Top 10 apps for MBAs

Congratulations, you’re an MBA!  Whether you’ve already graduated or still in school, it’s good to be equipped with as many career service tools as possible to help you land your dream job.  One of the best tools for the job is your iPhone or iPad.  These ten iOS apps help both candidates and alumni in their quest for vocational fulfillment.

10. MBA Focus – If you’re a MBA at one of our partner schools, download the MBA Focus mobile app to access all your career services on-the-go. Just sign in to your b-school’s career management center on your computer to authorize your mobile device. It’s that easy!

9. Letterpress - If you’re a student or alumni of a top graduate business school, chances are you’re quite the wordsmith. But coming up with the right “words” can often be a chore. Letterpress makes words fun again.  Play against yourself or with friends in a game where you find words, steal tiles, and color the board to improve or prove your wordsmithing skills to the world.

8. TextGrabber - Ever need to scan a printed document on-the-go? This app allows you to take a picture of a body of text and then it reproduces the photographed text as an editable text note on your device.  It also provides a powerful translating tool for interviews with overseas employers.

7. SimpleNote - Are you tired of writing important notes on pieces of paper that seemingly often get misplaced?  With SimpleNote you can write notes in your web browser on your desktop computer and they will sync with your mobile device, and vice versa.  You can also categorize notes by different headings to help you keep your thoughts, and your life, a bit more organized.

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MBA CV databases for the 2014-2015 recruiting season

Trying to hire the best MBA students from the world’s best business schools? There are a dozen things you need to do to attract top leadership talent, but being the first to contact them, the first to shake their hand, and the first to offer them a job will certainly help. To do so, you need to get access to their school’s resume database the moment it is released to employers.

But please also be aware that many highly-ranked schools have strict policies and dates around early recruitment of their students. It is in your firm’s best interest to familiarize yourself with each of the school’s policies. Visit the “More Info for Recruiters” page of their .edu website for more information.

Here are the release dates for each of our partner school’s new class of 2015 and 2016 MBA student resume databases:

Resume databases available now:

Resume databases only available to our Global Focus partners:

Note: Release dates subject to change. Visit our web store for the most recently updated release dates and to view other professional associations, Masters programs, and alumni resume database offerings.

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Top 5 tips to improve your MBA Focus student profile

You’ve undoubtedly completed a handful of online profiles over the past 5 years. You have a Facebook profile, a Twitter bio, a LinkedIn resume, and maybe even a MySpace account. You’ve also probably created profiles on your favorite news and shopping sites. These profiles are a dime-a-doze, with standard questions (i.e. favorite quotes, movies, job title, interests, and accomplishments) and generic information for the general public. Anyone can signup, and everyone’s profile looks the same. It is not a niche network or an exclusive club.

The MBA Focus network is as exclusive as it gets. Only top-ranked b-schools and elite MBA students or alumni from those programs can join. Plus every MBA employer who wants access to this top talent must first be approved by each school’s career service office. But even with such limited competition, it can be hard to stand out as an elite job-seeking MBA candidate.

The MBA Focus job-seeker profile is designed to help you differentiate yourself from other MBAs with similar resumes. Here are five tips to improve your profile:

  1. Be Complete: Don’t just complete the required sections. Fill out as many fields as you can, including the top 5 most searched-on profile attributes: Geographic Preference, Industry Experience, Function Experience, Function Preference, Industry Preference.
  2. Be Accurate: Don’t just select…
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[Infographic] How MBA recruiters use mobile apps

MBA recruitment is a structured and complex process. Career service offices layout strict rules for on-campus-recruiting. Plus there are thousands of MBA students at hundreds of graduate business schools around the world! So reaching this elite leadership talent can be a difficult task.

Today, recruiters use a mixture of traditional on-campus, in-person recruitment methods and new digital recruitment tools to aid them in this complex process. This infographic, “Digital MBA Recruitment: Top 10 recruiting tasks done by device,” gives you a glimpse into how leading MBA employers are recruiting top MBA talent. We surveyed over 500 recruiters from our network to get this information.

If you like the infographic, please share it on Facebook and Twitter, “Pin” it, “Like” it, and feel free to use it on your website and/or blog.

Here are some other quick, tweetable facts from our findings:

  • Only 16 percent of MBA recruiters currently use a specialized mobile recruiting app. Tweet this!
  • Email is still the most often used form of communication in MBA recruiting. Tweet this!
  • Viewing resumes is the 3rd most often performed task by MBA recruiters. Tweet this!
  • More MBA recruiters are viewing resumes on computers or mobile device than printed paper. Tweet this!
  • MBA recruiters primarily still use pen & paper to take notes during interviews. Tweet this!
  • 29 percent of MBA recruiters are using video interviewing technology. Tweet this!
  • MBA recruiters prefer using a mobile device at on-campus recruiting events. Tweet this!
  • Only 8 percent of MBA recruiters are supplied with a tablet by their company. Tweet this!
  • Less than 10 percent of MBA recruiters use QR codes as part of their recruitment process. Tweet this!
  • 1 in 3 MBA recruiters will visit 6 or more graduate business schools this year. Tweet this!
  • 1 in 5 corporate recruiters will hire 10+ MBAs this year. Tweet this!
  • The average cost to hire an MBA is $10,000.00. Tweet this!

