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.
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.
Chris Darden has spent the last two years working at Homeland Security managing a $400 million IT project designed to reduce technological costs while also quickening response capabilities and coordination among Emergency Response Officials. He also serves on the West Virginia Air National Guard as a Navigator on the C-130H3 aircraft. He earned his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in 2010. In this interview, Darden discusses how his MBA and military background have helped him in his current position and provides advice for veterans who are considering getting an MBA.
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.
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.
Not only there are more companies looking to employ military MBAs, but there are also significant benefits for veterans who get their MBA degree. Read on for expert information about the jobs available to military MBAs as well as advice on how to decide if an MBA is right for you.
Are you a San Franciscan who wants to work at a startup? Or are you a startup founder or potential founder looking for advice? There are many San Francisco startup events designed to help entrepreneurs, but with 70+ tech meetups in the area it's hard to know where to start. This list of San Francisco startup events can be your starting point.
For business school students, May is an important month since it marks the end of the semester and for some students the beginning of post-MBA life. May is also a time where people are inspired by the words of graduation speeches. Here are some business school speeches that are up there with Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford commencement speech. While business school graduation season is over, these MBA graduation speeches can still provide you with inspiration and motivation as you apply for your MBA.