Read the full story by Kirk Kardashian, published by the Tuck School of Business.
It’s a good time to be a Tuck School of Business graduate. For the past three years, the percentage of second-year students with jobs or job offers at graduation has been steadily increasing. And 2014 is shaping up to be as strong as 2013, when Tuck had the highest percentage of the class with job offers three months after graduation among the top MBA programs and the second-highest level of compensation (starting salary plus signing bonus), according to U.S. News & World Report.
That’s good news, of course, but it isn’t exactly a surprise. Tuck has been at or near the top of MBA job placement for a long time, a function of the school’s individual-focused career services, including industry-specific coaching expertise; leading MBA recruiting partners; and passionate alumni support.
For Career Development Office Executive Director Jonathan Masland, the news is in the trends. This year, for example, saw a 65 percent increase in the number of technology firms hiring Tuck MBAs. Tuck students were in demand at leading global consulting firms, too, with roughly 20 percent of Tuck ’14s going to McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, and the Boston Consulting Group. And it was a particularly strong year for international students, both in the percentage of students finding jobs and their compensation packages. “We are really pleased with the achievement of the class of 2014,” Masland said. “It’s a testament to the students’ marketability and hard work.”