Harvard | Mr. Low GRE
GRE 314, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Do Little
GRE 335, GPA 3.6 (High Distinction)
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Stanford GSB | Mr. Tier 2 Consultant
GMAT 770, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Latin American
GMAT 770, GPA 8 of 10
Columbia | Mr. Brandless
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Ms. Decision Scientist
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Ambivalent Applicant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Columbia | Mr. Reinvention
GMAT 780, GPA 2.3
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Green CPA
GMAT 690, GPA 3.96
Harvard | Mr. Infantry Commander
GMAT 730, GPA 3.178
Tuck | Mr. Mega Bank
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Latin International
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Indian Deferred
GMAT Will take next month but expecting 750+, GPA 8.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Immigrant Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
NYU Stern | Mr. Media Tech Hopeful
GRE 321, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future MBA
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
Wharton | Mr. Biotech Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Indian Data Guy
GRE 325, GPA 7.06
NYU Stern | Mr. Beer Guy
GRE 306, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. HR To Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 7.65/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. CPG Product Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5

Consulting Overtakes Finance At Booth

Chicago

NEARLY A THIRD OF THE CLASS TOOK JOBS IN CHICAGO

One slight surprise in this year’s interim report was a jump of more than five percentage points in the numbers of graduates preferring to stay in the midwest to 36.6% this year, from 31.4% last year. When it comes to where MBAs get jobs, geography is often destiny and that is true in the Booth numbers. Nearly a third of this year’s class—exactly 31.8%—ended up in Chicago, up from 27.7% a year earlier (see table on following page).

MBA accepting employment in the Northeast, meantime, edged out those going westward. Some 22.7% of the Class of 2017 landed jobs in the Northeast compared with 23.0% last year, while 21.6% went west versus 23.4% in 2016. The biggest decline in the west occurred in the Bay Area where 10.9% of this year’s graduating MBAs started their jobs, down from 13.8% last year.

Some 10.5% of the class accepted jobs overseas, down from 12.8% a year earlier, with the largest percentage headed to Asia. This year, Asia claimed 3.5% of the Booth class, down from 4.3% last year. About 2.8% of the class accepted jobs in Europe, while 2.4% took jobs in Latin America.

DON’T MISS: MEET CHICAGO BOOTH’S MBA CLASS OF 2019

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.