“The majority of recruiting is Midwest-based” at Notre Dame, and while some complain about the dearth of New York finance-sector recruiters, most students feel that “the Career Office does a good job of locating companies from various regions.” Mendoza MBAs recognize that “our small class size hinders our ability to get a large selection of companies from each region, but they are represented.” However, “The situation is greatly improving, with some bulge-bracket and many middle-market banks already recruiting on campus. This will improve over time as the school moves toward its long-term mission of improving rank.” Of course, Notre Dame’s storied alumni network helps with placement. Students tell us that “the Career Development Office recently made it easier for current MBA students to get in contact with alumni. Prior to this, it was a very prolonged process that involved Career Development responding to individual student’s requests for alumni contact information in their respective field.” These contacts can be invaluable. As one student reports, “The alumni of the school are always willing to go the extra mile for you. I have met with alumni from my hometown to get resume and career search advice.” No wonder students brag that “becoming a member of the alumni network is worth more than the cost of tuition.” Companies recruiting Mendoza MBAs include: Avaya Systems, DaimlerChrysler, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, Ford Motor Company, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP, Sandler O’Neill, Sprint, Textron Financial, The Gallup Organization, Western & Southern Life, and Whirlpool.
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