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:
Jenna Hess, Employer Relations, 773.702.7738
From e-commerce to luxury to big box, interest in the retail sector continues to grow across our populations. Last year alone, over 80 retail companies sought out Booth talent for roles ranging from interns to CEOs. Companies such as Gucci, Coach, Amazon, Gilt Groupe, and even Garrett’s Popcorn here in Chicago, recruited from Booth. Our Retail Student Group traveled to retailers in New York City last December, and our Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Student Group hosted a retail start-up event in Chicago. Our alumni are working across the globe in cities including Milan, Paris, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, and São Paulo, illustrating the truly global nature of Booth’s investment in retail. You can find more detailed information in our employment report.
We are here to support your unique needs and to partner with you to develop an effective strategy, whether you have a retail start-up or you are a multinational retailer.
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 the fall, in September and October, with interviews in October and November. Internship recruiting events begin in mid-October, with interviews taking place in late-January through 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.
Kilts Center for Marketing
The James M. Kilts Center for Marketing drives Chicago Booth’s mission to become the leading quantitative marketing program in the world. With the addition of the Nielsen Company datasets, the center has exclusive access to the most comprehensive database on marketing, retail scanning, and consumer panel data. Get involved via experiential learning courses, alumni mentoring opportunities, or the marketing fellowship and scholarship programs.
Marketing, Strategy, and Finance Lab Courses
Chicago Booth offers students and company sponsors experiential opportunities in the form of projects embedded within courses, executed by students and overseen by faculty. Past courses in which CPG companies have engaged include Consumer Behavior, Developing New Products and Services, Digital Marketing, Strategy, and Finance. Contact your relationship manager and Katie Bell if you are interested in learning more.
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.
Full-time MBA Student Groups
Retail, Apparel, and Luxury Student Group
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Student Groups
Private Equity, Entrepreneurial Ventures, and Venture Capital Club
Student Group Conferences
Retail Trek - New York City, week of December 16, 2013
Over winter break, students travel to retailers in New York City and surrounding areas. This is a great forum to help students better understand the firm and to network. Contact the Retail, Apparel, and Luxury co-chairs (FT) for more information about hosting students.
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital - Retail Industry Meet-Up
In the spring, the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Student Group hosts an event focused on bringing together entrepreneurs in the retail space to discuss the funding process, technology, and future trends. The event hosts panelists from retail start-ups and offers the opportunity for networking afterwards. Contact the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital co-chairs for more information about participating as a panelist or to attend.
Attend or Participate in an Event
Chicago Conversations - Chicago Conversations are events around the world with rich dialogue among leaders in a targeted industry thriving in a particular city. Booth corporate partners and the community are invited to hear about industry trends and network with Booth talent.
Booth Business Forum - This series, hosted at the 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.
Participate in an Event - Every year, Chicago Booth hosts dozens of events meant to provide educational, social and networking opportunities for Chicago Booth students and alumni. If you are interested in representing your company at one of these events as a speaker, panelist, host of an event at your office, please email us.
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.