If your company has an established recruiting relationship with Chicago Booth, please contact:
Janice Farrar, Employer Relations, 773.702.9209
If your company is new to recruiting at Booth and would like to learn more, please contact:
Emily Theis, Employer Relations, 773.702.7738
In 2011, approximately 28 percent of the graduating full time class secured positions in the consulting industry. For more than a decade, consulting has ranked in the top-five functions and industries for which Chicago Booth students seek opportunities. We have fruitful relationships with top management consulting firms, boutique consultancies, as well as with corporations with internal consulting arms.
As an office, we partner with firms to develop individualized recruitment strategies. We recognize there is no one-size-fits-all strategy, which makes our partnership all the more important.
Recruit at Booth
Post a Job
Career Services provides a year-round, free-of-charge job posting service through Global Talent Solutions (GTS), our online recruiting portal. Through GTS, recruiters can view and edit job postings for all Booth candidates, including current students seeking entry-level MBA opportunities, as well as alumni and students in executive MBA programs who are seeking more senior-level opportunities.
Recruiting on campus is an efficient and effective way to source candidates for full-time and internship positions.
There are many ways to recruit on campus:
- Attend a multi-firm Corporate Networking Night
- Present to and network with students at a Corporate Conversation
- Interview students at Harper Center
For full-time positions, most recruiting events are held in September and October, with interviews in October and November. Internship recruiting events begin in mid-October, with interviews taking place in late-January and February. We’re also happy to facilitate just-in-time interviews and events outside our peak recruiting periods.
Our expert relationship managers are knowledgeable about your industry and the current recruiting landscape. They can help you create a recruiting strategy tailored to your specific needs, and guide you through each step of the recruiting process.
Chicago Booth has several online, easy-to-search resume databases. You can search the resume databases for a variety of criteria that allow you to find candidates who fit your needs, including:
- Previous work experience
- Academic concentrations
- Student group membership
- Industry and function preference
- Work authorization
- Languages spoken
- Location preference
Resume databases include talent from our Full-Time MBA Program, as well as diverse and experienced talent from our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs and alumni.
Partner with Student Groups
Chicago Booth student groups host conferences, speaker series, mock interviews, lectures, panel discussions, and many other activities that focus on career interests and professional development. Working with these student groups can be a valuable resource to enhance your campus visibility and recruiting efforts.
Among the ways your company can get involved is to provide speakers or sponsorship. We encourage you to contact the relevant student group co-chairs to learn more about building relationships through involvement in student group events. Some of the relevant groups for consulting are:
Full-Time MBA Student Groups
Business Solutions Group - Co-chairs
Management Consulting Group - Co-chairs
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Student Groups
Booth Consulting Club
Student Group Conferences
The Consulting Symposium - Allows part-time students the opportunity to attend three knowledge-sharing sessions presented by industry professionals, as well as an opportunity to engage in networking.
First Year Networking Night - Put on by MCG, this program gives first-year students in the full time program their first opportunity to learn about our sponsored firms and network with their representatives over drinks. This event lets students get an idea of each firm's culture, work style, and what they are looking for from a candidate. Students interested in pursuing an internship in consulting typically attend this event.
First Year Case Workshop - Intended to help first-year full time program students practice their case solving and interview preparation skills, MCG hosts this event. Historically, this workshop is attended by 150 students who go through an initial case prep overview, and then break into smaller groups for case practice with alumni and professionals in the industry.
First Year Consulting Forum - An opportunity for first-year students to learn more about the various aspects of consulting. It is MCG's largest event, typically attended by more than 200 students every year. The event starts with a keynote speaker, then breaks out into smaller panels and seminars. Another keynote speaker at lunch has the opportunity to introduce consulting as a discipline and discuss industry trends from their company's perspective. The forum concludes with a final round of panels.
Second Year Case Workshop - Helps second-year students in MCG practice their case solving and interview preparation skills. Historically, this workshop is attended by more than 100 students who go through an initial case prep overview, and then break into smaller groups for case practice with alumni and professionals in the industry.
Sponsor a course where students will tackle company projects that focus on strategic thinking, management, and research skills. Working in teams with executives at major companies, students work on new product development, business strategy, and operational research. Recent Management Lab teams have also traveled overseas for extended periods of time to manage projects on site. Learn more about our lab classes and experiential learning.
Attend or Participate in an Event
Every year, Chicago Booth hosts dozens of events meant to provide educational, social, and networking opportunities for students and alumni. Email us if you are interested in representing your company at one of these events as a speaker, panelist, or to host an event at your office.
With events in London, Singapore, and Chicago, Booth's Industry Networking Events provide an informal setting for corporate friends, Executive MBA students, and alumni to connect, share knowledge, exchange information, and create relationships around a specific industry.
Consulting Industry Event - is held on February 5, 2012 at Gleacher Center in Chicago. To register and attend this event as a corporate representative, please contact Anita Brick.
Booth Business Forum - This series, hosted at Gleacher Center in Chicago, invites alumni, corporate partners, and current students to attend an engaging panel discussion led by industry professionals. The evening will provide time for networking with fellow attendees, and panelists will share their industry experiences and thoughts on future trends.
The Booth Business Forum- Consulting Event will be on April 26th. Email us if you would like to participate as a company representative.
Interested in sponsoring a student group event? Please reach out directly to the student group co-chairs. For additional sponsorship activities or more information on how to get your company involved at Booth, please contact Cathy Fuller, Senior Director of Corporate Relations at Catheryn.Fuller@chicagobooth.edu.