Harvard | Mr. Air Force Seeking Feedback
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Regulator To Private
GMAT 700, GPA 2.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Health Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Mechanical Engineer W/ CFA Level 2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.83/4.0 WES Conversion
Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Spaniard
GMAT 710, GPA 7 out of 10 (top 15%)
Harvard | Ms. Consumer Sustainability
GMAT 740, GPA 3.95
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Stuck Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Marketing Family Business
GMAT 750- first try so might retake for a higher score (aiming for 780), GPA Lower Second Class Honors (around 3.0)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Structural Engineer
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Colombian Sales Leader
GMAT 610, GPA 2.78
Darden | Mr. Anxious One
GRE 323, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Ms. Eyebrows Say It All
GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Family Business Turned Consultant
GMAT 640, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Ms. BFA To MBA
GMAT 700, GPA 3.96
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Tuck | Ms. Confused One
GMAT 740, GPA 7.3/10
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Stanford GSB | Ms. Tech Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.53
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Kellogg | Mr. Indian Engine Guy
GMAT 740, GPA 7.96 Eq to 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Yale | Mr. Whizzy
GMAT 720, GPA 4.22

Where Stanford MBAs Work & What They Do

Where do Stanford MBAs work and in what industries?

With its wealth of membership data, LinkedIn is now providing a glimpse into this answer. Of course, not all Stanford MBAs are registered with the professional networking site so it’s an obviously incomplete list. Even so, the data provides an interesting window into the most likely employers of Stanford MBAs as well as the most likely industries that attract its graduates.

Source: LinkedIn membership data

If you want to work for a big brand technology company, there’s no question that a Stanford MBA will open the doors. Eight of the top 13 employers are tech firms, led by Google with some 135 Stanford business grads–only a dozen less than No. 1 employer McKinsey & Co. Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, IBM and Intel are in the mix as are eBay, salesforce.com, Amazon and Facebook.

In fact, many of these high flying firms, including Apple and Facebook, don’t even make the top employers for such schools as Harvard or Wharton.

Once bitten by the Northern California bug, most Stanford grads love to stay in the area. In fact, a high number of them work for Stanford University, which is the number three employer named by LinkedIn members who have Stanford MBAs. After only McKinsey and Google comes Stanford with 131 members.

The number one industry is no surprise at all: It’s finance, with 1,588 LinkedIn members, followed by business development, and consulting. Surprisingly, perhaps, entrepreneurship is the fourth most identified status of LinkedIn members with Stanford MBAs. At Harvard Business School, it’s second after only finance.

Stanford MBAs: Where They Work & What They Do


CompanyLinkedIn MembersIndustryLinkedIn Members
McKinsey & Co.147Finance1,588
Google135Business Development1,057
Stanford University131Consulting952
Cisco Systems123Entrepreneur916
Bain & Co.96Marketing878
Boston Consulting Group81Operations673
Apple44Information Technology457
Goldman Sachs42Engineering337
Intel37Public Relations256
Wells Fargo35Human Resources246
Merrill Lynch28Buyer48
Accenture26Real Estate34

Source: December 2012 LinkedIn membership data

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