Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55 (as per WES paid service)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Kellogg | Mr. Maximum Impact
GMAT Waiver, GPA 3.77
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Ms. Interstellar Thinker
GMAT 740, GPA 7.6/10
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
GRE 332, GPA 3.88
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%

Google, Goldman, P&G In Columbia Send-Up

How good is the MBA job market these days? Awfully good, as evidenced by this Follies Show snippet from Columbia Business School. In the video, students debate the merits of job offers from three mainstream MBA employers: Google, Procter&Gamble, and Goldman Sachs.

The send-up, entitled “Recruitment Funk,” features an undecided Columbia MBA who has received all three offers. The recruiters for each company try to woo her to their side. Set to a cover of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” the parody includes an overzealous P&G recruiter who touts his company’s many products, from Tampons to Febreeze, the Goldman recruiter who wears gold bling and sports a devil’s tail. He stuffs dollar bills into the mouth of a woman at one point. And then there is the propeller-capped Google recruiter who proudly proclaims, “We’re geeks who want to rule the world!”

There’s a rather surprising ending to the video when the MBA ostensibly turns down her three great offers and goes running off to a job with another organization.

Columbia, Wharton and Kellogg often put on the best MBA follies shows each year. But this one skit on MBA recruitment is definitely the best of the bunch out of CBS for 2015. A few others:

For most students, the Littlefield simulation is a harmless group activity meant to display the power of operations management. For Dan, it’s a matter of life and death.

It’s Saturday night – which means the entire CBS student body is heading down to the Lower East Side to celebrate one (or more likely, 10) of our classmates’ birthdays. While we probably won’t actually know any of the people we’re celebrating, we can always count on the traffic to be bad, the dance floor to be crowded and sweaty – and the fact that we’ll be doing it all over again next weekend.

Four learning teammates meet during Orientation and… then they wake up, not remembering what happened in the last two years. And now they can’t graduate because they have an academic hold in their accounts. They now need to follow clues and solve the problem while dealing with a terrible Hangover.


About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.