Scheller Ranked Highly for Student Satisfaction and Job Placement


The full-time MBA program at the  Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of Business recently ranked fourth overall in the nation for both job placement and student satisfaction by Bloomberg Businessweek.

The annual ranking was compiled through thousands of surveys of recent graduates, older alumni,and company recruiters.

“Scheller Career Services helped me a lot during my summer internship interview process, and their team is one of the main reasons why I chose to come to Scheller,” said Brooke Adams, an soon-to-be MBA graduate who will join Delta Airlines as an MBA associate.

Part of the reason behind the success of Scheller’s Career Services is that the job placement process begins early on—as early as admissions. Incoming students are each assigned an advisor with extensive business experience three months before they even arrive on campus. Advisors never have more than thirty students per class.

“The Jones Career Center guides and supports students through every step of the job search process, from polishing our resumes and cover letters, finding and connecting with target companies, to refining our interviewing skills,” says first-year MBA student Ashwini Japtap.

Using practice interviews which utilize the specific techniques of well-known companies, the Career Center specifically focuses on interviewing skills, paying particular focus to them during a 35-hour Career Development Workshop which every student must complete.

Another factors that may help explain Scheller’s high student satisfaction ranking is its “immersive tracks” structure, as it provides students with a high amount of academic flexibility. Satisfaction is also likely a result of the program’s small size—just 80 new students entering the program last fall—which keeps class sizes small and creates a more personal and collaborative learning environment.

“My goal is to keep my finger on the pulse of what students are thinking by being open and accessible to them through focus groups, liasion meetings and town halls,” says Nancy Gimbel, Ed.D, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement. “We intentionally partner with students to find solutions and launch new initiatives that directly contribute to increased satisfaction.”


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Alanna Shaffer

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