News: MBAs vs. PhDs for jobs

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MBAs vs. PhDs for jobs

Business schools have long given students exposure to a variety of employers through internships, on-campus recruiting events, and company visits, but Ph.D. programmes at Berkeley, Princeton University, and Duke University are just starting to get into the game. Ph.D.s haven't "been tapped into the way that MBAs have," says Karen Jackson-Weaver, associate dean for academic affairs and diversity at Princeton's graduate school. Among newly minted doctoral graduates who reported having a job at graduation, 29% were employed in business or industry in 2012, up from 24% in 2002, according to the National Science Foundation. Some of the largest and most active recruiters of Ph.D.s are Amazon.com, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, IBM, General Electric, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, United Technologies, Boeing, and Pfizer, according to Burning Glass, an analytics firm that tracks job postings.

Business schools have long given students exposure to a variety of employers through internships, on-campus recruiting events, and company visits, but Ph.D. programmes at Berkeley, Princeton University, and Duke University are just starting to get into the game. Ph.D.s haven't "been tapped into the way that MBAs have," says Karen Jackson-Weaver, associate dean for academic affairs and diversity at Princeton's graduate school. Among newly minted doctoral graduates who reported having a job at graduation, 29% were employed in business or industry in 2012, up from 24% in 2002, according to the National Science Foundation. Some of the largest and most active recruiters of Ph.D.s are Amazon.com, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, IBM, General Electric, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, United Technologies, Boeing, and Pfizer, according to Burning Glass, an analytics firm that tracks job postings.

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