Mar 21, 2017

Career Services: On- and Off-Campus Recruiting

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):

On-Campus Recruiting

  • Offered at Certain Times
    • CDO-sourced job opportunities
    • Postings of job opportunities
    • Facilitated events to get to know companies
    • Workshop on how to apply and bid through the CDO system
    • Bidding for interview slots for internship recruiting*
  • As Requested
    • Materials and data on current and historical on-campus interviews
    • Virtual interviews when requested by student or company
    • Scheduling and rescheduling on-campus interviews

Off-Campus Recruiting

  • Offered at Certain Times
    • CDO-sourced job opportunities
    • Postings of job opportunities
    • Interview forums
    • Activities to connect with people in the Tuck network
  • As Requested
    • Check for opportunities with target list of employers
    • Access to other business schools’ job boards
    • Funding programs to facilitate internships in specific fields

*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