Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Business schools are seeing a stable recruiting market from M.B.A. and master’s programs compared with the same time period last fall, according to a new report by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA).
Results of the 2018 MBA CSEA Fall Recruiting Trends Survey show that nearly 30 percent of the alliance’s member schools that responded reported an increase in employers recruiting at their schools for full-time M.B.A.s in fall 2018 compared to fall 2017.
In terms of recruiting activity on these campuses, more than 78 percent of schools reported an increase in employer use of virtual interviewing technologies, 54 percent noted an increase in alumni-initiated hiring, and 45 percent indicated an increase in hiring activity from U.S. diversity conferences.
Schools also reported sizable increases in employer use of direct referral requests (43.9 percent) and employers converting interns into full-time employees (35.4 percent).
The 2018 MBA CSEA Fall Recruiting Trends Survey report is based on confidential surveys completed between January and February 2019 by 84 MBA CSEA member schools.