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Many of the GMAT Club applicants who have locked in admits and current students have been voicing their concerns about uncertainty that the corona virus has created. Some are wondering how they will start the school next year (some wonder if they will be able to get a visa in time); others wonder if the companies that have made offers will be good for it...

Bloomberg just posted a pretty interesting piece about those challenges:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... sion-looms

The positive is that Bain and it seems MBB is holding their end of the bargain to hire around 600 MBA's that they have extended their offers to! :thumbup: At the same time, other industries have been hit pretty hard...

What is your experience with recruiting? I imagine for the time being the offers in play will remain in play but I can't see companies recruit at this uncertain time - have you noticed the same pattern?
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Great post. Quick update - due to Coronavirus situation - some of the companies (e.g. Yelp) have cancelled their internship process and the rumors are that we might see a few more. This is a very bad situation. Hoping to have the situation improved soon! Check link below.

Yelp cancels internship program due to COVID-19 outbreak
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As of this week, our student contacts have reported that large employers in multiple industries (retail, consulting, finance) are standing by their offers, with recruiting at startups and mid-sized companies (which usually recruit later in the cycle) postponing their recruitment with no certainty about when it would pick up again.
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Thanks for that update MenloCoaching!

There seems to be rumors spread by a number of folks and someone even started another topic about it: https://gmatclub.com/forum/hiring-freez ... 19564.html
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The thought of possibly deferring my MBA is really terrifying. As an international who's 32+, I really wanted to get done with my MBA asap. I have mentally checked out of work, but I just have to come to terms that internationals may not resume this fall. I'm tired.
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I hear you but 32 or 33 is not THAT big of a difference. You already already passed 30 :-)

I think you have to compartmentalize at the moment. That’s what I am doing at least to focus on the immediate needs and fears, frankly. However if you are going for a 2-year MBA program, I think the opportunities for jobs and internships will be there. It may require a late start or first quarter to be online but with a number of companies canceling internships for this year, opportunities may abound the year after. Anyone has other thoughts?

PS. Perhaps the visa interviews can be remote or via Skype, least for the student visas?


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The thought of possibly deferring my MBA is really terrifying. As an international who's 32+, I really wanted to get done with my MBA asap. I have mentally checked out of work, but I just have to come to terms that internationals may not resume this fall. I'm tired.


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Any idea what's the scene in tech. ?
If companies are sticking to offers this year, Is it going to affect 2021 placements ?
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nitin942 wrote:
Any idea what's the scene in tech. ?
If companies are sticking to offers this year, Is it going to affect 2021 placements ?



See here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/hiring-freez ... 19564.html

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