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Recruit from the Merage School

When you recruit from the Merage School, you will have access to a diverse group of professionals who are proficient in their disciplines, creative and critical thinkers, and strategic decision-makers. Our students receives personal career coaching and are prepared on day one to make an impact within your company or institution.

Our goal is to make recruiting from the Merage School as smooth as possible for your organization. We don’t just look for great companies that place our students; we look for recruiting partners in which we can form a longstanding relationship.

Schedule On-Campus Activities

On-campus presentations are an informal way to provide students with information about your organization and employment opportunities and can be most effective when done in conjunction with conducting interviews on campus. These sessions are typically 50 minutes in length and are held during the noon hour or in the evening when you can include part-time students. Virtual presentations or social hours that include networking activities may also be arranged. 

We are now reserving dates for on-campus interviews and presentations for the Spring & Fall quarters. To schedule Information Sessions or Interviews log into the Recruiter Dashboard or call Vickie Chicaul at 949.824.8464 for more information and to discuss potential dates. 

MBA & Masters Career Night

Save the date for our annual MBA & Masters Career Night on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This is our premier networking event to kick-off the fall quarter and the new school year. You can connect with close to 200 graduate business students from our MBA and Specialty Masters programs and identify candidates for current or future openings. Email us for more details and to reserve your booth for this upcoming event or check back in July for the official registration page.

Resume Referrals and Targeted Recruiting

Receive resume referrals tailored to your specific needs within 48 hours of your request or discuss your recruiting options by contacting one of our industry sector account managers today.

Resume Database featuring:

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  • Extensive, customizable, candidate profile search capabilities
  • High quality PDF resumes
  • Search agents to support ongoing, targeted recruiting
  • Email candidates and track candidates directly from the system
  • The Graduating Class database available August 23rd
  • The Intern database available October 20th

Recruiting Options

Connecting with Merage School MBAs and Masters Candidates

There are a variety of additional ways to build your presence and connect with Merage MBAs and Masters students on campus or at your location. Whether you are across the globe or right next door, the Merage Career Center will work closely with you to develop a recruiting strategy tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs. Consider the following options: 

Host a Company Site Visit & Tour

Inviting our students to visit your company to meet with your executives and tour your facility is a great way to introduce them to your company and culture. These visits can be arranged by the Merage School Career Center or through student clubs. Contact us to discuss how this can work best for you.

Mentor an MBA Student

Volunteer your time as a mentor. The Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to gain career guidance by fostering relationships with experienced business people. The mentor is a coach, guide, motivator, advisor, and role model. Mentors have the opportunity to: 

  • Share knowledge about organizational cultures, industries, and career paths.
  • Help the student hone his or her interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Offer networking opportunities.

To find out more, please contact Barbra Marangell, Director of Alumni Relations at 949.824.6465. 

Partner With Student Clubs & Organizations

Student organizations plan career focused seminars, panel discussions, and events for their members throughout the year and are eager for your involvement. To find out more, call us at 949.824.8464 to speak with a Career Center Student Club Liaison or contact the club officers directly: Merage MBA Student Association.

Sponsor an MBA and/or Masters Consulting Project

The Merage Consulting Projects course provides local companies with teams of graduating MBA or Masters students to work on strategic business projects. These for-academic-credit projects are typically ten weeks in length and have faculty and leading consulting firm oversight. Projects focus on performance improvement and involve strategic management issues. To submit a project proposal please contact David Knuff, Assistant Dean for External Relations.

Recruiting Policies

First Round and Campus Interviews

Interviews may be scheduled Monday through Friday and typically run from 9 am to 5 pm in the Career Center. Extended hours are available upon request.

2nd year or graduating candidate interviews for career positions begin on-campus the first week in October. Companies may interview candidates for full-time positions at off-campus locations beginning August 30th. 

1st year interviews for summer internship positions begin on-campus the second week in January.  Companies may host information sessions and other informational events with 1st years for internship positions on-campus beginning November 1st. Companies may interview 1st years for internship positions at off-campus locations beginning December 15th.

Second Round Interviews

Second round interviews typically take place at the employer’s location. However, the interview rooms in Career Center may also be used.  We recommend that you coordinate your second round interviews with our recruiting calendar to ensure that you avoid scheduling conflicts that may cause students to miss class, especially during midterm and final exam weeks. We request that you keep all students abreast of the interviewing process and provide them with adequate time to schedule next round interviews so they may avoid class conflicts.

Extending Job Offers

We believe it is important to allow candidates adequate time to make thoughtful decisions on job offers. It is important that the student and the company negotiate a mutually agreeable time frame for considering and making a career decision. We recommend giving graduating students until December 15th or at least three weeks from the time a written offer is provided, whichever is later. First-year students should be given until February 15th, or at least one week from the time a written offer is provided, whichever is longer, to decide on an internship offer.