Recruitment season in full swing
MBA recruitment season is underway at MBS, with more than 20 companies including Jetstar, KPMG, Walt Disney, Microsoft and Sportsbet presenting to future MBA graduates at MBS’s Carlton campus over the next month.
This week Deloitte arrived on campus with a record number of alumni who spoke to students about their longstanding history of employing MBS graduates.
Deloitte Strategy & Operations Senior Consultant, Terry Sing Lee (MBA 2014) was one of eight MBS alumni to speak with students.
“The opportunity to visit and assist the School was a pleasure as always. It was a great experience to give students confidence that the skills they learn at MBS are world class and demanded by global organisations like Deloitte,” Terry said.
“As an alumnus I know that MBS students are a cut above the rest, can adapt quickly and have the hard and soft skills required to make incredible impacts in large organisations.”
It was a sentiment shared by alumni Enrico Rizzon (MBA 1999) and David Gowens (MBA 2005) from leading management consultancy A.T. Kearney, who spoke with students at an earlier recruitment season event.
A.T. Kearney Partner and Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Master of Business Analytics Program at MBS Enrico explained A.T. Kearney has been a longstanding employer of MBS talent, with nine MBS alumni still employed at the firm dating back from 1994.
“Recently, we recruited the two top students from the inaugural class of the Masters of Business Analytics program into A.T. Kearney, Rebecca Wilson and David Loong,” Enrico said.
MBS Director of Career Services John Gurskey said Deloitte and A.T. Kearney returned to recruit from MBS because of the School’s strong history of developing high-achieving candidates.
“Deloitte, AT Kearney and other leading global employers know the calibre of our students and the fact they keep coming to present during our recruitment season is proof of that,” John said.
“Recruitment season is a critical time for our students to make an impression, build their networks and secure a job before they finish their MBA. It’s also a really important opportunity for them to realise their potential by hearing the success stories from our alumni face-to-face.”
Part-time MBA students Alexia Archbold and Andrew Erskine attended the A.T. Kearney session with more than 40 students.
“ATK’s presentation was an excellent opportunity for me to get a better insight into the firm, understand how they differentiate from their competitors, and ultimately decide whether or not it is the right firm for me to apply to. By taking the time to visit our campus in such good numbers, it suggests to me that ATK are committed to finding the right talent for their team.” said Andrew Erskine.
For Alexia Archbold the session was “really helpful” and a chance to “meet people from the firm who provided information about what they do on a day to day basis. They also gave sense of what the culture is at A.T. Kearney, which you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to see.”