 17

Many MBA candidates return to campus this week to start their spring semesters. At least three of our top-ranked schools report that more students are coming back this year with...

MBA Hiring Outlook Optimistic for 2012

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 13

Wall Street banks have been shedding jobs at a steady clip this fall, but the skittish economic outlook isn't having an impact on MBA hiring, which is only getting rosier,...

ForumWatch: What's Happening with MBA Recruiting?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 20

With the economy in crisis and the potential threat of a double-dip recession, MBA students and aspirants are wondering about their job prospects. Recently, participants of the Bloomberg Businessweek Business...

ForumWatch: Consulting Career for Lawyers?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 07

One of the most popular questions people ask when they join the conversation on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums is whether they need to go to business school to...

Who's Looking to Hire the First Grads of Johns Hopkins' New MBA Program?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 12

Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School will graduate its first class of full-time MBAs at the end of this school year. So when it came to lining up potential employers...

ForumWatch: Will 2012 MBA Grads Have Jobs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 19

As more layoffs were announced at many banks, including Barclays and HSBC, people began wondering what this would mean for MBA job prospects in the coming year. To get answers,...

A Business Skills Test for College Grads

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 10

It may be the last thing in the world they want to do, but just-graduated students looking to break into the business world might consider doing the unthinkable: taking another...

Earnings Influenced by Race, Gender, Degree

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 05

Want to make a lot of money at your job? It's no secret that it helps to be white, male and have at least a bachelor's degree. But a new...

Medical Marijuana: Starting a Pot Business

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 25

In case working at Goldman Sachs or McKinsey doesn't work out, MBAs are welcome to take their management and business skills and head west, to the burgeoning market of... marijuana...

ForumWatch: MBA Careers With Work-Life Balance

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 21

People often decide to pursue full-time MBA programs to change careers. But many of them are actually already burned out before they get to business school. Recently, Bloomberg Businessweek Business...

The Finer Points of MBA Etiquette

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 07

While there are exceptions, after a few months in b-school, most MBA students know how to behave with recruiters, at least in the context of interviews and information sessions. But...

ForumWatch: One-on-One Time with MBA Recruiters

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 22

Recently, the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forums hosted discussion threads with MBA recruiters. The first thread, which is now closed to new comments, was with Mark Howorth, senior director...

For MBAs, Hope Springs Eternal

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 25

MBA students are more optimistic about the job market than they were a year ago, according to a survey of over 400 students recently conducted by Training The Street (TTS),...

NBC Page Program: Wanna Be In Show Business?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 11

If the media business is your destination, there are few better places to start than the NBC Universal Page Program. It's a 12-month post-graduation program that boasts a 75 percent...

MBA Job Outlook Strong for Grads

Posted by: Alison Damast on May 10

To no one's surprise, the Graduate Management Admission Council reported today that 2011 MBA graduates are having an easier time in the job market than graduates from recent MBA classes....

Is College Job Market Starting to Thaw?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 31

More good news on the undergraduate job front: the latest polling results indicate that employers plan to make big increases in the number of college students they hire this year,...

Future Bodes Well for MBA Hiring

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 10

MBAs should be heartened by the findings of a new report, which predicts that hiring in the finance and consulting sector should return to pre-recession levels beginning in 2012. The...

MBA Pay is Up! Maybe

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 11

The Graduate Management Admission Council, the owners of the GMAT, released a survey of MBA and other graduate b-school alumni yesterday that showed overall pay now tops $94,500, well above...

Salaries, Job Offers Up for Business Undergrads

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 10

Undergraduates in general, and undergraduate business students in particular, have reason to rejoice. New surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) show that employers are planning to...

MBAs: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 01

Don't be such a sourpuss. That, in not so many words, is the upshot of new research that suggests that MBAs with an optimistic attitude are more likely to receive...

2011 MBA Job Outlook Bright

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 13

The summer internship hiring season is just beginning at many business schools and already things are looking up for first-year MBA students, according to the latest survey from the MBA...

Food and Drink-Makers, Retailers Most Interested in Biz Majors

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 19

News flash: Employers are interested in hiring business majors. According to a study just released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), companies are most interested in hiring...

Accounting and Business Majors Score Jobs

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 07

The days when your major had nothing to do with the job you got after graduation might be over. In fact, according to the 2010 Student Survey recently released by...

Indian MBA Grads Face Hiring Test

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 24

In five months, the MBA will lose its status as a universally accepted credential for management jobs. In India, at least, b-school grads who want those jobs will also have...

Wharton MBA Program Links Admissions and Career Services

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 26

In a sharp reversal of traditional university administrator roles, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has tapped J.J. Cutler to run both the school's MBA admissions and Financial Aid and...

B-Schools Reach Out to Veterans

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 20

Disabled veterans are participating in free business school programs designed to help them launch businesses. At six b-schools, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), which is financed by...

Salaries Down For Recent College Graduates

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 08

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for recent college graduates, here comes another blow for those fresh to the job market. We wrote an item on our blog...

