Consumer Packaged Goods
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
Consumer Packaged Goods companies seek out Chicago Booth talent at all levels and across all functions.
Last year alone, these firms turned to Booth for more than 400 positions. We sent over 60 students into the sector for both full-time and internship roles at companies such as Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo in the US, and Natura Cosmeticos and L’Oreal in Latin America. In addition, the number of Booth students and alumni pursuing careers in CPG continues to climb.
You can find more detailed information in our employment report. We are happy to support your unique needs and to partner with you to develop an effective recruitment strategy.
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.
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 student group co-chairs to learn more about building relationships through involvement in student group events.
Full-Time MBA Student Groups
Corporate Finance Group
Corporate Management and Strategy Group
Operations Strategy Group
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Student Groups
Booth Marketing Club
Chicago Booth Finance Club
Student Group Conferences
- Marketing Conference - October 23, 2013
Corporate representatives from many firms attend this event, which includes a keynote speaker and cocktail hour. The conference exposes attendees to current issues in marketing and provides an excellent forum for networking. Contact the marketing co-chairs (full-time) for more information.
- Corporate Finance Symposium - November 12, 2013
Keynote faculty and corporate speakers share views on the financial sector and the impact on corporations. The conference offers terrific opportunities for networking. Contact the Corporate Finance Group (full-time) for more information.
- Consumer Goods Trek - New York City, week of December 16, 2013
Over winter break students travel to CPG companies in New York City and surrounding areas. This is a great forum to help students better understand organizations and to network. Contact the marketing co-chairs (full-time) for more information about hosting students.
Attend or Participate in an Event
Chicago Conversations - Chicago Conversations are events around the world with rich dialogue among industry leaders thriving in a particular city. Booth corporate partners and the community are invited to hear about industry trends and network with Booth talent.
Industry Networking Events - With events in London, Singapore, and Chicago, the Chicago Booth 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.
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 Marketing Event will be held on April 4. Email us if you would like to participate as a company representative.
Participate in an Event - Every year, Chicago Booth hosts dozens of events meant to provide educational, social, and networking opportunities for Booth students and alumni. If you are interested in representing your company at one of these events by being a speaker, sitting on a panel, or hosting 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 Nancy Johnston, senior associate director of corporate relations.