Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
INSEAD | Mr. Media Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Duke Fuqua | Mr. 2020
GMAT 630, GPA 3.92
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Cambridge Judge | Mr. Versatility
GMAT 680, GPA 3.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
Chicago Booth | Mr. M7 Aspirant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.79 / 4.00
MIT Sloan | Ms. MD MBA
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Journalist
GMAT 690, GPA 2.8
Tepper | Mr. Family Biz
GRE 329, GPA 3.46
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
Stanford GSB | Ms. Aspiring Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8 (Highest Honor)
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Economics
GRE 330, GPA 9.68/10 ~ 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. AI & Robotics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Ms. Test Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.74
Kellogg | Mr. Andrew
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Masters To MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Bioinformatics
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7

MBA Recruiting: Tech, Consulting Up Again

Columbia Business School recruitment day - Ethan Baron photo

Columbia Business School recruitment day – Ethan Baron photo

Of course, another important part of the MBA job picture is the market for internships. Many industries, especially consulting and finance, use summer internships as a tryout of sorts for students, who often get full-time job offers shortly after their internship ends. The survey found that 47% of respondents experienced increased on-campus internship recruiting this year compared to the same time last year. But about 35% said intern recruiting was flat, and 19% said it had declined, mostly by 1% to 10% (see charts below).

Meantime, 64% of respondents reported increased postings for internships when compared to the same time last year. Roughly 25% of the schools said postings were flat, while 12% reported a decline in internship postings.

Strongest Increase: The Technology industry

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

Largest Decrease: The Energy Industry

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

Largest Increase In Recruiting Was Seen In Start-Ups

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

MBA Hiring Increased Most Via Alumni, Direct Referrals & Internships

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, July 2016

47% Saw Increased On-Campus Internship Recruiting

Source: The MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, Spring 2015 Recruiting Trends Survey

Source: The MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, Spring 2015 Recruiting Trends Survey

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.