Amazon, the great disruptor of businesses from books to groceries, is also disrupting another major business sector: recruiting from the US’s top business schools.
In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Kelsey Gee reports that “Many big banks and consulting firms now want to know when amazon is comping to campus so they can schedule their visits for a different day and avoid going head-to-head for an audience.”
Miriam Park, Amazon’s director of university programs, said that “business students understand Amazon’s customer-obsessed ethos and tend to be ‘risk oreinted,’ scrappy, and analytical.”
This past year, Amazon hired over 1,000 MBAs, and begins recruitment even before students begin classes.
Last June, Amazon sponsored a Seattle-based event for 650 incoming first-year and returning female MBA students—many of whom left the event with internship offers for next summer.
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