It’s a good time to be a recruiter at a big tech company. Instead of sifting sand to find a diamond, they’re sorting diamonds to find particularly lustrous diamonds.
That also means it’s a tough time to be an applicant to a big tech company. It can feel like having an MBA from a Top 10 school is table stakes and if you haven’t created a machine learning algorithm that’s working on ending world hunger, you’re out.
Fear not. I polled my friends who career switched into big tech companies by taking detours through MBA programs and found three common themes we emphasized while applying.
Are you an NYC entrepreneur who is looking to connect with the city's largest startup investors and advisors? Then, you should attend Hatch Match 2012, an evening of facilitated entrepreneur networking that is being held at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Thursday, October, 18.
Before you apply to an MBA program, it's a good idea to learn about MBA job trends, so you have an idea of the demand for MBAs in your field. Want to know which countries have the highest percentage of MBA hires, or what types of companies have had the largest increases of MBA hires? Check out this data from the 2011/12 QS Jobs & Salaries Trends Report.
As an MBA student in Montreal who is interested in entrepreneurship, I have explored several startup events and resources that are available in this city. I am happy to share my findings and experiences with the Top MBA Connect community. (Please note that the entries below are in alphabetical order).
Are you a startup entrepreneur looking for office space and technology to grow your company? Pitney Bowes just launched a new entrepreneurial competition for new and existing startups who work with location intelligence, as well as Pitney Bowes' Secure Evidencing and Connect+ platforms. Read on more information on the prizes and how to enter.
According to recent news reports, the number of MBA jobs is on the rise. Read on to find out what types of MBA jobs are becoming more popular, what parts of the world have the biggest increase in MBA jobs, and the best ways to find post-MBA employment. The data in this article comes from the QS Jobs & Salary Trends Report 2011/2012 (PDF), unless otherwise noted.
The number of technology companies planning to hire MBAs is up 22% compared to last year, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2012 Corporate Recruiters Survey (PDF). Many of these companies are Silicon Valley startups that have just found new investors and are looking for MBAs with quantative skills to develop their strategy and marketing plans. Silicon Valley is also home to established companies that have a reputation for hiring MBAs. Read on for four examples of Silicon Valley companies that hire MBAs.
An Information Systems MBA can help you secure a senior leadership position in IT, but only if you choose the right program. Here are some tips on how to research and rate Information Systems MBA programs.
Sarah Ramsey is the Director of Recruitment and Admissions at UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business. Not only does Ramsey work at the Merage School of Business, she is also a graduate of Merage's Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program, and is very active on Twitter. In this interview, Ramsey discusses MBA trends such as the increased interest in non-traditional MBA fields such as technology, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.
Shelley Heinrich is the Interim Director of MBA Admissions and Marketing at the George Washington School of Business. In this interview, she discusses MBA trends such as non-traditional applications for the MBA, entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, and a more diverse MBA student body.