Where are this year’s grads working?
Even in a tight economy, this year’s graduates have been successful in the job market. Here are some of the organizations that have hired grads from the class of 2010.
- AT & T
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Congressional Hunger Center
- Dow Jones Newswires
- Federal Reserve Bank
- Goldman Sachs
- Harvard University
- J.P. Morgan
- Kaolinska Institute of Sweden
- National Institues of Health
- Target Corporation
- Teach for America
- USA Pavillion, Shanghai World Expo
3M and Macalester
When seeking a job in any economy, nothing beats a personal introduction to a highly desirable company. Just ask Krasi Tomov ’10 (Sofia, Bulgaria) who graduated in May, interned at 3M over the summer, and now works full time as a financial analyst in the 3M Tax Department.
Investment banking in New York—capital markets, leveraged buyouts, mathematical modeling. Course concepts quickly become the realities of daily life when, like three Mac seniors, you are investment banking summer interns in New York.
Although the common stereotype is that all liberal arts graduates are social workers or environmental activists, there are plenty of businesspeople among our alumni.
Four such alumni, all employed by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), met recently in New York with their common economics professor, Karl Egge. Later, two of those alums, Kes Puckorius ’03 and Nicky Dinev ’06, answered a few questions about how they made the leap from globally aware college to global consulting group.
Job titles: Consultant
Post-Mac academics: MBAs (Yale for Nicky, Wharton/Penn for Kes)
What BCG consultants do:
Work to resolve specific problems for clients, which are large for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Examples: Supporting an auto company’s field force as they rolled out a new customer service program in U.S. dealerships; developing a plan for a healthcare company to outsource marketing and sales.
What liberal arts has to do with business
Says Nicky, “A liberal arts education is great in that it teaches people to critically think about the world rather than learn a specific set of tools that can get outdated. Being able to think quickly, critically, and creatively is a huge asset in business (though an MBA later doesn’t hurt)!”
Advice for prospective businesspeople
Says Kes, “Start early. The business world has its own culture and way of thinking that takes time to understand. Professor Egge told us to start seeking internships early and that made a big difference for me because every job builds on the last one.” Adds Nicky, “Take full advantage of the variety of experiences Mac has to offer. Take classes you’re afraid are too hard. Run a club. Practice a sport. Get politically involved. Engaging in interesting and challenging activities is the best way to prepare yourself for whatever comes in life. And it’s so much more fun.”