Joined: Mar 17, 2015
This review is for Purdue Krannert
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2017
At Krannert you will have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world with all different types of backgrounds. You will have courses with well researched professors. You will have a platform to network with Purdue alums across the country and the world. You will have the opportunity to go to career fairs (local and national) with a brand name that will get you quality facetime and opportunities to work at some of the best companies.
What you will not get is any of this handed to you, it is up to you and you alone to take advantage of these opportunities. If you want to take an untraditional path that might not be offered at traditional career fairs, then network your way to that path, many do it each and every year. If you are having a hard time finding a job, then expand your horizons, attend national career fairs, find alums that can help you. Don't complain about the lack of help on career services side. Realize that your future is in your hands, and don't expect it to come easy. If you don't agree with this and prefer things to be handed to you, then I would suggest finding a different program.
60 hour requirement, approximately 35 hours are core, rest are electives. Professors are well known in academics.
Purdue has three big career fairs that in particular MBAs have opportunities at: Industrial Roundtable (aimed towards engineers), SMEF (Krannert undegraduate fair), Krannert Graduate Career Fair (specifically for Krannert Masters students). There is a common complaint that the Krannert Graduate Career Fair does not have enough companies. Regardless, I suggest attending the NBMBAA career fair both years and possibly the NSHMBA career fair. Yes, it costs a bit to attend and travel to these career fairs, but they are worth it (NBMBAA in particular). At these two fairs (NBMBAA in particular), you'll have access to many many more companies and opportunities. If you're taking an untraditional path that career fairs won't offer you an opportunity at, Purdue has a large alumni network that with a few advanced searches on LinkedIn can put you in touch with alums in almost any field. Alums want to help students, but students need to be able to reach out to them, the worst thing that can happen is someone say no.
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