Oct 25, 2017 at 12:00am ET By Alyssa Walker

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.

Learn more about earning your MBA.

Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

Add your comment

News

image
November 15, 2017

Data is here to stay. With so much of it driving everything we do from shopping to healthcare, business schools are finding a way to give students the...


image
November 8, 2017

If you’re new to the job scene, consider filling out a “snaplication.” That’s right: you can apply for jobs with Snapchat. Let...


image
November 1, 2017

As part of its Global Talent Survey, Swedish research company Universum Global asked more than 8,000 students from nearly 30 UAE universities about th...


comments powered by Disqus