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Emory goizueta job placement

superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
edited December 2013 in Emory University
How is the job placement for the goizueta program? And also internship placements? Personal experience if possible
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Replies to: Emory goizueta job placement

  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Placement Statistics

    The very first thing that comes up on Google.
  • superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    I already looked that up, there's a reason why i started this thread, because i was hoping for personal experience.

    Also the stats fail to show internship placements.
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Yes, you're right.

    Anecdotal evidence from a few people is more useful than a link like that one.
  • superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Oh yeah, because Emory's website is totally unbiased right?
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Please tell me which of those stats can be biased. It's number of students in the field, their salary, and the names of the companies who hired them...
    Probably more transparent than other schools, to be honest.

    Anyway, what field are you trying to go into? I can try to help you.
  • superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Well for starters, they only list median salary, they don't list salary range. Also it says "Bold denotes top hiring companies" which literally means nothing because that could mean still mean it only hires like 2 kids but would still be considered a top hiring company compared to the other company that only hires 1. Also doesn't mention what positions they hold at the company. And most importantly, it doesn't show any internships data.

    I am looking to go into finance/marketing.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,358 Senior Member
    It's probably as much info. as you'll get. Often biased websites try to hide the most basic information. For example, many UG admissions websites of selective schools try to hide their incoming stats of the previous year. You'd have to pretty much go find the common data set (if public) to find them. The purpose is to perhaps draw you in to apply and then be rejected (I'm sure some hide or obscure them in fear that lower stat. applicants will be deterred, and some places just want a high number of apps).

    I think median is fine (basically tells the possibilities of an okay student within the context). Of course some people won't be doing that well (you think a school is going to have a spreadsheet listing incomes made by all graduates?), but a median is sometimes better than an average (which often doesn't suggest much about the distribution). In addition, if they are listed as "top" for a place like Emory, there are not going to be "2" people recruited. Also, rarely do places report internship data because it may be more difficult to get that information (it would have to be for credit, which often isn't the case, and if not, the student must self-report, which they likely won't. Often during internship season, you just take it and run. You don't go "I must tell the career center in GBS!"). Regardless, the BBA students are doing really well, no need to be overly worried.

    Also, doesn't the GBS website maybe highlight some student experiences? Maybe you can find those. Most people who contribute here are in the college.
  • superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Also i heard some bad things about career services at Emory, wanted to know if that was true?
  • superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Ah and also website fails to mention how many students actually responded to the survey
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    But if they listed a salary range, you would say that the median would be more useful - since there might only be two people at the top of the salary range. Know what I mean?

    Finance is a very broad term.

    Taken from the site I linked.

    Class of 2008 Top Employers
    Employer Number
    PriceWaterhouseCoopers 12
    Deloitte 10
    Ernst and Young 8
    Wachovia Securities 8
    Macy's 6
    KPMG 4
    Lehman Brothers 4
    Suntrust 4
    Wells Fargo Real Estate Group 4
    Bank of America 3
    CIT Group 3
    Goldman Sachs 3
    JP Morgan 3
    Mercer 3
    Merrill Lynch 3
    UBS Wealth Management 3
    Aon Consulting 2
    BlackRock 2
    BMO Capital Markets 2
    Coca-Cola Enterprises 2
    Credit Suisse 2
    Fifth Street Capital 2
    Morgan Joseph 2
    Morgan Stanley 2
    Response Mine Interactive 2
    Towers Perrin 2

    I doubt it's changed much since then. But, yea, unless you go to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, or Wharton, don't expect more than 5 or so kids to be hired every year from an elite company. Taking 2 out of Emory's b-school is a pretty good number, to be honest. Say - 200 kids in the class and 10 elite companies.... That's 20 kids or 10% of placement (of course, some of those kids had parental connections and some talented kids didn't want to go into finance).

    As for companies, Deloitte and PWC love Emory. They have a very large number of employees and huge turnover, so they have to keep hiring every year from a large number of schools.

    As for the positions they hold in the company, it varies. You'll never find a school divulge that information. But don't expect Emory to be a springboard into a front office bulge bracket job. Or an MBB position. It very rarely happens.
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    Eh, in past years, it used to say how many kids responded. Guess it doesn't this year.

    Still a weak argument on your end since you can simply add up the number of jobs in each sector and then subtract that from a class size of 250-275.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,358 Senior Member
    Yeah, these places are annoyingly prestige driven (or actually, maybe those at the schools you mention also tend to have better "connections"). Also, as we've discussed, I suspect Emory students gaining a better math background would actually help in the future, but most b-school students I know fear math. Hopefully the upcoming Quantitative Theory and Methods major/minor may help some people, perhaps not in the BBA program place well into some of the elite firms if they would like that. Seems like that program has potential to help signficantly.
  • superdubsuperdub Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    I know what you mean, i meant both median salary and salary range.
    I am also interested in working for Delta, any info on that?
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    My first experience with Emory's career service was absolutely terrible. It was obvious, from the way he/she talked, that he/she was more interested in his/her lunch break than in talking to me. A couple of his/her coworkers came in and said something to him/her, and he/she then complained to me about them bothering him/her.

    And, of course, they didn't help me out at all with my problem.

    That was a couple years ago.

    I used it again this year, and it was a million times better. Talked to a different person, of course. Not going to try to talk to that person ever again.

    At the business school, it's much, much better from what I have heard.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,358 Senior Member
    Yeah, that's what I've heard. I heard the B-school's career center is quite amazing.
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