Recruiters & Companies


Social Impact


Our expert Relationship Managers are knowledgeable about your industry, 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.

If your company has an established recruiting relationship with Chicago Booth, please contact:

Melanie Scarlata, Employer Relations, 773-834-8261

If your company is new to recruiting at Booth and would like to learn more, please contact:

Katherine Darius, Employer Relations, 773-702-7766

Industry Statement

Social impact is an ever broadening sector with a continuous rising need of MBA talent. Both students and alumni seek to be part of the social impact space through career opportunities, board fellowships and affiliations with firms with a socially impactful aspect to the organization's mission. Interest in this space has grown exceptionally over the last few years, so much so that Chicago Booth unveiled a Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) in 2011. Career Services partners frequently with SEI to develop relationship with companies in the Social Impact sector. Whether it is nonprofit, education, government, or corporate social responsibility, the entire Booth population has a committed interest in this space. In recent years, students received full-time and internship roles at companies such as Bellwether Education Partners, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Uncommon Schools and National Park Service. 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. It is important to us that we provide you the necessary tools to recruit effectively for your firm.

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 the executive MBA programs who are seeking more senior-level opportunities.

Campus Recruiting

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
  • Conduct Meet-n-Greet sessions with small groups of students
  • Present to and network with students at a Corporate Conversation
  • Interview students at the 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, and interviews take place in late-January and February. We're also happy to facilitate just-in-time interviews and events outside our peak recruiting periods.

Resume Databases

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 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 or 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, education lunch and learn events, 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

Net Impact

Booth Education Group (BoothEd)

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Student Events & Research Centers

Net Impact Conference

Socially focused firms from all over the country attend this event which includes panel discussions and a keynote address from experts in the industry followed by a cocktail hour. The conference exposes attendees to current issues and trends in the Social Impact space and provides an excellent forum for networking. Contact the Net Impact co-chairs for more information.

Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI)

Launched in the spring of 2011, the Social Enterprise Initiative is Booth's newest research center. Through faculty research, and partnering with firms and students, this center aims to better understand the social impact sector dynamics. SEI partners with the Polsky center to execute the annual Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) that helps students launch for-profit and nonprofit ventures that have a social impact mission and a model for financial sustainability. SNVC is judged and sponsored by corporate partners of Booth.

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. Corporate partners of Booth and the community are invited to hear about industry trends and network with Booth talent and peers. Our most recent Chicago Conversation addressing Social Sart-Ups took place in Santiago in May 2015.  

Industry Networking Events - With events in London, Hong Kong 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.

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.

Corporate Sponsorship

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.

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