For more information on our digital MBA recruitment tools and an all-new mobile app for recruiters coming this fall, please contact us.

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Ten mobile apps for MBA employers

 
Are you a MBA recruiter with an Apple iDevice?  If you are, then you are holding a powerful recruiting tool in your hand.  Whether you are jotting down notes about candidates, looking for lodging and dining when you travel, giving a presentation on-campus, or just unwinding after a long day of work, here are 10 mobile apps for every MBA recruiter:
 
10. Global Focus – If you’re looking for a better way to recruit on the campus of the world’s top b-schools, try our Global Focus mobile app. The Global Focus mobile app lets you minimize the paper chase by putting the world’s best talent at your fingertips. Access the resumes and profiles of candidates at our partner schools and follow-up with potential hires directly from the app. 
 

9. Flight Control - At the end of a long day of trying to land the perfect candidate, you need to unwind and have a little fun.  Flight Control is that perfect diversion.  Use your finger to guide planes to the runway for a smooth landing — but make sure two planes don’t have intersecting flight paths! 

8. Keynote - Have to give a presentation about your company to career services on the fly?  Keynote is the ideal presentation companion.  It allows for full customization of your presentation and some eye-catching templates to hold their attention.  It’s also a remote to control your Mac presentations while on stage.

7. Google Maps - From satellite images from space to ground-level street views, Google Maps has the world mapped out.  This app is the perfect tool for finding your way around campus or in any city.  It also provides spoken driving directions, color-coded real-time traffic conditions, and vector-based maps (smooth at any size).  Google Maps will help you get where you are going, again and again.

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Class of 2014 & 2015 MBA Student Resume Book Release Dates

 

 

Get ready! The class of 2014 & 2015 MBA student resume books will be available to employers soon. Pre-order today to get access the moment the schools release it to employers!

Our partner schools’ career service offices are currently reviewing all of their 1st- and 2nd-year MBA students’ resumes & profiles in preparation for the 2013-14 MBA recruiting season. Once complete, their online resume books will be released to recruiters. Below is a list of release dates for each school and class year. These dates are subject to change. Pre-ordering each resume book ensures you get access to this top MBA talent the moment it is released to employers.

To get started, just go to the Resume Books page on our website or click on a school link below:

