Last Friday Harvard Business School’s Dee Leopold gave an update on the HBS Class of 2009′s job prospects. This news is especially interesting for anyone who will soon leave a steady job to enter a full-time MBA program.
According to Leopold, 77% of second-year HBS job seekers (this excludes anyone who will continue academic work or who will return to their pre-HBS employer) have found jobs. She goes on to write:
I don’t have any more details to offer at this point, but we are proud of both our students and our Career Services team who have helped many of our students discover and pursue their dreams and find new opportunities in the midst of great uncertainty in the market. It is still months from graduation and companies and organizations continue to be a big presence on campus – spring will be lively here at HBS. We will provide updates as the season progresses.
We hope that she’s right, and that spring will prove to be a lively recruiting period for all MBA students.
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