Stanford GSB | Mr. Singing Banking Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 110-point scale. Got 110/110 with honors
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Refinery Engineer
GMAT 700- will retake, GPA 3.87
Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
GMAT 730, GPA 2.83
Berkeley Haas | Ms. 10 Years Experience
GMAT To be taken, GPA 3.1
Yale | Ms. Social Impact AKS
GRE 315, GPA 7.56
Harvard | Mr. Political Consultant
GRE 337, GPA 3.85
Kellogg | Mr. Chief Product Officer
GMAT 740, GPA 77.53% (First Class with Distinction, Dean's List Candidate)
Said Business School | Mr. Across The Pond
GMAT 680, GPA 2.8
Wharton | Mr. Army & Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corp Finance
GMAT 740, GPA 3.75
Harvard | Mr. Improve Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Wake Up & Grind
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Fintech Nerd
GMAT 740, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Minority Champ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. Merchant Of Debt
GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Indian Telecom ENG
GRE 340, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.34
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Nonprofit Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 318 current; 324 intended, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Professional Boy Scout
GMAT 660, GPA 3.83
IU Kelley | Mr. Construction Manager
GRE 680, GPA 3.02

For MBAs, A Recruitment Slowdown


How about the recruiting for those all-important summer positions? On-campus recruiting for internships for full-time MBAs increased for 48% of schools, and off-campus recruiting (job postings) increased for 62% of schools. For international students, opportunities decreased (47%) or stayed the same (37%) for most schools; in 2015, the picture was much the same: 43% saw a decrease, 41% stayed the same.

Recruiting for internships for full-time MBAs stayed the same for most industries, with technology (57%) and consulting (47%) seeing the largest increases. It was those two sectors leading the way last year, as well, though with higher percentages: 61% in tech, 56% in consulting.

Hospitality (82%), nonprofits (78%), and government (76%) led the way in flat recruitment, while consulting, consumer packaged goods, and financial services all tied for industries with the biggest decreases, at 14%.

Recruiting for internships for full-time MBAs stayed the same for most industries, with technology and consulting seeing the largest increase. Source: MBA CSEA


Stability is the key word when it comes to which industries are hiring, as well. The consulting and technology industries continued to show stable if unremarkable increases in recruiting activity similar to what was seen in last year’s survey, MBA CSEA reports, while financial services experienced the highest reported year-over-year increase: 38%, compared to 27% in fall 2015. Consulting and financial services were also shown as decreasing by a large number of schools, showing further indication of an overall flat/stable recruiting environment on an aggregate level.

The largest increases in recruiting by organization type were seen in firms not in the same geographic location as the school (54%) and startups (50%).

“After experiencing several years of aggressive growth in recruiting activity following the Great Recession, many of our school members experienced a flatter but stable recruiting environment this year,” said Stephen Rakas, co-chair of MBA CSEA’s Research & Trends Committee and executive director of MBA Career Services at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, in a news release. “The technology and consulting sectors continue to lead in year-over-year growth,” Rakas added.