Dean Vera talks with students around a round table.

Career Management

Full-Time MBA

Mission of MBA Office of Career Management

Ranked as the #1 MBA program in the U.S. for job placement (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016), we help MBA students become competitive candidates so that they can secure MBA career opportunities. We also build long-term, structured relationships with employers and RBS alumni to facilitate career connections for our MBA students.

Career focus.

The MBA Office of Career Management (OCM) serves students in the Full-Time MBA and Part-Time MBA programs.

An infographic illustrating the timeline of MBA career management. Students start by fulfilling the office's requirements, move on the recruiting program, and enter the final stage of applying, interviewing and accepting positions at internships or full time positions.

Each year, the MBA Office of Career Management prepares the Full-Time incoming class and the outgoing Part-Time and Full-Time Classes for their respective MBA recruiting season.

At the start of an academic year, we help that year’s spring graduating class prepare for the fall recruitment season—the time of year when employers recruit and hire for their full-time recruitment programs. At the same time, we are helping the following year’s graduating class prepare for the spring internship recruitment season, which is when employers recruit and hire for their formal summer internship programs. Throughout the year, of course, we help students connect with employers’ needs-based hiring opportunities.

A lot of Rutgers Business School alumni are in many different levels and companies in my industry. They helped open doors to start my career.
—  Javier, Consultant, Nuvera Life Science Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Rutgers have an MBA Office of Career Management (OCM)?

The OCM exists to serve two constituencies: MBA Campus Recruiters and MBA students (Part-Time and Full-Time). To that end, we are committed to helping MBA recruiters connect with MBA students (by graduation year) whom we have helped to become competitive MBA candidates.

Does the MBA Office of Career Management serve as an employment agency, headhunter, or placement office?

No. We market MBA students by graduation year because employers target MBA students by graduation year. Each year, therefore, we market the incoming Full-Time students for summer internships and the outgoing Part-Tme and Full-Time students for full-time opportunities. The OCM does NOT place any student, and neither does any other MBA career services office in the nation. Rather, the OCM coaches MBA students to be competitive candidates and helps connect them to MBA opportunities on and off campus. It is the MBA student's responsibility to earn an interview and a job offer.

What advice does the OCM have for me as I decide between the Full-Time MBA and the Part-Time MBA programs?

If you're interested in pursuing a summer internship after your second semester, then choose the Full-Time program, as the OCM prepares you for your summer internship search during your first and second semesters. Only students enrolled in the Full-Time program can participate in the On-Campus Recruiting Program for summer internships. If you only want help in pursuing a full-time opportunity a year before you graduate choose the Part-Time program.

What kinds of positions can typically be found in the On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) and in non-OCR job postings?

OCR and non-OCR job postings are typically analyst/associate-level positions as well as leadership/rotational programs in corporate finance, CPG marketing, pharma marketing, and various areas of supply chain management.

Why are Corporate Presentations, Meet & Greets, and On-Campus Interviews held during the day and on the Newark campus?

Corporate Presentations and Meet & Greets are held from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM or from 4:30-6:00 PM because those are the scheduled break times for MBA students. These events are held on the Newark campus for two reasons: 1) the Full-Time program is located there, and students in this program have attendance requirements regarding OCR events; 2) the MBA Office of Career Management has the appropriate facilities to host career events on the Newark campus.

The OCM encourages employers to choose the latter time to make it convenient for Part-Time students to attend. On-Campus Interiviews can begin as early as 8:00 AM, with the last interview typically at 5:00 PM. As is the case with all OCR events at RBS and other MBA programs nationwide, employers will choose to come to campus when it is convenient for their representatives. Most career events, on and off campus, take place during working hours, so Part-Time students must plan accordingly.

Can I schedule an appointment to discuss career opportunities for MBAs?

Yes. Please contact Dean Vera at dvera@business.rutgers.edu to schedule an appointment.