Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
March 28, 2012
On-campus recruiting activity for M.B.A.s is up compared to last year, according to results of the M.B.A. Career Services Council’s (MBACSC) Fall 2011 Recruiting Trends Survey. Seventy percent of schools taking part reported an increase in fall recruiting M.B.A.s for full-time positions, and 46 percent reported an increase in internship postings for M.B.A.s.
“The survey results indicate a positive trend we have continued to observe in the past few years,” explains Nicole Hall, MBACSC president and executive director of alumni and career services at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. “We’re seeing an increase in almost all industries and in most company types.”
At the same time last fall, 76 percent of schools reported an increase in on-campus recruiting for full-time jobs. Similarly, the findings show that 68 percent of respondents report an increase in full-time job postings, compared with 86 percent from last fall.
Increases in recruiting activity are occurring across most sectors, according to the MBACSC. More than 40 percent of respondents reported increases in consulting, consumer products, energy, pharma/biotech/healthcare products, and technology. Real estate and government continue to be the weakest industries, according to the MBACSC. In contrast, financial services showed a decrease compared with an increase last fall.
The MBACSC’s Fall 2011 Recruiting Trends Survey was conducted from January 12 – February 2, 2012; 102 programs responded to the survey. Results were compared to a survey fielded in late fall 2010, when 92 schools responded.