• M.B.A. Hiring Increases, On-Campus Activity Grows Slowly

    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    August 7, 2013

    A majority of schools reported an increase in on-campus activity for full-time positions compared with the same time period last spring, according to the latest research by the M.B.A. Career Services & Employer Alliance (formerly the M.B.A. Career Services Council).

    According to results of M.B.A. CSEA’s Spring 2013 Recruiting Trends Survey, both on-campus recruiting activity and full-time job postings have increased over last year for most schools worldwide.

    Forty-eight percent of survey respondents report an increase in on-campus recruiting for full-time jobs, while 68 percent report an increase in postings for full-time jobs.

    Increases in recruiting activity are occurring across most sectors, with technology and energy showing the largest increase. Financial services and government showed the largest decrease in full-time recruiting activity, similar to the pattern indicated in the previous year’s survey. When looking at recruiting activity by company type, start-ups saw the largest increase in activity (57 percent).

    Overall, schools are optimistic about internship hiring, with 70 percent of respondents seeing an increase in internship postings.

M.B.A. Hiring Increases, On-Campus Activity Grows Slowly