Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Healthtech Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.44
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Kellogg | Mr. Social Impact Initiative
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Navy Nuke
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
Wharton | Mr. Hopeful Fund Manager
GMAT 770, GPA 8.52/10
London Business School | Mr. LGBT Pivot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Student Government
GMAT 34 (ACT for Early Admit Program), GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4

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.