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
Largest Decrease: The Energy Industry
Largest Increase In Recruiting Was Seen In Start-Ups
MBA Hiring Increased Most Via Alumni, Direct Referrals & Internships
47% Saw Increased On-Campus Internship Recruiting