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A near-record 98 percent of the Tuck School of Business’ Class of 2014 had job offers three months after graduating, according to employment statistics released by the school on Oct. 22.
Tuck’s newest graduates also saw growth in compensation. Average starting salaries were up 2.5 percent to $118,000, with 87 percent of the class receiving signing bonuses averaging about $29,000.
“These strong results are a testament to the work of the students, who really rolled up their sleeves; to our supportive, diverse alumni network; to our Career Development Office (CDO) team working one-on-one with students; and to the fact that we have strong, active recruiting relationships with more than 900 companies who know the value of our brand,” says Jonathan Masland, director of the CDO.
Consulting and technology were among the year’s standout trends. Thirty-five percent of the employed graduates accepted consulting positions—8-percent more than last year—with 21 percent joining McKinsey, Bain, or The Boston Consulting Group at offices around the globe.
Eighteen percent of graduates, meanwhile, opted for careers in the technology sector, at firms ranging from established leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to pre-IPO companies and startups. This growth reflects the overall increased interest within the technology industry for MBAs; 60 percent more companies hired in technology this year than last.