The Fisher Office of Career Management recently released its 2010-11 Annual Report (linked at the bottom of this blog post). Fisher SMF students are very busy right now, working on difficult and challenging assignments, interviewing with different companies, etc. I thought this would be a good time to show you the sort of outcomes Fisher students have seen in the past year.
Below are summary comments from Jeff Rice, Executive Director of Career Management at Fisher, on the results from the past year:
Despite a tepid economy still in the throes of recovery, our students were resilient in their job searches and responded proactively to the many opportunities provided to them at Fisher. A few highlights from this report:
- The percentage of students employed upon graduation, at both undergraduate and graduate student levels, continues to be among the highest among business schools nationally. In this report, you will see an increasing number of undergraduate students participating in our programs, including our nationally award-winning QUIC program. You will also read more about our initiative this past year to focus further on creating exceptional student experiences in career management. The model is a simple one: as more students engage in our programs and services, more of them will achieve success in the job market.
- Between 2007 and 2008, we saw a 5% drop in the number of companies recruiting at Fisher (nationally, the drop was 25%). However, from 2008 through June 2011 there has been a 30% increase in the number of companies recruiting at Fisher. Among many things, this can be attributed to our focus on best-in-class recruiting venues such as the Fisher Fall Career Fair and Fisher Internship Invitational, and additional corporate development initiatives.
- The quality and quantity of Fortune 500 and multinational companies recruiting at Fisher College continues to provide our students with amazing opportunities. This robust recruiting portfolio not only adds value to the student experience, it is further inviting those companies who are clearly focused on talent acquisition and job creation into other collaborative opportunities at Fisher. Don’t miss the impressive list of these companies hiring our students in this report.
This positive momentum has certainly carried forward to the 2011-2012 recruiting year. Here are some data points that indicate another banner year for our students:
Between on-campus recruiting, Fisher Fall Career Fair, and the Graduate Recruiting Event, 278 company recruiting visits have been scheduled for Fall Quarter.
- These recruiting visits have converted into 332 interview schedules; which on average converts to over 3,300 job interviews.
- While a specific percentage is not yet known, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of students reporting job offers from their internships.
- And, perhaps the most accurate indication of the recruiting volume to date— recruiters have consumed over 1,000 bottles of water, over 700 cans of soda, and over 75 pots of coffee!
Note that this is the first year of the SMF program and the annual report referenced here covers autumn 2010 through summer 2011 so there are no outcomes associated with the current SMF class – yet. Outcomes from the current class will be included in *next* year’s (2011-12) annual report (likely to be issued in October 2012). For now, check out the annual report to get a sense about what sort of companies are coming to Fisher.