The number accepting positions in the technology sector has reached 20 percent -- a level not seen since the last tech boom with the Classes of 1999 and 2000. This increase appears to be driven by the software segment, but equipment and hardware also rose marginally. According to Kristen Fitzpatrick (MBA 2003), director of the School’s Career & Professional Development Office (CPD), “It’s not just the big companies that hired this year. Students also accepted jobs at many smaller firms in this space.” [HBS]
Product Management Jobs Are So Hot Right Now: Budding MBAs
Get out of here with your investment banking offers.
Sandberg: I Got Something Out Of My MBA, And You Might Too, But Don't Get One, Unless You Want One, But Not Because I Told You To
For those of you on the fence about b-school.
Top Business/Party Schools Subscribe To The 'Gotta Spend Money To Make Money' Model
According to Bloomberg, the money you're blowing on a trip to Ibiza now will pay off with a higher salary later.
Wharton Tops HBS In Satisfaction Survey Despite 'The People', 'The Bathroom Sitch'
Also, the "Ex PE [private equity] robots who just want to make money and die."
B-School Rankings Even More Useless Than Usual This Year
If you think last year’s 10th-best school is suddenly the best in the world, well, you’re probably a perfect candidate for an M.B.A. there.
Business School Applicants Having None Of This "Show Us You Can Speak Without Paying A Consultant $500 To Show You How" Crap
After years of receiving scripted answers to questions from would-be business school students re: why they want to go to Harvard/Wharton/Stanford/Sloan or what they think of a company's earnings potential or where they see themselves in five to ten years or what they ate for breakfast, admissions officers have lately been taking a new tack in an attempt to see the "real" side of applicants. Hoping to get a little "unrehearsed honesty" and insight into who these people really are, prospective students are being asked to submit "reflections" ("a short, off-the-cut note that must be submitted within 24 hours of an admissions interview") and take part in "team-based discussions," for which they're told to "relax, be genuine," not worry about giving the "right" answer, and just say what they really think, rather than what a coach told them to say they think. Unfortunately, Harvard and Wharton officials apparently have no idea who they're dealing with here. You can't make future b-school students relax and be genuine! You can't! You won't!
Harvard Business School Alum Has A 4-Point Plan For Fixing The Election Process In The United States
On November 6, 2012, as the results of the presidential election rolled in, a member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2010 considered ending it all. "The thought crossed my mind to jump off my penthouse apartment balcony," he wrote his fellow classmates yesterday. Sure, he had a lot to live for: friends, family, the earthly delights afforded to him by living in Southern California ("surfing, mountains, 78 degree sunshine, and hot babes everywhere"), as well as a new company and all that came with it (relationships with celebrities that straddle the line between "friend and service provider," as well as invites to "the VMAs and private concerts in Vegas"). But he also had a lot of reasons to be good and angry at the world, including but not limited to: the state of California being "filled with so many hippie liberals" he just might snap and in doing so "choke out a street bum," people who "sit around with their hand out and expect to be fed," and, most vexingly, the reelection of Barack Obama. And while he did not in fact end up leaping from his penthouse balcony apartment that night, make no mistake, he was and is exceedingly pissed about the direction this country is going, which is south on the Pacific Coast Highway right straight to hell. And whereas the endless stream of bums and hobos and hippies he encounters each and every day the second he steps out of his penthouse apartment probably would take the easy way out, because that's what they do, he's better than that. So instead, he went to bed, got up, sat down at his computer and channeled his anger into something productive: a list of suggestions for how we can get America back on track and in four years, rest it from the hands of the commie holding it hostage, like forcing candidates to use bullet points and telling people who don't believe in capitalism to pack their shit because in 20 minutes a van is coming to ship their non-contributing zero asses off to a country where it's not actually a "privilege" to live. First, though, some life updates, because it really has been too long.