The Jones MBA Career Center at Scheller College of Business proudly welcomed over 30 employers and recruiters to campus June 7 for its annual MBA Employer Summit. As part of the collaborative event agenda, a panel of recent MBA alumni joined the Summit to provide their perspective on practicum experiences and recruitment. Panelists included 2018 graduates Chris Bergman, Trevor Black, Harleen Jabbal, and Rachel Wisely.
The panelists offered the attendees insights into the MBA students’ side of recruitment, highlighting the tactics that were most impactful to them. The alumni advice included:
- In info sessions, share insights or details that may not be on the website about different business units or company goals. This information adds to the MBAs’ understanding of a company, more quickly establishing a cultural fit.
- Bring Scheller College alumni back to campus for company info sessions. MBA alumni can provide context on how the curriculum applies to that company’s environment and day-to-day operations.
- If possible, invite hiring managers or team members from the departments you are recruiting for to campus info sessions, so they can provide a personal overview of his or her team’s regular responsibilities.
- Provide feedback in the interview room or afterwards, so candidates can adapt appropriately and prepare for further rounds with your company.
- If an interview cannot be in person, virtual interviewing with video is preferred to a phone call for the benefit of face-to-face interaction.
In general, the panel centered on two themes when discussing their recruitment preferences: authenticity and transparency. Through clear hiring timelines, candid feedback in the interview, and quality, personal touch points throughout the process, the MBA alumni felt that recruitment can be not only mutually beneficial—it can also be mutually enjoyable.
Interested in recruiting at Scheller College? Contact the Jones MBA Career Center at recruitMBAs@scheller.gatech.edu