Last week, we talked about the career exploration process at Tuck. This week, job opportunities and recruiting! You've seen the stats, you recognize the companies, but how does this whole thing work? Well, it varies. Some industries have been recruiting MBAs forever and have fairly structured processes, like consulting, financial services, and consumer goods/brand management. These companies are likely to recruit on campus. Other industries might not focus their hiring on the MBA pipeline, or are smaller and are looking to hire fewer people (i.e. start-ups). This category lends itself to off-campus recruiting.
Recruiting services offered by the Career Development Office (CDO):
*Before recruiters come to campus to interview, they select students for their “closed” list, based on your application and/or prior networking opportunities. In addition, for internship recruiting, recruiters interview students on their “open” list – which is determined by bidding (with the highest bidders gaining slots). Every Tuck student is allotted the same number of points in order to bid for interviews with the companies of their choosing. This is a fantastic opportunity for career switchers, whose resume itself might seem less competitive. You'll hear about this in more detail as a student!
Up next: Networking and Application Materials