LBS graduates in higher demand
London, December 11, 2011
Ninety-three percent of this year’s MBA graduates from London Business School found employment within three months of leaving, said a report.
The recently published School’s MBA employment report shows an increase in the number of MBA graduates who have secured full-time employment.
This follows news that the number of MBA 2012 students undertaking summer internships hit 100 per cent. The percentage of 2011 alumni securing employment three months after graduation has increased to 93 per cent, up from 91 per cent in 2010.
This year’s employment report shows that there was a fairly even split in sector choice, with 36 per cent of our 2011 MBA graduates finding employment in consulting, 34 per cent in finance and 30 per cent in other corporate sectors.
The school’s career services team worked hard to maintain relationships with recruiters and keep them coming onto campus, in a difficult climate, the report said.
Fiona Sandford, Career Services director, said: “For the first time, Career Services created sector-specific CV books, making it even easier for recruiters in some of the major sectors to find the talent that they need.”
“This was part of a new initiative called ‘Spring into Action’, where every Masters in Finance, Masters in Management and graduating MBA was offered a dedicated ‘advocate’ from within the Career Services team, who worked closely with them to provide support tailored to their needs.”
“The team is working more closely than ever with student clubs, including supporting a growing number of career treks. The treks to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore have contributed to the increase of graduates finding roles in Asia, 11 per cent compared to 7 per cent in 2010. This region continues to be a focus for the School and the Career Services team,” Sandford added. – TradeArabia News Service