McKinsey is golden, whether you like it or not.
Applicants who have McKinsey & Co. on their resumes (29) outrank their peers at BCG (23) and Bain (22). In fact, no less than 8% of the school’s Class of 2020 had been employed by McKinsey, while BCG is on the resumes of 6.5% of the class, and Bain at 6%. There are also 13 candidates from Goldman Sachs and 10 who list Morgan Stanley. The big surprise in this employer mix was Deloitte, one of the ‘Big Four’ which sent a dozen students to last year’s class, not including two more from Monitor Deloitte. Symonds discovered that Goldman dominates the financial feeder companies with 13 former full-time employees in the GSB’s 2020 class, followed by Morgan Stanley (10), PwC (seven) and JP Morgan (five). Ernest & Young and KPMG each supplied one candidate.
What about tech? After all, Stanford is in the epicenter of Silicon Valley.
Google is ahead in tech with five students in the class, while Facebook and Amazon each have four. Three students had worked for YouTube, while only one came from Apple. One big surprise: Microsoft sent the same number of students – two – as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In fact, seven enrolled candidates worked in philanthropy.
The full GSB Class of 2020 report is available on the Fortuna Admissions website where you can review all 142 undergraduate institutions, an array of degrees and majors, graduate school programs, and the details of hundreds of employers, job titles, and combinations of pre-MBA professional experience.