The Greater Good: A Career Priority for Canadian Students

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 07

Canadians are super nice, eh? Here's some proof. Undergraduates from Canada are the most concerned with serving a greater good in their careers, according to a recent survey by Universum,...

Salaries Strong for Recent Business Grads

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 06

Finding a job for recent college graduates is getting easier, according to the 2010 Sales Compensation Survey of College Graduates and Interns. Of the more than 80 organizations polled, 70...

Positive Hiring Stats for Accounting, Finance Undergrads

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 01

Starting salaries continue to fall for college graduates in many of the top hiring fields. But there's a nugget of good news for business undergrads: accounting and finance students are...

Google, McKinsey, Goldman Tops with MBAs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 25

Few things short of the Earth's tectonic plates move quite as slowly as MBA preferences in employers. For five years now, with little variation, the top three employers in the...

MBA Job Outlook Improving. Sort of.

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 12

The latest jobs report from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is like that old joke: there's good news and there's bad news. So which do you want to hear...

Hiring Outlook for New College Graduates Turns Positive

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 15

This is the first good news on the college hiring front that we've been able to report in a long time. The National Association of Colleges and Employers now says...

Toigo Hosts Banking Is Back Initiative

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on February 17

The Robert Toigo Foundation, which aims to increase diversity in the finance industry, announced that it is hosting a Banking is Back initiative in New York on March 12 for...

GMAC Study Sheds Light on 2009 MBA Job Market

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 05

Not to beat a dead horse, but the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) recently came out with a new survey of MBA alumni that does a terrific job of quantifying...

MBA Programs Report 2009 Placement and Salary Data

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 30

Our recent story on MBA salaries analyzes the post-crisis job market for BusinessWeek’s top 30 U.S. MBA programs. As a few people have pointed out in the comments, employment numbers...

For MBAs with Jobs, Recession was No Bloodbath

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 20

By Anne VanderMey Anyone who gets their MBA has a reasonably high expectation of coming out of the program with a higher salary than when they went in. That’s great...

MBA Job Offers, Salary Expectations Down

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 11

Fewer job offers, lower salaries, and reduced expectations all around--that's the upshot of the latest GMAC surveys of graduating business school students and corporate recruiters. So without further adieu: ■...

MBA Job Market Contraction Worsens

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 05

By Mandy Oaklander You know all those rumors you keep hearing about the depressed MBA jobmarket? About the great upheaval businesses are undergoing just to stay above water? Turns out...

MBA Intern Pay? Zip. Experience? Priceless

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 03

By Anne VanderMey Internship salaries may be up this year , but that doesn’t mean everyone’s getting paid more—or at all. Even MBAs. Unpaid internships, long associated with arts...

Job Offers Rescinded for Foreign-born MBAs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 11

It's a bad time to be an MBA student--what with the the collapsing job market for business school graduates. But you really have to feel for the international students who...

No Rest for Recession-Weary MBA Programs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 06

By Anne VanderMey A dismal job market with no end in sight is forcing career services departments at MBA programs to shift into overdrive. Between seminars on interviewing and workshops...

BU business students launch private networking site

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 06

Boston University School of Management students wary of conducting any professional student networking on Facebook have come up with their own solution. With the help of the school, they have...

In Case of Rescinded Offer...

Posted by: Phil Mintz on November 18

What do you do if a company reneges on a job offer? So far, we haven't heard of many going companies -- as opposed to the Bear Stearns and Lehmans...

Financial Fallout on MBA Career Planning

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 26

Fewer investment jobs and more competition for those that are available. That's what's facing the current crop of MBA job-seekers, according to Lynne Sarikas, director of the MBA Career Center...

Meltdown on Wall Street: The Impact on Recruiting

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 16

With big Wall Street firms falling like dominoes, and business schools bracing for the fallout, BusinessWeek wants to gauge sentiment among job-hunters. So where is your worry meter pointing? Is...

Fallout from Lehman, Merrill begins at business schools

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 15

The jolting news of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy filing and Merrill Lynch’s acquisition by Bank of America has made for an anxious start to the new school year, especially for those...

Fallout From Lehman, Merrill

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 14

It's been a dramatic weekend on Wall Street, and by the time markets open Monday it looks like the venerable names of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch will be on...

Interviewing With Troubled Companies?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 10

First Bear Stearns imploded and was swallowed by JPMorgan Chase. Now Lehman Brothers, another landing place for MBAs, is struggling to shore up its business. BusinessWeek's Dan Macsai checked in...

MBA Job Market Healthy

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 10

With all the talk about the economy circling the drain, you kind of expect the MBA job market to be taking it on the chin. But the results of a...

Ga Ga for Google

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 28

A new survey by Universum Communications finds that Google is once again the most coveted company for MBA students, with nearly one out of four listing it among the the...

No Recession for MBAs?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 15

How's this for a headscratcher? Despite huge layoffs in the financial services industries, more recruiters are planning to hire MBAs this year than a year ago, according to a report...

What You Think Is Important...Isn't

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 14

That's the upshot of some new research by Gregg Schoenfeld. Schoenfeld surveyed graduate b-school students and the recruiters who love them (or hire them at least) trying to determine what...

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