Class of 2022 Sees Tremendous Career Outcomes
Friday, April 21, 2023
The numbers are in: Carlson School graduates, across all programs, in the Class of 2022, saw high job placement rates and an increase in salaries.
The Full-Time MBA program had its highest placement stats in a decade with 98 percent of its graduates receiving job offers within three months after graduation. Offers were received by 97.4 percent of undergraduates, 100 percent of Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) graduates, 96 percent of Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) graduates, and 91 percent from the first graduating class of the Master of Marketing program.
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“We are extremely proud of the strong employment numbers across the school,” says Maggie Tomas, executive director of the Carlson Business Career Center (CBCC). “Our ultimate goal is to help students land jobs in careers and industries where they can succeed. We’re seeing our graduates go on to have tremendous success and we’re so happy about that.”
Many of the programs also saw significant increases in salaries received after graduation. The Full-Time MBA ($121,822) and MSBA ($100,421) programs saw 8 percent increases in the mean salary, while the Undergraduate program had a 6 percent increase to $66,498.
These salary gains are also being seen in early data for the Class of 2023, according to Tomas.
The CBCC utilizes numerous ways to prepare students for their job search, including career coaching, on-campus interviews, resumé coaching, and various company information and visit sessions.
The CBCC held more than 941 employer meetings, sent out more than 480 tailored resumé books, and organized 243 events across 10 programs during the past year. Coaches managed 4,117 coaching appointments and delivered dozens of workshops.
Heading West for Career Trek
Another way the CBCC prepares students for a career is by on-site visits at possible employers. More than 30 MSBA students visited Seattle in early January, the first trek since the pandemic pause. Stops included Amazon, BCGamma, Expedia, Google, and Microsoft for tours and networking.
“At the Carlson School, we are able to go out and meet companies, meet representatives of companies, and people who are alums of the Carlson School who are working there and watching them in their element,” says Aakriti Aneja, ’23 MSBA, who participated in the trip. “I think that’s the best part. Coming out to the West Coast, it’s a glimpse into what our future could be, which is really exciting.”
The Carlson School has hosted West Coast trips since 2014, first for the MBA program, and then for the MSBA program. The CBCC is also rebooting its New York City trek for those interested in finance from the Undergraduate program.
“These treks are a great way for our students to see how they could fit at certain companies,” Tomas says. “We love to able to engage with our alumni and prepare our students to be competitive in job searches on either coast.”
This article appeared in the Spring 2023 alumni magazine
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