School                                                         Class Year / Program                           Release Date       
Notre Dame – Mendoza Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/1/2013
Chicago Booth Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/5/2013
AGSM Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/12/2013
Houston – Bauer Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/12/2013
Houston – Bauer Class of 2015 – 1st Year 8/12/2013
UC Berkeley – Haas Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/12/2013
Yale SOM Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/12/2013
Columbia Business School Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/16/2013
Michigan – Ross (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/16/2013
Northwestern – Kellogg Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/16/2013
Toronto – Rotman Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/16/2013
Pittsburgh – Katz  Class of 2015 – 1st Year 8/19/2013
Pittsburgh – Katz  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/19/2013
Rice – Jones  Class of 2015 – 1st Year 8/19/2013
Rice – Jones  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/19/2013
Rochester – Simon Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/19/2013
Ohio State – Fisher Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/22/2013
NYU – Stern  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/23/2013
Stanford GSB Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/23/2013
UC Irvine – Merage Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/23/2013
UCLA – Anderson Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/23/2013
Indiana – Kelley  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/26/2013
UCSD – Rady Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/26/2013
Virginia – Darden  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/26/2013
Cornell – Johnson  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/27/2013
Harvard Business School  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/27/2013
Emory – Goizueta Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/28/2013
Emory – Goizueta Class of 2015 – 1st Year 8/28/2013
Florida State Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/28/2013
Florida State Class of 2015 – 1st Year 8/28/2013
Ohio State – Fisher Class of 2015 – 1st Year 8/29/2013
Dartmouth – Tuck  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/30/2013
Duke – Fuqua Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/30/2013
Georgia – Terry Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/30/2013
Texas – McCombs Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 8/30/2013
Syracuse – Whitman Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/6/2013
Syracuse – Whitman Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/6/2013
Case Western – Weatherhead  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/6/2013
USC – Marshall  Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/6/2013
Wake Forest Schools of Business Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/6/2013
Wake Forest Schools of Business Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/6/2013
Carnegie Mellon – Tepper Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/10/2013
Dartmouth – Tuck Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/10/2013
Tulane – Freeman Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/10/2013
Tulane – Freeman Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/10/2013
Pepperdine – Graziadio Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/11/2013
TCU – Neeley Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/11/2013
TCU – Neeley Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/11/2013
Georgia – Terry Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/13/2013
Boston College – Carroll Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/15/2013
Brandeis International Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/15/2013
HEC – Paris Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/15/2013
London Business School Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/16/2013
MIT – Sloan Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/16/2013
Penn State – Smeal (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/19/2013
Penn State – Smeal (Global Focus-only) Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/19/2013
Minnesota – Carlson Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/19/2013
Washington – Foster Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/19/2013
Boston College – Carroll Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/20/2013
Sacramento State Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/25/2013
Sacramento State Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/25/2013
Case Western – Weatherhead Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/27/2013
Texas – McCombs Class of 2015 – 1st Year 9/27/2013
Wisconsin-Madison Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 9/30/2013
Arizona State – Carey Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 10/1/2013
Arizona State – Carey Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/1/2013
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 10/2/2013
Washington – Foster Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/2/2013
CUHK Class of 2014 – 2nd Year 10/4/2013
CUHK Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/4/2013
Rochester – Simon Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/7/2013
Wisconsin-Madison Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/7/2013
Pepperdine – Graziadio Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/9/2013
Notre Dame – Mendoza Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/10/2013
USC – Marshall Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/11/2013
Yale SOM Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/11/2013
Indiana – Kelley Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/14/2013
Minnesota – Carlson Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/14/2013
Brandeis International Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/15/2013
Harvard Business School Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/17/2013
Duke – Fuqua Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/18/2013
London Business School Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/28/2013
NYU – Stern  Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/30/2013
Virginia – Darden  Class of 2015 – 1st Year 10/31/2013
HEC – Paris Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/1/2013
UCLA – Anderson Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/4/2013
UCSD – Rady Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/4/2013
Cornell – Johnson Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/5/2013
Chicago – Booth Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/8/2013
Michigan – Ross (Global Focus-only) Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/8/2013
Toronto – Rotman Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/8/2013
UC Irvine – Merage Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/8/2013
Carnegie Mellon – Tepper Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/11/2013
MIT – Sloan Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/11/2013
UC Berkeley – Haas Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/12/2013
Northwestern – Kellogg Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/15/2013
Stanford GSB Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/15/2013
Columbia Business School Class of 2015 – 1st Year 11/20/2013
AIM Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
AIM Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Colorado State Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Colorado State Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Iowa – Tippie Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Iowa – Tippie Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Denver- Daniels Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Denver- Daniels Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Florida – Hough Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Florida – Hough Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Georgetown – McDonough Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Georgetown – McDonough Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
HKUST Business School Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
HKUST Business School Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Hult International Class of 2014 – Graduates TBD
IESE (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
IESE (Global Focus-only) Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Illinois Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Illinois Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Maryland – Smith Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Maryland – Smith Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Michigan State – Broad Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Michigan State – Broad Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Purdue – Krannert (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Purdue – Krannert (Global Focus-only) Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Rotterdam (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 1st Year TBD
Texas A&M – Mays (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Texas A&M – Mays (Global Focus-only) Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
South Carolina – Moore Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
South Carolina – Moore Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Tampa – Sykes (Global Focus-only) Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Tampa – Sykes (Global Focus-only) Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Utah – Eccles Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD
Utah – Eccles Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Willamette Class of 2014 – 2nd Year TBD
Willamette Class of 2015 – 1st Year TBD

 

 
Resume books for other programs (EMBA, MS, PhD, part-time, etc) releasing soon:
School                                                         Class Year / Program                           Release Date
Georgia State – Robinson MBA Graduates Available Now
IMD (Global Focus-only) December 2013 Graduates Available Now
Rice – Jones EMBA Program 8/1/2013
AGSM EMBA 2013-2014 8/12/2013
AGSM MBA Hong Kong 2013-2014 8/12/2013
AGSM MBT 2013-2014 8/12/2013
Rice – Jones  MBA-P Academic Year 2014-2015 8/19/2013
Pepperdine – Graziadio Fully Employed/Part Time MBA 9/11/2013
Pepperdine – Graziadio Fully Employed/Part Time MS 9/11/2013
Pepperdine – Graziadio Full Time MSAF & MSGB 9/11/2013
Pepperdine – Graziadio Fully Employed/Part Time BSM 9/11/2013
Brandeis International CareerFOCUS PhD Candidates 9/15/2013
CEIBS (Global Focus-only) February 2014 Graduates 9/16/2013
MIT – Sloan Master of Finance Class of 2014 9/16/2013
Wisconsin-Madison Evening & Executive Program 9/30/2013
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Alumni 10/2/2013
Forté Foundation Currently Enrolled MBA Women 10/11/2013
Forté Foundation College Women 10/11/2013
Brandeis International Alumni TBD
Georgia State – Robinson Robinson Alumni Resume Database TBD
HKUST Business School Part-Time Program – 2013-2014 TBD
Hult International Class of 2014 – Masters TBD
Michigan State – Broad Weekend MBA’s TBD
Maryland – Smith Part-Time and Executive MBA TBD
SDA Bocconi December 2014 Graduates TBD
SDA Bocconi December 2013 Graduates TBD
TCU – Neeley Alumni TBD
UCD – Smurfit (Global Focus-only) December 2012 Graduates TBD
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Use mobile for timely employment reporting

It’s that time of the year again. Your students have completed their resume workshops, attended recruiting events, finished interviews, and are now beginning to receive offers from employers. These offers and employment reports are a crucial part of your annual process. But now that the offers are rolling in, students tend to forget about career services. So how can career service offices stay in touch with students and get this critical information in a timely fashion? Go mobile!

Each new class of MBA students is becoming increasingly millennial…

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