A SHIFT IN RECRUITING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
More schools are beginning to see work experiences in the startup and tech fields. Georgetown reported the largest numbers of students from the tech and media fields in this year’s class. Moreover, in Harvard’s entering class, 25% have worked for a startup and 16% have started a business. Additionally, 30% know a programming language and 25% have a blog or Twitter feed.
MBA programs also seem to be making a push to increase veteran and military students. Vanderbilt has put a specific emphasis on recruiting and increasing military enrollment—making up 24% of their EMBA program and 10% of the full-time MBA. Harvard’s class has 8% who have served in the armed forces for any country. Columbia has 14 students with military backgrounds, closely following last year’s record number of 15.