The Harvard Crimson reports that despite the current recession, the number of Harvard MBA students who have received job offers at this point in the year compared to the same time last year, remains relatively flat. The data is based on a “flash poll” conducted by Harvard’s MBA Career Services in mid-February.
Some interesting statistical highlights:
- 90% of second year MBA students seeking jobs, received offers.
- An online HBS job board has seen a 27% decrease in postings.
- In contrast to last year, less than half of students with job offers have accepted.
Although the number of offers hasn’t changed significantly, students say that it is difficult to find the “ideal job.” For example, second year student, Ben A. Fisher, had to accept an offer in Washington, after giving up hope of finding a job in his preferred city, Boston.