The Jones MBA Career Center team is available for in person and virtual appointments.  (See “About Us/Meet the Team” for contact info.)  If you choose to meet with us in person, you will be asked to join us in wearing a mask for one on one meetings in the Jones Center Suite. Be sure to check out our “Resources” tab, article posts below, and events calendar for added content related to employer engagement for the 2021-22 recruiting season.

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Welcome to the Scheller MBA Employer Community

Looking for premium MBA talent? Consistently praised both externally by major publications and internally by Scheller MBAs themselves, the Jones MBA Career Center offers a personal approach for intentional employer partnerships.

Our team structure allows us to work closely with both employers and students to ensure maximum success in the recruitment process and job search respectively. Our staff brings strong business experience to our corporate relationships. Companies have a dedicated staff member to assist them throughout the recruitment process.

Most students enter our MBA programs with 5+ years of professional work experience. The MBA programs offer focused study options in strategy & innovation, analytics, marketing, operations/supply chain management, information technology management, organizational behavior, and finance.

2022 Recruiting Calendar and Offer Guidelines

Rationale for Recruiting Guidelines
Preferred MBA employment recruiting partners of the Scheller College of Business enjoy many engagement opportunities with, and access to, our outstanding MBA students. The Jones MBA Career Center team works hard to ensure your employer experience is not only enjoyable and easy – but that your MBA employment yield from Scheller makes for a productive and effective use of your recruiting resources.

Once you have decided on internship and full-time offers to make at the culmination of your recruiting process, we ask that you follow our guidelines regarding offer expiration dates as follows:
• Internship offers be held open until the end of February or for 3 weeks, whichever is the later date; and,
• Full-time offers be held open until the end of October or for 3 weeks, whichever is the later date.

Time has taught us that following these offer guidelines also benefits Scheller’s employment partners. First, many students simply want to explore all options that result from their hard work in earning an MBA. They are no less committed nor excited about any individual opportunity – rather they are analytical and desire a structured process. These students are unlikely to accept any offer before they are able to finish their process, and a premature deadline from an offering employer often excludes that employer from consideration. Finally, Scheller is proud of our students’ adherence to our ‘yes means yes’ policy, and employers know that an acceptance from a Scheller MBA student is a very solid commitment. Scheller MBA students well know the gravity of accepting an employment offer and take it appropriately seriously. Early deadlines are often ‘red-flags’ to students and cause them to seek other options that are less rushed.

The MBA recruiting environment is competitive and employers are understandably anxious to lock down the very best talent at the earliest possible date. It is Scheller’s hope that our valued employment partners will see the advantage of these guidelines to all parties.

Offers
• All offers must be in writing. Written offers are defined as electronic or hard copies.
• The written offer date determines the start of the timeline provisions outlined below.

Exploding Offers
• Extending an exploding offer, defined as giving a candidate an unreasonably short time to accept an offer before it is revoked or substantially changed is strongly discouraged. Students will be coached to ask for more time as needed.
• Financial incentives encouraging students to commit before the deadline are permitted, as long as the incentives are small relative to the overall value of the offer and still allow the student a minimum of two weeks decision time.

MBA Offer Timelines (Full-time and Internship)
Fulltime offers
• Full-time offers made in the fall semester should remain open until October 31 or a minimum of three weeks after the written offer (whichever is later).
• Full-time offers made in the spring semester through April 1 should remain open for a minimum of three weeks after the date of the written offer (whichever is later).
• After April 1, offers should remain open for a minimum of two weeks after the date of the written offer.

Internship Offers
• Internship offers should remain open until February 28 or a minimum of three weeks after the written offer (whichever is later).
• After April 1, offers should remain open for a minimum of two weeks after the date of the written offer (whichever is later).
• Companies that recruit first year MBA students for internships prior to the start date of the spring semester are encouraged to allow those internship offers to remain open until February 28 in alignment with our internship recruiting guidelines on campus.

Internship to Full-time offers
• Full-time offers made to students that have completed a summer internship with your company should remain open until October 31 or a minimum of three weeks after the written offer (whichever is later).

Student Accountability
• All acceptances must be in writing. Acceptances may occur by electronic or hard copy.
• If a student accepts a written offer of employment and later rescinds on the acceptance, please notify the MBA Career Services Office. We recognize the importance of integrity in accepting an offer and will follow up with the student immediately. We have provisions to remove recruiting privileges if these circumstances arise. Students sign and are expected to abide by our code of conduct.

Employer Accountability
We understand that the recruiting environment is ever evolving and organizations have their own unique challenges and strategies for hiring MBA talent. We expect our recruiting partners to give our students common courtesy of communication regarding interview process and offer details. Students are coping with tighter and tighter timelines while trying to make major career/life decisions and maintain the integrity of their brand in the marketplace. The Jones MBA Career Center team is doing our best to help both parties and encourage students not to renege on offers or keep them open too long but the current climate of recruiting is complicating decision making for our students. How they are treated by employers can sometimes impact their decisions. To assist our students in their search process and also to compete well for our top talent, your team can help in these ways:
• Please communicate in a timely manner regarding a candidate’s status within the process.
• If interview scheduling changes or an interviewer no-shows, please communicate in a timely manner with the candidate.
• Please provide written offers.
• Please be open when a student has a situation that requires more time for an offer decision.

2022-2023 MBA Employment Partner Recruiting Calendar
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Fall 2022
August 23: First Day of Classes
Aug 30: Scheller MBA Recruiting Kickoff (in person)
Sept 5: Labor Day Holiday
Sept 6: Information Sessions Begin (virtual or in person)
Sept 12: Full-Time Interviews Begin (virtual or in person)
Sept 29-30: NBMBAA Career Expo – No Scheller hosted events
Oct 17-18: Fall Break
Oct 19: Internship Only Information Sessions Begin (virtual or in person)
Oct 31: GT MBA Recruiting Guidelines – Full-Time Acceptance Deadline (or 3 weeks, whichever is later)
Nov 1: Internship Interviews Begin (virtual or in person)
Dec 5: End of Fall Term Recruiting Events
Spring 2023
Jan 9: First Day of Classes
Jan 16: MLK Holiday
Jan 17: Interviews Begin (virtual or in person)
Jan 18: Information Sessions Begin (virtual or in person)
Feb 28: GT MBA Recruiting Guidelines – Intern Acceptance Deadline (or 3 weeks, whichever is later)
March 20-24: Spring Break
April 24: End of Spring Term Recruiting Events

 

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404.894.2620
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Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Jones MBA Career Center
800 West Peachtree NW, Suite 304
Atlanta, GA 30308

Service Hours

M 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
T 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
W 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
TH 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For appointments outside of these service hours please please see team member calendar links.